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Old May 25, 2008, 10:44 AM
DarkDisciple DarkDisciple is offline
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Default How does this build look?

Sorry if it's the wrong forum, but I didn't see one that was leaps better. Pretty much decided on this setup, but what do you all think?

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mobo: ASUS Striker II Formula LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: 2 x MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz

Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

HDD: 2 x Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM (in raid 0)

Heatsink: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

Mostly I am concerned about the motherboard. I want something that can handle the DDR2 1066 memory, but I have heard mixed reviews about the asus board. The XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Motherboard says it can do up to 1200 with EPP 1.0, and I have no idea what that means. :) The EVGA board, which seems to be the highest rated, does not support DDR2 800. Can I live without it? I have been told that only having 800 memory reduces your FSB to the same speed. If this is not true it would actually solve the problem and I would just get the nvidia board.

If I do end up just going with ddr2 800 memory:
Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
or
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Think that's everything of note. Gonna use the DVD burner from my current PC. Thanks for any advice.

Last edited by DarkDisciple; May 25, 2008 at 11:12 AM. Reason: XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Motherboard - Retail
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