Starting my new build, how does it look so far?

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  1. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    Processor- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail - $317
    Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $144.99

    RAM - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (4-4-4-12/2.2v) - Retail - $289.99

    Primary HD - Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM - $159.99
    Secondary HD 1 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - $94.99
    Secondary HD 2 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - $94.99

    Video Card - eVGA 512-P2-N635-AR Geforce 7950GT KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail - $260.99

    DVD burner - NEC Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW Cache E-IDE / ATAPI DVD Burner - $29.99

    Power Supply - SeaSonic S12-600 ATX12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, FCC - Retail - $144.99

    Case - COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $44.99
    Extra Fan - SILVERSTONE, Model#: FN121 Size:120mm, Case Cooling Fan - $5.99
     
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  2. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I actually suggest going with a different motherboard. I had a P5B-D and used it for a few months until i got rid of the thing. The bioses for that thing are horrible. I had to struggle to get my system from running @ 1X PCIe speed. The double-triple restarts are annoying as hell too. Nothing wrong with a Gigabyte GA965P-D3, it is cheap and still a pretty good clocker.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Buy a third Seagate and RAID it. Skip the Raptor unless you need it. They're noisy as hell. I should know; I have three.
     
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    i like the p5b :dunno: but i just have the vanilla p5b. XMS2 is good ram, a friend of mine has e6600 + XMS2 + P5B deluxe and it works very very well. i'm using a cheap G.Skill kit of ddr2800 with 5-5-5-15 timings, no problems at all.
     
  5. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    Thanks guys, I'll go with the DS3 then. I read the reviews on Newegg and it seems more people have trouble with the P5B Deluxe than the DS3.

    What about the RAM?

    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail
    Cas Latency: 5
    Heat Spreader: Yes
    Timing: 5-5-5-12
    Voltage: 1.9V
    Model #: TWIN2X2048-6400
    Item #: N82E16820145590

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    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail
    Cas Latency: 4
    Features: EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles) and also SLI certified
    Heat Spreader: Yes
    Timing: 4-4-4-12
    Voltage: 2.1V
    Model #: TWIN2X2048-6400C4
    Item #: N82E16820145034

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    I'm thinking the 2nd one with 4-4-4-12 will work with this board? :confused:
     
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    thebox New Member

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    either should be just fine

    edit: lower latency and better timings ftw
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I prefer RAM with no heat spreaders on them. That way I can buy copper heat spreaders and stick them in place with Arctic Silver, which is the best heat paste known to man. The OEM heat spreaders are usually aluminum, and are held in place with "heat-conductive" tape -- not nearly as effective, and harder than hell to take off without busting the RAM (don't ask how I know).
     
  8. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    Which brand do you suggest?
     
  9. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    Thanks. :bigthumb:
     
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    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    Doing a little bit more research, I think the Crucial Ballistix is better than the Corsair. Any thoughts?
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Raid has no place in desktops. Stick with what you have.
     
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    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    if ur spending that much money, I would step up to a DX10 video card.
     

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