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post #1 of 5
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I've been searching for the hottest deal on the net for the past month. My aim is for silent, decent gaming build. This will be my first attempt of overclocking. Most of the parts I got were mail in rebate deals. I need help deciding on a nice overclock motherboard, a quiet hd, and a quiet heatsink. Here what I have so far.

E6600 C2D LG47G435 $200
Crucial Ballistix 2GB PC2-6400 800MHz $72
BFG GeForce 7900 GS OC 256MB PCI Express $99
Corsair 620w SLI Certified Modular ATX Power Supply $115
Antec P180B Case $50

Advice needed on
Motherboard: I'm leaning toward the GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3, DFI Infinity P965-S, or the ASUS P5B Deluxe.
Harddrive: Quiet 500gb SATA
Heatsink: Tuniq Tower 120 or the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme (good quiet fans?) Will either of these heatsinks fit my p180b case?

Thanks
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Do you plan to sli in the future? If so, you may want to look at the P5N-ESLI. Heatsink wise, personally, I'd go with a tuniq tower.
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Mostly likely not. I'm planning to upgrade to a dx10 card when it is cheaper.
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K, in which case, I'd go for the abit fatal1ty (if you dont mind his name all over your board) or if you do mind, then the p5b Deluxe.
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500 Gb Samsung/250 GB OCZ SSD Optiarc Lightscribe DvdRW Win7 home premium x64 BenQ 20", Samsung 22" 
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if you are planning on doing MIR i suggest you do EXACLTY the following:

1. scan everything and have duplicates of UPC's, forms and reciepts.
2. fill out electronically if you can
3. follow the directions EXACLY as stated on the rebate form.
4. mail with confimation.

postage costs 39cents for just a dollar more, you can make SURE that the company gets the rebate forms and you will KNOW cuz u have confirmation. if its a 20$ rebate, maybe not so important, but if its like 200$ rebate, yeah 1.50 isnt such a bad way to go.

duplicates are a must. when the company "looses" or "didnt recieve" (ahahahha! cant use that one! nee ner nee ner nee ner!) or "misplaced" your mail, you can have backups ready to go and repeat over the phone.

filling out electronically prevents the underpaid workers who are wearing googles and gloves in fear of anthrax from trying to read your chickenscratch.
they cant read it, they wont try too hard to figure out if thats a S or a 5, B or an 8. type is really simple to read.

there you go. hope you get your rebate, i know ive had mine not come before and its really really really annoying.
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