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So for speed the 640 > 1tb, but if space is that key get the 1tb, though I don't think you will fill up a 640gb drive

PSU, you could go as low as an 800watt PSU, but I wanted to give you something that would give you plenty of head room on the OC.

EVGA and Asus, if you go with a Nvidia chipset (which I don't recommend, they aren't as refined or stable as intel's) then the EVGA 780i FTW is superb.
Yeah,
i have to agree about the nvidia chipsets.

Go for a wd 640gb.. very fast drive.
For the heatsink, HDT-S1283

Yes, the 1000w is a good PSU, xigmatek PSU's are very good.

I suggest a antec 1200 or 900.
    
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For the 1TB, I really wouldn't the platters are not as fast and such.
The 1000watt is modular, and a very stable PSU, I recommend it on the basis that you could get another x2 and have Quadfire, or for simply that it will supply enough Juice to anything you could put in there.

As far as boards, the one I recommended is the best Overclocker for socket 775 right now.
Also, if you don't go with the Tuniq, then I would suggest the Xigmatek s1283.

So for speed the 640 > 1tb, but if space is that key get the 1tb, though I don't think you will fill up a 640gb drive

PSU, you could go as low as an 800watt PSU, but I wanted to give you something that would give you plenty of head room on the OC.

EVGA and Asus, if you go with a Nvidia chipset (which I don't recommend, they aren't as refined or stable as intel's) then the EVGA 780i FTW is superb.

Though the X48 based ASUS Rampage EXTREME is a monster overclocker and is a sweet board. I would recommend it over any Nvidia chipset any day. The only reason I see going Nvidia chipsets is SLi there only perk.

And I don't think a TV tuner is neccicary. The 4870x2 can out put sound through HDMI and comes with the adapter if you need.
Alright so then a 1000W wouldn't be that bad. I know I am going to be a CRAZY n00b at overclocking so yeah. Haha! I guess you don't like Thermalright? I will look at the Xigmatek though. Alright so maybe the 640 is better...and I can always get another one...no harm in that! So try and stay away from Nvidia for that mobo huh? Alright, I guess that seems okay. My WHOLE set up is changing! Hahha...ah well. Well, but since I don't get TV in my room wouldn't that be a decent idea....or am I being a total n00b right now?
    
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Alright so then a 1000W wouldn't be that bad. I know I am going to be a CRAZY n00b at overclocking so yeah. Haha! I guess you don't like Thermalright? I will look at the Xigmatek though. Alright so maybe the 640 is better...and I can always get another one...no harm in that! So try and stay away from Nvidia for that mobo huh? Alright, I guess that seems okay. My WHOLE set up is changing! Hahha...ah well. Well, but since I don't get TV in my room wouldn't that be a decent idea....or am I being a total n00b right now?
We are not born knowing..

You will learn overclocking eventually.

BTW, i also suggest Corsair 1000w.
    
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I'd get a TV tuner later to be honest and go for that monitor.

The monitor will be nicer, you can crank the Resolution on everything. Then down the road get a TV tuner unless you can find one for cheap. But alot of places like hulu.com surfthechannel.com and a few others sponsored by TV networks allow you to watch HD content on those sites so I wouldn't worry about it for now.
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post #25 of 43
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Alright, so then I will def check out the monitor situation.
Seems pretty good.

Also my monitor I have now is HD ready so...idk...plus I have my 26 inch samsung that i love.
    
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Yeah, go for a Corsair HX1000, right now it is cheaper than the Xigmatek, both are outstanding PSUs though.
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post #27 of 43
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looking at the video card...thats a bit over budget for what i want to spend...is there anything just as good but cheaper?

the mobo too...

I'm sorry to be so...ugh...but...I kinda wanna almost have a little money for odds and ends you know?

if im being cheap...smack me please.
    
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dude, if you want to spend 2k, you get get a much better setup. If I were you, I would get like a Rampage Extreme, and an E8400, then save the rest for future upgrades. The performance increase from like a $800-$2000 build is not worth it IMO. The only thing I would say go all out on is a mobo, a nice mobo makes things so much easier specially for a first timer. E8400-Rampage Extreme-whatever GFX you want(you can make the decision there on what you want to spend)-and OCZ or G.Skill ram.

p.s. IDK why rosewill has such a bad rep on OCN, they are not a bad company at all, I have had nothing but good experiences with their PSUs, I dont think there is any reason to not get that PSU.....(comming from a guy who has a PCP&C)

edit just saw your last post....

if you want a cheap Mobo, a DS3 is always a good choice.
and as for cheap GFX. 9600GT is awesome for the price, and so is the 9800 that you originally wanted
Edited by B-80 - 10/29/08 at 8:21am
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I liked the Rosewill I had...but then I went to an Enermax 1000W and it fried my mobos...I was LIVID...freaking A. Anyway...I am thinking I might go with that mobo...but the GPU I might go with the

POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-DH Radeon HD 4850 512MB

what do you all think?
    
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post #30 of 43
@B-80 Rosewill is nice, but they don't carry the amount of AMPs on there 12v lines that Xigma, Corsair, Seasonic, PC&P cooling, or OCZ do.

@Dutch, you can get a nice board for cheaper.

Look at the
DFI X48

If you want cheaper graphics that are still pretty top notch
EVGA GTX 260 core 216

or the

Powercolor Radeon HD 4870 1gb

Also, when going for a Radeon HD 4000 card, go for the 1gb models, they preform better.
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