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Old 04-17-2009, 02:09 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the help guys

Some questions

What is the best mobo for overall gaming
What is the best Graphic card out today
Is it worth investing in liquid cooling for the computer
Is Newegg.com the best place to buy computer Parts
Any X58 mobo will do you just fine, minus the $199 ones on Newegg, haven't heard great things about the lower end Gigabytes or MSI's. The Core i7s OC great on air as it is, especially now with the new D0 stepping out. Unless you're looking to really push the i7 to its limits or enjoy h20 cooling, you don't need to go that route. I'd stick with Trotter's build or the one zmatt posted, both are fantastic. Most of us prefer Newegg for their prices and their 3-Day shipping that sometimes surprises us with getting stuff quicker.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:05 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Just as a quick assessment of the two builds.

Mine is faster, because I left out some parts. Trotter's is more complete. He tied up all the ends.
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OMG my first build
specs plz comment and help

Ram Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Core Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Mobo Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
monitor Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 2233SW High Glossy Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(1000:1) w/ HDCP Support - LCD Monitors
case Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
speakers Newegg.com - Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - Speakers
Power Supply Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
Graphic card Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100269OCSR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - OC edition - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
operating system Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems
Mouse Newegg.com - RAZER Copperhead Tempest Blue 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse - Mouse
keyboard Newegg.com - Logitech G15 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards
Cd drive Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
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Don't get an OCZ psu. Get the Corsiar instead. Trust me on that. Also don't waste your cash on Logitech speakers. get a decent set of headphones and make your own audio setup. you just can't get a kit like that and call it done. It will suck.
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ok, do you recommend a good headset with a mic
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The audio quality isn't as good, but they tend to have surround sound which helps you in games.
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is it better to have more cores in a processor, or more ghz?
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both, also will my graphics card work with my mobo

Mobo Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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Any PCI-E x16 or PCI-E v2 x16 card will work in any motherboard that has a PCI-E x16 (v1 or v2) slot. Versions 1 and 2 are interchangeable and will work together.
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