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post #1 of 20
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Right now here is what I have:
2 eVGA Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
$638.00

PC Power & Cooling 510 SLI-PFC ATX12V 510W Power Supply - Retail
$219.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
$497.00

Update Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 8 (7.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
$119.99

Subtotal: $1,474.98

I am looking for good suggestions for a middletower case, motherboard, and 2GB's of good OC'n memory

Any suggestions on the psu,videocard are welcome.

Thanks a lot,
Baked
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post #2 of 20
Asus A8n32-SLI board. Fastest SLI board on the market (also the only one with dual 16x pci-e)

for a case are you looking for something big or medium sized? If you don't have size issues the thermaltake armor is phenomenal for cooling and upgrading. Also the coolermaster stacker's are pretty solid as well.

In the mid range any case from thermaltake or coolermaster that has an open mesh at the front for air intake is great.

the coolermaster centurion 530 is pretty decent. I just did a build for a brother in law and the case is very solid. They have a 532 version with a side window (And 450w coolermaster power supply which you won't need)

Also the Antec P160 is a really decent case as well.

smaller or for lan gaming go for the antec super lanboy. I have one on my rig 2. Its light (all aluminum) and has front and rear 120mm fans (with open front mesh). Excellent cooling in a smaller package.

With regards to ram I am an OCZ/corsair fan but some of the ram gurus on this site will probably have more specific recommendations
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Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
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Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
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GooBang Doo MX3 
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Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
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Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
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post #4 of 20
don't bother with the asus a8n-sli premium. the asus a8n32-sli is about 7% faster in every bench I ran at stock speeds (And is a stronger overclocker). I know since I have both boards and just tested/compared them on an identical config.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
Mouse
GooBang Doo MX3 
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Murder Box II
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Home PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
Mouse
GooBang Doo MX3 
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baked
Right now here is what I have:
2 eVGA Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
$638.00

PC Power & Cooling 510 SLI-PFC ATX12V 510W Power Supply - Retail
$219.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
$497.00

Update Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 8 (7.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
$119.99

Subtotal: $1,474.98

I am looking for good suggestions for a middletower case, motherboard, and 2GB's of good OC'n memory

Any suggestions on the cpu, psu, ,videocard are welcome.

Thanks a lot,
Baked
Wow, that's going to be nice. I've a Thermaltake Tsunami Dream case and it's great. If you really want to splash the cash you could go with full tower as opposed to mid; the Lian Li v2000 is an amazing case.
Mobo: DFI Expert if you can afford it, otherwise a DFI nF4 SLI-D
Ram: Crucial Ballistix 2GB kits rock, these G Skill also look good:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231034
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post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
Size does matter as far as the case go the lian li is a good size, my comp gets moved around alot between home and my dorm. I was looking at that ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe before, and it looks really good.

What kind of ram would best fit it?

What would be the best Air CPU cooler for it?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 3.8 Gigabyte X58 UD5 Asus 4870 X2 2gb 6GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB Seagate Vista Home Premium 64bit 24" Dell 1900x1200 Logitech Wave 
PowerCaseMouse
700W OCZ GameXStream Antec P180B Logitech G9 
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i7 920 @ 3.8 Gigabyte X58 UD5 Asus 4870 X2 2gb 6GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB Seagate Vista Home Premium 64bit 24" Dell 1900x1200 Logitech Wave 
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700W OCZ GameXStream Antec P180B Logitech G9 
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post #7 of 20
Ram wise i would get this since tha asus board supports memory voltage up to 4.0 http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...hannel_gold_vx
My System
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T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
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post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
Alright that memory sounds good, it will work with the cpu @ stock timings for now right?
First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 3.8 Gigabyte X58 UD5 Asus 4870 X2 2gb 6GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB Seagate Vista Home Premium 64bit 24" Dell 1900x1200 Logitech Wave 
PowerCaseMouse
700W OCZ GameXStream Antec P180B Logitech G9 
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First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 3.8 Gigabyte X58 UD5 Asus 4870 X2 2gb 6GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB Seagate Vista Home Premium 64bit 24" Dell 1900x1200 Logitech Wave 
PowerCaseMouse
700W OCZ GameXStream Antec P180B Logitech G9 
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baked
Alright that memory sounds good, it will work with the cpu @ stock timings for now right?
Yup

Man, you have one killer rig
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
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post #10 of 20
When you get the ram make sure you get the DFI expert or asus a8n32-sli cause of the high vcore and ram voltage for overclocking
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T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
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