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Around $1500 budget build, help please

post #1 of 13
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i have about 1500 for the tower and monitor, i can use some help and second opionions if anything is incompatible

mobo - gigabyte DS3 - 144$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

cpu- E6300 - 193$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

RAM- 2gb G.skill - 209$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

GPU- 8800GTS - 430$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071

cd/dvd - lite on.. everything 32$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106049

monitor - sceptre 239$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112006

HD - (2X) WD cavier 80GB RAID 0 - 88$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106

Case ?? something with good cooling, i want to OC my cpu, and big enough to for the 8800

PSU ?? completely lost here to, i have no idea what i need to power the system


$1335 so far spent, about $170 for case n psu, and do i need an aftermarket cpu heat sink? because ive read of people getting 3GHz on stock cooling stable

thx all opinions welcomed
FUTURE SYSTEM
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 DS3 8600 GTS maybe 2GB G.Skill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB barracud PR LG all that stuff Vista probly 20.1 widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech media maybe a 520 cosair aerocool masteige thing MX518 looks promising 
Mouse Pad
going to need a new one 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 DS3 8600 GTS maybe 2GB G.Skill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB barracud PR LG all that stuff Vista probly 20.1 widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech media maybe a 520 cosair aerocool masteige thing MX518 looks promising 
Mouse Pad
going to need a new one 
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post #2 of 13
Good pick with the monitor... there is an admin selling a nice moded case at a great price
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E6300 Asus P5B Deluxe 7600GT CrucialTechnologyBallistix BL2KIT 2GB kit DDR2-800 
Hard DrivePowerCase
Barracuda 250gb OCZ OCZ600GXSSLI GameXStream 600W Thermaltake Dream Tower Series -Tsunami VA3000BWA 
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E6300 Asus P5B Deluxe 7600GT CrucialTechnologyBallistix BL2KIT 2GB kit DDR2-800 
Hard DrivePowerCase
Barracuda 250gb OCZ OCZ600GXSSLI GameXStream 600W Thermaltake Dream Tower Series -Tsunami VA3000BWA 
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post #3 of 13
You can like this one too.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002Yes if you going to OC you want aftermarket cooling.
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E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
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oczgamexstream700 wtt x blade/modded Razor deathadder thermaltake gamer pad/led 
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E6850 SLA,G0,@3.7 P5N32 SLi/680iSB=Jing ting/nb=spirit II[1203]bios] MSI 470 GTX[order on his way] 4 gig ocz Reapers pc 8500 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 WD 250gig 16mb/raid 0\1 WD640 AALS 32MB win xp pro sp3/Windows 7 Beta LCD,22"=Samsung 2MS,226BW,52"samsung LN5A550 Thermaltake xaser 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
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post #4 of 13
Get the S3 instead of the DS3... Same board minus the solid caps. It's what I'm using & it brought my E6600 to 3.6 GHz stable with very little drama. Save yourself the extra $$$ and get the E6400 instead of the E6300, it's worth it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E4300 @ 3150MHz Gigabyte P35-DS3R Diamond HD2900XT 1GB 4GB DDR2-1000 G.SKILL 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750GB 32mb + 3x 250GB Samsung SATA Windows XP SP2 Samsung 941BW (HANNS.G 28" on the way) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Old Dell Clicky-Type w/ Cherry Sliders PCP&C 510 SLI LIAN LI PC-7B Razer Lachesis 
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Func F10.S 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750GB 32mb + 3x 250GB Samsung SATA Windows XP SP2 Samsung 941BW (HANNS.G 28" on the way) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Old Dell Clicky-Type w/ Cherry Sliders PCP&C 510 SLI LIAN LI PC-7B Razer Lachesis 
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post #5 of 13
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so i could get the S3 and with that cash i save i can get a 9500 right? but isnt 700W to much? shouldnt 500-550W be enough?

wat about the case tho?
FUTURE SYSTEM
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 DS3 8600 GTS maybe 2GB G.Skill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB barracud PR LG all that stuff Vista probly 20.1 widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech media maybe a 520 cosair aerocool masteige thing MX518 looks promising 
Mouse Pad
going to need a new one 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 DS3 8600 GTS maybe 2GB G.Skill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB barracud PR LG all that stuff Vista probly 20.1 widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech media maybe a 520 cosair aerocool masteige thing MX518 looks promising 
Mouse Pad
going to need a new one 
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post #6 of 13
ocz gamexstream 600w for psu

or seasonic 610
    
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AMD Xp 2800+ Some asus AGP 8800GTX. (9600pro) 512mb PC2700 
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200w HP Logitech G5 Allsop gamers ed 
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by musicmanvin View Post
so i could get the S3 and with that cash i save i can get a 9500 right? but isnt 700W to much? shouldnt 500-550W be enough?

wat about the case tho?
I agree with the previous statements about PSU.

With the difference in cash you save getting the S3 over the DS3, I would put that towards getting an E6400 CPU instead of an E6300. Don't worry about an aftermarket cooler for the time being, if you're on a budget. That stock cooler will be fine for your uses, and you should still be able to see a decent OC from it.

And to your question about wattage, yes, 550 or so should be plenty for that rig. More doesn't hurt, but pay particular attention to the amperage ratings on the 12v rails, as opposed to just a global wattage rating. You're going to be better off with higher amperage 12v rails. Also, a higher amperage single rail PSU is better than one with multiple, lower amperage rails.

Hope some of this helps.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E4300 @ 3150MHz Gigabyte P35-DS3R Diamond HD2900XT 1GB 4GB DDR2-1000 G.SKILL 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750GB 32mb + 3x 250GB Samsung SATA Windows XP SP2 Samsung 941BW (HANNS.G 28" on the way) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Old Dell Clicky-Type w/ Cherry Sliders PCP&C 510 SLI LIAN LI PC-7B Razer Lachesis 
Mouse Pad
Func F10.S 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E4300 @ 3150MHz Gigabyte P35-DS3R Diamond HD2900XT 1GB 4GB DDR2-1000 G.SKILL 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 750GB 32mb + 3x 250GB Samsung SATA Windows XP SP2 Samsung 941BW (HANNS.G 28" on the way) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Old Dell Clicky-Type w/ Cherry Sliders PCP&C 510 SLI LIAN LI PC-7B Razer Lachesis 
Mouse Pad
Func F10.S 
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post #8 of 13
Why is that? I was under the impression that multi rails are more stable. I know that PCP&C make the best PSU's and they are all single rails so I don't doubt what you are saying I am just asking you to explain it to us please.
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Intel i7 930 Foxconn Bloodrage ATI HD5870 6GB OCZ i7 Certified 1600mhz 
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Seagate 7200.12 1TBx2 Lite-on 20x DVD burner Windows 7 Ult x64 Samsung 2494HM 
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Zalman 850w ZM850-HP CM Stacker 830 G500 Razor XactMat X 
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Seagate 7200.12 1TBx2 Lite-on 20x DVD burner Windows 7 Ult x64 Samsung 2494HM 
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post #9 of 13
Single rails are better in terms of load distribution. Most multi rail PSUs have the same power source for the 12V rails anyways (same transformer), so it's more a gimmick to be able to conform to the (older) ATX12V requirements and the EU directives with which the whole multi rail craze started.

I'd pick a good single rail PSU over multiple rails. However, in this pricerange ($100 - $125), there aren't many good single rail PSUs.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #10 of 13
Zipzoomfly have some great deal on PSUs, I suggests:

Sunbeam NUUO 550Watt $59.99 - Great budget PSU, runs my rig like a champ.
OCZ 700 Watt $105.99 - On back order.
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Core i7 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 AMD 7970 16GB DDR3 
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Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
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Intel 520 256GB SATA DVD Burner Windows 7 64 bit Deal U2410 
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