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fawconpunch June 28, 2008 03:10 PM

First attempt at building a computer!
 
Sup guys. I found this site while going around for information on Direct Canada, and you folks look like a nice gang so I'll stick around.

And here is my first gaming build!

Case : Antec 900
Mobo : Asus P5E x38
CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
PSU : PCP&C Silencer 750W Quad (red ftw!)
RAM : Corsair XMS2 TWIN2x4096-6400C5
Cards : 2xHIS Radeon HD 4850
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB OEM
CPU Fan : Zalman CNPS9500

I've got all the stuff already (save my mobo and fan...the wait is so cruel :sad:), but anything you think I should have done differently?

Thanks!

enaberif June 28, 2008 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fawconpunch (Post 65020)
Sup guys. I found this site while going around for information on Direct Canada, and you folks look like a nice gang so I'll stick around.

And here is my first gaming build!

Case : Antec 900
Mobo : Asus P5E x38
CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
PSU : PCP&C Silencer 750W Quad (red ftw!)
RAM : Corsair XMS2 TWIN2x4096-6400C5
Cards : 2xHIS Radeon HD 4850
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB OEM
CPU Fan : Zalman CNPS9500

I've got all the stuff already (save my mobo and fan...the wait is so cruel :sad:), but anything you think I should have done differently?

Thanks!

I'm not a fan of the 900 and prefer the 690 or 590.

I also don't like the red pc p&p cause you generally pay more for it being red.

Digitaldemon June 28, 2008 04:07 PM

The 900 is actually a rather nice case with good air movement, as fpr the psu, the power n cooling guys make the finest psu's out there imo.

But grats and welcome to the community.

sswilson June 28, 2008 06:37 PM

The only question I'd have is how much you intend to OC your rig?

For anybody OC'ing, I recommend at least DDR2 1000 as DDR2 800 can limit your FSB on an intel chipset board (can't run memory lower than 1:1 with FSB).

enaberif June 28, 2008 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 65087)
The only question I'd have is how much you intend to OC your rig?

For anybody OC'ing, I recommend at least DDR2 1000 as DDR2 800 can limit your FSB on an intel chipset board (can't run memory lower than 1:1 with FSB).

Well take into consideration most people are only going to be pushing at max a 450mhz fsb on their system which is just shy of 900mhz which ddr2-800 can easily do.

You really only need ddr2-1000 if you push 500mhz fsbs.

sswilson June 28, 2008 06:55 PM

Depends on the DDR2 800. I've seen many "decent" sets which won't break 900.

IMO, I can see sticking with DDR2 800 if it's going to make a big difference in price, but if it's under $10/gig it's worth paying the bucks for a set that's guaranteed (assuming it's not U/S) to do 1000+.

fawconpunch June 28, 2008 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 65087)
The only question I'd have is how much you intend to OC your rig?

For anybody OC'ing, I recommend at least DDR2 1000 as DDR2 800 can limit your FSB on an intel chipset board (can't run memory lower than 1:1 with FSB).

Nothing record-breaking.


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