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A very quick rate my build thread!!!

GertBeefGertBeef Registered User regular
Hey everyone.

Iill probably be heading out to buy these bits in about an hour because my computer dying so any quick comments on why I shouldn't would be appreciated.

CPU
Intel ATX E6750 CORE 2 DUO 2.66GHz/4MB CACHE/1333FSB/LGA775
http://umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=13&bid=2&sid=25111

MB
Asus P5K-SE S775 QuadCore P35 FSB1333 DDR2 SATA2 PCIEx16 GbLAN ATX
http://umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=106&bid=2&sid=25542

Video Card
Asus GeForce EN8600GTS 256MB DDR3 PCIEx16 2xDVI-I HDCP HDTV
http://umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=82&bid=2&sid=23600

RAM
DDR2 2048MB(2x1G)PC6400 800Mhz Kingston
http://umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=111&bid=2&sid=28368

HDD
Seagate SATAII 250GB 7200RPM 8mb Cache(Surveillance)
http://umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=129&bid=2&sid=23991

I have no problem with the price of these components its just that I want to make sure none of them suck.

Also know me, some of them probably arent compatable. I haven't built a computer for years.

Cheers!

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2007
    I heard Asus stuff is terrible

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  • GertBeefGertBeef Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I've never had a problem with ASUS parts. But if you can afford it, I'd highly recommend an 8800GT instead of the 8600. the 8800GT is miles better.

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter The key is a minimum of compromise, and a simple, unimpeachable reason to existRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I have an ASUS MB and it works perfectly.

    I also have an ASUS screen, and while it can get niggly, it too works just fine.

    When someone says something mainstream is utterly terrible, 95% of the time they heard it from a guy who heard it from a guy.


    Get a better video card though.

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  • Bill NyeBill Nye Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Kingston ram is ass, get gskill if they have any.

    Foxconn boards are usually tits.

    A good 8800gt is about $300.

    I'm an AMD man myself, so I can't really comment on Intel.

    And why not get a raptor drive?

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Bill Nye wrote: »
    Kingston ram is ass, get gskill if they have any.

    Foxconn boards are usually tits.

    A good 8800gt is about $300.

    I'm an AMD man myself, so I can't really comment on Intel.

    And why not get a raptor drive?

    Because for a (arguably)marginal performance increase, you spend $100 more and get 100GB less.

    Ya, that's a good idea.

    Seriously though, 8800GT, you'll thank us later.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    wunderbar wrote: »
    Bill Nye wrote: »
    Kingston ram is ass, get gskill if they have any.

    Foxconn boards are usually tits.

    A good 8800gt is about $300.

    I'm an AMD man myself, so I can't really comment on Intel.

    And why not get a raptor drive?

    Because for a (arguably)marginal performance increase, you spend $100 more and get 100GB less.

    Going off topic, but how loud are Raptors compared to normal drives?

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  • strahd618strahd618 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    wunderbar wrote: »
    Bill Nye wrote: »
    Kingston ram is ass, get gskill if they have any.

    Foxconn boards are usually tits.

    A good 8800gt is about $300.

    I'm an AMD man myself, so I can't really comment on Intel.

    And why not get a raptor drive?

    Because for a (arguably)marginal performance increase, you spend $100 more and get 100GB less.

    Ya, that's a good idea.

    Seriously though, 8800GT, you'll thank us later.

    And if you can't afford an 8800 GT spring for a Radeon 3850 which is priced out similar to a 8600 GT but much faster. But whatever you do nix the 8600 GT there are much better cards available for your money at a similar price or for a bit more.

    I actually have a similar build
    Same CPU,
    2 GB's of Corsair XMS Ram
    Same MOBO (i've had no troubles with it)
    200 GB Western Digital Drive
    and a 8800 GT

    Running XP and I have no issue running Crysis at 1280 x 1024 on High settings under Windows XP
    I had Vista installed but a game of Dawn of War somehow corrupted my registry so I went back to XP.

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  • CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    If you ask me, those parts all look fucking excellent and anyone that says otherwise is just making noise. There might be problems with the motherboard but I doubt you'll ever encounter them.

    Also it could be that he wants the 8600 as as stop-gap card for now, before he has the money to get a better one. I'm sure Gert knows that the 8600 isn't fantastic.

    It looks like whoever helped you pick out those computer components is akin to the second coming of Christ, GertBeef, and he should be worshipped by all men.

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  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    You have more money than I do.

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  • Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    I heard Asus stuff is terrible


    Asus stuff is great. You might be thinking of Acer.

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Yeah, Acer really blows. I got my laptop Acer, and the fucking shell cracked from wear of opening and shutting.

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