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Old 03-30-2008, 12:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello peeps.
I am making a list for a new gaming rig.Will some of you pro's have a look and please tell me if i need to change anything.I may do some overclocking in the future so i am hoping this hardware is a good choice for that.i am hoping to find a q 9400 instead of the q 6600 before i start to order in the next two weeks.Thanks in advance RB.
Pioneer 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-215DBK - OEM
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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
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EVGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
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Patriot 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC34G1333LLK - Retail
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EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI DDR3 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 English NA DVD - Retail
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ZEROtherm BTF90 92mm Silent UFO CPU Cooler - Retail
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APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Retail
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I also have a coolermaster stacker full tower case and coolermaster real power pro 1000w psu I want to make sure these parts are compatable with each other. Thanx again
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Looks nice except you should get MX-2 instead of AS5 and change your HDD to the Seagate 7200.11 500gb. Also change your cooler to the TRUE...Maybe a bigger monitor like a 24" 1920x1080... Looks good though
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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UH OH! :] MX-2what ? LOL.Opposed to as5 what? And True what cooler? Do you think this thing will run Crisis? Not that i care.I am an UT3 guy.Thanks again.
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Keep HDD its good Mav is just recommending a brand preference
MX-2 is a thermal paste
Change the CPU HS/fan to the Thermalright Ultra-120(you will have to buy a separate 120mm fan for it)

Newegg is almost always sold out of the TRUE's(Thermalright HS/Fans) so look elsewhere
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UH OH! :] MX-2what ? LOL.Opposed to as5 what? And True what cooler? Do you think this thing will run Crisis? Not that i care.I am an UT3 guy.Thanks again.
Easily... Get MX-2 Thermal Paste instead of Artic Silver 5

This is the TRUE...Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme CPU Cooler for AMD AM2, Intel LGA775

Get it with this fan...Scythe SFF21F 120mm S-Flex Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan 3-Pin 64CFM 28dBA (Out of Stock)

Change your Hard Drive to this...Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM or this...Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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no point in running a 9800gx2 on 1680x1050 resolution.
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Get 9600GT SLI or 8800GTS SLI. both are great in 22"
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The wd caviar you picked is a solid HDD...it performs as well as the 7200.11 and if im not mistaken is a little cheaper
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No... the Seagate 500gb is cheaper and performs better (I think)
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ditch the 790i / ddr3 and get a x38 and good ddr2 and put the left over money into a larger monitor
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