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post #1 of 10
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Hello there I'm looking for some help to build a new computer. What I'm looking for is quiet gaming rig, can't stand the noise from my current computer. The budget is of about 1500$ (or 2000$ CD)

Up to now here's what I got:

Case: Antec Performance One P180 (Can't have a bigger case then 21"x 9"x 21" and this one seemed to me like the best choice)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154

Mobo: ASUS P5N32-E SLI
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131073

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe, I'm not a big fan of the Quad CPU prices so the C2D seem more then enough for the moment
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115003

Hard Drive: WD Raptor 36GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136054
and
Seagate Barracuda 320GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148215

Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800, I might not be able to get this one from the store I want to buy from tho, which one would be good if I cant get the hang on the Gskills?
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231065

GPU: BFG GeForce 8800GTX 768MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143080

Now the only thing missing is a good Power Supply (since I already have the DVD burner, screen, keyboard and mouse), I'd like to have a quiet one but not too expensive either, I dont really feel like poping 200$ on a Power supply .

I'd appreciate suggestion and correction from you folk. Thank you.

ps: Oh yah also, is the GeForce 8600 any good, I've seen thats its almost half-priced but havent heard much about it
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ASUS P5N32-E SLI MSI Hawk 5770HD OCZ (4x1GB) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 320GB Pioneer 109 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic VX2453MH + Samsung 226CW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec NeoHE550 Antec P180 Razor DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ASUS P5N32-E SLI MSI Hawk 5770HD OCZ (4x1GB) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 320GB Pioneer 109 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic VX2453MH + Samsung 226CW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec NeoHE550 Antec P180 Razor DeathAdder 
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post #2 of 10
How much is "not too expensive"?

Corsiar 520W w/ $10 rebate

Corsair w/ $50 rebate <= G.Skill alternative.
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post #3 of 10
Well, the 8600GTS is a good card, but nowhere near the performance of the 8800 series.

And the PSU is one of the most important parts of the PC, so I wouldn't skimp on it.

Just my $.02


EDIT: and the G.Skill ram is much better than Corsair IMO.
post #4 of 10
A $140-PSU can't be bad.

I would stick with it. With rebate and all.

And why do you say the G.Skill is better than Corsair?

How is it better? (Haven't been in the market lately. It'd be nice to hear an explanation. )
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2.4 GHz Intel HD Graphics + GeForce GT 330M 256 MB PCI-E 4 GB 320 GB 
OSMonitorCase
Mac OS X: Snow Leopard 15.4'' LCD Aluminum! 
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post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zipnogg View Post
A $140-PSU can't be bad.

I would stick with it. With rebate and all.

And why do you say the G.Skill is better than Corsair?

How is it better? (Haven't been in the market lately. It'd be nice to hear an explanation. )
Well, the G.Skill uses Micron D9GMH IC's, which OC MUCH better than the Promos in the Corsairs. They are probably the most popular RAM on the forums by now.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Well that seem like quite a reasonable price for the Power Supply thanks for the suggestion

I was wondering, would OCZ be a good choice for the memory?
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ASUS P5N32-E SLI MSI Hawk 5770HD OCZ (4x1GB) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 320GB Pioneer 109 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic VX2453MH + Samsung 226CW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec NeoHE550 Antec P180 Razor DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ASUS P5N32-E SLI MSI Hawk 5770HD OCZ (4x1GB) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 320GB Pioneer 109 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic VX2453MH + Samsung 226CW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec NeoHE550 Antec P180 Razor DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
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post #7 of 10
I got my Silverstone Olympia 650w PSU for $125, here is the newegg link for 149.99. You obviously won't be buying from newegg, so check it out where you will be shopping, it's quite a step up from the Corsair 520HX for a small price bump, though the Corsair is solid too. There are alot of people liking the Silverstone OP650 these days, including myself, lots of OCN users, and johnnyGURU.

Good luck with the rig, hope you enjoy it
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E6300 @ 3.2GHz 24/7 DFI P35-T2R LT PNY 8800gt 2 x 2gb DDR2 800 OCZ ReaperX HPC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Intel X25-M + 1TB Samsung F3 HD103SJ Samsung SATA DVD-RW Windows XP Home Dell 23" 1080p + Hanns·G 19" 1440x900 LCDs 
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Saitek II Eclipse Silverstone OP650 Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech MX518 
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E6300 @ 3.2GHz 24/7 DFI P35-T2R LT PNY 8800gt 2 x 2gb DDR2 800 OCZ ReaperX HPC 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Intel X25-M + 1TB Samsung F3 HD103SJ Samsung SATA DVD-RW Windows XP Home Dell 23" 1080p + Hanns·G 19" 1440x900 LCDs 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek II Eclipse Silverstone OP650 Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech MX518 
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plain-o blue w/gel wrist rest 
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by UncleGeorge View Post
Well that seem like quite a reasonable price for the Power Supply thanks for the suggestion

I was wondering, would OCZ be a good choice for the memory?
Sure, OCZ is decent.

It's just that just before I left the forum for some time, I heard that OCZ isn't even it's own brand or something.

They just get some 3rd part company to make the parts and stick their brand name on it or something.

But to tell you the truth, I haven't seen anyone go wrong w/ OCZ.
The MBP
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2.4 GHz Intel HD Graphics + GeForce GT 330M 256 MB PCI-E 4 GB 320 GB 
OSMonitorCase
Mac OS X: Snow Leopard 15.4'' LCD Aluminum! 
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The MBP
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i5 2.4 GHz Intel HD Graphics + GeForce GT 330M 256 MB PCI-E 4 GB 320 GB 
OSMonitorCase
Mac OS X: Snow Leopard 15.4'' LCD Aluminum! 
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post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thx for your advices peoples
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ASUS P5N32-E SLI MSI Hawk 5770HD OCZ (4x1GB) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 320GB Pioneer 109 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic VX2453MH + Samsung 226CW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec NeoHE550 Antec P180 Razor DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ASUS P5N32-E SLI MSI Hawk 5770HD OCZ (4x1GB) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 320GB Pioneer 109 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic VX2453MH + Samsung 226CW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec NeoHE550 Antec P180 Razor DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
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post #10 of 10
You should also take a look at Buffalo Firestix for ram, they also use the Micron D9's and are insane overclockers.

For powersupply you can also look at this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010
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