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Old 02-16-2008, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I was wondering if you guys could take a look and critique my current build, I ask you because most of you know a lot more about this than I do. I value most of your opinions so please be honest.
(Note: I plan on using this for heavy gaming...Crysis, COD 4 etc.)

At the moment I have the following things in wishlist:


Tower: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE 3D AURORA GZ-FSCA1-ANS Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Motherboard: Newegg.com - ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Card:Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

PS: 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

Processor:Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail

Memory: Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Hard Drive:Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Heatsink: Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail


Any insight would be most obliged.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice build... Though that case seems a bit ugly to me. I like the look of the Antec 900/P182 more but thats a matter of opinion. Also you may want to choose a more substantial cooler the the CPU, a TRUE for example.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail

Would that be much better? My friend recently bought one for this new computer.
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Yeah thats a good high performance cooler but i have heard people having numerous problems with it breaking and such. Also the fan can really make some noise at higher RPMs. A TRUE paired with a scythe s-flex or yate loon is a much much better solution
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So you think that this would be an overall Solid gaming pc? (with a more powerful CPU cooler of course)
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Yeah it would kick *** if the CPU was clocked at 3.4+ GHz. You're overclocking right?
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once my friend figures out how to...then yes :P He is gunna help me put this together, so I don't screw anything up.
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Even though it is out of stock at newegg, the E8400 would be a better processor for you than the Q6600. Also cheaper. If you are playing games this dual core is better. Most games will not use quad core power. More games use dual core. Some games only use one. If you were doing video editing then get the q6600 but since you plan on gaming, get the e8400. Also you can over clock the **** out of these things.
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
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get the 520hx, it has the same amount of amps on the 12V rails, which are wat powers your Vid card and cpu, the 620hx gets its extra watts from unneeded rails that supply power to HDD's and such which the 520hx has plenty of
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get a better motherboard.
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