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Hello,

I plan on building a new PC around an Intel QX6700 a buddy of mine gave me as a gift.

The budget is roughly $1000.00 + or - $300.00 although I'm not adverse to spending even less. Hopefully the PC will be a bit of a Jack of all trades some gaming, video encoding, web surfing etc.

A few things I'd really like are a MB, ram and video card that overclock well (I love tinkering). I aslo plan using 4 HD's in Raid 0 as well as liquid cooling the CPU and video card. Note I don't plan on doing SLI or Crossfire.

Any suggestions on components psu,ram,videocard,case etc would be greatly appreciated. Below is my wish list from Newegg feel free to beat me up about it. Note I won't be needing a new Monitor or speakers.

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...stTitle=new+pc

Thanks
Edited by Kimota - 6/2/08 at 1:45pm
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I saw a deal on Newegg yesterday where it was 1x2gb stick of pc6400 (OCZ i think) and 2 of them was like $84 or something. That could save you some room for future upgrades too. Don't spend the extra money on a "Superclocked" video card, you can do that yourself within 2 minutes and it's just as safe as they do it.

Maybe the PSU could have a little bit more thought into it. But overall, pretty good.
    
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I would personally get the OCZ Reaper 4GB which has a rebate. The total price for the 4GB OCZ Reaper would be about 85 after the rebate, but I know quite a few people who do not like the hassle of the rebates. Nice choice on the case, I would definitely snatch one right now since there is a nice rebate on it and there is also a promo code for free shipping I believe. I personally don't need 4 500GB running on RAID0, but if your the type of person with lots of stuff on the computer then go for it.
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2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB Windows 7 + Ubuntu 10.04 Hanns·G HH-251HPB Black 24.6" 2ms HDMI Widescreen Saitek Eclipse (Blue) 
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PCP&C Silencer 610 owns that PSU, but it doesn't have modualar cables. Not a big deal IMO, but some prefer it. You could also get the 750 quad for the same price after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009

Also, any 9800GTX by EVGA, XFX, or even BFG will do just fine. I have a plain vanilla XFX and it overclocks higher than most Superclocked versions I've seen.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130339

Also, I've never even heard of that mobo. You'd do fine with a X38 or P35 board, others can advise on that. If you want to you can future proof a bit and get 780i with Tri-Sli capability. I'd much rather have this than the board you linked, it's a nice OCing board. Most go for the EVGA, and it's cheaper. Win-Win!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813141005

Last, since you said you like to tinker and OC, I highly guggest 2x2gb RAM. It's better for Ocing because it puts less stress on the memory controller. Here are a few good ones. the first, G. Skill, is a great kit and its DDR2 1000, with a ton of reviews on the Egg. Highly recommended!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227267

I hope your build goes well! If you have any questions about the links I posted just ask. Good luck!
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Thanks for the input and links guys, I'll definitely look into the suggestions. If anyone else wants to chime in with please do so any information is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Edited by Kimota - 6/3/08 at 7:49am
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Thanks for the input and links guys, I'll definitely look into the suggestions. If anyone else wants to chime in with please do so any information is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
screw the 9800GTX, get a 8800GTS 512, performs on par, cost's 70$ less
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130325
comes with a 30$ rebate, and you can always use the step-up program [90 days]
to upgrade to a new card.
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