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Building new PC

Looking to build a new PC around this chip:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Processor
(3.00GHz, 2x2MB, 1333MHz FSB, LGA775 Socket T - MPN: BX80557E6850SLA9U)

I need recommendations regarding Mother board and Video card.  Video card must have dual dvi output and would prefer it to have built in TV tuner also.

Please any suggestions?
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StardotstarAuthor Commented:
I assume both are Vista Premium compatible?  Is there a Video card 1 notch down that you would replace?

Is this SLI?

Thanks!
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PUNKYCommented:
No, if you want SLI, then see this mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813141002

and video: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150227

Yes, both are Vista ready components.
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StardotstarAuthor Commented:
NO I dont want SLI, I dont know anything about it I was just checking.  
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PUNKYCommented:
Oh OK.

For the TV tunner, I would suggest you have one standalone with Video card:

http://www.aver.com/mpd/a180retail.html
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StardotstarAuthor Commented:
Thanks

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StardotstarAuthor Commented:
what about this HD

 
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM  
 
 
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PUNKYCommented:
Depending on how much spending and what purpose the system will be used though. The WD drive you listed above is good for all purposes except gaming or heavy load. Raptor drives which offer 10K RPM or 15K RPM but they are relatively expensive.
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StardotstarAuthor Commented:
Thanks, will this power supply suffice for:

http://www.clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=CA6213860

Duo Core 3.0
2 of the above drives
the big video card you suggeted
the MB you suggested
2 gigs ram

DVD writer
TV Tuner
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PUNKYCommented:
It is good PSU with 600W, but I dont know the vendor Apex, however, I like Antec (my bias!):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371001

With 600W PSU and up that will sufficient for your system with such hardware configuration above. However, you can check that out using free tool here:

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
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PUNKYCommented:
I read infor about Apex on websites, it is good PSU.
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StardotstarAuthor Commented:
Question the revolves around the Power Supply:  It appears that it is for SATA only? Correct?  if so then I need to make sure I get a DVD drive that is SATA, correct?
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StardotstarAuthor Commented:
Also where does a multiple flash card reader attach?  Cant seem to see a particular connector for that.

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PUNKYCommented:
If you buy the Apex, the connectors as below:

1 x 20+4-pin ATX Motherboard Adapter
1 x 4-pin ATX12V Power 12V Plug
1 x 8-pin EPS 12V Power 12V Plug
6 x 4-pin Peripheral Devices >>>> for IDE type connectors!
2 x 6-pin Serial ATA
2 x 6-pin PCI Express Connector
2 x 4-pin SP4 Floppy Drive

And, no you dont need DVD or CD type SATA connection (but if you want those devices even better then old type - IDE)
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PUNKYCommented:
And after I read infor about Apex products, I would choose that in future need if any.
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StardotstarAuthor Commented:
what about the flash card reader, I cant seem to figure where it goes on the board?
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PUNKYCommented:
What type of Multi Card Reader you have or want to buy? It used to be USB type either you can connect to usb port or onboard usb connector, and power connection is either 2 x 4-pin SP4 Floppy Drive  or 6 x 4-pin Peripheral Devices.
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PUNKYCommented:
Stardostar, what exactly components that you want to buy to build system? Can you list here?
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StardotstarAuthor Commented:
EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card Retail 640-P2-N821-AR
 
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4MB L2 LGA 775 Processor Retail BX80557E6850
 
GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard Retail

Genuine MICROSOFT Windows Vista 32-Bit Ultimate Single Pack DVD OEM
 
(2) Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
 
Apex 600W ATX12V Ver 2.2 & EPS12V AC Power Supply - 600 W Ball Bearing Single Fan - - ATX 12V
 
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
 
I-ROCKS CR-IN35-BK2F Multi Function All-In-One Internal Flash Memory CardReader
 
Cooler Master CI59HDSC Silent Intel S775 CPU Cooler
 
LITE-ON LH-20A1L-06 20X DVD±R Dual Layer + DVD-RAM SATA Black Quad Format DVD Writer Retail
 
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PUNKYCommented:
Your multi card reader is not required extra power connection, you connect it directly to usb connector on motherboard and it has power.
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PUNKYCommented:
Did not see you list the memory, but I recommend at least 1 gig if you want Vista on this system.
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StardotstarAuthor Commented:
I am getting the 2 gigs of memory from Crucial.  I undrstand no power connection for the reader, I was un sure where to connect it.  You have stated USB so I know now.

Thanks for all of your help!

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PUNKYCommented:
You are welcome :)
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