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My new rig.

post #1 of 7
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Well here it goes:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC with LIFETIME WARRANTY

Thermalright Ultra-120 Socket 775 Processor heatsink

EVGA 8800GTS 640MB DDR3 320bit Dual DVI PCI-E

ASUS P5K Deluxe WiFi P35 DDR2 OR Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R Socket 775 Motherboard


Now im going for the 8800GTS 640MB because I guess it will do me better in the long run vs a 320MB version, I've read up on overclocking and im confident that I can (with some guidance) overclock it safely. The RAM and CPU I am happy with and would also like to hear comments on that heatsink.

Note: This is all UK and from Ebuyer.co.uk although I may get the mobo from aria.co.uk because they have them cheaper.

Thoughts/comments/suggestions?
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i5 760 @ stock will update when I get home EVGA GTX 470 @ stock 4GB G-Skill DDR3 
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Windows 7 Saitek Eclipse (Blue) Roccat Kone (now broken) 
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post #2 of 7
Switch the GTS for GTX and you'll be golden.
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3600+ Brisbane CAALG 0712 @2983MHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS EVGA 7900GS 675/1700 vmod 2x2GB G.Skill PK 1066MHz 
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WD 1TB Black, WD250GB, WD250GB external Vista Ultimate OCZ 500W Modular 
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3600+ Brisbane CAALG 0712 @2983MHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS EVGA 7900GS 675/1700 vmod 2x2GB G.Skill PK 1066MHz 
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WD 1TB Black, WD250GB, WD250GB external Vista Ultimate OCZ 500W Modular 
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
I cant afford a GTX otherwise I would of course be going for one
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i5 760 @ stock will update when I get home EVGA GTX 470 @ stock 4GB G-Skill DDR3 
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Windows 7 Saitek Eclipse (Blue) Roccat Kone (now broken) 
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i5 760 @ stock will update when I get home EVGA GTX 470 @ stock 4GB G-Skill DDR3 
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Windows 7 Saitek Eclipse (Blue) Roccat Kone (now broken) 
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post #4 of 7
Looks like a solid build. The only thing I question is the 8800gts. I had the same conflict with mine, as im going to be getting the same thing, but with an 2900XT. The P5k boards are corssfire only, so ATI gets one vote here, and I believe that the XT can beat the GTS. At worst, they are equal, with tradeoffs between the two. I was looking at a high end card with overclocking potential that didnt cost an arm and a leg, and the XT seems to be that. If you just have a preference for Nvidia, or budget limits, that build looks pretty solid.
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Crucial M4 256gb 2x Samsung 18x DVD-RW Custom Watercooling Windows 7 Home 
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Crucial M4 256gb 2x Samsung 18x DVD-RW Custom Watercooling Windows 7 Home 
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post #5 of 7
Thats really the only thing I would change. Personally, I would pick G.Skill over OCZ, but either will overclock well. Though I have no personal experience, the U-120 is reportedly one of the best on the market.
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3600+ Brisbane CAALG 0712 @2983MHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS EVGA 7900GS 675/1700 vmod 2x2GB G.Skill PK 1066MHz 
Hard DriveOSPower
WD 1TB Black, WD250GB, WD250GB external Vista Ultimate OCZ 500W Modular 
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3600+ Brisbane CAALG 0712 @2983MHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS EVGA 7900GS 675/1700 vmod 2x2GB G.Skill PK 1066MHz 
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WD 1TB Black, WD250GB, WD250GB external Vista Ultimate OCZ 500W Modular 
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post #6 of 7
If your on a real tight budget, i'de switch to the 320mb version of the GTS if you game at 1280x1024 and lower res. Any higher res then stick with the 640mb.
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post #7 of 7
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Well the budget is fairly limited to this, and as for the RAM ebuyer doesnt have G.Skill RAM and I think the OCZ should do fine. I know the P5K supports crossfire but I really dont intend on getting another GFX card for a long time.

Also I know the 640MB wont do me much good (compared to the 320MB) unless im running at higher res, but im thinking for the future. Of course the price difference between the 320 and 640 is about £50.
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i5 760 @ stock will update when I get home EVGA GTX 470 @ stock 4GB G-Skill DDR3 
OSKeyboardMouse
Windows 7 Saitek Eclipse (Blue) Roccat Kone (now broken) 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 @ stock will update when I get home EVGA GTX 470 @ stock 4GB G-Skill DDR3 
OSKeyboardMouse
Windows 7 Saitek Eclipse (Blue) Roccat Kone (now broken) 
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