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Old 02-23-2007, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,
I plan on buying my build soon, I WONT BE OVERCLOCKING.

Looking for opinions/suggestions on what i choose. Criticism is welcome, and help with some questions.
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-(1) Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

-(1) SeaSonic S12-600 ATX12V 600W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151025

-(1) G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231114

-(1) EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Custra...82E16814130072

-(2) SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133

-(1) Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154

-(1) Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

-(1) MOTHERBOARD UNKNOWN

Cost Before Tax/Before Rebates/Without MoBo: $1,600.93
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A few questions now...
1) The most important question, do all the parts work with eachother ?
2)I've also heard some things about thermalpasting some computer parts, dont know how this work and how to do it ?
3) What motherbaord will work best with rig this setup ?
4) The case I chose fit all the parts I chose ?
5) Do I need to replace the fan or something on the E6600 CPU like I've heard about, if so what parts and how ?
6) The SeaSonic 600W good ? and enouph power for the whole rig ?
7) Is the rigs cost of around $1,600.93 worth it for what I'm getting ?

Thanks in advance, I will be purchasing this setup within the next week or so, after revising it with what you all suggest
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1.) Yes

2.) Between every heatsink there needs to be thermal paste, if using the stock C2D cooler, it comes preapplied. Arctic Silver 5 is the best of the best thermal paste.

3.) Off the top of my head: Gigabyte DS3, Asus P5B, Biostar T965 (i believe), ABIT AW9.. there's more

4.) Yes

5.) It's not necessary if you won't be overclocking. Tuniq Tower, Zalman 9500, and Scythe Ninja are some of the best Heatsinks/fans.

6.) More than enough power; however, it's expensive. I suggest a Hiper 530w, or an Antec True Power Trio 550w

7.) Price sounds right
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Everything looks good you just need to decide if you will be ocing or not and then base your mobo off your answer
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As I said above I deffinently wont be because I dont know sqaut about ocing and with a 8800GTX and E6600, why overclock to play a game from 200 fps to 250fps :P ?

But cutting it short 100% not ocing so basing my mobo possiblities on non ocing.
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anymore opinions/thoughts/critisisms would be helpful.
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That makes me sad when a Core 2 Duo goes un overclocked....i feel like it was a wasted chip haha. It's not like you can damage anything really regardless of what you hear. Oh well though...If your not overclocking i suggest...who am I kidding I only ever suggest mobos that overclock well I don't know any others lol.
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Still need to choose the best mobo for this rig...any1?
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Aw9d max by abit jst incase you decide to oc in the future and its an excellent stable board
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Any other thoughts any1 ?
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if your not overclocking it doesnt really matter pick from evergreens list
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