First Build - Comments?

ProSlayer

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Here is my newegg wishlist:

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion......5607&WishListTitle=Gaming+Computer"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wi...=4605607&WishListTitle=Gaming+Computer"><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wishlist/PublicWishDetail.asp?WishListNumber=4605607&WishListTitle=Gaming+Computer">https://secure.newegg.com/NewV............hListTitle=Gaming+Computer</a></a></a>

Case - LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 / ASUS P5B-E
Video Card - 1x ASUS EAX1900 CrossFire 512MB
Power Supply -OCZ GameXStream 600W
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
RAM - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB)
HD - WD 250GB
Optical Drive - LG 16X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner
OS - Microsoft Windows XP Home Sp2b 1pk w/Upgrade Coupon for Vista - OEM
CPU Cooler - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro
Total: ~$1400

Edit: I plan to upgrade to a DX10 Video Card/ Vista within one to two years.
 

boomerang

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If fan headers are important to you, take a closer look at the Gigabyte and make sure you're going to be happy with it.

I ordered the P5B this morning and that was my deciding factor.

Really looks like a great system. You've upgraded to the level I would have liked. But it really would have been wasted on me as I'm by no means a gamer. I do believe in purchasing beyond my needs as it makes my systems last much longer. But everyone has different needs. Really nice system you've picked out.
 

Alone

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From what I've gathered, the P5B model is a great motherboard. I can't contrast it with the DS3, but regardless, it's a great motherboard.
 

ProSlayer

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Originally posted by: pkme2
Those 2 are very popular in gaming builds.
My preference is ASUS mobos.

You could consider this Gigabyte mobo instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128012

The Gigabyte one that you posted is the one I am comparing. If you meant the DQ6, I don't need it because I won't be using SLI.

The reason I am weary about choosing the DS3 is because when I checked the thread about it, it seemed many people were having problems.
 

ProSlayer

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Also, is there any reason prices will drop early 07 for these parts? I can wait till then, but I don't see the point if there won't be a significant drop in prices.
 

Killer4Hire

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I just built the same rig with the DS3 and it's a killer board with no issues.. shipped with bios F6 and booted right up with my Corsair PC6400 .. it scored 9324 cpu points in 05 running stock on 1 gig of ram and a e6600..

I give it 5 stars..

Oh make sure your ram is 1.9v because that is the main issue because poeple are useing 2.0 +v ram and just about all the boards bios is not set for that.
 

ProSlayer

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Okay thanks the info, but can someone answer me other question?

Also, is there any reason prices will drop early 07 for these parts? I can wait till then, but I don't see the point if there won't be a significant drop in prices.
 

ProSlayer

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Okay I changed my video card from a 1950XT 256MB to ASUS EAX1900 CrossFire 512MB. What do you guys think? Any more comments/suggestions are great.