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post #1 of 14
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So far this is what I'm working with. As you can see from my sig it's time for an upgrade. My last comp I picked the parts and my buddy put them together. I'll be buying from newegg again, but might attempt to put together the system myself. So far this is the link to what I've chosen.

http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/Sh...px?Submit=view

I don't have a power supply picked out, because that is one thing I have no clue about. I will use the MB's sound card and ethernet so that isn't listed as well. Any advice on better pieces for price, ways to go cheaper w/o performance hit, or suggestions would be appreciated since I'm definitely a newb. Also am I leaving anything out that I need? I have keyboard, mouse, and old Samsung Syncmaster I will be using for the time being.
Edited by sleepyboy - 5/13/08 at 5:37am
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post #2 of 14
You need to take a screenshot or just post links to what you want, as your cart is saved to your cookies. I can't see your link.
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Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DVR-115DBK - OEM
Item #: N82E16827129018
$26.99

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129021
$119.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148262
$64.99

EVGA 640-P2-N829-AR GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130317
$229.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
$5.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231166
$149.99

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128059
$109.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115017
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$219.99


Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116488
$99.99

ASUS V-60 92mm Vapo Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835101011
$29.99

Subtotal:$1,057.90
Tax:$76.70
Edited by sleepyboy - 5/13/08 at 5:35am
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post #4 of 14
everything looks good but im sure you can step up that video card for not much of a price difference. maybe an 8800 G92?
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post #5 of 14
Cool dude thats great to hear you are building a new rig . I am building one as well. Just got everything but the PSU. Had got some serious issues with that.

Anyways,

Hey where are you from exactly? because the 8800gts isn't worth that much so why are you paying more than what you should be? I think you mean the 8800gts 512 version not the 640(I think). The 640 should be much cheaper. I would recommend you should go for either the EVGA 8800gt SSC 512mb OR the EVGA 8800gts(512). The 8800gt rocks!!! Its the best cards to date. It competes with the beast like 8800gtx. If you want to save money and get the best price/performance ratio the 8800gt is the way to go imho. Hell its soo popular its very hard to buy because its backlogged
post #6 of 14
get rid of that asus CPU cooler. Spend the extra $20 and get a Tuniq Tower. You won't regret that extra $20!
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post #7 of 14
Looks like an excellent build to me!

Just a few suggestions:

You might think about replacing that 8800GTS (G80 core) 640MB with a newer 8800GTS (G92 core) 512MB. It has slightly less VRAM, but performs better (close to an 8800GTX) with the newer core and extra stream processors. This EVGA 8800GTS G92 KO edition is $255 ($225 after MIR).

For a power supply, I'd suggest this reliable Corsair 650W TX PSU.

Trust me, those Q6600's put out some major heat, especially if you're overclocking. There aren't a ton of air coolers that can manage it. I'd recommend a Tuniq Tower, Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme (and a high-CFM fan), or OCZ Vendetta 2. They've proven themselves as some of the best air coolers on the market. Now if you aren't overclocking (which would be a pity with that CPU ), the stock cooler should be sufficient.

PS: I'd opt for a CD/DVD Burner with the newer SATA interface instead the older IDE interface. This SATA Pioneer burner is only a few bucks more. I don't think the interface speeds make too much of a difference, but the smaller cables will definitely make cable management easier.

Hope that helps!
Edited by Choggs396 - 5/13/08 at 6:25am
    
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post #8 of 14
I'd suggest getting a 4x1GB kit instead of a 2x2. 1GB sticks overclock much better than 2GB sticks, and P35's don't have a problem with lots of modules like NVidia does. Also, the 550VX would be an even better choice. What resolution will you be gaming at?
post #9 of 14
DO NOT GET THE 8800GTS 640 MB VERSION GET THE 8800GTS 512 MB FOR SAME PRICE

also it would be a good idea to get a modular PSU because the antec 900 can be hard for wire management http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-520w...203270716.html
    
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post #10 of 14
all seems good appart from the graphics card go for the 8800gts 512 "G92"
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