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Old 11-24-2007, 02:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Change the P5n-e to a P35-DS3R or P35-ds3l
Why these mobos and not the P5N-E SLI mobo?

And with the psu, i might use my cooler master extreme power 430w thats in my comp now.
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For the CPU Cooling im thinking of a: Thermaltake Blue Orb II Ultra Silent Cooler
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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A better cooler for that price would be a Tuniq Tower.
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Heres an update:


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU

ASUS P5N-E SLI Mobo

Seagate Barricuda 500gb 7200rpm HDD

Corsair DDR2 1GB TWIN2X2048-6400C5DHX x2 RAM

Antec 900 Case

XFX 8800GT 512mb GPU x2

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Card

Thermaltake Blue Orb II Ultra Silent CPU Cooler


What i already have:

Cooler Master Extreme Power 430W PSU

LG L1730S Monitor

Microsoft Razer Habu Gaming Mouse

Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard

LG DVDRW

Windows XP PRO SP2
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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hi mate

hehe got the same mobo, cpu and graphics card as you .. so i probably knows exactly how you feel trying to play these new games.

I would go with what Deadpixel said. I too am upgrading but early next year. If you want to get it now and cant wait then yeh get the Q6600.. but personally you waited this long whats a month or so.. wait till the penryns are released in jan.. and get yourself a QX9450 (im after this one)... if you want sli then i suggest wait again for 780i or a 680i if you cant wait. And finally for graphics 8800GTS rev2 or 8800GT for now.

dunno about that mobo so wont comment. does it support 45nm penryns??
cant go wrong with that HDD.
Personally i would get the Crucial Ballistix ram.
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X-Fi ... sweet.
Nice "looking" cooler.. as other said there are much better performing ones.
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I could wait and better CPUs and GPUs and mobos would come out and other ones would decrease in price but if you think about it there will always be some piece of hardware upgrading every month. I bet if i propose that build in 2 months someone will brag on about new hardware coming out and i should wait.
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What &#37; do you think the prices will decrease on the 8800gt/gts/gtx/ultra when 9800's come out
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:04 AM   #18 (permalink)
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you got a point to a certain extent.

whats a month thou? There will not be no new range of cpus from Intel till Nehalem (possibly Q4 2008). Like you said current stuff will be cheaper.. Most New-Gen Hardware has already been released.. penryn on the verge.. Phenoms out, some revised 8800's soon. Theres only 1 major New-Gen series that is taking its time and thats nvidia 9 series. Thats the only major hardware thats around the corner mate not much else.

I still think it would be better if you wait for Jan Penryn release.. QX9450 or cheaper Q6600.

Depends if you can make it thru xmas without a new pc.
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I got crysis and i dont want to play through the game on med/low settings, and i want a comp all ready to go for farcry 2 but maybe i could wait but then the prices might only drop 20&#37; on the cpu and card. I can live with that im a rich c**t. lol
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And if i have to have a sli ready psu i will get the Antec NeoPower Blue 650W ATX.
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