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It's that time again, ladies and gents. I am throwing out the Shuttle and building a new computer just in time for school. I am really not sure on some of these parts so I want to make sure everything looks half decent . Anyways, here it is: (any recommendations/suggestions/comments are appreciated).

Motherboard EVGA NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188024

CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz $209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

GPU EVGA GeForce 8800GTS (G92) KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported $229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130337

HDD Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136260

RAM OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) $137.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227289

Case Sunbeam Freezing-Storm Black Steel ATX Mid Tower $53.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166038

PWS ZALMAN ZM850-HP Continuous 850W ATX12V $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817379007

DVD Pioneer Black SATA 20X DVD±R DVD $30.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129020

TOTAL COST: $1392.92

I thing that concerns me the most is the GPU and the RAM. To be totally honest, I just picked the "most recommended" RAM that I found on Newegg. Also, I am kinda bummed out about the GPU; don't know if SLI is worth the cost at the moment (I have a 1500 give or take a few hundred budget). Anyways, thanks for your time in advance and I am looking foward to reading all your comments.

PS: I understand that I am lacking a CPU cooler. I currently have no clue :-\\
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post #2 of 32
That's a very solid build. The only thing I see missing is a good CPU cooler for that quad, have you considered a TRUE? Oh yeah and what case are you going to use?
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Definitely get an aftermarket cooler. Stock coolers for intel sockets make me want to cry because they are such a PITA to seat correctly. I have a Zalman CNPS9500 and it cools really well.
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post #4 of 32
Awsome build, except the sli gts combo I would change for a 4850 and p45 but thats
just me. save some money and get better performance
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post #5 of 32
Yeah...
everything looks solid
bellow is what i would prob get...i might get still!

GPU - 4850 or 4870 (instead of your SLi GTS)
CPU Cooler - Thermaltake BigTyp 120 VX CPU Cooler (if it fits...lol)
MB - Abit IP35 Pro - they are good motherboards and gd overlclockers from what i have read
Edited by Valllldondo - 7/7/08 at 5:46am
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post #6 of 32
If you really want an nVidia card, you can reach for the GTX 260 for $100 more. Or if you can wait, you can get the MSI implementation for $299.99 shipped.

If that's reaching too far, you can save a little money on the memory with this kit. I'm not sure how well it overclocks, though.

And if all you plan on doing with this rig is gaming, I suggest going with a dual-core processor. The E8400 would fit the bill and you save $15. You could also save a little more money going with the Asus P5N-D for a little under $160 shipped.
post #7 of 32
I can see a potential problem with the case ... with that internal fan mount you may not have enough room to fit those 8800GTS's without at least removing at least one of those fans or modifying the case. Other than that really solid build.
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post #8 of 32
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Thanks for all the responses! I am changing my graphics card to the GTX260 and changing the case to an Antec Nine Hundred Black. All i need is a CPU cooler :\\ any suggestions?
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post #9 of 32
If you can, switch over to the HD4870, it's way more powerful than the GTX 260 and costs less
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well, is it possible to run crossfire on a nvida sli board?
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