Please rate and criticize my build.

March 3, 2009 at 20:46:14
Specs: Windows XP

The monitors , which there will be two of the same kind, will be bought at a local store, and they will be about 22 inches wide screen with 2-3ms response time, prolly samsung or LG.
Gonna choose this case:
or this case:

this heatsink:
with this fan: for the cpu.
o, and I'm overclocking.

What do you guys think?

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March 3, 2009 at 23:41:51
Personally, I can't find anything to criticize about your system. The power supply is definitely a good choice, and the reviews of that motherboard look great. It's got some great specs on it. And so does the graphics card. While jam is the hardware guy here, I don't see anything wrong with your system. But that's just me.

Oh, and I like the case too!

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March 4, 2009 at 00:16:15
Doesn't the bulldozer look like a transformer in disguise?

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March 4, 2009 at 10:47:18
I'm more of a bang for your buck kinda guy so IMO, many of your choices are way overpriced. Here's a few comments:

- why would you buy four 1GB sticks instead of two 2GB sticks? I suppose you can make the argument for getting DDR2-1066 rather than DDR2-800 but do you really plan on overclocking the FSB significantly higher than 1600MHz (400MHz frequency)?

- since you're gonna overclock anyway, you could easily go with a cheaper CPU. I can't really say how much of a difference there is between 3MB vs 6MB L2 cache, but the E7400 & E7500 have higher default multipliers (10.5x & 11.0x respectively) than the E8400 (9.0x), so that gives you more overclock options. And of course, they're both cheaper.

- decent motherboard but you *could* get off cheaper. There are plenty of other P45 or even P43 boards that are $20-30 less & would perform just as well.

- there are plenty of other GeForce GTX 260's available that are a lot cheaper than the one you chose. For example:

- can't argue too much with your PSU choice, although you could easily get away with the Corsair 650W & save another $20.

- $47 for the heatsink, $15 for the fan, plus shipping? You sure do like to spend money needlessly.

You could easily trim close to $300 off the overall cost without sacrificing any performance.

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March 4, 2009 at 10:58:58
I agree with mostly everything you said, the ram, I've changed to this recently:

And as for the Fan and heat sink, I don't understand, you think they are too expensive, or what? Those came recommended from multiple people, but if you have a problem with them, then please say what it is.

unrelated: On the case, FrozenCPU offers 'Professional Sound Dampening Installation' and they offer to sleeve cables. I can kinda imagine what sleeving means, but could you explain what these two things really do, then if it's worth it?

installtion: $49.00 ( Even if this isn't worth it I wanna know what it does and what it means)
sleeving: $49.95
i can has torrents

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