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Old 05-11-2008, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building new machine and looking for input

Friend lead me here and suggests I get your opinions.

Looking at buying these from Newegg.

Rosewill R5601-BK 0.8mm SECC Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower
XFX PVT88GYDF4 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0
CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply
OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Windows Vista home premium 64 bit

This good or stuff as better/same but cheaper I could go with?
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Those are good parts however we can go better.

The OCZ SLI-Ready ram is a gimmick this stuff is better and cheaper
Newegg.com - A-DATA Vitesta 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Unless you need SLI a P35 board is better and cheaper such as a gigabyte Ep35-DS3L. If you want SLI though then keep the 750i since it's the best for it right now.

The Corsair 550VX is cheaper and has more power on the 12v rails. The only problem is it's not modular like the 520hx which in the end doesn't really matter anyway.

Corsair VX 550W ATX Power Supply - CMPSU-550VX - Buy.com
CORSAIR VX550W 550W Power Supply CMPSU-550VX Power Supply Retail at ZipZoomfly

Buy.com is cheaper but slower shipping
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ok so found his thread. He's looking to upgrade. Trying to steer him the right direction. Hes an overclock noob, but looking for a good rig. Trying to get his rig built on a best price per performance.
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heh well you have come to the right man for bang for your buck.
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Trying to convince him to go good single video card rather than dealing with the sli headaches ive gone through.
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