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post #1 of 19
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This is a modest build just to get updated.

Asus Striker
Q6600 C2Q
EVGA 8800GTS 320 mb
1x2Gb Corsair Dominator
Zalman 9700 cooler

More info on new PSU and other items to follow. Pics of build as I get stuff. Be aware that I have not owned an Intel computer since P4 came out. I hate P4.
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Q6600 B3 DFI Lan Party P35 UT TR2 8800GTS 320Mb 4x1Gb Corsair Dominator DDR2 
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70Gb Raptor + 200Gb Raid 0+1 LiteOn DVD-ROM Vista Home Premium 64 Gateway FPD2275W 
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70Gb Raptor + 200Gb Raid 0+1 LiteOn DVD-ROM Vista Home Premium 64 Gateway FPD2275W 
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post #2 of 19
Do you have any specific reason for getting the Zalman 9700? It really isn't the best in its price range, especially for quad.
 
Optiplex 790
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Some shit.
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E7200 3.6GHZ 9*400 1.25v Gigabyte P35-DS3R BFG 9800GTX OC 2*1GB Kingston HyperX D9GKX 1200MHZ C5, 2.0V 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB WD SATAII NEC 3550A DL DVD+/-RW Win XP Home HP W2007 
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Microsoft Digital Media Pro XClio Goodpower 500W Cooler Master Centurion 5 Logitech G5 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2400 Sapphire HD6670 LP 4GB DDR3 500GB 7200RPM 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Professional 2 x Dell 2408WFP 
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i5 3317U HD4000 4GB DDR3 128GB SSD 
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E7200 3.6GHZ 9*400 1.25v Gigabyte P35-DS3R BFG 9800GTX OC 2*1GB Kingston HyperX D9GKX 1200MHZ C5, 2.0V 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB WD SATAII NEC 3550A DL DVD+/-RW Win XP Home HP W2007 
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Microsoft Digital Media Pro XClio Goodpower 500W Cooler Master Centurion 5 Logitech G5 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2400 Sapphire HD6670 LP 4GB DDR3 500GB 7200RPM 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Professional 2 x Dell 2408WFP 
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i5 3317U HD4000 4GB DDR3 128GB SSD 
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post #3 of 19
You should have settled for an E6420.. Overclocked it to about 3.2Ghz. Downgrade the motherbaord to an P5N-E or P5B Deluxe. Get a Tuniq Tower. The money saved from the motherboard and processor you may be able to step up to an 8800GTX !
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Intel i5 - 6600k Gigabyte Z170X - Gaming 3 MSI R9 390 8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 2X4GB 
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OCZ ARC 100 240GB + WD Blue 1TB Cooler Master Hyper212 EVO Windows 10 64 - Bit Cooler Master V550 
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NXZT S340 Black / Red 
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OCZ ARC 100 240GB + WD Blue 1TB Cooler Master Hyper212 EVO Windows 10 64 - Bit Cooler Master V550 
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post #4 of 19
Look nice but why the Zalman?

Alot of better coolers out there for the same price
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250Gb WD [Raid 0]|400Gb Seagate 7200.10 Sony Sata Dual Layer DVD Writer Windows XP Pro 19" Asus WS (1440x900) 
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2x 250Gb WD [Raid 0]|400Gb Seagate 7200.10 Sony Sata Dual Layer DVD Writer Windows XP Pro 19" Asus WS (1440x900) 
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Logitech G15 Corsair HX620W Modular (50A) Thermaltake Armor "Extreme Edition" Razer Copperhead Chaos Green 
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post #5 of 19
Don't underestimate the Zalman. Yes, overpriced, but it actually rivals my Tuniq Tower. The key is to provide excellent airflow

I've run my Quad under both, and the Tuniq is 2C cooler... not too bad a performance for the Zalman.

Having that said, I'd get the Tuniq

Note that by the end of July, prices will drop again. The Quad will go for $266.

Get an E6320 as a placeholder if you're buying now.
Don't get the Striker. Overpriced, and the P5N32-E SLI does exactly the same.
Don't get the Dominators either. Get G.Skill HZ DDR2 800. Overclocks very well, and it's inexpensive.
that indeed allows an upgrade to an 8800GTX

Short version... I agree with myresolution_72 and the others
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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post #6 of 19
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This is the deal... someone owes me some cash, I said buy me some computer stuff and we are even. I bought the CPU a few weeks ago with the Stiker. This person is getting me the memory and the cooler. I didn't chose it, he did. But I assure you, watercooling is coming and fast. I might get a lga775 block, put the Zalman on the A64 and I am good to go
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70Gb Raptor + 200Gb Raid 0+1 LiteOn DVD-ROM Vista Home Premium 64 Gateway FPD2275W 
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post #7 of 19
You might want to get a P5K motherboard instead of a striker.
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post #8 of 19
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So I think I finally decided what PSU to get: P&PC Turbo Cool 1kW. Overkill? Yes. But if in the very inmediate future I decide to go SLI/Quad SLI I am ready for it. Opinions?
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70Gb Raptor + 200Gb Raid 0+1 LiteOn DVD-ROM Vista Home Premium 64 Gateway FPD2275W 
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post #9 of 19
Look at the Silverstone OP1000. Similar specs as the PC P&C and got a good review from Jonnygury.com. In a direct shootout, the PC P&C had the better ripple specs, but the Silverstone had better voltage regulation, efficiency, and was quieter. Plus, it's about $200 cheaper than the PC P&C

Also, there will be a DA1200 out from Silverstone... Modular, 90A on a 12V rail, and going to look good also
    
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #10 of 19
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So I got hold of all items and decided to follow your advice. I have exchanged the memory and board for the HZ and the P5N32-SLi. My dear wife said she would give me the ultimate Father's Day gift, so she went ahead and ordered the PC&C 1kW PSU (Sorry Chozart, she did it before I saw your post, but money is no problem here). I am keeping the Q6600.

The Zalman cooler is just a "for now" thing. The 8800GTS will be "stepped up" soon too.

So I hope to have pictures in photobucket soon. Planning to use my old Kandalf case and recycle the CCFs, a bit of wire management and I think that will be a nice little rig.
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70Gb Raptor + 200Gb Raid 0+1 LiteOn DVD-ROM Vista Home Premium 64 Gateway FPD2275W 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
70Gb Raptor + 200Gb Raid 0+1 LiteOn DVD-ROM Vista Home Premium 64 Gateway FPD2275W 
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