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post #1 of 15
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Well my build has changed a little bit. I sold the 6700 and I am going to use the 6600. The crucial is here and I'm hoping to pick up a ds3 for $100. I am still determined to make a video of the entire process of building the comp just to help out all the noobs.

CPU- 6600-Free In Hand

Mobo- DS3-$100 Pending

DDR2-2x1Gb Crucial Ballistix DDR2 1000-$280 In Hand


GPU-7800Gt just to tide me over till dx10 drops in price-Free In Hand


PSU-PC Power & Cooling 750w-$175 Pending

Sound Card- Bluegears B-Inspirer- $110 In Hand


HDD- 150G Raptor X-Already bought In Hand

Case- Sunbeam Transformer-$92 In Hand

CPU cooler- TT Big Typhoon Pending

Sound Sytem- Klipsch GMX 5.1-Already bought In Hand

Headphones- Siberia Icemats-$10 In Hand

Keyboard-G15- $54 In Hand

Mouse-G5-$37 In Hand

If anyone has any arguments or info to help me decide on what to get it will be greatly appreciated
    
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C2D E6600 @3.8 Gigabyte DS# rev 1.0 8800GTS 2Gb Ballistix DDR2 1000 D9GKX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150Gb Raptor X + 500Gb Seagate Barracuda Sony DL DVD/RW XP 20.1 Sceptre LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 PC Power & Cooling 750w Black CM Stacker 830 G5 
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C2D E6600 @3.8 Gigabyte DS# rev 1.0 8800GTS 2Gb Ballistix DDR2 1000 D9GKX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150Gb Raptor X + 500Gb Seagate Barracuda Sony DL DVD/RW XP 20.1 Sceptre LCD 
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G15 PC Power & Cooling 750w Black CM Stacker 830 G5 
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post #2 of 15
Planning on going SLI in the future or no? That alone should answer your motherboard quandary. PSU, I say go with the PC Power and Cooling. Firestix I have heard great things about, and the Tuniq is the obvious good choice if you are going air. I would say its going to be a great build!

PS. Where do you work? =D
post #3 of 15
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microcenter, i get some pretty *****in deals
    
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C2D E6600 @3.8 Gigabyte DS# rev 1.0 8800GTS 2Gb Ballistix DDR2 1000 D9GKX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150Gb Raptor X + 500Gb Seagate Barracuda Sony DL DVD/RW XP 20.1 Sceptre LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 PC Power & Cooling 750w Black CM Stacker 830 G5 
Mouse Pad
Black Icemat Rev 2 
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C2D E6600 @3.8 Gigabyte DS# rev 1.0 8800GTS 2Gb Ballistix DDR2 1000 D9GKX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150Gb Raptor X + 500Gb Seagate Barracuda Sony DL DVD/RW XP 20.1 Sceptre LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 PC Power & Cooling 750w Black CM Stacker 830 G5 
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Black Icemat Rev 2 
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post #4 of 15
I would recommend you keep the e6600 and sell the e6700, especially if you went with those buffalo firestix, which overclock great and are great for the money. Since you plan on going with a whole new video card, I would go with the asus p5b deluxe, since its a lot cheaper... I don't know about you, but since you are springing for a DX10 card, I doubt you have the money for 2, in which case you don't need sli and you could also save money and go with the OCZ 700w. The tuniq tower is one of the best air cpu coolers out there. As for the case, there are so many its hard for me to make a recommendation. I personally like the antec nine hundred over the other two, but its all based on your preference, I want something to show off my rig...

Buffalo Firestix: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820150054
Asus P5B Deluxe: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045
OCZ 700w: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
Antec Nine Hundred: http://www.provantage.com/antec-nine...d~7ANTG049.htm

edit - typos.
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Intel i5-750 @ 3.8ghz Biostar T5 XE CFX-SLI Sapphire 4830 CF 2 x 2gb GSkill Ripsaws DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB WD Caviar Black Sony 24x Burner (sata) Windows XP Pro and Vista Ultimate Acer 23" 1080p H233Hbmid 
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Microsoft 6000 Wireless BFG 550w Cooler Master CSX orange Flame Microsoft Nautral (Ergo) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB WD Caviar Black Sony 24x Burner (sata) Windows XP Pro and Vista Ultimate Acer 23" 1080p H233Hbmid 
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Microsoft 6000 Wireless BFG 550w Cooler Master CSX orange Flame Microsoft Nautral (Ergo) 
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post #5 of 15
I'd sell the E6700 since it is the same as the E6600, and just overclock the E6600 or leave it stock. I'd get the eVGA or Asus 680i board, and the 750W PCP&C Power Supply. The rest of the rig looks really nice. And for the memory, what amount/speed do you want? 2x1GB, 1GB, 2x512? DDR2 533, 667, 800?
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asus P5K Deluxe/WiFi-AP eVGA e-GeForce 8800GTX 2x1GB of G. Skill DDR2-800 
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300GB / 60GB / 4GB 16x LG DVD Burner Windows: XP ViewSonic 19" VP191b 
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Saitek PK-02 SeaSonic M12 SS-700MH Antec P180B Mid-Tower Logitech G5 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB / 60GB / 4GB 16x LG DVD Burner Windows: XP ViewSonic 19" VP191b 
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Saitek PK-02 SeaSonic M12 SS-700MH Antec P180B Mid-Tower Logitech G5 
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post #6 of 15
sell the e6700, since its worth more. preformance will be almost the same.
    
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post #7 of 15
I agree with the last three posts. It only makes sense as you will gain as good performance for less money and you can put the extra money towards a good gaming card.

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2 X Callisto Deluxe 25nm 60GB Plextor PX-B910SA 4x Blu-ray DVD-RW Win7 64 2 x Samsung 275T+ 
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2 X Callisto Deluxe 25nm 60GB Plextor PX-B910SA 4x Blu-ray DVD-RW Win7 64 2 x Samsung 275T+ 
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post #8 of 15
Storm, you are one lucky mother******.
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Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
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Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Storm, you are one lucky mother******.
lol yep
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150Gb Raptor X + 500Gb Seagate Barracuda Sony DL DVD/RW XP 20.1 Sceptre LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 PC Power & Cooling 750w Black CM Stacker 830 G5 
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C2D E6600 @3.8 Gigabyte DS# rev 1.0 8800GTS 2Gb Ballistix DDR2 1000 D9GKX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
150Gb Raptor X + 500Gb Seagate Barracuda Sony DL DVD/RW XP 20.1 Sceptre LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 PC Power & Cooling 750w Black CM Stacker 830 G5 
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post #10 of 15
So... whatca gonna do with that rig in your sig there?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win Server 2012 Headless/15" touchscreen Apple mini USB PC P&C 500W 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3930K ASUS P9X79 ASUS GTX 570 DCII 4 x 4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz LV 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel 330 - 180GB LG HDDVD & Blu Ray Reader Cooler Master Hyper 612 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR30w Samsung 2243BWX Ducky! PCP&C 750w Silencer (coppa) 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li PC-E8 G9x S&S Steel Onkyo Receiver/Design Acoustics 2.1 system 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2410M HD 3000 8GB 120GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSOSOS
Super Drive OSX 10.7.2 Win 7 Enterprise (In VB) Ubuntu 10.04 (In VB) 
MonitorPower
13" 1280x800 65w Magsafe 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Q9300 Gigabyte P35 8GB DDR2 2TB WD 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB WD 2TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 1.5TB Seagate 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB Hitachi 1TB Hitachi 500GB WD DVD-RW 
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