Final spec check (sorry!)

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  • Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.86ghz Socket 775 FSB800 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
  • Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 Onboard Audio ATX
  • OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series DDR2 (OCZ2P800R22GK)
  • Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775)
  • 2x Seagate 320GB 7200.10 UATA100 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM
  • Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950 Pro ULTIMATE SILENT 256MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail
  • Antec Nine Hundred - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan - No PSU
  • Corsair HX 520W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU
  • Microsoft OEM Windows Vista Home Premium x32Bit (DVD) - 1PK
Any comments?
Anything else I need?

I have optical and peripherals.

I'm looking to overclock to around 3.2GHz
 
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i would change the atix1950 for 8800 GTS 320mb version, it will great once proper drivers are out for vista
 
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Ronaldo said:
i would change the atix1950 for 8800 GTS 320mb version, it will great once proper drivers are out for vista

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It would have to be a very specific reason to go ATi right now. Any reason op?
 
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I don't play a lot of games as it is... no reason to buy a more powerful card.

I was looking at the 7900GS but the X1950PRO seems like a great deal - no? What's wrong with ATi?
 
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Good answer.

If you were a games player then the 8800 would be essential.

If you are looking for bang for buck then the 1950 is very compelling.
 
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clv101 said:
I was looking at the 7900GS but the X1950PRO seems like a great deal - no? What's wrong with ATi?

Its just ATi are still all on DX9, whereas 8800 series from NVidia are on DX10. If you don't play games then there is no reason to get a card as powerful as the x1950 Pro - a 7600 GT or a 7300 will handle windows vista and aero without trouble.
 
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melbourne720 said:
Its just ATi are still all on DX9, whereas 8800 series from NVidia are on DX10. If you don't play games then there is no reason to get a card as powerful as the x1950 Pro - a 7600 GT or a 7300 will handle windows vista and aero without trouble.
I do play games - I'm just not critically concerned to get all the bells and whistles. I'm sure a X1950PRO will be fine for the next year or so... then I might consider getting a DX10 card.

Thanks for the link Girdag, looks like a minor mod is needed. I have a 60mm fan for the northbridge already.
 
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I'd go for a Lian Li PC7+ over the Antec 900. Looks much nicer, and there's no way you'll need all the fans in the 900.
 
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