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Originally Posted by ViRuS View Post
if your looking to build a C2D rig
maybe you should look at some aftermarket cooling, they run a little hot.
im not saying go to extremes and buy watercooling,
just something a little better than stock.

OCZ PSU's are nice, and give of blue light, if thats your thing.
the new corsair PSU's are good too, modular and partially silent.

also, consider a DX10 card, can pick one up for £199.99 U.K pounds.
(Evga 8800GTS 320mb)

ViRuS

lol, I know absolutely nothing about cooling, so what aftermarket cooling would you recommend?
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post #22 of 33
You have two of the same threads. http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/19...1st-build.html

MOD!!!

This is what I said on the other thread. Just making sure you read it if a mod is gonig to delete one.
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I forgot to mention that I'm looking for a Dx9 card, as I'm not yet ready to make the switch to Vista, so is the 7900GT the best Dx9 card out?
I'd go with the X1950XT on DX9.

How much are you willing to spend on a PSU?
A strong PSU now would be a future-proof if you're going to upgrade.

I have this, OCZ 600w GamexStream .This is my first build and that PSU handled everything I gave at it.

Fishie have ran his 8800GTS on this PSU. SeaSonic 430w
Silverstone 500w. This have pretty good ratings. SilverStone is a great PSU brand.

If you're not going SLI, get the DS3 board and put the $100 you're going to save into a good PSU.
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post #23 of 33
Well I fly back to Toronto yearly and pick up all my computer parts there. Much cheaper over there. I mean I paid 400USD for my 8800GTS when I could have had it for 260.

If you ever travel to the states or know someone who does, get them to pick you up some components and fly it back with them in their luggage.
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I'd go with the X1950XT on DX9.

How much are you willing to spend on a PSU?
A strong PSU now would be a future-proof if you're going to upgrade.

I have this, OCZ 600w GamexStream .This is my first build and that PSU handled everything I gave at it.

Fishie have ran his 8800GTS on this PSU. SeaSonic 430w
Silverstone 500w. This have pretty good ratings. SilverStone is a great PSU brand.

If you're not going SLI, get the DS3 board and put the $100 you're going to save into a good PSU.
Thank You.

It was suggested that i purchase this PSU so that is the one I think I'm going to choose.
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£199.99 U.K pounds!!!

Thats like 400USD

In america they go for about 260USD after rebates
yea tell me about it! I wish i'd asked someone in America to pick me one up and ship it over.
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I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the correct section, so if I'm not, please forgive me.

I started off earlier this week looking to buy a "gaming PC." It was suggested to me though that I build my own, as it would probably be cheaper, so that is what I'm currently trying to do. I searched around the net using Google, and found a couple of sites which offered building tips and/or actual logs of builds, and from that I set off to give it a shot. I'm not sure if all of the components are compatible, so I'm posting to get some feedback and much needed suggestions in relation to changes I should make. All comments are welcomed. Thank You all up front.

Case : Antec P180B

Video Card : GeForce 7900GT (Read somewhere that this card is one of the best Dx9 cards on the market) or X1950XT (Card suggested by another OCN member)

Power Supply : OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS

Memory : G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2

Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775

Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

Floppy Drive : Floppy Drive


I'd like to keep the price under $1000, without shipping.
Floppy not needed
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Floppy not needed
Agreed... but a hard drive and DVD might come in handy
    
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post #29 of 33
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Thank You.

It was suggested that i purchase this PSU so that is the one I think I'm going to choose.
I'd still get the 8600GTS. 8800GTS if you can afford it. Will play DX9 games, and be alot more future proof.

And as for PSU's, I'd whole heartedly recommend either a Silverstone Olympia Series, or a Corsair HX. Both top notch products.

I'm also selling an Antec TruePower Trio 550, so PM me if your interested.
    
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post #30 of 33
I would wait on ordering the cpu and wait till july, their going down alot! you will be able to get a q6600 for 266..
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