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Building a computer?

By aman501
Oct 16, 2006
  1. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737

    The Fan will fit fine I have used that case before and I assure you that it has plenty of room inside, you will however need to remove the plastic side air duct(requires the removal of four screws).
    The only thing I realy don't like is the ECS motherboard. they are a low quality board. I recomend an asus,MSI,intel,gigabyte,DFI,or abit motherboard. For an nVIDIA videocard like the 7950GT I would recomend an sli chipset over a crossfire compatible chipset (after all what good is dual video compatibility if it doesn't support your card). The memory seems ok but corsair XMS only costs $30 more initially and is $10 less after rebate so I would recomend that instead. everything else is good.
     
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    Do Not get an ECS mobo. I actually own one and its been problem free but they are the cheapest and crappest mobo maker, other than PC Chips. I'd go with a "real" brand like Asus, Biostar, Epox, Abit, Gigabyte, DFI,etc.

    Also get a SerialATAII ("SATAII") hard drive rather than the one you picked out. Look here, exact same price, this hard drive is 40GBs larger (160GBs rather than 120GBs), and is Serial ATA II. For the exact same price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144415
     
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    I personally like my ECS mobo....Maybe I just picked a good one out of there line :) And that mobo you picked out is the one i have :)
    P965T-A
     
  4. johnmayo

    johnmayo Banned Posts: 123

    I had a Elitegroup Computer System Motherboard it was rock solid..
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    I'll second agissi. ECS is known in tech circles as "Elite Crap Systems" and thier motherboards are of poorer quality than other makers such as PC Chips, ASRock, ASUS and MSI.
     
  6. aman501

    aman501 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    No. I would recommend this mobo and this HDD instead if u want more space at lesser cost per GB, which this HD provides very well with a huge 16MB cache as well. Otherwise, that HDD is fine too.
     
  8. aman501

    aman501 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Sweet, thanx a billion everyone.
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +25

    Never a problem. Do let us know the specs of ur new build when you've finished putting it together.
     
  10. aman501

    aman501 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Ok, I sure will.
     
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