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post #1 of 19
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After searching all around the web, and with the help of many of you guys at OCN, I think I have finally assembled(on paper) what will be my first rig.

The main purpose of this build is future-proofing, hence the dual PCIe 2.0 slots as well as the 1337 cooling and the apparently very overclockable motherboard.

Case - Antec 900. Recommended by many people. very popular case.
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...7579&loc=32767

Motherboard - Overclockable, x48, PCIe 2.0, Crossfire, what's not to love? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813136047R

CPU - Q6600, best price : performance ratio for a proc I could find
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

RAM - EDIT: Swapped in comparable G. Skill RAM in place of OCZ.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166


Hard Drive - It stores lots of data? What more can I say?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288

Graphics Card - I plan to pair this with a 4870x2 in a year or 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121253

Power Supply - Good price for what it does. Only 1 12v rail... apparently that's good.
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...178325&loc=101

CPU Cooling - Recommended to me by 2 different people. Though I'm not sure if it's worth the $30 extra because the regular vendetta is only $18
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...682409&loc=101

All together this comes to a grand total of $998.81 Just below 1,000 dollars!
After rebates, it goes down to $948.81

So, what do you think? Is it good or is there anything I should change?
Edited by Hippyguy7 - 6/26/08 at 9:11pm
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Intel Q6600 Biostar p43 Sapphire HD4850 2x2gb G. Skill 1000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 500gb Lite On w/ everthing but BluRay Ubuntu/ XP Pro Fatty POS 
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Western Digital 500gb Lite On w/ everthing but BluRay Ubuntu/ XP Pro Fatty POS 
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post #2 of 19
Future proofing as some have told me is practically impossible in the PC world... but I found your rig to be real similar to mine... which seems a winning combo to me.

Though remember nehalem comes up next year, in case of the future you'd still have to get ddr3 memory and a new mobo.
post #3 of 19
If you can, I'd reccomend you this MB, which takes ddr2 and ddr3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186134
post #4 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tupamaro16 View Post
If you can, I'd reccomend you this MB, which takes ddr2 and ddr3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186134
I have seen this board before. there's just one problem with it though. This board sucks at OC'ing. And it can be seen from simply reading a few of the reviews.

Not sure if the Pro of DDR3 outweighs the Con of bad OC'ing capability. Probably not =x

Thanks but no thanks bro.
Edited by Hippyguy7 - 6/26/08 at 4:58pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 Biostar p43 Sapphire HD4850 2x2gb G. Skill 1000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 500gb Lite On w/ everthing but BluRay Ubuntu/ XP Pro Fatty POS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cheap Logitec OCZ 720w Antec 900 Cheap Logitec 
Mouse Pad
My countertop 
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Intel Q6600 Biostar p43 Sapphire HD4850 2x2gb G. Skill 1000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 500gb Lite On w/ everthing but BluRay Ubuntu/ XP Pro Fatty POS 
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post #5 of 19
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 Biostar p43 Sapphire HD4850 2x2gb G. Skill 1000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 500gb Lite On w/ everthing but BluRay Ubuntu/ XP Pro Fatty POS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cheap Logitec OCZ 720w Antec 900 Cheap Logitec 
Mouse Pad
My countertop 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 Biostar p43 Sapphire HD4850 2x2gb G. Skill 1000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 500gb Lite On w/ everthing but BluRay Ubuntu/ XP Pro Fatty POS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cheap Logitec OCZ 720w Antec 900 Cheap Logitec 
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My countertop 
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post #6 of 19
I'd move to AMD if you don't feel like keeping up with Intel. They're moving too quick for me to handle... (Not to mention its a bit cheaper.) But Intel is a very fine product. All my Computers have one. =3
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post #7 of 19
Your question is a bizarre one because so far it has no awnser... so can you tell us what do you wanna hear from us as a valid awnser so we can solve your doubt ?
post #8 of 19
That heat sink is almost identical to a xigmatek s1283.the xigmatek is about 40$
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post #9 of 19
I would pick a samsung hard drive simply because segate has fail me before and samsung has never let me down. For the ram I would go with this G.Skill, it overclocks very well.
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post #10 of 19
When I made my computer, I should've gotten an X48 board. I didn't because I wasn't part of this community at that time and it was my first build.

This is what I would've gotten: Rampage Formula
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