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Hey OCN,

Let's start: I'll need of your recommendations/suggestions.(experience is also welcome, but truthfully plz )
  1. MOBO: open box DFI x48 UT
  2. GPU: 4850.
  3. RAM: Dominator 2 X 2 Gb this time
  4. CPU: Q6700 or Q9450?
  5. HD: Seagate 250GB
  6. PSU: Corsair 750W
  7. Case: XCLIO Coolbox(similiar to 900)
  8. CPU Heatsink: Sunbeam Core Contact
  9. CPU/extra case fans: None for now
  10. Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc Combo
  11. Sound Card: Stock
  12. Speaker: logitech 2.1
  13. Monitor: Samsung 22"
  14. Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech/Liteon
  15. OS: Premium x64
  16. Other: None for now (welcome other addtional suggestions).

Edit: I read many threads about Q6700 vs Q9450. I learned that there is only 3-5% performance difference. BUT, currently, the cost of Q6700 is like $275 and 9450=$330 so only $55 difference. I think my mobo will be able to support Q9450 on high clocks, but is it worth it to spend extra $55?
Edited by legendor - 7/2/08 at 12:57am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.20GHz (lapped) DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS MSI 8800 GTS 512MB G.SKILL 2(2 X 2GB) Dual Ch. 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
Case
Antec 900 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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Antec 900 
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post #2 of 7
For PSU, get a PC Power & Cooling 750W, here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341011

Very nice power supplies.

For CPU, just stick with the Q6600, no point getting the Q6700.
Edited by onexero - 6/30/08 at 7:47pm
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Core i7 920@3.4GHz ASUS P6T X58 Sapphire ATI 4870 512MB Gskill 6GB 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x640GB WD Black (RAID 0) 22x Samsung DVD Burner Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Edition Dell S2309W 
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Logitech G15 Corsair 850TX Cooler Master Cosmos 1100 Logitech G9 
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Core i7 920@3.4GHz ASUS P6T X58 Sapphire ATI 4870 512MB Gskill 6GB 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x640GB WD Black (RAID 0) 22x Samsung DVD Burner Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Edition Dell S2309W 
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Logitech G15 Corsair 850TX Cooler Master Cosmos 1100 Logitech G9 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
corsair 750 is much better and lower cost at 129.99 ar its 119.99
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post #4 of 7
For the hard drives, I'd go with this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136074

One of the fastest 7200RPM drives available, and as for the corsair PSU, its only $5 cheaper. :x PC Power and Cooling have better quality PSU than Corsair...

Since you are on a budget, go with crossfired 4850's, that'll outperform the 280GTX.
Edited by onexero - 6/30/08 at 7:54pm
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Core i7 920@3.4GHz ASUS P6T X58 Sapphire ATI 4870 512MB Gskill 6GB 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x640GB WD Black (RAID 0) 22x Samsung DVD Burner Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Edition Dell S2309W 
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Logitech G15 Corsair 850TX Cooler Master Cosmos 1100 Logitech G9 
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Core i7 920@3.4GHz ASUS P6T X58 Sapphire ATI 4870 512MB Gskill 6GB 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x640GB WD Black (RAID 0) 22x Samsung DVD Burner Windows Server 2008: Enterprise Edition Dell S2309W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair 850TX Cooler Master Cosmos 1100 Logitech G9 
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post #5 of 7
I'll throw together a quick wishlist, just a minute

well if I dont have to budget in a monitor and you are willing to keep your case I've fallen right in the middle of your range, but if you need a monitor....then you're in a sticky situation, but I'll put my wishlist on that does not have a case

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=6460134&WishL istTitle=$1500
Edited by GPA_Voltaire - 6/30/08 at 8:11pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 Asus Rampage Formula Diamond 4870 X2 4x1GB Mushkin 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Raptor 150 GB, Hitachi 500 GB 2 SATA Lightscribe burners Vista Home Premium x64 Gateway 24" 
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Logitech G15 (old school version) Silverstone DA1200 Soldam ZR3000 Logitech G5 
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Raptor 150 GB, Hitachi 500 GB 2 SATA Lightscribe burners Vista Home Premium x64 Gateway 24" 
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Logitech G15 (old school version) Silverstone DA1200 Soldam ZR3000 Logitech G5 
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i am not sure if you are a gamer, however if you dont mind a wireless keyboard set i would recommend the logitech desktop wave.
been using it for 4 months now, works flawlessly and the battery life, let's just say it's 1000 times better than what you get from dell. the signal is pretty good too, as most of the time i am browsing the net and watching movie while i am around 10 feet away in my crouch.
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bump Look at the first post.
Edited by legendor - 7/2/08 at 1:19am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.20GHz (lapped) DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS MSI 8800 GTS 512MB G.SKILL 2(2 X 2GB) Dual Ch. 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
Case
Antec 900 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.20GHz (lapped) DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS MSI 8800 GTS 512MB G.SKILL 2(2 X 2GB) Dual Ch. 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
Case
Antec 900 
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