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Old 01-02-2008, 03:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sounds great, you'll love it. I have the same video card, its supposed to just be an 8800GT OC'ed 50MHz by eVGA I believe, I don't know if this is a personal problem or not, but I couldn't push the card past 670/970 last night. I can try but it will just revert back to 670/970. Honestly its performance is fine by me... Its just I keep reading people pushing it 100% safely to 700/1000.

Im pretty sure its just a personal problem tho, at any rate its a great card !!!
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ive heard anything 1000 and up memory has troubles
970 should be just fine
btw wat RAID would you run with 4 HDD's?
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btw wat RAID would you run with 4 HDD's?
I'd do RAID5, but I had to just get one HDD because I couldn't afford three.

Though... my birthday is in April... maybe I'll buy myself the other HDD's as a gift...

Thanks for everyone's input, I hope you're here to answer questions on building it!
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ive heard anything 1000 and up memory has troubles
970 should be just fine
btw wat RAID would you run with 4 HDD's?
Yeah, im very happy with it to say the least, it does all I need and will continue to do so for awhile.
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Well, I did plan on waiting for two things before I build, but now I think I'll just build now. I wanted a Penryn based 45nm processor, but I saw in a Tom's Hardware review that it could be march before these things are released. I was also interested in nVidia's 9000 series cards, but have yet to see any official information on that.

Not sure I'd want something that new anyway...

That being the case, here's what I have in mind:

Case:
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
(I already have this, just sitting around)

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ABIT IP35 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
(Newegg's reviews make me nervous... should I just get a DS3R?)

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

Video Card:
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

Memory:
2x Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
(Was going to just get the non-LED version, but they went up in price! I'd rather spend the same amount on ones with LED's)

Hard Disk (RAID5):
4x Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
(Yeah, I really want that much storage)

Heatsink:
Newegg.com - Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme Processors Compatibility : Socket 775 Quad Core Socket AM2+ Socket AM2 Socket 939 Retention kit (Ultra-120 eXtreme do not include a backplate for AM2&AM2+ systems. If you have motherboard manufactured by -
(Did this go up in price?! Also... what is a good fan to go with it... I don't think I can afford a Scythe one)

Power Supply:
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40įC Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Retail

Edit: Forgot PSU.

Haha i had to laugh. Your build is nearly the exact same as mine.
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