Is This PC Compatible?

By Blackjack
Dec 16, 2006
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  1. Hello everyone,
    I have decided to build a top-notch gaming PC. I've had some tips on hardware, and have selected the parts I wish to buy. But, I still have one last question before I buy, Are the parts I have chosen compatible? I have all the links below. Please, Tell me if everything is compatible, down to the last detail. I'm investing in this, and don't want to be dissapointed.

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2341564&Sku=CP1-DUO-E6700

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=20621&vpn=P5NSLI&manufacture=ASUS

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18582&vpn=TWIN2X2048-5400C4&manufacture=CORSAIR

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=20520&vpn=BFGR7950512GTOCE&manufacture=BFG Technologies

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18184&vpn=OCZ600GXSSLI&manufacture=OCZ Technology

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2368619&CatId=0

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=2368632&sku=TSD-740ADFD

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2477938&CatId=1842

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2687622&CatId=107

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1068238&Sku=L23-6322

    Thats All. Notice that I have not displayed a CPU cooling fan/Heatsink, OR a DVD Burner. Please, Make some suggestions On what to do for these two items. (Remember, I live in canada, So try to find a website that ships to Canada.)

    Also, I haven't displayed a Monitor, mouse, or Keyboard. I have chosen these three parts already, and They are indeed compatible.

    Thanks.

    Umm... Anyone going to Answer? lol.
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

  3. Blackjack

    Blackjack Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Thanks! But Are the Parts I've listed (and the DVD burner You've shown) all compatible with each other?
  4. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext Newcomer, in training Posts: 273

    Okay ive had a look over your components and I dont think you will have any compatibilitly issues.... the only thing I would suggest changing really is the graphics card..... your flogging a dead horse if you buy/build a new computer that isnt DX10 compatible..... the 8800 series of cards is what you need.

    Other than that maybe look for a more powefull PSU and you will be set! :)

    Hope this helps
  5. Blackjack

    Blackjack Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 64

  6. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    If you wanted single graphics card (not SLI), that power supply you gave a link for and the nVidia 8800GTS should work together well.

    --kitty
  7. Blackjack

    Blackjack Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Could You send me a link for the NVIDIA 8800GTS? Thanks.
  8. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

  9. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

  10. Blackjack

    Blackjack Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 64

  11. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    Good point, cfitzarl. Only one is CA dollars and one is USD, to my understanding.

    and Blackjack, that graphics card, mobo, psu, and case are all compatible.

    --kitty
     
  12. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext Newcomer, in training Posts: 273

    Blackjack.... its all compatible... :)
  13. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Whoops, I tried to link the 8800GTX for $7-- CA but it didn't copy.
  14. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Good luck with your build!
    I looked at all your parts and they look perfect, Just do what they said and upgrade to a 8800 ( or wait till the ATI card comes out in a few months and will kick the crap out of the 8800 ;) )

    If you need help building it you know where to ask!
  15. Blackjack

    Blackjack Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Thanks everyone!

    Oh, one last thing. I know it's a very small detail... but what about Thermal Paste? Anybody have any suggestions? If You're giving a link, Try at NCIX.com or Tigerdirect.ca - I'm Canadian!
  16. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Thermapaste sometimes comes with the CPU in a little bottle, but if it doesnt you could always go to bestbuy or any computer store and pick some up! :D
  17. Blackjack

    Blackjack Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Thanks Everyone!
  18. Grafficks

    Grafficks Newcomer, in training Posts: 454

    Don't use the stock paste that comes with the CPU heatsink/fan unit. It's not that great...
    Also, Canadian Best Buy stores don't have any good thermal paste. Nor do they sell computer parts at all, only computers (built already)!!


    You can't get Arctic Silver 5 (the most popular and best thermal paste!) at tigerdirect.ca, but there is something almost as good.

    This:
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1283739&CatId=503
    would be the OCZ Ultra 5+ thermal paste, which is the OCZ equivalent of Arctic Silver 5.

    I have both Arctic Silver 5 and OCZ Ultra 5+ thermal pastes, but I found that when using Arctic Silver 5, the CPU temperature dropped 1 degree celsius more than when I was using OCZ Ultra 5+.
    If you really want that extra 1 degree drop then try to find some Arctic Silver 5.


    Your build looks great :)

    Good luck and have fun :grinthumb
  19. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Well I agree with the stock paste being crap but it's better then nothing ;)
  20. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 651

    Its ok

    Atleast they are moving away from the thermal tape patches on the stock HSF. All the AMD stuff that I have ordered in the last 2 years has come with (well not AS5 grade) silver based thermal paiste applied right to the cooler. I am sure Intel does the same now but cant be sure.

    The only complaint id have about your system is upgrade the Hard drive to the 150gb Raptor X drive. It is super duper faster than the 74 gb model.

    Then get a 250gb drive for backup and storage....unless your system is purley for gaming the scratch that idea......
  21. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Well... Couldnt you get 2 Hard drives and use them as a one big HD?

    If you like to game then you could get 7200RPMs or 10,000RPMs and get 2 of them, Put them in the same line and get double the speed for loading screens ;)
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