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Looking to build a new computer heres some parts. Help a noob out :)

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by andmill11, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    PCI would probably be better, but for signal strength the antenna wants to be on your desk.
    As for the graphics card, yes they're good quality, if you want directx10, go with an 8600GTS.
     
  2. andmill11

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    Sorry I havent been back to this forum in a while, but the 8600 looks ok, not to sure about the reviews for it though...

    just curious, what are the other specs you went with?
     
  4. andmill11

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    Well nothings set in stone but here it is:

    Already purchased:

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (I couldnt help it i liked the blue-ness..)

    Maybe List:


    Mobo ASUS P5K SE LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Graphics Card

    EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card

    OR

    ASUS EN8600GT/HTDP/256M GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    PSU

    CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply

    CPU

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 (Hoping to OC up to 3.2 at least)

    RAM

    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4

    HDD

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

    CD-DVD Drive

    LG Electronics Black LG Super Multi 18x SATA DVD Burner GSA-H62NK, 10x DVD+/-R DL, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 12x DVD-RAM - OEM

    Wireless Network Adapter

    EDIMAX EW-7728In IEEE 802.11b/ 802.11g/802.11n Draft2.0 32-bit PCI Wireless 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Card Up to 300Mbps Data Rates WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2 Cisco CCX V1.0, V2.0 & V3.0 Compliance

    I really dont know. But that thing looks like a beast..

     
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  5. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    A solid parts list, but another Antec 900.



    BORING!
     
  6. morguex

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    Very good choices andmill11, You'll be quite happy with that set up.
    Have you looked at the Antec P182 case, I have one and love it.

    Sammorris will probaly think thats boring also(lol, nothing personnal friend).
    But when I turn on my computer, I don't want to see bright shinny lights and I also don't want to hear it. I picked this case because it's just about dead silent.
     
  7. andmill11

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    Ahh crap.. Thats what i forgot to ask.. I love shiny lights so no problems there but i also wanted a quiet case. I like hearing the hum of fans but when its like WRAHAHHHAHHHAHAHHAHHAHAH all the time it gets annoying..

    I already purchased the 900 (Boring yet blue AND shiny..)

    Is it quiet?

    Also should i go with the 7600 or the 8600?

    :(
     
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  8. morguex

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    I just read a few reviews on the Antec 900, seems to be a pretty silent case for the most part, but I would lose the stock antec tri-cool fans, too noisy at anything above low speed for my tastes.
    I took mine out and replaced them all with Nexus 120mm Silent fans, hooked up the nexus fans to my Scythe Kama lcd fan controller and set all 4 at 900 rpm. I never hear a peep.



     
  9. andmill11

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    About how much did those fans run with the lcd monitor? Is the monitor shiny.. Thats a huge selling point for me. Especially if its blue as well.
     
  10. sammorris

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    my friend's server has the P182, it's nice. Completely stealthed as you say. I only say the 900's boring because everybody has one, not because it's plain.

    Well, the fans in the 900 aren't that quiet at low (but quiet by most people's standards), however WRAHAHHHAHHHAHAHHAHHAHAH is a good description of what they're like.

    Morquex: Nice one, I love NExus fans, At 900rpm they're pretty silent, far quieter than the Antec ones on low (1200rpm).
     
  11. morguex

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    The fans were about $20.00/ea and the controller was about $40.00

    The controller even has temperature probes, so you can stick them to your hard drives, psu, so you can moniotor the temps in real time.
     
  12. andmill11

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    Oh wow. Well if i find that the fans are annoying i will be sure to replace them but other than that im pretty tolerable of noise. (Ill have to get a recording of my current computer.. Take the highway and then blow it up every second, Thats about how noisy my computer is now)




    What are some good sound activated cathodes as well? preferably blue or green.. If brand even matters on these things..
     
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  13. morguex

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    LOL, Yeah I know what you mean, I've worked on a few of my friends computers and I can't see how they can stand the noise these things sometimes put out. Sounds like a jet engine about 2 feet away from your head.
     
  14. sammorris

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    Hehe, I know what you mean, it's crazy.
    I use Sharkoon cold cathode lights, they're pretty good, and they were quite cheap for me.
     
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    Man i have gotten like 4 e-mails already from newegg. Their on top of things there arent they..

    Order Confirmation email

    Successful credit card charge

    UPS tracking number e-mail

    Newegg invoice e-mail

    On top of that NO tax?! It was an exact 129.99$ charged.. Odd
     
  16. sammorris

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    Depends on the state you live in I suppose..
     
  17. morguex

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    I get the same kind of awsome service from ncix, I once had a stick of ram go bad on me, I sent them a rma ticket a 2 pm on a thursday, I had a brand new replacement by 10 am friday morning and they are in vancouver and I live in ontario. They sent it purolator air. Now thats what I call service. Needless to say they get all my computer business.
     
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    I just purchased the PSU and the MOBO now.. Only 531$ worth of parts left to go now.

    Still havent gotten the case yet though :( Should be getting it tomorrow in the mail.

    Oh and i live in Texas ;) No tax for us here from newegg
     
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  19. morguex

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    are you going with the antec 900?

     
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    I already bought it 2 days ago :)

    That and apparently i cant spend more than 200$ on my credit card a day soo im stuck ordering parts one at a time.. Very stupid.
     
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