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Old September 18, 2008, 08:48 PM
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Alrighty I know I'm in the long list of people to post but heres another.
I basically what to know if this builds good to go, any improvments wether it be to cut down or increase cost by all means lets here them.

Thak You guys so much.

$180 - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail
NCIX - Intel E8400, Core 2 Due E8400 Wolfdale Dual-Core Processor
$140 - ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 Crossfire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard
NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 CrossFire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard - P5Q Pro In Canada.
$320 - Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card
NCIX.com - Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card - 21133-00-20R In Canada.
$88 - Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 EPP Dual Channel Memory Kit
NCIX.com - Buy Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 EPP Dual Channel Memory Kit - PDC24G6400LLK In Canada.
$68 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
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$24.00 - LG 16X Black DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE UDMA33 INT OEM
NCIX.com - Buy LG 16X Black DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE UDMA33 INT OEM - GDR-H30N-BLACK In Canada.
$115 - Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada.
$100 - Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio
NCIX.com - Buy Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio - NINE HUNDRED In Canada.

Sub Total: $1035.04
With tax : $1086.80 (tax .05)
Free S&H : $00.00
Insurance: $31.00
Est.Total: $1118.00
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Old September 18, 2008, 08:58 PM
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Parts look good, although I might personally change ram. What are you using for cpu & gpu cooling? There are many people here who are more knowledgeable than myself.

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Old September 18, 2008, 09:00 PM
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All the parts look very similar to mine! That must mean that I like it. If you have the time and you are set on the Antec case I would highly recommend that you mod it by making a hole near the bottom in the MB tray to allow you to pass the PSU cables through, and one hole near the top above the 2 holes that are already there, and use it to run to the 12 VDC CPU at the top of the MB. You will need an 8 pin extender to get there if you route the cables behind the tray.

Here are some links to the case mods embedded in this thread... as well as my own worklog from my modding the Antec 900.

help! anyone have any cable mangement tips?

If you are not to keen on modding, then the Coolermaster CM 690 is an awesome case, but buy a couple of extra fans, at least one 120 or 140 to exhaust out the top.

I would look at maybe upgrading the memory to PC8500. You will find many supporters of Mushkin RAM here due to the excellent support.
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Old September 18, 2008, 09:04 PM
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Welcome to the forums PPCLI. Are you with 1, 2 or 3?

Your build looks good. I also second the CM690, I have one and it is awesome for room, airflow and cable management.
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Old September 18, 2008, 09:10 PM
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I did a worklog when I moved my wife's computer parts out of an old Antec case into the Coolermaster CM 690. If you look at my worklogs you'll see the differences in the cases. Also, some talented folks offered up some good advice, which I took, so they are both fairly clean inside!

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...m-690-a-2.html

The Antec PSU is a modular, so there are less cables to have to sort out, but the Corsair in the Antec just has skads of cable to hide!
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Old September 18, 2008, 09:52 PM
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Looks good PPCLI. BTW Love your nick. I spent 2 months on the Calgary base back in '89 helping my pregnant sister while my brother in-law was serving in Cyprus. I still have all the gear they were selling to celebrate thier 75th and man can you pats party!...But I digress

Nice build list there but on a quick scan I figure you can save an additional $120 so don't forget to pricematch. I used PriceCanada.com: Search. Compare. Buy. - Canadian Online Shopping Search and Comparison! you'll find a link also here on HWC for it and I use that ussually thinking maybe HWC gets a few cents for the click-through also recheck prices at Compare prices - Canada - Price Comparison - Comparison Shopping as I've noticed NCIX sometimes gives them special promo prices and they update faster that pricecanada.
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Old September 18, 2008, 09:55 PM
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Thanks guys I'm definetly going to do some planning on the psu cables i'll post how it all works when I'm done my build.

Balistx, I'm not in PPCLI or the Forces for that matter, although when I graduate I plan on getting a Career with the Forces.
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Old September 19, 2008, 04:15 AM
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You might want to hold off until after this weekend to pull the pin. Gav's suggested that we might see a new HWC sale today.... :)

Other than that, everything looks pretty good, although I'm of the same mind as those who've suggested you look at bumping up the memory to PC2 8500 (or at the very least PC2 8000). If you plan on overclocking, keep in mind that the lowest FSB for an E8400 @ 4G is 445, thus even a 1:1 is going to push PC2 6400 well outside of its rated specs. (1:1 is the lowest you can go, so that would be DDR2 890).
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Old September 19, 2008, 07:05 AM
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Alright so with all your guys sugestions my final order would look like this.

I swaped out the Antec case for a CM 690 and the 6400 Ram for 8500

$180 - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail
NCIX - Intel E8400, Core 2 Due E8400 Wolfdale Dual-Core Processor

$140 - ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 Crossfire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard
NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 CrossFire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard - P5Q Pro In Canada.

$320 - Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card
NCIX.com - Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card - 21133-00-20R In Canada.

$140 - OCZ Reaper Hpc Edition PC2-8500 DDR2 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 Dual Channel EPP Memory Kit
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$68 - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
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$24.00 - LG 16X Black DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE UDMA33 INT OEM
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$115 - Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada.

$80 - Coolermaster CM 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound Firewire & eSATA
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster CM 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound Firewire & eSATA - RC-690-KKN1 In Canada.

$15 - (x2) Cooler Master Neon Blue LED 120MM Case Fan 3PIN 22DBA 1220RPM 42.734CFM 3PINS
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Sub Total: $1080.45
With tax : $1135.00 (tax .05)
Free S&H : $00.00
Insurance: $31.00
Est.Total: $1165.00
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Old September 19, 2008, 10:46 AM
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Oh one thing I forgot was an Operating System, Any suggestions, I hear Vista's going like the dinasours, So is there any XP OS that support Direct X 10?
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