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Old 06-14-2007, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lemme get some opinions on my new build:

Processor $223
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Video Card $380
Newegg.com - EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

RAM $81
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Mobo $200
Newegg.com - ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Optical Drive $32
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

HDD $154 (2x $77)
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Power Supply $65
Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX500-PN, ATX12V, V2.2, 12cm Fan, 2SATA, PCI-Express, 500W Power Supply 110-120/ 220-240V UL, CSA, VDE, NEMKO, TUV, CE, CB, FCC - Retail

CPU Fan $45
Newegg.com - AeroCool Dominator 140mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

Total - $1194 (w/ shipping)


I heard that the Core 2 Quad Q6600 is going to be dropping down to $266. Is this confirmed? When would this happen? Is it worth it?

I like the motherboard, but I don't know if there is anything better out there for the same or lower price.

Don't know much about what power supplies are good. Recommend some good ones. Keep in mind, the case I am using is a full tower so I need long cables.

Should I get an aftermarket cooler on my video card?
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Old 06-14-2007, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This has been recommended as a very nice board for less money.

$149.99 -$5.00 = $144.99
MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813130081
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Power supplies any of these:

$169.99 - $20.00 mail in rebate = $149.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

$129.99 - $10.00 mail in rebate = $119.99
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

$65.99
Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W SLI Ready-ATX 12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV - Retail


I am no expert but those are the main ones I see being mentioned alot.
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Agreed with Bot2011.

The Q6600 is going to drop in price, on July 22. It is worth it, for a quad core at that price.

The stock cooler on the 8800GTS is fine. You should only get an aftermarket cooler for your graphic card, if for some reason, your temperatures a higher than normal. Or if you are doing heavy overclocking.
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id get a seagate 320gb instead of western digital too
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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id get a seagate 320gb instead of western digital too
Any particular reason? I've had EXTREMELY good luck with WD. Seagate, not so much luck.
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Agreed with Bot2011.

The Q6600 is going to drop in price, on July 22. It is worth it, for a quad core at that price.

The stock cooler on the 8800GTS is fine. You should only get an aftermarket cooler for your graphic card, if for some reason, your temperatures a higher than normal. Or if you are doing heavy overclocking.
How big of a difference are we talking between e6600 and q6600? I'm talking real world. I don't plan to do a ton. But it would be nice to render a video and play a game at the same time.
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Well a Q6600 is basically two e6600s put together, on one die. It may not be a big difference in gaming, but it's a big difference in multi-tasking, encoding, editing, etc...
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Agreed with Bot2011.
WOOT! All this reading and asking questions is starting to pay off!
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lol...That's what I did.
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thats the way we all learn and keep learning!
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