Originally Posted by vernong1992
but for $1300 you acn do better...
Auzentech X-Fi Card (check Tigerdirect)
Crucial Ballistix 2gb Kit (x2)
ur PSU was a bit overkill but u already bought it
I hear problems with Airflow with that case but you already bought it
Add an OS if u need one
Add a Hard drive of the space you need
awsome...so q6600 is the way..i see
i did some pricing out and came up with this setup:
Asus Striker Extreme - $299
Intel Q6600 - $279
XFX 8800GTX Extreme - $499
Kingston HyperX 4GB(2 x 2GB) - $184 (Pricey I know but i've always trusted kingston, i hate RMA's and waiting for stuff to be replaced)
**Optical drive is a LiteON (LH-20A1H-185) - $31
**HDD is WD Caviar 320GB 7200RPM (WD3200AAKS) - $80
**Sound card is included with the board
TOTAL: $1372 right on budget hehe...
(**NOTE: I know these are not the best sound cards, HDD's...but they are cheap and functional not really URGENT for a gaming system...and i can always buy a new one and have 2 HDD's or 2 opticals...dunno if u get my point)
As far as case and PSU...I read that the case was a 2007 award winner...but anyways i do plan on replacing the stock 120mm fans for 140mm and this PC is gonna be water cooled so heat is not an issue. PSU...I plan on buying another 8800GTX around Feb or March...and also by then i should have more than 1 HDD and optical drive and remember i also have to power the water cooling system (Koolance ICM-510). OS I already have bought vista a few weeks ago...
Thanks a lot for the reply though
I know the 680 had some issues but i did some research and ASUS didn't suffer from these issueds since they didn't deal with nVidia directly and made their one stuff.