Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > New Builds

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 24, 2008, 07:59 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7
Talking First Build advice/suggestions, anything plz

Hi guys

long time reader. first post

i will get right to the point
im planning to run latest games on either 22" 1680 x 1050 or 24" 1920x1200 resolution
total budget $2000

Case: Coolermaster CM Stacker 830 E-ATX Black Aluminum Case 9X5.25 4X3.5INT No PS W/ 2X120MM Fan

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail

RAM: Mushkin XP PC2-8000 Redline 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

Video card: EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GTS KO 678MHZ 512MB 1.94GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card

Mobo: ASUS Maximus Formula LGA775 X38 ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI 2GBLAN SATA RAID 1394 Motherboard

PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad CrossFire 750W ATX V2.2 EPS12 24PIN Active PFC Power Supply Red

going air
HS: Thermalright ULTRA-120 Extreme 6 Heatpipe Cooler LGA775 Heatsink *Fan Not Included*
Fan: Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 1100-1300RPM 63-92M3/H 12.6-19.8DBA Molex
t paste: Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound Paste NON-ELECTRICAL Conductive 4 Gram

not sure on HDDs yet
gata buy new monitor and keyboard + mouse as well

im planning to do 450 fsb with this build

any advice/suggestions
or just drop by and say hi to a newcomer

thanks in advance

Last edited by cuztomized2; April 28, 2008 at 06:19 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 24, 2008, 08:45 AM
Synth's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ottawa-Hull
Posts: 688
Default

Looks like you're going to have a monster of a PC !

Good parts selection, especially on the case, PSU and CPU.

Have fun building, and please post pics
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 24, 2008, 09:37 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Synth View Post
Looks like you're going to have a monster of a PC !

Good parts selection, especially on the case, PSU and CPU.

Have fun building, and please post pics

i shall :)

i will probably buy components in two weeks or so
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 24, 2008, 10:09 AM
SugarJ's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Langley, BC
Posts: 6,075

My System Specs

Default

If you haven't bought your GPU, check the Hot Deals forum, apparently DC has a limited number of them on for $289 no MIR.

Cheers and good luck with your build, I'm liking all of your parts selections so far.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old April 24, 2008, 10:12 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SugarJ View Post
If you haven't bought your GPU, check the Hot Deals forum, apparently DC has a limited number of them on for $289 no MIR.

Cheers and good luck with your build, I'm liking all of your parts selections so far.
ya thats the one i was gona buy

man only 20 left in stock
ty for reminding me SugarJ
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old April 24, 2008, 10:53 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7
Default

man im now convinced to get a 8800gts over the new gtx -_-;
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old April 24, 2008, 11:33 AM
sswilson's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,474

My System Specs

Default

Did you have a look at the Gigabyte 8800GTS at NCIX http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Gigabyte ?

Not only is this card less expensive, but the version they're shipping is already clocked to 700!!! :)

I understand you might specifically want EVGA due to brand preference, but it's worth a look.
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i5 4670K / 2X 4G Gskill 1866 DDR3 / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / random 160G Sata HDD
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 320G Seagate Momentus / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old April 24, 2008, 11:51 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sswilson View Post
Did you have a look at the Gigabyte 8800GTS at NCIX http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...cture=Gigabyte ?

Not only is this card less expensive, but the version they're shipping is already clocked to 700!!! :)

I understand you might specifically want EVGA due to brand preference, but it's worth a look.

i have now

but i really like the 3months stepup from evga
also considering nvidia is releasing(? hopefully) new gt200 chip in july

GT200 to become 9900GTX and 9900GX2, launch date set to July*Update* - Expreview.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes