ARRGGHH!! To many decisions!! Help! - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2006, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
Intrepid Modder
DJDiggler's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Edmonton AB, Canada
Posts: 795
Feedback: 0 / 0%
ARRGGHH!! To many decisions!! Help!

I have been up all god damn night trying to decide what to put in a new computer. (I have been looking for a while now and changed stuff so many times I don't know where I started!)

Please someone tell me if this is a good system: (all prices CDN $)

NCIX build your own PC $1635

Main components:

CPU: Intel 805 D $120
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 (conroe ready) $179
MEMORY: 2gb OCZ Platinum XTC PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL4-5-4-15 $248
VIDEO: PNY GeForce 7900 GT 256gb $299
CASE: Antec Performance TX1050B SOHO ATX Tower Case $146
PSU: 500W Anatec SmartPower 2.0 ATX12V V2.0 (incl. w/case)
HD: 2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 $113 each

I plan on overclocking the snot out of that 805 untill I get a conroe when all the fuss is over.....

Any thoughts on this??? I may just go ahead here... my finger has been on the "checkout" button for hours now!!! My total with shipping and tax will be $1618.50.... not to bad for this setup???
DJDiggler is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2006, 10:07 AM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 684
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Geez, how many times do we have to rate your system

Anyways, from your build it list:

Case - awesome

Processor - spot on, best value out there and you can overclock the shit out of it

Heat sink/fans - good stuff, you can never have too much cooling

Memory - sweet, get 2GB minimum

Video - very good

Optical - fine

OS - told you last time it's a waste of 180 bucks, use that cash on more parts and download windows

Mobo - don't like the Gigabyte much, the mobo is the heart of the system and never scrimp on your research and see if that one good for overclocking...the Asus is the best for overclocking, I would spend and extra 50 bucks and get a top of the line Asus

Drives - good thing though, I have a 36GB Raptor and use it solely for my OS makes a huge difference in overall performance...if you can afford one, or find a used one, do it and use it for your OS, then the other two for pure storage

Just shit or get off the pot by now. You were looking at a new system a few months back. Now you are in a danger zone. Vista will be out in 6 to 8 months and with it a whole new slew of hardware requirements. Your pc may be Vista ready but from what I've heard this whole generation of video cards won't cut it for the full graphics effect and they won't be compatible with the Vista version of DirectX. I myself am waiting until it is released and a whole new set of hardware appears before I buy a new system. Altho my current system is 3 years old and could use a refreshing, if I buy a system now it would be a good waste of money.

Last edited by Morphy; 08-10-2006 at 10:15 AM.
Morphy is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2006, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
Intrepid Modder
DJDiggler's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Edmonton AB, Canada
Posts: 795
Feedback: 0 / 0%
he he sorry man... I tell you, I searched high and low for the last 5 hours to try and get the best value and components I could find! Indecision is my middle name.

I took your recomendation and didn't get XP.... It seemed dumb since vista is coming out soon. (and $170 is a rippoff)

Well thanks for your opinions! I was worried about that mobo, but other's say it overclocks well.
I'll get the drives in raid 0.... hopefully that will be speedy enough?? I was going to get a raptor, but over $100 for 36gb is the shits.

I just became $1600 poorer. God bless Mastercard!

My PC is a 6 year old p3 monster... so you can kind of see this as a big step for me no?? Thanks for putting up with me!!

Last edited by DJDiggler; 08-10-2006 at 10:24 AM.
DJDiggler is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2006, 10:44 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 88
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Smile Not a bad system...

Very well built system, go ahead and hit the buy button. I have used Giga, ASUS, A-Bit, Intel, etc.. they all have their problems from time to time. The biggest PITA that I have worked on yet was an ASUS board so take it for what it's worth. The extra arm for just the OS is always a good performance thing, but since your are playing get yourself a good sized one and start messing around with dual booting. It's a great way to get a system that will run both Windows and Linux, or your flavor of the month.

As far as Vista goes, memory is king; your video card will work fine. I am running it on a few systems right now and other than needing more and more memory my old ATI 128 and 256 cards have been screaming. You will have to get good drivers, but they will come with time.

Enjoy! :gross_07:
2ktrep is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-18-2006, 04:19 AM
Intrepid Pro
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arlington Texas
Posts: 2,823
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Lookin good!

Great choices on everything. Kudos for the Gigabyte motherboard.

You might check out an nForce chipset board if you want SLI capability. I recommend Fortron power supplies. I havent had one fail in four years. No RMAs in 4 years, that's just NUTS. And I've bought a bunch.
hardwareguy is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Decisions decisions... EngineerJoe Whatever 17 08-11-2005 11:42 PM
Decisions, Decisions dmondeac General Discussion 5 07-14-2005 09:22 AM
decisions, decisions CluelessinMO General Discussion (First Generation) 7 10-12-2004 06:26 PM
Decisions Decisions Jammer General Discussion (First Generation) 22 08-25-2004 10:45 AM
Decisions Decisions IntrepidLHS General Discussion 11 06-29-2002 12:30 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome