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post #1 of 18
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Asus Commando / Asus Striker Extreme

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme + Silverstone FM121

2GB PC6400 DDR2-800 CL4 Corsair (Kit of 2)

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200rpm 16MB NCQ SATA 3Gb/s

SilverStone Strider ST85F 850W / OCZ GameXStream 850W

Antec NINE HUNDRED case

Asus GeForce 8 Series EN8800GTS/HTDP/640M

*What do you think? Should I change something? Have I set up a good build?
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post #2 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Karlz3r View Post
Asus Commando / Asus Striker Extreme

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme + Silverstone FM121

2GB PC6400 DDR2-800 CL4 Corsair (Kit of 2)

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200rpm 16MB NCQ SATA 3Gb/s

SilverStone Strider ST85F 850W / OCZ GameXStream 850W

Antec NINE HUNDRED case

Asus GeForce 8 Series EN8800GTS/HTDP/640M

*What do you think? Should I change something? Have I set up a good build?
I reccomend a sound card if its a gaming rig, X-Fi
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post #3 of 18
get 2 smaller seagate barracuda's and RAID0 them
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post #4 of 18
get a p5n32-e sli instead of the striker. its cheaper and will oc exactly the same
post #5 of 18
I dont; understand why putting them in a raid array can help your performance at a noticable level? I understand for something like a server than needs fast file access, but is there really much of an advantage?

anyways, that build looks good, and depending on how long you want to wait, i;d suggest waiting till the 22nd and get the Q6600, and if you wait and get an EVGA 8800 you might have a chance of stepping it up if the second generation fo dx10 cards come out at the beginning of Q4.

yeah, the mb seems too expensive, why waste such a potload of money on a mb? you can get good p35 motherboards for much less such as the asus P5K
    
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post #6 of 18
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About how much will the Q6600 cost then?
And what about the PSU- Silverstone/OCZ?
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post #7 of 18
$266 USD and I'm not sure about the PSU, I have a similar rig and I don;t need 650, so that one is a little bit of an overkill, but that's never a bad thing with PSUs. If you are willing to spend the money, why not, right. But if you got a cheaper psu and cheaper mb, i;d say you should eb leaning towards using the money yu save on the GTX
    
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post #8 of 18
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Well isn't GTX just a overclocked GTS (that's what i've heard)?
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post #9 of 18
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Well isn't GTX just a overclocked GTS (that's what i've heard)?
nope it has higher clocks more memory and a faster memory bus
post #10 of 18
not only that, more stream processors which is what should help a lot in DX10, aslo has the extra ram..
    
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