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Ok.... this rig is a long time coming, and will cost me all told 2000$ I have 1500$ saved right now, and should be purchasing this in about 1 month. Tell me what you think.

Case: Antec 900 http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811129021

MOBO: EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813188013

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115003

GPU: EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130071

PSU: Thermaltake W0106RU Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 700W Power Supply 100 http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817153039

CPU Cooling: Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835154001

RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231065

HDD: 3x Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive RAID 0 http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822135106

Monitor: CHIMEI 221D-NBC Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 330 cd/m2 800:1 http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824252008

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16832116202


Anyone have any suggestions/comments/thoughts about this rig??? I choose not to go with SLI as it is alot, and I don't think I will need that power right away, also I went with G.Skill memory after all the reports of DOA sticks from Corsair. Total for new rig = $2,142.91...... I plan on waiting a month for Q2 and the prices to drop on the C2D's
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Hey man you have there basically the same system as me except i went with corsair mem instead. I dont know what you are using your system for mainly but mine has been working out very nicely for me. make sure you use arctic silver 5 paste for the cpu. Also I would look into a soundcard b/c I added mine after initially purchasing my system and it helped in bf2142. also you may have read that intel chip prices are going down somewhat soon so you may want to look into that. perhaps you could afford a better cpu then, though the e6600 has been a dream for me.
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Hey man you have there basically the same system as me except i went with corsair mem instead. I dont know what you are using your system for mainly but mine has been working out very nicely for me. make sure you use arctic silver 5 paste for the cpu. Also I would look into a soundcard b/c I added mine after initially purchasing my system and it helped in bf2142. also you may have read that intel chip prices are going down somewhat soon so you may want to look into that. perhaps you could afford a better cpu then, though the e6600 has been a dream for me.

Yes, I know about AS5, didn't think there was a need to post that as anyone knows that that is the standard..... I also posted that I would be waiting for Q2 price drops. I have most of the other componets... A sound card, DVD drive, wireless keyboard and mouse... and a few others.... I wish I didnt have to buy a monitor, but the 21" dell CRT I have is just too massive.

I wish I had enough Rep to sell on here, I have a ton of stuff, and I am looking to sell my current rig in my Sig.
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post #4 of 37
If you don't go SLI, get the ASUS P5B Deluxe for $179.99. Excellent overclocker.

Also, get a better PSU, like the Silverstone Olympus 650W, Olympus 750W , or Decathlon 750W (Identical, but modular)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256017

Use any money saved for the 640MB version of the 8800GTS:
EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail $389.99

And I probably would get two 250GB drives with 16MB cache over the three 80GB ones. More space (double), about the same price, and if you get Seagate Perpendiculars, speed won't be a whole lot less given the newer tech and 16MB cache.
    
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post #5 of 37
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
If you don't go SLI, get the ASUS P5B Deluxe for $179.99. Excellent overclocker.

Also, get a better PSU, like the Silverstone Olympus 650W, Olympus 750W , or Decathlon 750W (Identical, but modular)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=Property&N=2010320058&M anufactory=2031&PropertyCodeValue=1314%3A14179%2C1 314%3A28169&bop=And&CompareItemList=N82E1681725601 2%2CN82E16817256016%2CN82E16817256017

Use any money saved for the 640MB version of the 8800GTS:
EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail $389.99

And I probably would get two 250GB drives with 16MB cache over the three 80GB ones. More space (double), about the same price, and if you get Seagate Perpendiculars, speed won't be a whole lot less given the newer tech and 16MB cache.
Awsome Chozart... any advice from you is well worth the thought.... I will look into different HDDs, And you listed the same GPU that I had, LOL also I thought the PSU I selected had modular support as well. And I was gonna get the P5B deluxe, however the reason I didn't is because I wanted to get board that could support CPU's with 1333FSB for future upgrades, and I do plan on adding another GPU down the road for SLI whe the need for it arises. I have also done an extensive research about the Nvidia board, It looks great, the BIOS options are amazing, and It has great reviews from the egg..... But i will look into 2 different HHDs, and a different PSU, again the reason I choose this one in the first place was for good power, and great ratings from the Egg.

Lastly about the HHDs, I opted for the 3x smaller drives because I am not a Storage hog, and I have read alot about RAID0, from what I gather RAIDo is fast to write, but reading doesnt really benefit from the multiple drives, that is why I choose 3 drives which should write faster then 2. Maybe i'm wrong

And Chozart upon viewing the 3 PSU's you supplied me, none of them are modular???? did you give me the wrong PSU's?
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Sleepy on the GPU.. I saw '320' in the description, so I thought 320MB... but it was the 320bit

I understand the explanation of the motherboard

But, It's probably a better option to upgrade in the future than to go SLI. A single top end card (by that time an 8900GTX or whatever ATI has) will be better than SLI-ed 8800GTS's
    
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Sleepy on the GPU.. I saw '320' in the description, so I thought 320MB... but it was the 320bit

I understand the explanation of the motherboard

But, It's probably a better option to upgrade in the future than to go SLI. A single top end card (by that time an 8900GTX or whatever ATI has) will be better than SLI-ed 8800GTS's

I hear your point about the GPU's ..... Even so, I think the board will be better as it supports 1333MHz FSB CPU's. By the time newer GPU's come out, your probably right and they will be better then 2 8800's in SLI, but still I wanted the P5B Delux for the longest time, but settled on this MOBO because it just has so many more benefits, and offers more upgradablity. Also, what about the PSU's you recommended, you said they were "Modular" however after looking at them, all 3 aren't, LOL and the one I wanted is.... just curious... you must be tired Cho
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lol...actually, what he said is the Decathlon is modular...as you can see, after it he said "(Identical, but modular)"

and it is modular, the description says modular cables in features

who's tired now, eh Avacado?
    
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lol...actually, what he said is the Decathlon is modular...as you can see, after it he said "(Identical, but modular)"

and it is modular, the description says modular cables in features

who's tired now, eh Avacado?
Not tired, if you click the link on all 3, and look under specifications, you will see that it says no for modular cabling support.... However the PSU i selected does..... so there hmmmmmmpfh
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post #10 of 37
G.Skill makes some fine ram (only had a few bad sticks ~3%), as do OCZ...

i wouldn't touch a thermaltake PSU if you paid me -- i've seen quite a few that have malfunctioned

i'm sure there is some bundle reason to get the EVGA mobo, short of saving the money, i'd go with a real mobo...

also not a WD fan at all...
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