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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2006, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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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???
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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 it...do 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 stuff....one thing though, I have a 36GB Raptor and use it solely for my OS partition...it 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.

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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!!

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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:
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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.
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