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Old 12-08-2007, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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a friend of mine wants a pc that will last for a while and that will play games like crysis on high settings, so we put together this list, what do you think,

case: Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

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

gpu: Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

mobo: Newegg.com - EVGA 122-CK-NF67-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

psu: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

ram: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

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

cpu cooler: Newegg.com - Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler - Retail

therm compound: Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

fan: Newegg.com - Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan - Retail

speakers: Newegg.com - Logitech THX Z-5300e 280 Watts RMS 5.1 Speaker - Retail

monitor: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail
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Great build, and it is actually almost the exact same I would get if I had the money. 100% perfect IMO.
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Beautiful, you know your stuff. Only thing, the raptor isnt necessary. The new 7200.11 barracuda with 32mb cache is almost as fast and has much more space.
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no, not 100% perfect.

The P6N is not Ideal for quads: if planning SLi, get the eVGA or MSI 680i boards. If not, the Abit X38 quadGT is a good choice.

Ballistix is better RAM than the Patriot, but only slightly.

Get 2 Spinpoint F1 drives in Raid 0 rather than those HDs that you chose. Comparable performance to the raptor, but much cheaper for GB/$.
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thanks for the advice, i changed the motherboard, HDD, and the ram, but i dont know about the ram, how well do you think it would perform
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eh.. I would not expect much on Crysis maxed out... Its a good system even if u overclock.. but Crysis is far too demanding... and from what I've seen it puts a lot of good system to its knees FPS wise
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thanks for the advice, i changed the motherboard, HDD, and the ram, but i dont know about the ram, how well do you think it would perform
Get some Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400- its cheap and extremely overclockable and fast.
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i also have read that many 680i mobos wont support Yorkfield (quad) cpus. if that is the case, a p35 or x38 chipset would be advisable. unless you want to buy a new mobo if (and when) you upgrade.
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yeah i was thinking of adding an x38 mobo instead, but anyway just wanted to thank you guys, tech forums has been a big help, im 16 so im pretty much just getting into the pc world, and still learning.
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i recommend getting the 520hx as it has the same amount of 12V amps and is quieter than the 620hx
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