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Old 08-19-2007, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help me out Guys! New Gaming Computer!

Hey guys, I'm a new member, I just signed up and this is my first post. I am a gamer, and I need to upgrade my computer now. I wanted to get your opinions on the setup I had in mind. The List is below!

CPU: Q6600 Intel Quad Core Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

PSU: Apevia ICEBERG ATX-IB680W
Newegg.com - APEVIA ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL ATX12V / EPS12V 680W Power Supply With 3-Color LED Lights 115/230 V CB IEC 950, TUV EN 60950, UL 1950, CSA 950 - Retail

Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2 X 1GB Sticks DDR2 800Mhz
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Graphics Card: XFX 8800 GTS 320MB
Newegg.com - XFX PVT80GGHF4 GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported HDCP Video Card - Retail

Hard Drive: Western Digital WD25000JS 250GB 7200 RPM Sata 3.0 gb/s OEM
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Case: Raidmax Smilodon
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX Smilodon Extreme Black ATX-612WEB SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer CaseNo Power Supply - Retail

Cooling: Tuniq Tower 120
Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail

Cooling: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM


So What do you guys think? It's a lot over my budget, but I think it will last me a lot longer if I just pay now instead of get low parts, then have to upgrade sooner. Does everything match up and seem good? Help me out with all your opinions! Thanks again.

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Everything looks great JDM! Well are you sure you want to run Quad-Core? I mean you are on a budget right?
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Yeh, but the next step down is the 2.66 Core Duo, and that's only $70 less, I think I would rather go with the quad to save money in the future.
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idk about that psu
i would look to a more trusted brand of psu
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Where is your motherboard?
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Where is your motherboard?
Psh... Who needs one anyways?
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Hey, what do you guys think of this build. He's on a budget of about $1200.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo - E6320/E6400/E6600
Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro / Tuniq Tower 120
PSU: Xclio 500W Goodpower
RAM: crucial Ballistix DDR2 800
Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3R
Case: Centurion 5
VGA: EVGA 8800GTS 320MB
HDD: Western Digital 250GB

3 options to the CPU.
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Oops, Mother board is a Gigabyte P35 DS3R LGA 775

Like Phucng said, I am on a budget. I was thinking instead of Q6600, to go with a low end AMD such as 3600 or 3800, then for the graphics card get a 7600GT or something also low, so I then can wait a little for the Q6600 and 8800 GTS prices to go down, then I can sell those stuff and upgrade later, it will save me a lot of money as now, this build will cost $1150+$300 Dell monitor and I don't have that money at the moment.
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so whats your budget exactly?
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to tell you the truth, it depends. If the computer is high end and will last me long, I might pay around 1000. But if the computer will only last me a year or so, I'd want to spend around $600ish. What i've come up with is, ill get the E6320, and a XFX 7600 GT Newegg.com - XFX PVT73GUGD3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

With those two parts changed. The Price should drop from $1150 after rebates to around $850. Then later when the prices drop, go for a Q6600 and 8800 GTS. I'm still kinda...idk, but its hard to decide.
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