|04-13-2006, 01:46 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Apr 2006
I have everything figured out on what I am going to use to build my new rig and here is a link to what I've got:
I also ordered a soundblaster x-fi sound card but anyway. I am having a hard time telling what cables come with my mobo. i will have 2 dvd-rws, 1 fdd, and 2 hdds(possibly 3 later if i decide to put my 150gb that is in my old system in it or not). Will I need to get any extra ide cables or anything?
|04-13-2006, 02:20 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hull, UK
You've got some very powerful parts there! Just a couple of suggestions.
The Kingwin power supply claims to be SLI Certified, but it doesn't appear on Nvidia's list:
Kingwin are also on the 'bad' list of our Power Supply Reference thread, which doesn't bode well for something powering those expensive parts. Keep in mind that, if you ever plan on adding another 7900GTX in SLI mode, you'll need to choose a power supply of the specific "dual 7800/7900GTX list" from the link above.
G.Skill memory isn't all that popular from the posts we get. That's not to say that it's poor quality, but going with Corsair Value Select memory would mean you're definitely getting quality memory.
I'd take a Seagate, Western Digital or Maxtor hard drive over a Samsung. The former three are proven high quality brands.
There's no need for you to get 2 DVD-RWs, I'd replace one with a DVD-ROM. One drive to read everything, one drive to write everything.
Regarding cables, your motherboard will come with SATA cables, and ususally one Floppy, and one IDE cable. If your existing 150GB drive is IDE, then you'd need another IDE cable to attach it to the new system.
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|04-13-2006, 03:03 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2005
No need for the Artic Silver...the retail CPU will have a heatsink with a thermal pad on it. Not using it voids your warranty.
Following up on Freakitchen's comment about the hard drive: Look for a drive with a 16MB cache - that'll give you pretty good boost.
I don't see anything wrong with dual DVD-RWs...it's your money.
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