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post #1 of 21
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I'll be building a new computer soon, and I was hoping someone on OCN could give me their input on how this system looks:



Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-215DBK
$30.99




SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP
$7.49




2 X Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

$199.98
($99.99 each)




OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W ATX12V Power Supply
$109.99




Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

$5.99




Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS24G8500ELKR2

$117.99




GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard


$119.99




Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600

$209.99




Antec 761345-75024-0 120mm Blue LED Case Fan

$19.99




ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

$53.99



MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
ATARI Gift - The Witcher PC Game
$209.99

(I already have an antec 900 and xtremegamer) Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
    
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post #2 of 21
Let us take a look here, so I take it gaming is a primary concern?

If so, we need to reevaluate that processor. Games perform better on dual cores, as the two extra cores are not properly utilized yet. And I hear thatthe Q6600's that have been coming out lately are not the overclockers people have grown accustomed to with the G0 stepping. I would suggests the E8400 a strong chip with great OC potential at $190 it is a good contender.

I am not familiar with coolers so I will leave that to my peers here at OCN.

According to your slider in your sig you are at $750 out of your desired $1100 for you rig. This is good as you will need some time to get the money, and therefor waiting for the new video cards will be easier.

This being said, we will soon see a time of highly competitively priced cards. The AMD 48x0 series is particularly appealing in their price: performance: wattage quality. Hold out on the video card until nvidia and AMD release their new chips.

for you RAM, get a good kit of DDR2 800 and OC it yourself, if you get good chips you will be fine. Also go for a 2x2gb kit at least. For this quantity of RAM you will be wanting a 64-bit OS.
Edited by logo199 - 6/14/08 at 6:11pm
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post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Eh a little bit. I want it to last 4 years through college (with GPU/RAM upgrades maybe) which is why i went with a quad core and not an 8400. I'll be doing some CAD work as well as office stuff (lots of games too but i don't want to admit that ). I will be overclocking too
    
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post #4 of 21
Oh that makes sense why you went with the quad. You might want to look toward a wolfdale quad, as the recent Q6600's have been not as spectacular OCers has their predecessors.
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post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
All of the new Q6600's? I'm only looking for 3.0Ghz-3.2Ghz, and maybe 3.4 during the winter. I thought the 45nm's weren't great overclockers, and the only one in my price range (the Q9300) only has 6mb of cache. But im not sure if thats a big deal
    
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Q6700 @ 3.4Ghz - 1.44v Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R XFX GTX 260 XXX [640,2300] 4Gb (2 x 2gb G.Skill DDR2 1066) @ 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb (2 x WD6400AAKS RAID0 + WD 320Gb IDE ) Pioneer DVD+-RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 2232gw 22" + Samsung 2433bw 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 650W Single Rail Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G500 
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Q6700 @ 3.4Ghz - 1.44v Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R XFX GTX 260 XXX [640,2300] 4Gb (2 x 2gb G.Skill DDR2 1066) @ 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb (2 x WD6400AAKS RAID0 + WD 320Gb IDE ) Pioneer DVD+-RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 2232gw 22" + Samsung 2433bw 24" 
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by auditt241 View Post
All of the new Q6600's? I'm only looking for 3.0Ghz-3.2Ghz, and maybe 3.4 during the winter. I thought the 45nm's weren't great overclockers, and the only one in my price range (the Q9300) only has 6mb of cache. But im not sure if thats a big deal
oh, if that is what you are looking for I think you will be fine. I am not sure of the wolfdale quads OCing potential as you can see in my sig, my hands on experience with the latest hardware is a little behind.

A Q6600 will serve you well.
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post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reassurance. There are so many people praising the 8400 but an equal amount saying they would never give up their quad for anything. And yeah I'll be in a stuffy dorm room so I figure high OC's won't happen. Does a quad at 3.2 perform any worse than one at 3.8? I figure unless video encoding or something you won't even notice the difference.
    
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Q6700 @ 3.4Ghz - 1.44v Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R XFX GTX 260 XXX [640,2300] 4Gb (2 x 2gb G.Skill DDR2 1066) @ 1000Mhz 
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post #8 of 21
PSU: Corsair 650W is better.
RAM: Crucial Ballistix, or G.Skill.
Good mobo pick
CPU Cooler: Tuniq Tower
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post #9 of 21
what OS will you be running ...imo xp is better for gaming in which case you don't really need 4 gigs of ram as xp will no recognize it.....take it down to 2 gigs and get a bigger psu
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post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Is their any reason the corsair is better? and whats wrong with patriot? Everyone seems to be saying tuniq tower though (but the blue LED on the zalman is so tempting...) is the tuniq drastically better? im not looking for high OC's
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 @ 3.4Ghz - 1.44v Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R XFX GTX 260 XXX [640,2300] 4Gb (2 x 2gb G.Skill DDR2 1066) @ 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb (2 x WD6400AAKS RAID0 + WD 320Gb IDE ) Pioneer DVD+-RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 2232gw 22" + Samsung 2433bw 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 650W Single Rail Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G500 
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Alienware 
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Q6700 @ 3.4Ghz - 1.44v Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R XFX GTX 260 XXX [640,2300] 4Gb (2 x 2gb G.Skill DDR2 1066) @ 1000Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1.5Tb (2 x WD6400AAKS RAID0 + WD 320Gb IDE ) Pioneer DVD+-RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 2232gw 22" + Samsung 2433bw 24" 
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