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Old 05-28-2008, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so ive done some decent research and this seems like a pretty decent build. I wanted to have a good system and then upgrade to one of the new video cards when they come out... I also wanted the possibility to upgrade to sli in the future.

Newegg.com - Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N800-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 8MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems

So how does everything look? I plan to overclock as well.
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looks pretty good. i would say to get a q6600 instead of the q6700, and get either a 8800 GTS 512mb or a 9800gtx. and everything else looks good.
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yeah just get a Q6600

and maybe wait till the new cards are out cz ATI might be cheaper with similar perfomance against nVidia
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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would the 6600 clock to the same speeds as the 6700? i kinda figured the higher multiplier on the 6700 would let it overclock higher... but does it not work that way? if someone could clarify that would be sweet.
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I'd get the q6600 over the q6700

The q6600 will OC to up to 4GHZ with proper cooling.
Which is enough for pretty much anything.
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so the 6700 will not clock higher than the 6600 even though the multi is higher? assuming proper cooling and all... because if the 6700 is gunna give me any more performance then i dont see a reason not to go for it.
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Get:

Q6700 if you want to have the cpu over 3.6ghz everyday

Q6600 if you want to have the cpu on or under 3.6ghz everyday
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thanks. i think im going to go with the 6700, id like this thing to be a monster. maybe im just being bullheaded... but the extra multiplier wont hurt anything, and for the price of a tank of gas it seems worth it...
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Hey,

I'd be honored if you could consider ordering your build through my store:
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Anything you have on that list, I can get, and can be added at your request if it isn't already. The only things are the xigmatek cooler, and having trouble keeping the 6700s available.

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Power supply is way overkill, could get something much cheaper without sacrificing quality.
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