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Old 05-15-2008, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, this will be my first build an I am fairly set on most of these items, though, some I am not so sure about, Here Goes:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard Newegg.com - EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
--Not so sure about this board, any suggestions?

BFG Tech BFGR88768GTXOCE GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR88768GTXOCE GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
-- I deff want the 8800GTX, but is BFG a good brand to go with?

CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Newegg.com - CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
--Either this or OCZ, Maybe Crucial...suggestions

OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V Newegg.com - OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V - Power Supplies

ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with Lightscribe Newegg.com - ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards

Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
--Will take suggestions, also Like ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
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Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
--I know this is a Mid-size case, But I love it. If it is possible for this setup to fit, this is what I want, the problem is that I am not sure if it will fit. My main concern is the 8800GTX, it's really long! If I get this case I will get no additional fans, unless someone thinks it is absolutely necessary...suggestions

Final Price:$1,351.15 with 225.00 in rebates, bringing it to 1126.01
I already have a 320HDD and XP Pro waiting. Am I missing anything?? Thanks to all those who respond!!
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switch out the 8800GTX for SLI 9600GT's.

Change the PSU to a corsair 750TX

Change the ram to Ballistix
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Don't buy Ballistix anymore until they get it fixed. Spread the word.
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how about Q6600 G0?
get an 750i FTW by eVGA
why 8800GTX there is beter and cheaper cards than that one also u have a SLI board
corsair psu
get this one Newegg.com - ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 14X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
how about this case? Newegg.com - GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 GZ-FA1CA-ASB Black 1.0 mm Aluminum body ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
why do u need a dedicated sound card it isnt necessary just save money
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Yeah, since last night I have already deciuded to go with a Corsair PSU, 650 and a 8800gts G92. As far as the burner goes i dont see a diff except the lightscribe, which i like. as far as the souund card goes i am a big music fan and like good quality. So yeah, I may check out the case though. However I can get a CM 830 Evolution for 199 at a local store new. I may do that. Yeah, the Q6600 is nice but I want dual-core, and its $20 cheaper and i dont use anything that uses four cores.

Edit: I think I have decided to get OCZ reawper 8500 instead of the corsair, I have been reading really good reviews on the OC'ing of the reaper.
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well ur choice getting a q6600 can easily overclock and it is future proof. some stuff are already using 4 cores.
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^a beleave those things are just multi threaded, not optimized for quad cores (but i might be wrong)
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yep im pretty sure everything is still multi-threaded with quad cores. I am not upgrading my E6300 @ 3.54ghz until there is TRUE quad-core support.
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^which i think will be quite soon...id give it maybe 2 months...then we might have quad core optimization...
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Wow imagine that a Q6600 would be sub-$200
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