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Building new rig, looking for opinions.

by Snayphe / April 2, 2007 7:35 AM PDT

Last time I built a computer was about 5 years ago. I'm looking to do a major upgrade, but my amatuer knowledge of current technology is making me hesitant. I just wanted to list the componants I'm looking to grab and get some opinions.

Computer built at www.smksuperstore.com/ : ($1400)

Asus Complete System w/ Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66GHz) (LGA775)

Asus P5B-VM LGA775 Core 2 Duo G965 SATA2 A&V&GbE MATX Motherboard

Cooling Package w/ Whisper CPU Fan, 2 Stealth Case Fans & Arctic Silver

Windows Vista Home Premium

Atlas Precision Brand - 2GB DDR2-667 Dual Channel Kit

320GB 7200RPM SATA2 16MB Cache HDD
160GB 7200RPM SATA2 8MB Cache HDD

Thermaltake Swing VB6000BWS Mid-Tower Case (Black)

Okia 680 Watt Power Supply (Dual Core Certified)

Extra parts from Amazon:

PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000K28GXG/ref=ord_cart_shr/102-2512342-8933750?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

Samsung 226BW 22-Inch Digital/Analog Widescreen LCD Monitor (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000NBBWNU/ref=ord_cart_shr/102-2512342-8933750?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A9B09ZK9BZJQ6&v=glance


Is there anything here that looks like it could be a mistake, or are there any incompatibilities that you can see? Thanks in advance for any advice!

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2 things...
by steve749 / April 2, 2007 7:55 AM PDT

1) No DVD drive? I think I'd put that on any system I get if not a DVD burner.

2) There are stories like, "On April 22, Intel is slated to announce a 40 percent price cut on its current quad-core processors and significant drop on Core 2 Duos, channel sources said." that would likely make me wait a few weeks for the price cut to try to save some on the purchase.

Regards,
JB

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by Snayphe / April 2, 2007 12:47 PM PDT
In reply to: 2 things...

1) I have an 18x DVD R/RW drive that was a recent upgrade on my current rig, so thats taken care of.

2) I would be tempted to wait, but my current rig is falling apart fast, so I need to get something quick.

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by steve749 / April 3, 2007 12:56 AM PDT
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Everything else looks good from what I can see.

Regards,
JB

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by Snayphe / April 3, 2007 1:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Well...

Thank you Happy

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