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Old 11-16-2007, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok here it is:

1 x Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB (gonna overclock to 3.5 ghz, my question is can i?)
1 x ASUS Maximus Formula SE LGA775 X38 ATX
1 x Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit (plus one more for 3bg)
2 x Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDMI HDTV Out Video Card (2 of these in crossfire, what will there performance be? better than a 8800GT?)
1 x Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio
1 x Corsair CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX Triple 12V 50A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 2X PCI-E
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
1 x Samsung SH-S203B Black SATA DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 18X/12X INT DVD Writer OEM W/ Vista SW
1 x Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 32BIT DVD OEM
1 x Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 PCI Retail Box Bilingual
1 x Sunbeam Tuniq Tower 120 AM2 LGA775 S754 S939 S940 Heatpipe Cooler 120MM Blue LED Fan CPU Heatsink
1 x nGear Flash Card Reader 3.5IN Internal USB Black CF/SM/SD/MMC/MS/XD 18IN Cable Seperated Connectors
1 x BFG PhysX Card Ageia Physics Processor Card PCI 128MB 128-BIT GDDR3

I need some advice on compatibility, will this all fit in my case and when built work like its supposed to? Also should i get watercooling instead of the tuniq tower? just a suggestion because i want it to be cool when i over clock it.Also what should i go for in video cards, i want crossfire but i dont want to spend too much?

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Old 11-16-2007, 06:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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why not an 8800gt?
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The radeon is better price/performance i hear
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ryan where you from?
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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omg KILLER Network card?
no way man....if you already bought it ebay it NOW
it does not work.....its a marketing scheme....
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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realy, r u shure.
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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k scratch that then
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yes...there is a reason we dont recommend it....did you look up reviews on it before you bought it?
and change the hdd to this
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
its a newer faster version than you listed
notice the 7200.11
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The 8800GT is better, however he wants to crossfire the 3870's. If you dont plan on using crossfire then go with a 8800GT.

Yes you can hit 3.5ghz with a q6600 on a maximus formula, just go into the CPU level up utility in BIOS and select crazy. I would suggest a thermalright extreme if it can fit instead of the tuniq tower. Again, if it can fit.

If you plan on going with a 8800Gt ditch the physx card because the 8800 series have built in Physics.

Another thing to consider if you go crossfire is space. As well as if you will have enough PCI slots for 2 ghx cards ( dont know how big they are, they might block a slot or 2) on top of a phyx card, sound card and anything else you use

Btw the maximus comes with a sound card, supreme FX 2. So far i have had no problems with it, sounds just as good as my sound blaster audigy 2

Food for thought, why not consider a full tower case like a cool master stacker or silvertone TJ-09?
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