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hello guys. . .

need some help building new RIG. . .

here's what i beeen thingking of. .

Q6600 g0
Zotac 9800Gx2
Corsair 2x1gb ddr2 1066 Dominator
Coolermaster Stacker 831
Raptorx 150gb for OS

now my question is what mobo should i use for those specs if im going to OC it to let say 3.5ghz. . what PSU should i use and also cooling devices? is CoolIt Freezone enough??

i would really appreciate the help i can get. thank you. . .
post #2 of 11
Price range?

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
CPU Cooling - Tuniq or TRUE 120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001

you should also change the HDD, you can get the almost identical raptor performance, from a 750 gb HDD or 640 GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218
Edited by phospholipid - 7/9/08 at 7:26am
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Look into 780i chipset boards if eventually you are going to sli, If not p35,x38 are actually very good overclockers but those are crossfire boads.psu ,I would go 850w.
    
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Do NOT get a Zotac graphics card. While the price may be slightly less than other companies their RMA is not near as good as EVGA. Buy EVGA you won't regret it.

Good choice on RAM

CPU Cooler- Id go with a tuniq tower

Mobo- The EVGA 780i or the 780i FTW that is coming out soon. Again EVGA is the way to go.

Power Supply- Corsair 750Watt....nothing but Corsiar....

And that raptor drive will serve you well; I have seen them in action and they are beastly.

Good luck on your build if you have any more questions feel free to ask.
Edited by Zaxbys - 7/9/08 at 7:39am
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by ladypinay View Post
hello guys. . .

need some help building new RIG. . .

here's what i beeen thingking of. .

Q6600 g0
Zotac 9800Gx2
Corsair 2x1gb ddr2 1066 Dominator
Coolermaster Stacker 831
Raptorx 150gb for OS

now my question is what mobo should i use for those specs if im going to OC it to let say 3.5ghz. . what PSU should i use and also cooling devices? is CoolIt Freezone enough??

i would really appreciate the help i can get. thank you. . .
Grab the WD 640gb drive or Samsung 750gb drive instead of the raptor.

I think you shouldn't get a 9800GX2 with the GTX280 and 4870 cards out now. The 9800GX2s are around 400-450$ (for XFX, EVGA, and like brands). You could grab a 4870 for 300$ and still get great performance from it.

For the PSU for the 9800GX2, I think a 650w should be more than enough. You can get a good deal for Corsair PSUs (which are very high quality) at buy.com. For something like a 4870, a 500-550w should do. I might be overestimating though.

The P35-DS3L is a great board and should easily handle 3.5Ghz. I got my Q66 that high on the DS3L. I could of gone further too, but some weird glitch was holding me back. It's a great board for 80-90$.

A good cooler is the Xigmatek one that everyone is talking about. It's only ~35$ and performs almost as well as the TRUE which is 60$ without a fan.
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post #6 of 11
Getting a pair of radeon 4850's and a decent X38 or X48 motherboard may be an option to look into.

You really can't go wrong with the TRUE 120 and Corsair PSU listed above to top off the overclock potential.

Also keep in mind getting 3.5 on a E6600 can be done but it's not a sure thing.
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post #7 of 11
3.5 will be tough on air cooling but it's worth a try.
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post #8 of 11
Now this is a list, from Newegg, that I think is a better choice by farI would get 2 4870's if your budget persists and Crossfire them
Edited by kaivorth - 7/9/08 at 8:56am
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post #9 of 11
The 780i FTW just came out... if you plan on water cooling I'd say get the for sure. Otherwise, the plain 'ol normal 780i is what I'd suggest. That is the best mobo i've ever owned... still miss it
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post #10 of 11
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thanx for the replies. . . i really appricate it. . .

i guess im going 4870 card and x48 mobo. . .does it matter if i use different brand of x48 MOBO, let say MSI or Asus.. or should i stick to DFI . . .

anyways how high can a Q6600 GO if i OC it?? and it seems Tuniq 120 is the way to go for HSF my question is can it handle Q6600 OCed?
Edited by ladypinay - 7/10/08 at 12:21am
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