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Old 02-19-2008, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm really new at this and this will be my first build from the ground up. I have replaced things in the past like video cards, memory, hard drives, etc. but that's the extent of my experience. I've been reading this forum for some time now trying to learn and absorb some knowledge from all of you.

I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers. I plan on running Windows XP.

This is my list of components I have picked out.
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Retail

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

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

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

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

Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail

I would appreciate any comments, suggestions or recommendations on this build. Thanks in advance.
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Good build. Everything looks good except I would get a Thermal right ultra extreme instead of the Tuniq.
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Build is fine.
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Good build. Everything looks good except I would get a Thermal right ultra extreme instead of the Tuniq.
Any reason to get it instead of the Tuniq? Do you have a link to it? Thanks
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It cools better. Better design.

BUt it depends on how far you want to overclock.
You could get a scythe mine, scythe ninja or scythe infinity and be fine as well.
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That will be a sweet rig...enjoy it!
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This will save you $25 and get you a G0 Stepping
and with the $25 savings, you should get This
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Any reason to get it instead of the Tuniq? Do you have a link to it? Thanks
Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme CPU Cooler for AMD AM2, Intel LGA775
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This will save you $25 and get you a G0 Stepping
and with the $25 savings, you should get This

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i have a ds3r im selling, that will save you like 25.
im selling mine for 125+shipping
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