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Old 03-11-2009, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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all ready have HDDS, and optical drives . . .

how would you guys rate this? anything I should change? will be using it for everyday tasks and gaming . . . will be overclocking


Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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PNY VCG981024GXEB GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Newegg.com - PNY VCG981024GXEB GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
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GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9400 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

was $650 in the end without shipping costs and rebates . . .

shoot forgot PSU

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply
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just edit your posts, dont triple post.

dont get a 9800GT get either this card

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

or this one

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H483QS512P Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

also if you can stretch your budget on the cpu then i suggest getting this one instead.

why do you have a micro atx board with onboard gfx when you are getting a dedicated card.
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That motherboard you listed isn't the greatest. You should get a P45 chipset to complement that Q6600 better:
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And that isn't a great psu that you listed, this would be better:
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Agreed with Phillbar and gt7..

Also another nice alternative to the 9800GT 1GB is the HD 4830 1GB, but I'd get the HD 4850/GTS 250 for a little more
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philbar . . .

what is the alternative CPU you suggest?

also, can anyone reccomend a good heatsink for the CPU? I'm looking to OC
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He probably meant this one, which is a step above from a Q6600:
Newegg.com - Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

The newer Q6600 has B3 stepping. It will run hotter and will overclock less compared to older Q6600 with G0 stepping.

The Q9400 is slightly faster with newer tech and consumes less power.
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My guess would be the q9550 for $75 more.
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The newer Q6600 has B3 stepping. It will run hotter and will overclock less compared to older Q6600 with G0 stepping.
The first q6600's were b3's that didn't clock well. The current q6600's are still g0's they just don't overclock as well as the earlier ones. So the q6600's went from B3 -> good g0 -> bad g0.
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please explain g0 and b3 please . . . kind of an OC n00b
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please explain g0 and b3 please . . . kind of an OC n00b
B3 is the older stepping on the Q6600
G0 is the newer stepping, improved power consumption, overclocks higher
however, the newer batch G0 Q6600s doesn't overclock very well either

if you were considering spending money on that 9800GT how about buying a used HD 4850 from me?
still 2+ years of warranty
$120 shipped

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