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Old 03-25-2008, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm buying a completely new gaming rig and need some suggestions. So far here's what I have

DP35DPM ATX Motherboard & Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor Bundle

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail


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


Acer AL2216WBD 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Ultra-fast 5ms, WSXGA+ 1680x1050, DVI, VGA, Black, VESA 100mm

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

I would like some recommendations on a good speaker set, video card, and anything else that would serve me well. Thanks in advance!
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For the RAM, if you're going for 4GB, you should just get one of these kits instead:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

For the graphic card, a single 8800GT 512, 9600GT 512, or 8800GTS 512 will do.

You're better off getting the motherboard and processor separately.
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Default Re: need help picking out some components

z5500's are good (had a set once) 8800gt or gts 512mb if you want to spend a bit more for a bit more performance
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That motherboard cpu bundle seems to save quit a bit of money than buying them separately though
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If you're not overclocking, it's fine.

But if there is a Microcenter store around your area, I suggest going there, and get the Q6600 for $199. Then buy the Abit IP35-E or Gigabyte P35-DS3L for under $90 at newegg. You'd get a better quality motherboard that way.
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Cool, I'll do that then, thanks
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