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Hello all.


I plan to order my parts tonight or tomorrow.

This is what I have so far:

Powermac G5 Case

ThermalTake TR2 W0070 430W Power Supply

Pentium D 820

eVGA GeFORCE 6600 256MB Video Card with PCI EXPRESS



I need help choosing a mothboard. Something that wont require much work, and will alow me to overclock a little.


Thanks :)

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You're so lucky to be able to get all of those great parts. Anyways here is a good cheap MoBo for a Pentium D and should fit in your Powermac case.

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Well, i sold my mini for $600 so that bumped up my budget :)

Ah, That motherboard looks awsome for that price. But it only supports DDR, is that bad? Shouldn't i be looking for DDR2?

And also, I don't mind if its not Micro ATX, I'm willing to cut some of the divider up in the Powermac case

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Only having DDR is not really that bad. My iMac has only DDR and it works great. DDR2 only makes your RAM a slight bit faster. There's really not much of a difference. For that price, it's worth it.

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Just wondering...where did/can you order the powermac case from?

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Just wondering...where did/can you order the powermac case from?

eBay

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Ya, you can get it from ebay. The people that sell it are from Allmac.com. You can buy it from there too.

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You're so lucky to be able to get all of those great parts. Anyways here is a good cheap MoBo for a Pentium D and should fit in your Powermac case.


Why would you even think of suggesting that mobo? It doesn't have GMA graphics, it uses a SIS chipset, and there's other compatibility problems. If you use that board, you're going to be disappointed at best. You'd be better off getting a board like the Asus P5LD2-VM that actually has working SATA and the GMA950 if you ever wanted QE or CI.

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Sorry. I forgot to check which graphics it used. But, even if you did choose this mobo you could still get an ATI card for graphics.

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THERMALTAKE 430 WATT PSU

PQI 1GB DDR2 RAM

ASUS P5LD2 MOTHERBOARD

PENTIUM D 805 DUAL CORE PROCESSOR

SEAGATE 120GB HARD DRIVE [will upgrade later on]

ATI RADEON X1600 PRO GDDR3 VIDEO CARD



Sound good? lol

For the mobo, since its ATX, I'm willing to cut some of the case's divider up so its cool :(

I'm going to attempt to make it look like this :)

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hey m8. where did u get power mac g5 case.are u in india

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Ravi dood that case is awesome, r u in India???. Where did u get it???

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I'd really like a case like this as well. Where did you get it?

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It's available in Dubai and I know the dealers quite well :blink: I'll find out the price and will post back.

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I'd really like a case like this as well. Where did you get it?


There is an American site (someone posted it here) which sells them at $300... I'll try and dig up the link later... It was in the Mod section.





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