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Old 01-13-2007, 07:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Change your mobo the price on that is way to high. I don't know any good 680i mobos tho.
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Get the new Lanparty From DFI. Everyone including me has it
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Gah, I was going to order this weekend, but the PSU that was reccommended just became out of stock. Any other reccommendations?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128003
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103462
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817812002
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104018
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163112
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104025
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151027

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Imo Id Go with either the OCZ Gamestream or the Enermax Noisetaker. But you couldn't go wrong randomly choosing from that list.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You can save alot more money, by getting the evga 680i motherboard, and the C2D e6600. You can save like $400, by going with the evga 680i and e6600. I agree with Ste, on the power supply.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115003

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813188009
I decided to keep the PSU in case I want to SLI or something later. I am getting the 6600 and the above mobo, instead though, as saving $400 is hard to pass up. ASUS 8800's are the same price as the others now, so that doesn't matter anymore. I'm OK with the HDD speed I have picked out, and it wouldn't be hard to change later if I change my mind. Everyone's input is greatly appretiated.

Any other ideas?
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Which PSU is that, the one I suggested?
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:26 PM   #16 (permalink)
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http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12tfexhisp.html

If you were worried about airflow pic up a couple of those. You wont be able to hear yourself but it will be cool.

I think you can find them cheaper somewhere else.
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:53 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Such an enormous waste of money. I want to know what you're thinking, spending $410 on a motherboard, lol. Please explain that before anything else.

For the motherboards, pick from one of the following (in order from most-recommended downwards);

ASUS P5B Deluxe ($180).
ASUS P5B DH Deluxe ($225).
Gigabyte DQ6 ($200).

Pick up this for the memory;
G.Skill 2 x 1GB DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 ($225).

Power Supplies, read this before saying anything else;
Antec True Power Trio ($95, 54A +12v).
Hiper 580W ($85, 38A +12v).

Processor, downgrade to this, same overclockability;
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz ($317).

Do all that, and you just shaved $650 off your build, while getting the same performance.
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I've read everyone's suggestions, and here is where I stand.

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811133154

-Didn't hear any objections

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009

-Cheaper than the one I had originally, and seems sufficent quality.

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820145034

-There is a rebate that takes it down to the price of G.Skill, but with the Corsair brand

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822144701

-I'm ok with this speed of a HDD for now

Thermaltake Toughpower 850W W0131RU – NVIDIA QUAD-SLI APPROVED, FOUR +12V RAIL READY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817153043

-I know, I know, it seems completely unneccessary. But It's what I'll be getting.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

-It shall be OC'd


eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072

-More reviewed than ASUS


I've got a dvd burner, an sound card, and another HDD I'm using from my old build. I hope to be ordering soon. Miss anything?
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:13 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Seriously, if you want to buy a Large power supply for alot of money go ahead, but, At LEAST buy the 750 Watt PC power and cooling Silencer. ITS Like, So much Better.
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I know, I know, it seems completely unneccessary. But It's what I'll be getting.
When people start talking this, I give up hope. You come here looking for advice, and then you take it and throw it out the window. Perhaps we know a little bit about what we're talking about, having been working with computers for a few years now?

I've seen builds twice as intensive as yours, on 500W-550W PSUs. Those builds have overkill PSUs in them. Get the idea?

Perhaps you should take the time to read the sticky on the subject.
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