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I'm going to build my own machine.

Starting with the notes/advice provided in the original thread, Cyclo's spreadsheet, and my own research, I've purchased the parts to build it.

Should come out less than $900 when done.

I hope I don't screw this up. 8O

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Nice one Rascal. Good luck on the build, remember there are a few guys here really knowledgable on comp builds. Any probs or questions be sure to ask!

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Thanks.

All that I have to get yet is the case, board, and RAM, which I will pick up at a local store...because it's cheaper. (Unless you count the cost of gas to get there). Everything else was ordered from newegg or Tigerdirect and should be delivered by Tuesday.

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Sweet, what are you getting?
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard
(Don't actually HAVE this yet, could change it, not a PCIe 2.0 board, but has 1300+ reviews on newegg with 75% of them being 5-star)

Probably going to get the Antec 300 case, just to save $50. Wish it had the clear-panel side, but no big deal really.

XFX GeForce 8800 GT Video Card

Vista 64 bit + 4GB RAM

650W power supply

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

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sweet machine, HF with it

...and GL with the vista... latest patch (SP) is OP at screwing up things lol
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I'm al little confused..

It seems your building a rig suitable for gaming yet you don't have time for playing.. ?

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Mostly, I wanted to see if I COULD do it. Figured I might as well build one that COULD do whatever I wanted.

That, and some day I'll game again.

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That's cool..

I was only messing with ya.. ;)

I know alot of us males have this power ego thing going were we need to add power of ludicrous sorts even though it's not even really needed.

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It's Tim Allen's fault.... "MORE POWER...Grunt Grunt Grunt"

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BTW...

Case, motherboard, and RAM are in the house.

Power Supply, CPU, Vista, and hard drive are at the local UPS depot.

Video Card is en route.

All is looking good for possible assembly either Monday or Tuesday.

The Antec case came with a note saying they had some problems with a batch of 120mm fans that had been installed on the cases. Instead of inspecting each case, they just tossed in an extra set of fans....win! Now I don't have to buy 2 more for the front of the box, unless I want some LED bling.

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LED bling rule light up all of my inside of my desktop .

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nice rascal, my dad built a computer to be a second, one...pretty cool!

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So, the "static electricity" issue. Is it really important to have one of the wristband things? I've read that just grabbing the case before doing anything is enough to get rid of any charge. And, of course, not touching the sensitve parts of the motherboard and processor, etc...

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my rule is basically to make sure ur touching the case at all times, be it with ur elbow or fore arm, the wrist thingie is advised if its ur first time or inexperienced, makes for no skrew ups

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