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Just ordered this a couple hours ago, still deciding on which monitor to get though. Let me know what you think


Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz

DFI LP LT X48-T2R LGA 775 Intel X48

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 x2 in Raid 0

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000)

PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W EPS12V Power Supply

ZALMAN MFC1 Plus-B Black 6 Channel Multi Fan Controller

Cooler Master Stacker 830 (Black)

OCZ Vendetta 2 Cpu Cooler (Performance-Pcs.com)

6 A.C. Ryan Fans, OCZ XTC Memory Cooler (Performance-Pcs.com)

Logitech G15

Arctic Silver 5
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post #2 of 14
If you can still edit the order, I'd replace the video card with an 8800 GTS and grab a faster processor. Looks a hell of a lot better than what I have though.
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post #3 of 14
your avitar just got sad
post #4 of 14
Looks good IMO.
 
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Windows 10 Pro Fedora workstation 25  29in LG ultrawide  25in LG ultrawide 
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MagicForce 68(Gateron Blacks) SeaSonic 620 ???? Open Air-Haven't decided Logitech 303 
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post #5 of 14
i would of gotten a E8400. will stomp a Q9300 in games.
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post #6 of 14
No SLI plans, I gather?
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post #7 of 14
Tiger Direct has a evga 9800GTX for $269, no rebate required.
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post #8 of 14
What made you decide on the Q9300 over a Q6600 or E8400? The Q9300's 7.5x multiplier will limit your OC'ing potential compared to the Q6600/E8400's 9x multi.

And what made you decide on this EVGA 9800GTX for $300? Considering a stock (reference design) 8800GTS G92 performs within 5% of a 9800GTX, this EVGA 8800GTS KO Edition (factory overclocked) for $255 ($225 after MIR) will likely perform almost exactly the same as the GTX. The only thing extra you'll get from the GTX is a slightly increased max overclock potential.

And I don't understand why you're spending $270 that DFI Lanparty X48 motherboard with CrossFire capability when you're purchasing an nVidia Graphics card. If you plan on SLI, you'll want a 780i motherboard like this EVGA 780i for $260. But if you only plan on using a single GFX card, don't waste money on a board you don't need - especially when you can get a P35 board like this Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R for less than half the price ($120). It will overclock nearly the same as that X48 board (and generally better than the 780i).

I'm not trying to bag on your decisions, but I just think your money may be better spent considering the above points.
Edited by Choggs396 - 5/13/08 at 10:27pm
    
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Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz (lapped) EVGA 780i SLI FTW @ 1600MHz FSB 2 x EVGA 8800GTX 768MB (SLI) @ 625/1500/2000MHz 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8000 PQ @ 800MHz (linked to FSB) 
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post #9 of 14
Hey, too late to order me a PSU?
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post #10 of 14
Personally, I would recommend getting a TRUE cpu cooler over the OCZ Vendetta. It will cool your quad better.

TRUE
http://www.petrastechshop.com/thulhecpucos.html

The q9300 is alright, but not great for overclocking because its 7.5x multi even if you get 450mhz+ FSB that's only like 3.3ghz. I would definitely recommend the e8400 or e8500 dual core because you can hit 4-4.5ghz with those on air and will outperform the q9300 a lot.

e8400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

For your hard drives you should of gotten the Seagate barracuda 7200.11's! They perform a whole lot better in RAID 0.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288


Oh BTW, the board is great. DFI is a good brand.
Edited by aod2002 - 5/13/08 at 10:16pm
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Maxtor 1TB 32MB cache + WD 320GB 16MB cache Pioneer 18x SATA dvd-writer Vista HP SP1 64bit + XP Pro 32bit 17" CRT 
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