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Hi guys,

I am aiming to build a new system in the next few months, but I dont want to spend an absolute fortune on a new PC if its going to be out of date within the next 18 months (is it even possible to achieve this anymore with the rate of technology change!!!). Here is what I want to build:

- Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme Edition QX6800 "LGA775 Kentsfield" 2.93GHz (1066FSB) - whats the AMD equivalent? Which is more suited to gaming?
- Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard OR EVGA nForce 680i SLi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard. I have read a few reviews that say the ASUS board isn't all that brilliant, adn that Abit now produce high quality gaming boards: Abit IN9 32X-MAX WiFi nForce 680 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard??
- 2GB vs 4GB? Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2 Dominator PC2-8888C4 TwinX (2x1GB) OR would it be better to go with OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC2-6400C5 Dual Channel Vista Gold Series DDR2?
- EVGA GeForce 8800 Ultra SuperClocked SILENT 768MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express)
- 1 x Western Digital Raptor X 150GB WD1500AHFD 10,000RPM SATA 16MB Cache. One for OS, one for gaming and one for backup.
- LiteOn LH-2B1S-490C 2x BD-R/RE Blu-Ray SATA DVD Writer - any point buying Blu Ray yet? Whats it competitor?
- Enermax Galaxy 850W EGX850EWL ATX2.2 Modular PSU. Will 850W be enough?
- Monitor: NEC Display Solutions 90GX2 Silver 19" 4ms DVI LCD Monitor with 4-port USB 2.0 hub 400 cd/m2 700:1

Any suggestions would be great.

Regards
Jp

EDIT1: would this beast of a system fit inside my Antec P180 case? Or is the power supply going to be too large?

EDIT2: would anyone like to make contributions towards the building of this £3000 system LOL LOL!
    
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If you want it to last I recommend getting a motherboard with the P35 chipset. Also wait until the 22nd when price cuts happen to get a quad core.
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ahhhh ok, what is the P35 chipset - i've never heard of it you see!
    
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They are designed for the upcoming Penryn chips, still work with Core 2 and Quads though... Basically an upgraded P965. Some of the boards support DDR3, some DDR2. Intel is also releasing X38 chipset but I have no idea when that comes out.
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Cpu prices should drop soon-ish, so make a choice then.

Motherboard : there are some nice new chipsets coming around soon, so keep an eye out. I am not sure which ones there are but, i think one was somethin called p35 and another was x38 , i think.

I would recommend NOT getting the Raptor, as i personally dont see a point of it, but i am sure others share the exact opposite opinion.
Just get a nice big drive or a couple of drives in Raid 0+1 which will give you good performance.

Get a Bigger Monitor.... you can get nice 22" monitors for a reasonable price nowadays.

Blu-Ray burner,again, i would recommend getting a DVD all format burner, Blu-Ray burner = Too expensive ATM.

I am not 100% sure of the power supply. There are more well known ones which you could try...

and lastly the gfx card, do wait a bit for ATI drivers etc. to see how well the 2900xt comes out, before buying an Ultra.
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They are designed for the upcoming Penryn chips, still work with Core 2 and Quads though... Basically an upgraded P965. Some of the boards support DDR3, some DDR2. Intel is also releasing X38 chipset but I have no idea when that comes out.
Ah I see, so if i decided to upgrade my CPU in the future this board would be able to handle the new Penryn chips wicked!
    
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Cpu prices should drop soon-ish, so make a choice then.

Motherboard : there are some nice new chipsets coming around soon, so keep an eye out. I am not sure which ones there are but, i think one was somethin called p35 and another was x38 , i think.

I would recommend NOT getting the Raptor, as i personally dont see a point of it, but i am sure others share the exact opposite opinion.
Just get a nice big drive or a couple of drives in Raid 0+1 which will give you good performance.

Get a Bigger Monitor.... you can get nice 22" monitors for a reasonable price nowadays.

Blu-Ray burner,again, i would recommend getting a DVD all format burner, Blu-Ray burner = Too expensive ATM.

I am not 100% sure of the power supply. There are more well known ones which you could try...

and lastly the gfx card, do wait a bit for ATI drivers etc. to see how well the 2900xt comes out, before buying an Ultra.
Yeah the motherboard: p35

Would you recommend one huge drive against 2 or 3 separate ones? And just use separate partitions? Can you run partitions in RAID?

Yeah i thought the blu ray was a little pointless - but thinking of future possibilities?

I usually buy Tagan PSU's, maybe a 1000W Tagan?

Is the 2900xt the new generation of ATI's card?
    
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OMG.

Are you mad, a QX6800, DDR2-1111, Blu-ray, Raptor X and a 8800 Ultra all with a measy 5:4, 19" Screen!

And you said you dont want to spend a fortune! That will be fast but I bet I could build a Q6600, DDR2-800, DVD-RW, 4xHDD (RAID0+1), 8800GTX and a 22" monitor for less $$ than that and OC it and it will be faster and play nicer (1680x1050) and have more and faster storage and backed up!

Please dont waste your money, Sorry if I sound annoyed, its just that every week we see people posting about crazy $5k builds with little to no knowledge.
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I would not get an ultra to be honest... just a usual GTX I don't see the point in it, not that much of a performance difference.

Also for £3000 you want a 19" monitor! Are you insane!
Get a 22" Samsung BW at least or a 24" monitor...

Get a gigabyte motherboard as well... the new P35 ones... they have support for DDR3 RAM and the one I'm getting is only about £90!

Also the raptor Hard Drive is a bit pointless I believe.. others will disagree but no point wasting money!

Another point... are you planning to get good / great speakers? If you are get the Z-5000's with that budget as well as a good soundcard - X-fi Extreme Music.

Also are you planning to overclock? If you aren't some of them parts aren't really needed.
    
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Yeah the motherboard: p35

Would you recommend one huge drive against 2 or 3 separate ones? And just use separate partitions? Can you run partitions in RAID?

Yeah i thought the blu ray was a little pointless - but thinking of future possibilities?

I usually buy Tagan PSU's, maybe a 1000W Tagan?

Is the 2900xt the new generation of ATI's card?
I would recommend getting 2 or 3 huge drives as you could probably get it in the same budget as the 2 raptors, easily..

Even if in the future you decide to get Blu-Ray, the burners should be cheaper and faster then, so definetly not worth it now.

And yes, 2900xt is the currently top of the line ATI card.

About the PSU, i really dont see the need for maybe more than 700-750W good psu. 1000W , really would be a waste.
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