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post #1 of 11
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hello, i have posted on these forums a few times before concerning this, my first time build, and was being held back on actually purchasing due to some money issues, those are no longer a problem.. so now after a month of waiting im looking to place orders within the next 24 hours so by next week i can be gaming, anyways here's what i have so far.


EVGA 01G-P3-N895-A3 GeForce 9800 GX2 KO 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail


CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF - Retail

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


Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM


LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - Retail


CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Retail


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


XCLIO WTBK ADVANCED Fully Black Finish Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


Ideazon Merc Stealth Illuminated Gaming Keyboard- ZXP-2000 Black USB Wired Ergonomics - Retail


Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - Retail


Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2000 dpi Mouse - Retail



Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 English NA DVD - Retail





the mobo selected i chose instead of a 780i... basically because i view SLI as a waste of money... after reading alot of forums, it seems sli is a joke as far as price/performance... and that a single card solution is pretty much always better (lest you like to stroke that epeen) intel chipsets are supposedly better, as far as stability and overclocking. if im wrong, let me know.

also im confused as to what would be the best cpu cooler out there for the setup i have.. ive heard great things about a zalman 9700, then again i've heard bad, perhaps a tuniq tower would be better?

thats about all for now, ill be following this thread all day long. and i plan to place orders by tonight somtime. thanks in advance.



p.s. i will probably attempt to overclock at some point, but seeing as its my first time attempting it, id like it to be 'easy' as im prone to clumsiness, allthough with the helpful folks here, i could probably get an entire walk through nomatter what components i chose heh
Edited by stuntbum - 6/6/08 at 12:49pm
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E8500 @ 3.81ghz stable gigabyte x48 512mb 8800gt 2x2gb corsair dominator 1066 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8800GT 512 vista ultimate Acer 22" logitech g15 
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CORSAIR 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Xclio Windtunnel logitech g5 
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E8500 @ 3.81ghz stable gigabyte x48 512mb 8800gt 2x2gb corsair dominator 1066 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8800GT 512 vista ultimate Acer 22" logitech g15 
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CORSAIR 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Xclio Windtunnel logitech g5 
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post #2 of 11
I can't access that list...
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 3.6 @ 1.37v EVGA 790i Ultra SLI FTW - Digital EVGA 9800GTX + OCZ DDR3 8gb @ 1400mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB + 600GB + 300GB + 500GB Jaunty 9.04 Dual 24" Hyundai/Samsung Mac Keyboard 
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Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular Antec 1200 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 @ 3.6 @ 1.37v EVGA 790i Ultra SLI FTW - Digital EVGA 9800GTX + OCZ DDR3 8gb @ 1400mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB + 600GB + 300GB + 500GB Jaunty 9.04 Dual 24" Hyundai/Samsung Mac Keyboard 
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Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular Antec 1200 
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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
ugh.. had a feeling that might happen, lemme look on the egg to see what i did wrong.

edit: think i fixed it, forgot to check a box, let me know if it works now.
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E8500 @ 3.81ghz stable gigabyte x48 512mb 8800gt 2x2gb corsair dominator 1066 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8800GT 512 vista ultimate Acer 22" logitech g15 
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CORSAIR 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Xclio Windtunnel logitech g5 
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E8500 @ 3.81ghz stable gigabyte x48 512mb 8800gt 2x2gb corsair dominator 1066 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8800GT 512 vista ultimate Acer 22" logitech g15 
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CORSAIR 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Xclio Windtunnel logitech g5 
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post #4 of 11
it is a good build, but.

mobo: im not to fond of it. i would say DFI blood iron or the gigabyte p35
hint hint: blood iron

cpu: i would go either the Q6600 or the E8400

cooling: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283, tuniq, or TRUE

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009
or
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-7...206178325.html
or
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-6...206178324.html

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073

optical drive?
Edited by this n00b again - 6/6/08 at 12:20pm
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930/920/920/2500k/2500k/x4-640/x4-630/ x58Pro/x58Ext/P6TD/P8P67/P35/A780L/785GM-E51/H55M 5870CFX/GTX260Sli/5870/GTX260-Sli/GTX260/9600/8800 Gskill/Gskill/Gskill/Gskill/Corsair/Corsair/GSkill 
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OWC 6G Extreme PRO / Crucial M4 SAMSUNG DVD-RW DL X64 Win 7 | X86 xp pro | OSX | Ubuntu | Backtrack Samsung 23 x 5 
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Saitek 850TX/MXS600/750TX/750TX/EA500/EA500/EA500/MxS500 700d + Rackmount server chassis 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OWC 6G Extreme PRO / Crucial M4 SAMSUNG DVD-RW DL X64 Win 7 | X86 xp pro | OSX | Ubuntu | Backtrack Samsung 23 x 5 
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Saitek 850TX/MXS600/750TX/750TX/EA500/EA500/EA500/MxS500 700d + Rackmount server chassis 
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post #5 of 11
I'd say that's a very solid build make sure to get a PSU like the Corsair 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
I'd say the Zalman's a good cooler, so you could go with that, or The Tuniq tower... It's really personal preference...
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by this n00b again View Post
it is a good build, but.

mobo: im not to fond of it. i would say DFI blood iron or the gigabyte p35
hint hint: blood iron

cpu: i would go either the Q6600 or the E8400

cooling: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283, tuniq, or TRUE

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009
or
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-7...206178325.html
or
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-6...206178324.html


optical drive?
yeah sorry, its lacking a HD and optical drive atm, im gonna toss a 640gb WD in there and a generic optical drive, nothing special.
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E8500 @ 3.81ghz stable gigabyte x48 512mb 8800gt 2x2gb corsair dominator 1066 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8800GT 512 vista ultimate Acer 22" logitech g15 
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CORSAIR 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Xclio Windtunnel logitech g5 
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E8500 @ 3.81ghz stable gigabyte x48 512mb 8800gt 2x2gb corsair dominator 1066 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8800GT 512 vista ultimate Acer 22" logitech g15 
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CORSAIR 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Xclio Windtunnel logitech g5 
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post #7 of 11
The Tuniq and Zalman perform very similarily. Tuniq is cheaper, so if money is the issue, get the Tuniq. Only reason I would get the Zalman over the Tuniq is for looks.
i5-2500k
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OCZ Vertex 2 120GB + 2Tb Samsung Spinpoint F4 DVD+/-RW DL Windows 7 Pro x64 2x Dell 24" 1920x1080 
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i5-2500k
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OCZ Vertex 2 120GB + 2Tb Samsung Spinpoint F4 DVD+/-RW DL Windows 7 Pro x64 2x Dell 24" 1920x1080 
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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
ok, ive added the 750w corsair PSU, HD, and optical drives
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Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8800GT 512 vista ultimate Acer 22" logitech g15 
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CORSAIR 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Xclio Windtunnel logitech g5 
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E8500 @ 3.81ghz stable gigabyte x48 512mb 8800gt 2x2gb corsair dominator 1066 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8800GT 512 vista ultimate Acer 22" logitech g15 
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post #9 of 11
I unfortuneately cant access your list but im trying to put a build together right now of similar price so ill just show u my buy list maybe you can pick something up from it ^_^
Computer
-Case: Thermaltake Armor+ $200
-Power Supply: Corsair 750W $100
-Motherboard: EVGA 780i $260
-Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6700 $260
-CPU Heatsink: Tuniq Tower 120$50
-Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 512 (G92) $230
-Ram: Dominator 1066 4GB kit(2x2GB) $120
-Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 32mb $100
-CD-ROM Drive: ASUS DRW-2014S1T $30
-Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit OEM $100
Total $1470
Peripherals
-Monitor: Samsung 22" Syncmaster 2232BW $350
-Mouse: Razer Lachesis $80
-Mousepad: Rocketfish Dbl. Sided Anodized Aluminum $20
-Keyboard: Razer Lycosa $80
-Headset: Razer Barracuda $130
-Speaker System: Z5500 $220
Total$880
Upgrades
-Second CD-ROM Drive: ASUS DRW-2014S1T $30
-Secondary GPU: EVGA GeForce8800 GTS 512 (G92) $230
-Additional Ram: Dominator 1066 4GB kit(2x2GB) $120
-Raid: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 32mb $100
-Sound Card: Auzentech Prelude $170
-4 12" Logisys Cold Cathodes(2 Blue/2 UV) $20
-Fans $100
-Spray paint $50
Total $810
Final Price $3170
good luck!
M.E.D.
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E5200 :( Maximus Formula x38 9600GSO :( G.Skill 2x2gb ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Samsung DVD Burner /W Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit 17" CRT :( 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Corsair 850TX Modded Antec 900 Razer Lachesis 
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Rocketfish Dbl-sided Anodized Aluminum Logitech CRAP speakers.. :( 
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M.E.D.
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E5200 :( Maximus Formula x38 9600GSO :( G.Skill 2x2gb ddr2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Samsung DVD Burner /W Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit 17" CRT :( 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Corsair 850TX Modded Antec 900 Razer Lachesis 
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by wildfire99 View Post
Final Price $3170
good luck!
thats 3k. title says 2k. you're 1k over
liger-zero
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OWC 6G Extreme PRO / Crucial M4 SAMSUNG DVD-RW DL X64 Win 7 | X86 xp pro | OSX | Ubuntu | Backtrack Samsung 23 x 5 
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Saitek 850TX/MXS600/750TX/750TX/EA500/EA500/EA500/MxS500 700d + Rackmount server chassis 
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liger-zero
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930/920/920/2500k/2500k/x4-640/x4-630/ x58Pro/x58Ext/P6TD/P8P67/P35/A780L/785GM-E51/H55M 5870CFX/GTX260Sli/5870/GTX260-Sli/GTX260/9600/8800 Gskill/Gskill/Gskill/Gskill/Corsair/Corsair/GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OWC 6G Extreme PRO / Crucial M4 SAMSUNG DVD-RW DL X64 Win 7 | X86 xp pro | OSX | Ubuntu | Backtrack Samsung 23 x 5 
KeyboardPowerCase
Saitek 850TX/MXS600/750TX/750TX/EA500/EA500/EA500/MxS500 700d + Rackmount server chassis 
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