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Hi everyone!
One of my good friends told me to sign up here at OCN because of all the help he got, and he thought I could get the same thing.

I'm really new to building computers, but I like to learn. I am interested in OC'ing with this rig aswell. I have $2300 dollars in my account that needs to be spent on a new gaming rig.

So this is what I beg of you OCN! I need help with this rig, could someone please help me choose the right parts. Feeling lost at see I am!
Thanks for your help.
Niflum
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I think you should wait, save a bit more, and then get yourself this:

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...Title=Ultimate

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I think you should wait, save a bit more, and then get yourself this:

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...Title=Ultimate

I'm probably going to pass . . .
post #4 of 31
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I'm probably going to pass . . .
Lol, yeah there is a lot to get but wait until July 22. Huge price cuts and X38 chipset should be out..
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only helpful posts please civil

Alright,

Q6600
ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
2x 8800gtx
Lian Li or Cooler Master case (make it a full tower for air flow)
Corsair dominators 2x1gig *around 140 dollar version
Thermalright ultra 120 extreme heatsink
Panaflo medium speed fans from svc.com
2 Hard drives (your pick for budget) and Put them in RAID 0
PC&C quad 750
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post #6 of 31
So from what I gather you need everything right? Do you need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and speakers? Or do you just need everything inside the case?
    
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Originally Posted by TrAncE XD View Post
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Alright,

Q6600
ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
2x 8800gtx
Lian Li or Cooler Master case (make it a full tower for air flow)
Corsair dominators 2x1gig *around 140 dollar version
Thermalright ultra 120 extreme heatsink
Panaflo medium speed fans from svc.com
2 Hard drives (your pick for budget) and Put them in RAID 0
PC&C quad 750
Skip the P5N and get a Intel Bad Axe 2 or something based on the P35 chipset.

Get a NZXT Zero it's really hot.

Corsair, nah get G.skill HZ's for about 104$ on newegg
Panaflo is ew, get some Silverstone FM121 for the Thermalright and keep the Zero fans.
The PC&C is good but get a Silverstone DA f750w for about 20$ less.
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post #8 of 31
Wait for the price cuts like MGX said and use Trance's list as a base. Change what you need and don't need from there. Get the 8800 GTXs from EVGA and do NOT remove the product ID sticker from them, step them up when the Ultra price drops to 2 x 8800 Ultras for cheap.
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post #9 of 31
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I'm probably going to pass . . .
Lol good call...

Umm well this is going to be fun! Hahaha, I'm guessing you are going to get tons of people on this one to help you out!

Any ideas on what case you want?

An extremely popular case is the Antec 900.



CPU? Well, considering you want to spend oodles of change...I would go Quad Core and pop a Intel Q6600 in there. For gaming though I would just grab an E6600 or E6700 even. Thats just my opinion, and I would just be saving myself some money cause I wouldn't mind overclocking an E6600 to be honest.

GPU? An 8800 GTX no doubt, thats obvious. The question is, do you want to go SLI or not? Its your bank account hahaha.

Just giving you some ideas! Good Luck!
    
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post #10 of 31
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I'm really sorry guys I should have been more specific. Right now I don't have anything, but a mouse. I need a keyboard, speakers, and a monitor. I'm almost positive that those items will makes my budget smaller. Really though, I don't need the best keyboard, speakers, or monitor. Almost anything will be ok. I really only care about my hardware power.
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