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post #1 of 12
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Here's the plan.

I am going to split my sig rig into 2. I will get these for the 'new' one and put the rest into a case mod case for the wife

E8400 (still waffling on a Q6600 @ only $3 more).
Gigabyte P35 DS3L (I can easily get any MSI, Asus or Gigabyte MoBo)
2x 2GB OCZ 800s
and an 8800GT (MSI, Gigabyte, Asus or LeadTek)
A power supply of some sort. I like this one: http://www.andysonet.com/e/andysonet_e.html

Good? Am I missing anything?
 
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post #2 of 12
No looks good. I would get a good CPU cooler and get the Q6600 so you can OC it. Other than that it looks good to me. I had an EVGA 8800gt for a few months and was extremely happy with it.
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post #3 of 12
If gaming, the E8400 is a better choice.

Andyson generally make very good PSUs. They produce Ultra's highly rated X3 series.
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Buy it now! Looks good, enjoy.
    
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post #5 of 12
That's a wicked machine, stick with it. The only thing I'm a little hesitant about are your choices of graphics card companies - but given the choice of motherboard companies as well, I'm guessing you've got some sort of special deal with those companies? MSI has a very nice version with a Zalman cooler pre-installed that works much better than the stock cooler, I'd highly recommend that one if you can get it.
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post #6 of 12
....That CPU you have picked is good. But at $3 more why would you want to say no at a quad core that should have more apps open to it in the future ?
post #7 of 12
mmm E8400, better for gaming and runs much cooler than a quad.

I always say EVGA for cards but that's a personal choice, 8800GT any flavor you like.

nice system!
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
....That CPU you have picked is good. But at $3 more why would you want to say no at a quad core that should have more apps open to it in the future ?
To answer this ? you only need to look at post 2 and 3 in this thread: one says e8400 and says Q6600. But the real answer is... The E4800 is on sale for $6900Nt. and 69 is my number!

Why those brands: I live in Taiwan. They are the ones available without paying the crazy import tax. (pay no attention to my stocks in Acer).
The LeadTek 8800GT is on a good sale right now, about $190 with no rebates or anything!
 
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Acer p234w Mechanical Today its a Fractal Fractal Arc XL 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
1 or 2 of them Cherry Some speekers Logitech 800 bluetooth/RF headset 
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post #9 of 12
Ah go with the quad, they say "best for gaming" and they mean "right now," at a clip of 2 4.2's (if that) vs. 2 3.6's and 2 unused 3.6's... just think about a year from now when more games are compatible with 4 3.6's...

For your 2x2 gb's... g.skill has 2x2 ddr800 4x4x4x12 for cheap, have you compared the two?
    
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post #10 of 12
Just get the Q6600...very true that right now the E8400 is better for gaming, but over time more apps and games will come out that take true hold of quad-core computing.
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