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Old 02-11-2008, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My current desktop is starting to get dated and i decided that I would like to buy and build my own pc. Here is my list so far, not sure if I'm missing anything
  • Case-Ultra M998 40069 $130-170
  • Mobo- GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX $140
  • Processor- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz 8mb cache, 1066MHz FSB
  • HDD- SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $100
  • CD/DVD- Lite-on LH20A1S CD/DVD (R/RW+ etc) x2 $40 each
  • Ram- Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 x2 $140
  • Power Supply- XCLIO X14S4P3 ATX12V 500W Power Supply $80
  • GPU-ZOTAC GeForce 880GT 512 GDDR3 230
  • Sound Card- Razer Barracuda AC-1 (Already have)
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If I am missing anything, please feel free to tell me what I am missing and if you think I should get something else, I would appreciate it immensely!
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Is this a gaming computer? Max budget?
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A p35 Mobo instead, such as this one.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


You want to spend 300$ on a power supply? Thats Fine.
But this one is more than enough.
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If you would like to save some money then don't go with SLI graphics. one card is all you really need. Then you won't need a 1K power supply either. I am only using one card and can play any game on the market with no problems on all high setting.
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One 8800GT performs much better than two 8600GT
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One 8800GT performs much better than two 8600GT
Definitely!
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Get 1, 8800GTS 512MB (G92), but it costs around $300 I believe and plus some.
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This was the stuff I was looking for, thanks for all the ideas so far! Please keep them coming if you have any more suggestions.
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My current desktop is starting to get dated and i decided that I would like to buy and build my own pc. Here is my list so far, not sure if I'm missing anything
  • Case-Ultra M998 40069 $130-170
  • Mobo- EVGA nForce 680i SLI $210-230
  • Processor- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz 8mb cache, 1066MHz FSB
  • HDD- 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200 80 gig $50 each
  • CD/DVD- 2 Lite-on LH20A1S CD/DVD (R/RW+ etc) $40 each
  • Ram- 4 gig Corsair TwinX pc6400 DDR2
  • Power Supply- Ultra X3 ULT40064 1k Watt $300-340 (The ram and PS are a package deal)
  • GPU- 2 EVGA GeForce 8600GT 256mb SLI Ready GDDR3 $80-110 Each
  • Sound Card- Razer Barracuda AC-1 (Already have)
If I am missing anything, please feel free to tell me what I am missing and if you think I should get something else, I would appreciate it immensely!
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You don't need SLI...one 8800GT as was said will destroy 2 8600GT's. That power supply is COMPLETE overkill. It could run SLI Ultra's and like 8 hard drives and a quad most likely. You will only need something like a Corsair 550VX.

I recommend this ram right here.
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
2Gb is enough for XP gaming and and you are doing Vista then just buy 2 sets.

This is the card I recommend.
Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-88TES3P-FSP GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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I've redone the list and taken the suggestions, is there anything that I am missing? My next question concerns the GPU mentioned above. I will need to get a motherboard that supports PCI Express 2.0 port, correct?
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