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XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case

XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P4 650W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply

ASUS P5QL PRO LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard

XFX PVT98WYDFU GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

LITE-ON 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black IDE Model iHAP422-08

ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler


Everything above I am getting from Newegg for $750 with shipping. The processor I am getting from Tiger Direct because their site says they only carry Q6600 G0's in stock and that comes out to $205 with tax because its In my state of IL. I plan on using this comp for gaming and video editing.

So total price is $952 for what I hope will be a good OC gaming rig that should last a while. But this is my first try at this so let me know what you think!
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I guess you're new to the whole computer building thing so:

Unless you specifically like xclio, there are far better choices for cases and psu's.
q6600's are GOs at newegg too and they are cheaper.
zalman 9700 is overpriced and an underperformer.
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Originally Posted by mr.derp View Post
I guess you're new to the whole computer building thing so:

Unless you specifically like xclio, there are far better choices for cases and psu's.
q6600's are GOs at newegg too and they are cheaper.
zalman 9700 is overpriced and an underperformer.
I agree, don't get the 9700, it's not good for quads. I wish I would of known that when I bought mine. Now you know. And if you get a q6600 it will most likely have a 1.3250v.
    
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Get a different PSU. Along the lines of Corsair, PC Power, Silverstone, or Thermaltake for your budget. Seasonic is very good but expensive. Corsair has it's 650watt for around $80 or so.

Here are the top heatsinks for air cooling:
1. Lapped TRUE
2. Noctua NH-U12p
3. TRUE

For the TRUE (Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme) you need to buy seperate fan(s), they don't come included:
http://www.directron.com/u120e.html

Noctua:
http://www.coolerguys.com/840556086475.html

everything else looks good
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I'd change out that PSU for a decent quality Corsair and change the case to something a little more solid. An Antec 900 would serve you well.
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Get a PSU from a quality brand like Corsair, PCP&C or Seasonic. You really don't want to skimp on the PSU, its the heartbeat of the system. For mobos, a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P is fairly cheap and will OC the Q6600 way better than a P5QL.

Unless you are comfortable flashing your hard drive as soon as you receive it I would pick a drive from a brand other than Seagate, or pick a Seagate drive that is not 7200.11. Oh yea, and get a SATA DVD writer... IDE is dead!!

Also, the Zalman 9700 is not adequate for cooling an overclocked quad, especially a 65nm. For budget coolers that perform well, the OCZ Vendetta 2 and the Xigmatek S1283 are hard to beat. If you want performance, the TRUE is king, followed by the Noctua NH-U12P, but these are nearly twice the price of the OCZ and X-tek coolers.
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post #7 of 8
For case if Antec 900 is out of your budget then get an Antec 300. It's pretty much the same thing except no blue led's
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WD 500gb 7200rpm Samsung DVD Burner with LS (SATA) Vista Home Premium 64bit ASUS VH226H 21.5" 1080p 
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post #8 of 8
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Only chose Case and PSU because they have a combo deal price on newegg. The antec 900 looks good what about the powersupply newegg bundles with it? Trying to save as much as I can here.

Antec Signature SG650 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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