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    Default New build - Any issues?

    Im planning on building a new computer system. Plan on using XP Pro and some gaming. Im not a novice at new builds but will be a novice with overclocking. So, is there any issues with the parts that I have researched?

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    CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA $188<o:p></o:p>
    Heatsink: Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler $32
    Newegg.com - XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket $8.50
    Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $6
    Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820146726 Mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel $67
    Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161259 HIS Hightech H485QS512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $173
    Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136298 Western Digital 640GB SATA 3G 7200rpm 16MB (WD6400AAKS) $75
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811119047 Cooler Master Centurion 5 $50 (Reason is for accessability without a door)
    Power Supply: Newegg.com - Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - Power Supplies Antec TruePower 650 650W $70<o:p></o:p>
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    Default Re: New build - Any issues?

    Couple of things to consider...

    1- You are planning on running 4GB of memory and insist on XP Pro (32-bit OS)? May the force be with you. You will need a 64-bit operating system and Vista preferably to run that amount of memory with minimal fuss. It CAN be done sometimes, but it is generall a royal pain to get it running properly.

    2- Scrap the AS5. It isn't that good anymore. There is a whole new generation of thermal compounds out that are considerably better than AS5. While others have been making improvements to the TIM market, AS has become stagnant and has not kept up with other products that are better and some even cheaper. Since you seem to like Xigmatek, you can use their goop or any number of others to include Gelid, OCZ Freeze, Arctic Cooling MX-2, or Noctua NT-H1 to name just a few.

    3- I haven't kept up with the 4xxx series graphics boards so this isn't a sure thing, but have you checked to make suer the Antec will provide enough juice for that board and the rest of the system? Like I said, it will take a little research on your end since I use a pair of X2900XT boards still, but it is always best to have too much power than not enough.

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    Default Re: New build - Any issues?

    I would consider Vista 64. But, it still has major issues with driver support etc. I may only start with 2Gb until the time comes to upgrade OSs. Maybe MS will finally fix the issues with their 64 bit products.

    Good point on the PS. I may have to go up to 800W.

    Thanks for the point of AS5.

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    Vista really isn;t that bad. I have a 64-bit version on this box that I have a triple boot set up for and have no driver issues at all. Unless you are running some strange components, you probably won't have much to worry about. You can click the My Toys link in my sig to see my main box for a list of the components included if you like.
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    Default Re: New build - Any issues?

    'Tis up to you in operating system choice but I as well would vote for Vista. Two Vista 64 systems here: One (in sig) is AMD cpu/Asus mobo/nVidia video. Second one is Intel cpu/Asus mobo/ATI video Crossfire configuration. No problems with drivers on either one.
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    Default Re: New build - Any issues?

    Is there any software issues with Vista 64? Most of what I have isnt that old, but Family Tree maker is about 5 yrs old. I wonder if there is a software compatibility list anywhere. With the new hardware I guess I dont expect an issues.

    Im also assuming Vista Home Premium?
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    Default Re: New build - Any issues?

    Have a look here: Windows Vista Compatibility Center Search Results - family tree maker
    Looks like you may have issues depending on version.
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    Thanks for the site.

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