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ok so sofar i am doing the raid with: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive: 200
im getting the COOLER MASTER CM Stacker 830 RC-830-KKR3 Full Tower Case Retail
Included Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000W Power Supply; just cuz its a steal for only $350
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 : 200
and the rest is like even between all the posts...
ddr2 or 3 (4GB)... vid card (preferably nvidia, but it seems that the ATI 3870 x2 is good too) , also the mobo. go with 790i for a furture upgrade or dont sli and go with a cheepo lol. but i want this comp to last me like 3 years with maybe a cheap upgrade.
so ive narrowed it down a bit... help me narrow just one more time plz
No need for the GX2, get a 8800GTS G92 or a 3870X2. The GX2 is still going through a few problems as noted here on ocn.
No need for the 790I, much less an Nvidia chipset if you're not going to go SLI. Get an x38 chipset.
Get some good G.Skill DDR2 ram, 1066Mhz would be good.
No need for a raptor, get 2 500Gb 7002.11 Segate drives and RAID 0 them. Much more space, and slightly faster.
Good choice on the CPU.
Nice case, but get a good PSU, Any PC P&C or FSP will be good, about 750Watts to do it.
Add a sound card like the Asus xonar and you're set.
Also, do you have your own monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers?
What about after market cooling? I suggest a Turniq tower 120 with some AS5
OR you can oc your q6600 to 3.6 and get better than a not oced qx6850.BIG DEAL
all of us ocers will be going for quads in a year,its so stupid to buy a dual core atm.