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Old 07-13-2007, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm currently building a new gaming PC and i thought i would ask around to see whether its compatible which i think it is or whether i should get something else

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ASUS STRIKER EXTREME (Nvidia 680i SLi) with 3xPCI-Express/DDR2 DUAL-CH/SATA-3G/AUDIO/GBit LAN/USB 2.0
Merchant Name MOTHERBOARD - Socket A, Intel - Socket 370, Intel Yonah, Intel - Socket 478, Intel Xeon - Socket 604, Intel - Socket 775, Socket 940, Socket 754, Socket 939, Socket AM2, AMD - Socket F, Intel Xeon - Socket 771, ASUS STRIKER EXTREME (Nvidia 680i SLi)
Price $439.00

Graphics Cards #1
GAINWARD PCIE GF 8800GTX 768 DDR3 2DH BLISS-8262
Merchant Name GAINWARD PCIE GF 8800GTX 768 DDR3 2DH BLISS-8262
Price $767.00

System Memory
G.Skill 4GB (2GB x 2) PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) CL5 - F2-6400CL5D-4GBP Merchant Name DDR2 Memory MTECH COMPUTERS - YOUR ONLINE SUPER STORE -
Price $355.00

Power Supplies
CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 1000W SLI
Merchant Name CoolerMaster Real Power Pro 1000W SLI
Price $312.00

CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz / 4MB Cache / 1066MHz FSB / Conroe / Dual-Core / Socket 775 / Processor with Fan (Retail)
Merchant Name TigerDirect.com
Price $249.99

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 500Gb 7200RPM 16Mb SATA 2
Merchant Name Centre Com Online
Price $179.00

OPTICAL
Lite-On LH-20A1S 20X SATA DVD Burner BLACK
Merchant Name DVD Burner MTECH COMPUTERS - YOUR ONLINE SUPER STORE -
Price $65.00

CASE
Thermaltake Kandalf Steel Black w/ Window NO PSU
Merchant Name PC Maniacs
Price $259.00
TOTAL
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow nice system system, heres a cheaper version with similar configurations.
Motherboard: Newegg.com - ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard - Retail
Videocard:
Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD OC GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Ram:
Newegg.com - OCZ Flex XLC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail x2
3-4-4-15 timings
CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
and blah stuff is cheaper on newegg.
But will you really need 1000w PSU cuz ur gonna SLI?
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The striker is a total waste of money and the PSU is OVERKILL.

Get a P5K Deluxe instead of the striker...also get the E6750 when it comes out and look for a 500-650w PSu of a good name such as Seasonic, PCP&C, Silverstone, Corsair, Enermax, or even Xclio or FSP...I don't like coolermaster PSU's that much as I believe there are better for the money.
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wait till July 22 and get the Q6600 instead of E6600 imo
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I agree with what was said. Consider getting a different power supply, and also an Asus p5k deluxe is an outstanding motherboard. Seriously consider getting that and also a q6600 on July 22nd. Even if you don't want to go quad wait until the 22nd to get a better processor for the amount you plan on spending now.

Lastly, make sure you are using a 64 bit os to take advantage of the 4 gigs of ram.

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Agreed! /\ /\

And when it comes to mobos... The most expensive doesnt make it the best. As far as I know, MSI is the only company that has unlinked memory/cpu overclocking. Which is just absuuuurdly simple and cheap.
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wow... thats overkill.... get a better name brand PSU, and the stiker sucks.... get a P5k like every1 recommended....
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What is a good power supplie company
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The striker is a total waste of money and the PSU is OVERKILL.

Get a P5K Deluxe instead of the striker...also get the E6750 when it comes out and look for a 500-650w PSu of a good name such as Seasonic, PCP&C, Silverstone, Corsair, Enermax, or even Xclio or FSP...I don't like coolermaster PSU's that much as I believe there are better for the money.
there ya go
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Agreed! /\ /\

And when it comes to mobos... The most expensive doesnt make it the best. As far as I know, MSI is the only company that has unlinked memory/cpu overclocking. Which is just absuuuurdly simple and cheap.
my 680i has unlinked cpu/ram o/cing
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