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after asking around on the another forum, i have a refined build for my gaming rig i hope to assemble within the next month or so... but this being my first build im am a little hesitant concerning if i am choosing components that arent compatable with eachother... namely my power supply and motherboard.. here is what i have so far, is this going to work? or am i a fool and picking parts that simply dont worth with each other and with my experience so far on these forums the people here are extremely knowledgeable


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail 280.00


Antec Twelve Hundred ATX Gaming Case


CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory


e-GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0 Graphics Card x3

ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000AAKS 400GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive yeah i know they arent the best, but im saving a little money on the suckers, gonna attempt to setup a raid 0 w/them to help some

EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

SILVERSTONE ST85ZF 850W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Certified Power Supply 90V ~ 264V (Auto Range)


few other components but these are the ones i am most concerned with as far as compatability.. i'm trying to keep everything under 2500$ here, ive done good on that end so far, i just dont want to throw all the cash out the window, get my components and then find out i was a douche and things dont work with eachother...

(this is my first attempt at a build, so i am expecting some screwups, hence the posting here, so dont be shy on telling me i've screwed up somewhere hehe)
Edited by stuntbum - 5/16/08 at 11:47pm
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post #2 of 17
the link for your cpu cooler doesn't actually go to the zalman that you have mentioned. If you intend to overclock your system, I would go for the Tuniq Tower or the TRUE (can't find it on the egg). I'm not very familiar with Silverstone Power supplies, so you may have to wait for another member to give you the go ahead on that. It will fit your mobo and power everything, but it may or may not be a good build of power supply. The rest of your components all look like they will be compatible, nothing to worry about there. Are you planning on going SLI in the future? If not, you may want to get a motherboard with a different chipset if you plan on overclocking your quad. The Intel p35s seem to do extremely well with the Kentsfields.
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Looks good, I would save a little cash and get a q6600 for about $80 less. PSU looks NOT good, lots of bad reviews, go with this: I'm wanting the PC Power & Cooling 750 quad
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009
zalman link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118020
Edited by pig69 - 5/16/08 at 11:49pm
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by h33b View Post
the link for your cpu cooler doesn't actually go to the zalman that you have mentioned. If you intend to overclock your system, I would go for the Tuniq Tower or the TRUE (can't find it on the egg). I'm not very familiar with Silverstone Power supplies, so you may have to wait for another member to give you the go ahead on that. It will fit your mobo and power everything, but it may or may not be a good build of power supply. The rest of your components all look like they will be compatible, nothing to worry about there. Are you planning on going SLI in the future? If not, you may want to get a motherboard with a different chipset if you plan on overclocking your quad. The Intel p35s seem to do extremely well with the Kentsfields.
changed the link for the cpu fan thanks, guess i goofed a little there... and yes, i was planning on going tri-sli with the vid cards mentioned, the mobo i chose has a 3 way sli 2.0 bridge, so i figured i was good there... but i could be wrong, thats why i ask, never learn if you dont ask right?
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post #5 of 17
Posted this in your other thread....

Everything seems to be compatible for the most part.

That cooler you have ins't the best choice for Core 2 Quads. Few air coolers will truly cool an overclocked (which I hope you will be doing) C2 Quad. Three coolers that have proven themselves for this use are: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme, Tuniq Tower, and OCZ Vendetta II.


For Tri-SLI, you may want to invest in a larger PSU, like this Silverstone OP1000. BUT....

Just so you know, there have been a number of review sites that have proven Tri-SLI offers little to no benefit (sometimes it's worse) than regular SLI when it comes to games. (Source: Tweaktown)

If you are going to be playing games, 2 x 8800GTS G92 512MB (which are slightly lower clocked 9800GTX's, otherwise identical) will play games nearly as well as 3 x 9800GTX, and possibly even better in some situations. Oh, and cost less than half the price. ($200 x 2 for SLI 8800GTS vs. $300 x 3 for Tri-SLI 9800GTX).

Let me lay that out for you again.... 400 Dollars worth of graphics cards will perform nearly the same, if not better, as 900 dollars worth of graphics cards.

For those reasons (and others), I can say with confidence:

Tri-SLI (and 9800GTX's themselves) are complete and utter wastes of money.
Edited by Choggs396 - 5/17/08 at 12:01am
    
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post #6 of 17
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Looks good, I would save a little cash and get a q6600 for about $80 less. PSU looks NOT good, lots of bad reviews, go with this: I'm wanting the PC Power & Cooling 750 quad
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009
zalman link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118020
ok, thanks for the advice on the psu, ill read into that, perhaps it is better, keep in mind i am going to be running 3 9800 gts' here and i'd like them to have enough power, is 750w going to be enough?.... and as far as the cpu? i think im gonna pass on the q6600, ive heard great things about its overclocking abilitys, but ive all but settled on the q6700.. i had a q9450 in my initial build before i folded and stepped down to the 6700.. so id rather not keep going down on my cpu, im really not trying to bottleneck the vid cards im slapping in there, but hey you guys are smarter than me, hence the reason im here asking what i need thanks for the advice. ill look into it.
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post #7 of 17
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choggs you are great, i will be reading those reviews, hopefully you are continuing to save me money and yeah, all this is for is games.. started out with a 9800gx2 quad sli build, found out i was wasted money (from posting on another forum) dropped down to a Tri sli build with 9800 gts', now potentially ill go down again and lose little to no performance, and gain quite a bit of pocketcash... thank god for people smarter than myself

(and yes i am going to overclock this sucker, hopefully to 3.5+ we'll see, the fan you suggested should probably do the trick)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stuntbum View Post
choggs you are great, i will be reading those reviews, hopefully you are continuing to save me money and yeah, all this is for is games.. started out with a 9800gx2 quad sli build, found out i was wasted money (from posting on another forum) dropped down to a Tri sli build with 9800 gts', now potentially ill go down again and lose little to no performance, and gain quite a bit of pocketcash... thank god for people smarter than myself

(and yes i am going to overclock this sucker, hopefully to 3.5+ we'll see, the fan you suggested should probably do the trick)
LOL. I'm probably not smarter than you. I've just passed more time sitting on my butt reading review sites. I'm glad if I can relay the information.
    
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post #9 of 17
ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler?
for that price might as well get a TRUE.

for the PC power & cooling 750w it used to be 119.99AR /w free shipping...
i would w8 until they start to give out that price again....
or get the OCZ 700w
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I disagree with the earlier advice of getting a Q6600 instead of a Q6700. Current bins of the Q6600 aren't very good overclockers (3.2GHz can already give you a hard time.) One the other hand, current Q6700's are very nice overclockers. Get the Q6700.

Regarding PSU, Corsair makes some really nice units. If you decide for SLI with two cards, the TX750 is a nice PSU which delivers plenty power and isn't too expensive. If you go Tri-SLI, then the UX1000 is a nice PSU for you (ok, at double the price).
http://www.buy.com/retail/usersearch...me&display=col

DO NOT get the OCZ GameXStream PSU (700W). Those units are known for a ripple issue under high loads. The design simply isn't up to par with the units from PC Power & Cooling, Silverstone (OP/DA/Zeus) and Corsair (to name a few)
    
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