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Thread: Getting ready to order, looking for final thoughts?




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    Default Getting ready to order, looking for final thoughts?

    Well here is what I think I am going to order if I could get some final thoughts before I place the order please let me know. I do wonder if everything will be good for Vista?
    Here it is

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144

    Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102003

    Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

    ASUS P5B Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

    SAPPHIRE 100150L Radeon X1900XTX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 CrossFire Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102037

    thanks
    Last edited by Kyonic; 10-01-2006 at 07:15 AM.
    Thanks,
    Kyle

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    Default Re: Getting ready to order, looking for final thoughts?

    It looks to be a very solid system and Vista will have no problems working on it. With regards to the added sound board, are you an aodiophile and have needs for better sound? Granted the Realtek sound on that Asus board isn't as good, but I've found that onboard audio handles my needs well.
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    Default Re: Getting ready to order, looking for final thoughts?

    THe onboard will sound better than that soundcard he listed. I am an audiophile and the latest Realtek AL888DD will amaze you. Plus it outputs in true digital if you have the speaker system to do it. Skip that soundcard. Also, why get the SLI board when they are not that great for clocking. Get yourself a 965 Chipset board like the P5B and skip SLI altogether. If you really want dual GFX slots, get a 975X based board as they will run Crossfire natively and SLI with hacked drivers.
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