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Old 05-30-2008, 02:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for suggestions on what to get for my next comp. It will be used for gaming / multimedia and I will be overclocking it.

What I don't need:

-Peripherals (including monitor)
-Operating System (I will use XP Home)
-Hard drives (I will use the new VelociRaptor as my primary drive and a Seagate 7200.10 for my secondary drive)
-GPU's (I will use two Evga 8800GTS G92's in SLI)

What I do need:

-RAM
-CPU (Core Two Duo / Quad / Extreme)
-Case (I think I would like to try an acrylic case)
-PSU
-Cooling (I think liquid cooling for at least the CPU and northbridge would be a good option if the budget favors it).
-Optical and floppy drive (I dont need a Blue-Ray writer / reader)
-Anything else that I may be forgetting?

Requirements:

The motherboard must have at least two PCI-e x16 2.0 slots so I can run my cards in SLI.

Budget: Approximately $1,500 I prefer to buy from NewEgg because they have good shipping charges to Hawaii.
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cpu- q9450
gcard- 9800gtx
ram- corsair xms2 ddr800 4gb
mobo- abit ip35,ds3r or 750i if u want sli
psu- corsair 520hx or 620hx if u thinkin bout sli
hdd- seagate 500gb 32mb cache
case- ur choice
cooling- true120 with mx-2 paste and a good fan
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Default Re: Help me build a OC'ing / gaming computer!

Here are a few ideas of what I would get...

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
200

Newegg.com - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
190

Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
80

Newegg.com - Thermaltake Toughpower W0172RU 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB, CE, FCC, TUV, cUL - Power Supplies
130
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^^ That build looks good. The only thing I would change is the psu. A Corsair 650tx will provide more than enough power for your system and is cheaper.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies
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^^ That build looks good. The only thing I would change is the psu. A Corsair 650tx will provide more than enough power for your system and is cheaper.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies
that + that = really good build
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yeah good deal on that corsair.
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Surprisingly its cheaper than a Corsair 520hx
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Whats your guy's take on the E6400? It can be overclocked further then the Q6600 or Q9650. Some say that thats a good thing when it comes to gaming because games cant take advantage of four cores. I dont do any multi-tasking so it wont help me there.

Also what do you think about:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Is it worth the extra money to go with the Corsair or not really?
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The ReaperX is better memory, and MUCH cheaper. As for the E6400...the g0 q6600 chips clock higher on average than the E6400s....not to mention having twice the cores.
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Q6600 can overclock to 3.6Ghz with an aftermarket cooler and it provide future proof and games are starting to use 4 cores
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