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Old 10-04-2007, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Power Supply:
850 watt Thermaltake W0131RU ToughPower, NVIDIA GTX 8800 Certified

CPU:
Intel Quad Q6600 2.4ghz, 1066fsb, 8mb cache

Cooling:
CoolMaster Liquid CPU Cooling System

Motherboard:
EVGA nForce 680i SLI chipset LGA775, FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard

Memory:
2GB (2x1GB) Mushkin Brand PN 991529

Video card:
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 16x PCI express, EVGA

Monitor:
Sylvania SK2201W 22" widescreen, 1680x1050 LCD display

Hard Drive:
500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16mb Cache, 7200 RPM

Sound Card:
3D Wave On-Board 5.1

OS:
Windows Visa Premium, 64 bit


Questions:

Compatibility: Is everything here compatible?
Memory: is it worth the extra $200+ to go to 4GB RAM?
Video card: stick with the 768mb, or step down to 320 and upgrade RAM?
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Default Re: New Build: need substantive input

Drop the liquid cooling system and get conventional Air cooling, also get PC Power and cooling 610W.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Power Supply:
850 watt Thermaltake W0131RU ToughPower, NVIDIA GTX 8800 Certified

CPU:
Intel Quad Q6600 2.4ghz, 1066fsb, 8mb cache

Cooling:
CoolMaster Liquid CPU Cooling System

Motherboard:
EVGA nForce 680i SLI chipset LGA775, FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard

Memory:
2GB (2x1GB) Mushkin Brand PN 991529

Video card:
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 16x PCI express, EVGA

Monitor:
Sylvania SK2201W 22" widescreen, 1680x1050 LCD display

Hard Drive:
500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16mb Cache, 7200 RPM

Sound Card:
3D Wave On-Board 5.1

OS:
Windows Visa Premium, 64 bit


Questions:

Compatibility: Is everything here compatible?
Memory: is it worth the extra $200+ to go to 4GB RAM?
Video card: stick with the 768mb, or step down to 320 and upgrade RAM?
you can't upgrade video RAM (if thats what your asking) but anything more than 2gb is unnecessary

as for the liquid cooling system, you better be more than $250 or else its pretty much count on it being crap... i would drop that for a Tuniq Tower 120 or a TR 120 Ultra Extreme
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How about, in lieu of the current cooling...

Vigor Gaming Monsoon II Lite CLT-M2LI LGA 775 Air Conditioner Cooling System

Overkill, underkill?
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would say, overkill. The Tuniq or TR Ultra-120 Extreme, can cool the Q6600s quite well.
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PSU is way overkill
go for the 610 silencer
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