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Dave Sep 19, 2006, 05:37pm EDT Report Abuse


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Dangerous Dave Sep 19, 2006, 05:47pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Building a (hopefully) good PC
It looks pretty good I have never heard of AKASA power supplies but other than that it looks great to me especially the case in my opinion one of the best cases out there right now.



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Adam Kolak Sep 19, 2006, 05:52pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Building a (hopefully) good PC
I'd probally go for DDR2-800 memory instead if you can reach for it.

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Dublin_Gunner Sep 19, 2006, 05:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Building a (hopefully) good PC
975x doesnt necessarily support Core 2 Duo, and in that boards case, I know it doesnt support it.

Go for the Asus P5W DH instead if you want 975x, or there are a plethora of p965 boards available.

BTW, get at least DDR2-800, remember, you're running from a stock of 266, and if you inhtend to overclcok, unless the board has negative dividers, your ram will hold you back.

Personally, I think you'd be better off getting an e6400, overclocking it, and buying better ram.

Also, Scan are very expensive IMO. I got MUCH better prices from Dabs.co.uk

This PSU instead, I wouldnt trust an akasa
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=184139

Oh yeah, and get 2 smaller HD's instead, and RAID them

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Adam Kolak Sep 19, 2006, 06:02pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Building a (hopefully) good PC
Forgot that Dublin. That is correct only the second generation 975X boards support Core 2 Duo.

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Dave Sep 19, 2006, 06:20pm EDT Report Abuse
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Sean Costello Sep 19, 2006, 06:35pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Building a (hopefully) good PC
get no less than 2GBs of RAM

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mothow Sep 19, 2006, 06:36pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Building a (hopefully) good PC
AKASA and Silverstone are made by the same people

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Adam Kolak Sep 19, 2006, 07:39pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Building a (hopefully) good PC
According to some PSU review I once read they rated that brand Akasa brand pretty high. They don't seem to sell them here in the US. That could be because of what Mothow is said.

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G. G. Sep 19, 2006, 11:26pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Building a (hopefully) good PC
Dublin is correct about that particular version of MSI mb not supporting Core 2 Duo..... BUT.... if you still want that MSI mb then you'll need to search your retailer/e-tailers for the Version 2 of that same board to be able to run Core 2 Duo.

take a look - http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=975X_Plati...p;class=mb

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Dave Sep 20, 2006, 12:57pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Building a (hopefully) good PC
If I don't intend to overclock, which for the most part I don't, will having 667MHz RAM be much of a problem?



 

    
 
 

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