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Hey all, new to the forums, and im stuck in iraq lol
heres my new build (all the parts are either on their way, or already here) and i was wondering if i could get some opinions

Mobo:
EVGA nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard (New A1 Version)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-2012

CPU:
Core2duo e6600

Ram:
OCZ Platinum Revision-2 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel Memory (2 x 1024MB) Ive got 4 gigs

Video:
BFG Geforce 0C 8800gtx

Harddrives
One i ganked out of my old emachines (200gig)
and my other is a 150? gig WD raptor

Case:
CM Stacker 830 black

Power supply:
Thermaltake 1000w toughpower

Cooling:
im on air right now

OS:
Windows Vista Home Premium

any comments would be appreciated, its my first full up build
post #2 of 33
Firstly welcome to OCN , I hope you enjoy your stay .

And secondly that's a killer rig. Very nice
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thanks for the welcome, but ive been second guessing my choice for video, im really worried about the direct x 10 performance
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maybe you should get the regular 8800gtx and OC it yourself.
    
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The video card is fine... is there anything more powerful ?

The PSU is overkill. If you don't plan SLI (and with an E6600, SLI doesn't make sense anyways), a 520W Corsair is fine, and with SLI, an 750W Silverstone OP750/DA750 or a PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W will do. No need whatsoever for 1KW.

And I probably would get an eVGA 8800GTX, so you can step up within 90 days.

Also, 4GB is total overkill. Nothing (Except photoshop and other video/photo editing software) needs more than 2GB. Get a 2GB kit of G.Skill HZ and enjoy the money saved
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Welcome !
Post your specs in your Sig , so we can help you out better in the future.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
The video card is fine... is there anything more powerful ?

The PSU is overkill. If you don't plan SLI (and with an E6600, SLI doesn't make sense anyways), a 520W Corsair is fine, and with SLI, an 750W Silverstone OP750/DA750 or a PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W will do. No need whatsoever for 1KW.

And I probably would get an eVGA 8800GTX, so you can step up within 90 days.

Also, 4GB is total overkill. Nothing (Except photoshop and other video/photo editing software) needs more than 2GB. Get a 2GB kit of G.Skill HZ and enjoy the money saved
i got the 1000w so i dont have to upgrade for a long time, and i do plan on going sli, just at a later date, plus, it has the 8 pin connectors so that was a plus for my lil futureproof idea
im not really good at overclocking so a stock overclocked card works for what i need right now, im gonna learn how to though on my old 7900gs.
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Do get a better 1KW PSU then... like the Ultra X3, or the Silverstone OP1000....
    
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Do get a better 1KW PSU then... like the Ultra X3, or the Silverstone OP1000....
I agree. I would also RMA that OCZ Ram ASAP. You'll be much better off with 2x1GB of G. Skill DDR2-800 Ram for $100 from Newegg. I would tighten the timings to 3-3-3-8 or 4-4-4-5 and run everything in a 1:1 ratio (400FSB x 6). On top of this, I would make that BFG GTX into an eVGA 8800GTX via magic.

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