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Old April 17, 2008, 07:52 PM
ErroneousFrog ErroneousFrog is offline
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Default New Build Critique

Hi Folks,

I have a bunch of price-matched parts in my NCIX cart just waiting for the final button click. I've read some great reviews and lots of good advice in the forums on this site and I'd really like your feedback.

Intel E8500
ASUS P5E3 Deluxe
Corsair XMS2 Dominator 4GB PC2-8500 CL5-5-5-15 (not 100% sure of this choice)
ASUS EAH3870 Top (if I can find one in stock)
WD Raptor 150GB WD1500ADFD x 1
WD Caviar SE16 750GB WD7500AAKS x 2
Antec Truepower Quattro 1000W PSU
ASUS Xonar DX (I only use headphones, Sennheiser PC350 when I find them)
Samsung SH-203S DVD
Silverstone TJ07B

The rig will be used for gaming, nothing too intensive like Crysis, and various database and data modelling activities.

Based on the Vista thread I might consider running Business 64bit edition (I need the remote desktop component).

I intend to add water cooling as the second step in building this rig so the stock coolers will likely suffice for now.

Any suggestions on tweaks will be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Ian.
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