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Old 02-26-2009, 10:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I suggest getting the Q9550 instead of the Q9650:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
For the price, the Q9650 isn't worth it.

The P5Q Pro is a good motherboard, you can stick with it.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Okay sweet. Thanks.

And the Case?

Do you think it will provide sufficient cooling and ventilation? Or would it be best to get another case with more fans?
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Thats a good case, it's pretty popular. It should have good enough air flow, or you could always buy more fans.
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Thanks a lot all for your help!
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot all for your help!
If I get that case... (it's my 2nd choice) I am getting another fan for the front.
Newegg.com - APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Case Fans
the fans have 2 power connectors... 1 input and 1 output, so you can chain them together (kinda like Christmas lights)

and my 1st choice case is this one...
Newegg.com - Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
but its out of stock right now... so i found the one i showed you, which there is nothing wrong with that case (for the price) front usb and audio are outside of the door... so you can keep it closed while you are playing (which annoys some people when they have the usb and audio on the inside, and they have to keep the door open during gameplay)

so good luck, and sorry i didnt reply earlier... GT is the man tho...! he knows wuts up.


p.s. - i was looking at going quad core, and chose the 8500 to save a few bucks... and actually it was GT or Nukem who made the point for me about not going with quad cores... but there is nothing wrong with getting one if you got the cash to spend.... ya know?
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Ya I got a lot of great advice from GT.

When you say you would put the extra fan in "the front", where would that be? Would there be enough room? And what would you screw it to for stabilization?

Hah, I'm such a newb at this, I have no clue!

And ya, I'm still pondering between the Quad and the Duo...I have the money, but I would rather spend it on he monitor...but if the Quad is more future proof...it would be a better investment? Lol it's my one obstacle.

But thanks!
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Ya I got a lot of great advice from GT.

When you say you would put the extra fan in "the front", where would that be? Would there be enough room? And what would you screw it to for stabilization?

Hah, I'm such a newb at this, I have no clue!

And ya, I'm still pondering between the Quad and the Duo...I have the money, but I would rather spend it on he monitor...but if the Quad is more future proof...it would be a better investment? Lol it's my one obstacle.

But thanks!
Well the easiest way to answer the question about where to put the fan... if you go to the link for that case and click on the pictures... it will open a new window with enlarged pictures of the case... and if you look at a side view pic, where you can see the inside of the case (with the door/panel taken off) you can see in front of where you put your hard drive... there is a slender area where you can fit an extra fan to act as an intake. And yes there are screw holes.

I understand exactly what you are saying about the cpu... i was in that same delima... actually you can go check it out... this is a thread i started myself to ask almost the same question. My First Gaming Rig... Under $800

Its no problem... i check in here from time to time when i'm online to give advice, and check up on questions i've asked... i know that i dont know everything, but i know a little bit now and i figure i can help these guys out buy jumping in and giving them something to start with... ya know? haha... good luck with your choice again bro... and maybe that thread will help you out... but its one of those choices... you will be right either choice you make.
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If you decide to go with that build, remember to also pick up Zmatts suggestion when it came to the PSU.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Here is a much better build than any of the ones posted. I don't understand why you would be afraid of i7, theres nothing different about it. Its just newer and better. Its not like you would be putting together a rocket ship instead of a making a bagel lol.

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

Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40įC EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - ASUS VK221D Black 21.6" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 5000 :1 (ASCR) - LCD Monitors

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

This will be much more future proof and I think you will be much happier with it.

Comes out to $1151.79 before shipping
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