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Old 05-26-2007, 07:43 PM   #41 (permalink)
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well guys good news, intel has won me over but not with the duo core, ive heard about the prices dropping in the near future, so im gonna get the q6600 quad core most likely, any suggestions on cases cuz im switching to a full tower?
get a thermaltake case. watercooled =), heat drops dramatically by like 8 degrees
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:46 PM   #42 (permalink)
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NZXT Zero is a good full sized case, so is the Gigabyte Aurora, as are the Thermaltake Armor's
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But don't forget that Ultra has faster shader speed
And an $800 price tag. (And for that you don't even get free shipping. Geez.)
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wow... i don't wanna be a LED lights fanboy.. too many lights... it hurts... can't sleep.....
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:40 PM   #45 (permalink)
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ok im getting close to my final build, very loose running budget, suggestions would be appreciated,



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on top of that ill be adding keyboard+mouse

anybody have an xbox 360 running on vga? if so, where are the sound plugins located on the speakers?
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Everything looks good from here. You sure, you can't wait for the July price drop? The Q6600 will be, more than $250 cheaper, than it is now.
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of course, im definitely waiting for the price drop, and if the price drops that much for all the cpu's i may upgrade to the q6700 depending on the future price, but besides that will all the components be compatible with each other?
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I guess the only thing I could offer as an upgrade would be the motherboard, not that the DS3 is a bad mobo in the least but the MSI P6N Platinum is also a good board, or the P5B-Plus
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Memory prices have been dropping, too. I hope that keeps up a bit more.
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Default Re: i am building a pc for the first time please help

ok back to the led stuff, i added a fan control that came 2 sound response led's , i also replaced the tuniq tower with the same one except it has led's , would it be safe to replace the side panel on the stacker with a window and trade off 4 fan slots, or would i risk overheating my system, OR, are the fan slots not attached to the panel?
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