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Old 06-27-2008, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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WOW after all this time i finally get to buy a new rig! coming from this comp will be like moving from a focus to a corvette!

anyways been researching for a long time with you folks help ofcourse and this is what i came up with.

case Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
antec 900

optical Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X 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 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
samsung 20X dvdr

hard drive Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
western digital 500 gig

gpu 2X Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
sapphire hd 4850

psu Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies
corsair cmpsu650

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

ram Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
g skill 4 gig

mobo Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
dfi lanparty dkX38

cpu Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
Q6600

cooler Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
xigmatek 1283


open to suggestions including sli. Will be the first build from scratch for me and oc newbie as well.
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good. The only thing I would change is the thermal paste. Tuniq TX-2 is cheaper and better than MX-2.

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^i was about to say that lol

another thing you might consider is a 7200.11 500gb or a wd 640gb.
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ok here go again ready to pull the trigger now
any last minute suggestions?

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

optical Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X 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 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

hard drive Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

gpu X2 Newegg.com - VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

psu Newegg.com - XIGMATEK MC NRP-MC651 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V Ver. 2.92 Power Supply 100 - 240 V cUL, CE, TUV, FCC - Power Supplies

paste Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

ram Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

mobo Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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

cpu Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

changed case gpu psu and hard drive

1256 with shipping .....6 dollars over my budget not bad

ok changed paste and that is the 800 ram isnt it?
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TX-2 Instead of MX-2 and otherwise its fine.. (you could go with the DDR2 800 version of that Kit instead too.. )
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look up....... changed paste and that is the 800 ram isnt it?
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Nope, thats the DDR2 1066, some people would stay to stick with that, but I don't recommend it because it might not clock to DDR2 800 at 4-4-4-12, atleast with the DDR2 800 ones its already at that speed so theres no worry
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^that is why i do not recommend it either .

Looks good, should be a great build.
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cant believe i forgot to change that sorry hows this

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get this psu instead:
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