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post #1 of 16
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okay, I have some things in mind for my new build, but I want some feedback from some you here before I do anything. My budget is 4-4.5K. I def want to go conroe, but do i need the x6800? would money be better spent elsewhere? I like ASUS boards, not sure what mem I want to use. I am thinking of going with a swifttech water cooling system. So lets have it, what do you guys suggest for me. Thanks.
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post #2 of 16
4-4.5k, including monitor/case/mouse....everything?
    
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yep, everything, I could maybe go up to 5k if i felt i needed to.
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post #4 of 16
Now, here is a possible rig... but I do have comments at the end.
Total: $4,221.56

Now, I don't know about watercooling that much, so I left a little room in the budget for that. For $300 I think you should be able to get something nice.

Comments:
  1. No X6800 - not worth it, given the fact that you can overclock the E6700 very well.
  2. For now, I did pick a crossfire set up, however, my advice is to just get a capable single card for now (an X1900XT for $239.99 for example), and save money for when DX10 comes. Your call though.
  3. RAM: I picked some crazy RAM here (DDR2 1066, 4-4-4-5; also out of stock and mega-expensive). Cheaper and good alternative is Corsair for $369.00.
  4. HDD: I choose the Raptor X. The normal 150GB Raptors perform the same, and save some money. Just no see-through.
  5. PSU: A very good, and probably preferred, alternative is the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W for $199.
  6. Monitor: 24" should be the minimum.

With savings on RAM, HDD, and PSU, the total will then be $3,910.58. How does Phase Change cooling sound to you
    
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post #5 of 16
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thanks chozart, I finally got everything ordered and should be able to start my build within the next week or 2. I ended up getting a great deal on some different hardware than what you suggested, ie. p5n32 sli deluxe (I know, but I got a great deal), super talent ram, 7950gx2. I did go with the e6700 and a swiftech/DD watercool setup. I will fill in my sustem specs shortly. Can't wait to see how this will perform.
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post #6 of 16
It will perform well, but not overclock well given the motherboard you picked.

Good luck with it though
    
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post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
I know, but I picked it up new for $125 so i couldn't pass it up.
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post #8 of 16
heheehe ok
    
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post #9 of 16
With your budget, you should have listened to Chozart. I almost bought that board as well (considering I have an SLI setup). From an overclocking perspective because its still using the older NF4 chipset, it is beyond poor. In Xtreme systems, some guys with the board were having boot up troubles at "stock". My advice is to exchange it as well. You are running a 7950 so SLi really doesn't matter and you can run sli on any of the intel chipsets with correct modded drivers as well.
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post #10 of 16
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anyone else want to come and bust my balls on this? Apparently i deserve it
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