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Old 12-03-2007, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ordering in a few hours--Please critique.

CPU: Intel q660 $279.99

GIGABYTE P35 $94.99

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 1066 (pc2 8500) $101.99

EVGA GeForce 8800GT KO 512MB (Core clock: 675/Memory Clock: 1950) $309.99

Western Digital Caviar SATA 320GB $79.99

XCLIO Windtunnel $119.99

OCZ GameXStream 600w PSU $114.99

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Old 12-03-2007, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The fan is too expensive. Get the Freezer 7 Pro. Ugly but it works amazazazazing.
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

The ram is overkill I think. I'd rather have 4 gigs of quality DDR2 800 for $100.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

I don't like the case either. I like this one.
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-JUPITER G-Type X-JUPITERG-BK Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
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At elast go with DS3R of DS3L

Umm get Crucial Ballistix for 50 dollars and overclock them to that spee and you get 4GB

Change your heatsink to at least artic pro 7.
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I'd rather have 4 gigs of quality DDR2 800 for $100.
Is it because the ram won't run at 1066 speeds manually?
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ewww.. GameXStreams.. ripple..
that Fan isn't that great.. especially if u wanan overclock that q6600.. get a Tuniq Tower or the TRUE 120, get the regular DDR2 800 Ballistix, since it overclocks to 1066 easily.. maybe get a Seagate cuz they are a bit faster..
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Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
these are cheaper and will do 1066mhz no problem...can even get 2 sets if you want

Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
much better cooler

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
much better PSU

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520w sufficient? I never really know where I SHOULD be with a PSU -- I always overshoot to make a safer bet.
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The wattage is not what is important...it's the amperage on the 12v rails and their stability. Trust me the Corsair 520w is LOOAAADSS better than the OCZ...

THe 520w is good for a quad core + SLI setup....and then some
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or u can try the Patriot DDR2 800 SDRAM

Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

im getting these bad boys for Christmas!

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The wattage is not what is important...it's the amperage on the 12v rails and their stability. Trust me the Corsair 520w is LOOAAADSS better than the OCZ...

THe 520w is good for a quad core + SLI setup....and then some
what about this one? I want this one because of it able to use 2 6pin n 2 8pin OR turn the 2 8pin to 6pin thus having 4 6 pin connectors:

Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Crossfire Edition) EPS12V 750W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, RoHS - Retail
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...........you know the Crucial Ballistix 5300 is 6 dollars more than those and about a bajillion times better.
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