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Old 03-23-2008, 11:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Great choice. You can fit 9 x 120mm fans in that case, I believe.
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+1 on case, great choice.

and you can also do some mods if you're feeling a bit squirrely

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Did you forget the CPU cooler or are you going with the stock cooler?
Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 (need to buy fan seperate) or Xigmatek HDT-S1283 are the recommended ones (couldn't find cpu coolers on ebuyer...).

Modular PSU have the benefit of being able to take out the cables you don't need which lead to less clutter and better airflow. If you find those benefits worth it...
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Hi guys, im building a new PC. It will mainly be used for net browsing, music, DVD, video. Won't really be used for extreme gaming, but i will be using Vista and i want it to run very nice and smoothly.

Budget is 850

Here is what i have so far...

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz 1066MHz) - 155
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Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 iP35 Socket 775 Motherboard - 70
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

Graphics Card - EVGA 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 256bit PCI-E Graphics Card - 155
EVGA 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 256bit Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card with Crysis Game bundle - Ebuyer

RAM - Crucial 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Ballistix Memory - 45
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HDD - Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 32MG Cache - 65
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CD/DVD Drive - Plextor PX-810SA - 50
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Case - Coolermaster Stacker 831 - 80
Coolermaster Stacker 831 Special Edition with Silver Mesh - No PSU - Ebuyer

Monitor - Samsung SM2032BW 20" TFT Monitor Widescreen 1680x1050 3000:1 - 170
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Mouse & Keyboard - Logitech Corless Desktop EX 110 - 17
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 110 - USB/PS2 - Ebuyer

Total so far - 810

BUDGET - 850(ish)

I still need to choose a PSU, but im a little unsure as to which one to go with.

I would very much appreciate if anyone could look over what i have selected so far and make sure that they are good choices, and also if anyone could recommend a suited PSU, i would be very grateful.

Thanks

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Seems like that's pretty huge of a build for just browsing, but other than that it should fill all of your needs, especially the quad core.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok, have updated with the PSU.
Thanks for the help everyone.

If anyone has anything else to add however, please do so!


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Did you forget the CPU cooler or are you going with the stock cooler?
I assumed it would be fine to go with the stock cooler?

I may be overclocking in the future, but not any time soon. So would the stock cooler on the CPU suffice?
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I assumed it would be fine to go with the stock cooler?

I may be overclocking in the future, but not any time soon. So would the stock cooler on the CPU suffice?
Yes, stock cooler is fine, if you're not overclocking.
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Cool thanks.

Also, if im going to be running Vista Home Premium 64bit would you guys recommend 4GB RAM instead of 2GB?
Not playing any hi definition games, but I will be running faily demanding programs like Cubase SX, and i want it to run very smoothly.

Thanks in advance.
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One of the main reasons going 64bit, is if you're going to use more than 3GBs of RAM, so you might as well.
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Thanks b1gapl.

How is this RAM?
Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-18) Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty - Ebuyer

Also, i should probably go with 2x2GB rather than 4x1GB, yes?
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Those will do fine.

2 x 2GB is a better option, since it leaves 2 more slots opened for future upgrades, should you ever need more than 4GB.
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