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Old March 11, 2008, 01:50 AM
nophen nophen is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Yukon
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Post New Build - Could use some advice

Well my p4 3.0, Raptor 74gb, 9800XT finally died on me after 5 years and I've spent the last two days skimming over as much as possible on all the hardware forums out there:help:. I've been Reading about SATA/SLi/48x/DDR3/45nm/Dual&Quad Core/Ram Timings and Voltage/Unheard of brand names, and I can't say I've gotten very far, so I'm going to try and build this rig to hopefully learn a thing or two and experiment in OC'in when I get some balls. Anyways i've come up with this:

Intel C2D e8400
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
eVGA 8800GT 600MHZ 512mb w/ HR-03
Mushkin EM PC2-6400 (2x1GB) DDR2-800 5-5-5-18 or G.Skill PC2-6400 (2x1GB) DDR2-800 5-5-5-15
Seagate 7200.11 500GB 32MB cache
Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
Antec p182
PSU ??
CPU heatsink ??

So I'm undecided about the ram, if those are even good choices for the board. If not let me know. I'm bent on getting the e8400, but does anyone know relatively how long till they're back in stock? I was also wondering about whether there are any other Hard Drives out there that perform generally the same as the 7200.11 but with 250GB (I'm trying to save a little cash)? I've got no clue about the PSU any recommendations would be appreciated, as well as any advice on a CPU heatsink for overclocking the e8400.
Thanks in advance, and great site btw
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