hmmm motherboard for this setup?

jamie110

Active Member
Thermaltake VA3000BNA Tsunami Dream SuperMidi Aluminium Tower - Black (CA-012-TT)
£59.95 £59.95

CD-049-SO Sony DWG120A 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-049-SO)
£20.95 £20.95

CP-128-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-128-IN)
£214.95 £214.95

MB-020-DF DFI Infinity 975X (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-020-DF)
£124.95 £124.95

HD-095-WD Western Digital Raptor 36GB WD360ADFD 10,000RPM SATA 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-095-WD)
£68.50 £68.50

MY-058-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB6400UDC) (MY-058-GL)
£109.95 £109.95

GX-047-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (3056) (GX-047-CO)
£174.95 £174.95

CA-006-HP Hiper HPU-4B580 Type R 580W Modular ATX2.2 PSU - Blue (CA-006-HP)

Was wondering if there was a better choice for the mobo?

Any thoughts ideas would be welcome!

Cheers

Jamie
 

mjn

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No, but you might want to get a bigger HDD as well as the Raptor, 36gb is pretty small.
 

booyaka

Moderator
975X board should be fine.

Would change the hiper - either seasonic, tagan or enermax personally.
 

jamie110

Active Member
cheers chaps!

36gb Raptor will be used to hold all the programmes, ill get a bigger drive later on for storing CD's etc!

Can you recomend a Power supply for us? (model name?)

Cheers

jamie
 

zedzed

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I'll be going for a similar set up in a few weeks.

I'm considering going for "Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi PCI-Express DDR2 Socket 775" instead of the DFI motherboard though.

Features:

LGA775 socket for Intel Core2 Duo, Core2 Extreme and next generation Mulit-Core CPU

- Intel 975X +Intel ICH7R
- 1066/800MHz
- Dual-channel DDR2 800/667/ 533 max 8GB
- 2 x PCI-E x 16 / 2 x PCI-E x 1/ 3 x PCI
- Support ATI CrossFire graphics cards
- Intel Matrix Storage technology
- Dual Gigabit LAN
- Dolby Master Studio technology
- ASUS EZ-Backup
- ASUS Digital Home features
(- Built in WIFI receiver)

From what I've read it seems to be the m-board of choice if you plan to O/C.

Dez
 

jamie110

Active Member
Hi Zed ZED

I looked at this moBo and was undecided.....

I like the idea of the wireless connection, but presume this is for connecting to the net? are there any other uses?

would consider the swap if it is deemed to be better.....
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
Tagan, OCZ or Seasonic are good PSU's.
 

zedzed

Active Member
jamie110 said:
Hi Zed ZED

I looked at this moBo and was undecided.....

I like the idea of the wireless connection, but presume this is for connecting to the net? are there any other uses?

would consider the swap if it is deemed to be better.....
Pretty much. I know some of the other ASUS boards can also use this as a wireless access point - so if you had another PC and/or laptop with wireless connectivity you can use the "access point" instead of having a seperate wireless router. Whether that's of use to you though .....

Again for O/C - "micro mart" magazine got this board to 458Mhz for FSB without any need for modifcations.

One downside - you need to make sure the board is specifically Conroe enabled - there were some earlier versions with BIOS' that wouldn't take Conroe. Needs to be BIOS 0701 or later for conroe compatability.

Dez
 

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