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Old 12-21-2007, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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He has a $1200 dollar limit.

Needs a quad core
4 Gigs or ram
2 20x sata burners
500 Gig sata hd

He already has a monitor and two video cards for SLI and a keyboard and mouse. I did a build already and was just curious if anyone else had some other ideas my build was.

1 Antec 900 - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

1 Asus P5N32 - E SLI - ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

1 Q6600 Quad Core - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail

1 Zalman 9700 - ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail

1 WD 500 Gig SATA drive - Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

2 2x1 Gig Corsair Xms 2 800 - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

2 20x SATA dvd burners - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - Retail

TOTAL = 999.93

So I have a little play an this so if any one has some better ideas that would be great.

Sorry posted in wrong place hope this does not upset anyone.

Thanks for any help

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Old 12-23-2007, 12:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't have any diff suggestions for a case but air cooling works alot better when you have the same size fans(2x 80mm 2x 120mm)

4 gigs of ram is a little over board and is not Necessary, u should have gone with 2
did u go with the go q6600

Arn't you forgeting a psu (i would recomend a ultra x2)

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Old 12-23-2007, 01:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe get a Tuniq Tower for your heatsink?

I'd also have gotten 2x 2GB, but whatever suits you.

Looks good! Makes me jealous!
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Get the q6600 from clubbit, they guarantee the G0 stepping.
Get crucial ballistix ram, and only 2gb, 4gb is overkill and only usabe in a 64bit os.
If you forgot psu, get the corsaid 520hx.
For case, dont get the antec 900, i never liked it...if hes got extra cash and wants a great big case for cooling, I would get the Cooler Master Stacker 830b or if he wants to save more money I would get the Cooler Master 690 case, its good better wire management capability than the 900.
Also, get the tuniq tower 120 for the cooler or the tru(no fans included)...tuniq should be fine.
Infact the arctic cooling freezer pro should be fine if he isnt gonna oc a lot.
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ClubIT has the COOLER MASTER CM 690 Black SECC/ABS ATX Mid Tower PC Case Retail RC-690-KKN1-GP for only $65 - $60 rebates (exp 12/23) + $15 shipping = $20 shipped after rebate.

Better hurry up, only 23 minutes left to decide!!!
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hows the cooler master cosmos case? I know it got some great reviews Does anyone have this case personnaly? He wants four gigs does a lot of different things at once and has 64 bit OS. Yeah I know I need to make sure its the GO stepping so it will be a better overclock.

Also forgot to metion he does have the PSU as well.

Also thanks for your input might change the ram out got plenty of room in there for that.

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