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My old P4 system is on it's last legs performance wise as I want to start playing some of the new games of today so I'm going to be building a new system in the coming weeks. I don't plan on really pushing the limits in overclocking, but a little is likely. Here's what I have planned:

Intel Q6600 Quad
Gigabyte P35-DS3L
4Gb Corsair DDR2 800
XFX 8800GT 512Mb
OCZ StealthXStream 600W PS
Samsung DVD Burner
Vista Home Premium x64
CoolerMaster Elite 330 Case

That comes up to about $800. I could stretch my wallet a bit more if needed or pick up added things like an aftermarket cpu cooler later. Just let me know how things look...if there are obvious things I should change. Things where a small price increase would make a big difference in performance and/or places I could find cheaper options. Thanks in Advance.
Edited by sword44 - 6/9/08 at 2:08pm
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post #2 of 9
For PSU I would get a Corsiar, Seasonic, PC P&C, Antec, or Silverstone.
Corsair makes a really nice 650W and same with Silverstone.
Good choice on everything else
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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
For PSU I would get a Corsiar, Seasonic, PC P&C, Antec, or Silverstone.
Corsair makes a really nice 650W and same with Silverstone.
Good choice on everything else
So...maybe this guy. It's a few bucks cheaper initially and free shipping too.
Corsair TX 650W

To be honest...I wondered why the other one I picked was being offered so cheaply after rebate...
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320Gb Seagate Samsung DVD Burner Vista Home Premium x64 20-ich Acer LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320Gb Seagate Samsung DVD Burner Vista Home Premium x64 20-ich Acer LCD 
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Microsoft Corsair TX650W Antec 300 Logitech Mx510 
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post #4 of 9
Yeah thats a great PSU.

And why not get the DFI P35 BloodIron. The DS3L is too basic, the lesser USB/SATA ports are not worth the decrease in price IMO, the Blood Iron is a great board.

Here:
DFI BloodIron P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $114.99
Edited by feltadox1337 - 6/9/08 at 2:37pm
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Logitech G-15 Corsair 650TX Lian Li V2000 Painted Black Logitech G9x 
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by feltadox1337 View Post
Yeah thats a great PSU.

And why not get the DFI P35 BloodIron. The DS3L is too basic, the lesser USB/SATA ports are not worth the decrease in price IMO, the Blood Iron is a great board.

Here:
DFI BloodIron P35-T2RL LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $114.99
I guess I don't feel I'm going to need any more than what the Gigabyte board offers...any real performance difference between the two given I'm not likely to need the extra ports or a raid setup?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320Gb Seagate Samsung DVD Burner Vista Home Premium x64 20-ich Acer LCD 
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post #6 of 9
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I forgot to ask this the other day...I have the Thermalright XP-120 I got for my p4 system and I think there's an adapter to use it with LGA775 boards. Is this cooler still worth it or is there something considerably better out there I could get for a reasonable price?

XP-120 cooler

Adapter
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320Gb Seagate Samsung DVD Burner Vista Home Premium x64 20-ich Acer LCD 
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
For PSU I would get a Corsiar, Seasonic, PC P&C, Antec, or Silverstone.
Corsair makes a really nice 650W and same with Silverstone.
Good choice on everything else
Good advice on PSUs there.
Thats going to be a solid rig. I would go with a quality PSU like other members have mentioned.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by sword44 View Post
I forgot to ask this the other day...I have the Thermalright XP-120 I got for my p4 system and I think there's an adapter to use it with LGA775 boards. Is this cooler still worth it or is there something considerably better out there I could get for a reasonable price?

XP-120 cooler

Adapter
So....nothing on the xp-120?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320Gb Seagate Samsung DVD Burner Vista Home Premium x64 20-ich Acer LCD 
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post #9 of 9
you could always try the one you've got now and see what the temps are like, if they are not great you can invest in a better one.

If you plan to overclock then you will probs need something better, an OCZ vendetta 2 would be nice and they are cheap.
Edited by wiggy2k7 - 6/17/08 at 3:31pm
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WD6401AALS 640GB Black + Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit Samsung SM2253BW 22" 1680x1050 Microsoft Digital Media 3000 
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WD6401AALS 640GB Black + Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit Samsung SM2253BW 22" 1680x1050 Microsoft Digital Media 3000 
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