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ya with that psu it will HAVE more than plus enough power and amps, 70AMPS on the 12volt rail
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Chozart, you added the Q6600 to the list, why not add a better processor. Is there really a need for 2 8800gtx, or should I only get 1 vid card and upgrade to a better processor, maybe a core extreme one? What are your suggestions?
The only difference between the Q6600 and QX6700 is clock speed. Welcome to Overclock.net, we'll tell you how to whoop a QX6700 by overclocking your Q6600 to over 3Ghz.
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The only difference between the Q6600 and QX6700 is clock speed. Welcome to Overclock.net, we'll tell you how to whoop a QX6700 by overclocking your Q6600 to over 3Ghz.
Yes, but can someone check the list chozart gave me, and make sure it has enough power supply, cooling, and a proper case/unit to overclock the processor/vid card/memory? Thanks.
    
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Yes, but can someone check the list chozart gave me, and make sure it has enough power supply, cooling, and a proper case/unit to overclock the processor/vid card/memory? Thanks.
Um, I checked (but didn't really need to). Don't question Chozart! haha j/k But seriously, his list is A-OK, perfect.

EDIT: And I wish I could help you figure out how to build your PC, but it would be darn near impossible with a single post here. Do some research on the web. I learned from tearing apart much older computers that didn't really matter if I accidentally destroyed them. I would just read up, and ask for advice if you get stuck. And you're gonna need some help with the BIOS if you aren't familiar with that.

Just remember to take your time and be patient, we've all run into roadblocks and complications... it's pretty normal.
    
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Yes, but can someone check the list chozart gave me, and make sure it has enough power supply, cooling, and a proper case/unit to overclock the processor/vid card/memory? Thanks.
It's got the juice for sure.

Although I'd get the 64-bit version of Vista instead of 32-bit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116204
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Is the 64bit version compatable with all the hardware chozart provided on the newegg list? Also is there a need for the usb card reader chozart included in the list? And the case does not have liquid cooling, so how is it possible to overclock with stock fans on the case?
    
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...ys-help-2.html

that is a setup on newegg another forum member recommended. what do you guys think of that setup? good or bad?

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My list includes the Tuniq Tower, which keeps even a Quad Core reasonably cool.

SLI certification is just a marketing gimmick. don't pay too much attention to it. The 850W PSU I linked is plenty powerful enough.

The other list also looks nice, but I'd personally get a better monitor instead of an SLI set up. At the moment, SLI only gives about a 25% (or less!) performance increase for 8800 series cards, esp. in Vista. This likely will change with better drivers and DX10, and you can always add a second card later (when they're cheaper also).

Comments on the other list:
  • OP1000 is overkill. The DA850 is more than enough (heck, even the OP750 or DA750 will do the job)
  • Err.. Ultra ATA harddrive??? I am assuming that's a mistake on his part.
  • 2GB or 4GB is your choice. Right now, 2GB is just fine, and no need for more. However, an argument about futureproofing could be made.
  • Striker Extreme is also not really worth the money. A GREAT board, but the P5N32-E SLI I linked will do exactly what the striker will do, unless you know how to tweak all the advanced settings in the Stiker's BIOS.
  • QX6700: no, just get the Q6600 and overclock it yourself. There will barely be a performance gain.
  • Cooling: the Zalman CNPS 9500 isn't goign to cut it for a quad core!
    
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chozart, with dual 8800gtx, will they still work even without SLi, I'm really confused, what is SLi exactly, and do I need it to make 2 vid cards work? Also, what is your opinion on Vista 32bit or 64bit. Can't you add more memory to 64bit?
    
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SLI is an nVidia technology that uses two video cards together for extra power. This results on better gaming performance, esp. at higher resolutions. This is fully supported in nVidia's drivers, thus pretty easy to set up. The cards will be connected with a bridge that comes with the motherboard.

All about SLI: www.slizone.com

You could run the cards separately (not SLI), but that only makes sense when you want to have a multi-monitor (more than two) set up.


64-bit supports more memory indeed. Currently, most driver issues seem to have been resolved, and the 64-bit version will work with almost all hardware. 32-bit officially recognizes up to 4GB (3GB - 3.5GB usable), while 64-bit can handle up to 128GB (depending on the VISTA version...)
    
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