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Hey, I'm James and in the next few days I'll be purchasing the following for a gaming rig:

GigaByte EP45T-UD3P
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650
Corsair DDR2 4GB PC-8500/1066 (2x XMS2 2GB) Ram
eVGA GTX 285 1GB
Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM
Corsair TX-850 850W ATX Power Supply
Antec 1200


I'll be taking the DVD drive and Zalman CNPS9700LED, as well as the 500GB drive from my current rig (for OS drive for new rig, 1.5TB will be storage) my current rig when the parts arrive. It was a tough decision making the choice between the E8400 and the Q9650 but I opted for the latter because I've been getting back into folding of late.

What do you guys think about raiding 2x500GB Seagate drives for my OS drive?

I'm currently waiting to get a quote before I purchase the parts.

This baby needs a name, help me out guys! Also, feel free to leave your feedback/thoughts on the parts I've chosen.

Pics when I get the parts...
Edited by Powelly - 3/19/09 at 2:56am
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post #2 of 49
Looks really good except I wouldn't get DDR3, not really worth the money at this point. Just stick with DDR2 for now. Save you some money and get a better CPU cooler than the zalman.
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post #3 of 49
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Cheers for the advice - I'm trying to future-proof this rig and I don't really mind that DDR3 is twice as expensive as DDR2. What CPU cooler do you recommend?
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death unicorn (for the name)
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death unicorn (for the name)
Death Unicorn hey? Are these guys serious? Lmao...
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i also wouldn't go DDR3 unless you're going i7...

anyways, the dark Paladin?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
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Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
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Logitech G500 
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Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
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Logitech G500 
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post #7 of 49
Seriously no point in DDR3. DDR2 is still future proof. You wont notice a difference.
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If you are trying to future proof the rig, and don't care about a component costing twice as much, why not upgrade to the 1366 socket and go core-i7?

at least it makes the ddr3 a necessity
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Core i7 920 EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX EVGA 01G-P3-N880-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 1GB 256-bit OCZ XMP Ready Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 
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Vista 64 Dell 19" widescreen LCD TV G15 CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.9 
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LIAN LI PC-A17B 
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Vista 64 Dell 19" widescreen LCD TV G15 CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.9 
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I like all these dark names, keep em coming! I love Supernatural (the TV show) and I'm into metal/hardcore/deathcore etc...

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If you are trying to future proof the rig, and don't care about a component costing twice as much, why not upgrade to the 1366 socket and go core-i7?

at least it makes the ddr3 a necessity
Only problem is the DDR3 is only $100 more where as for good core i7 (I'm not settling for the 920) it's another $500 more - I'm not made of money, I'm a Year 12 student
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