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Old 11-20-2006, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I'm building a new rig simply because I want a new computer to play with. However, before I buy I'd like to get some feedback on the hardware incase I've overlooked something as far as quality goes, also if any of it could be replaced for something that would perform better without dishing out substantially more cash.

Case
NZXT Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146029

PSU
RAIDMAX RX-630A ATX12V/ EPS12V 630W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152026

Processor
e6600 (Buying Artic 5 too)
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819115003

Heatsink
ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019

Mobo
ASUS P5B-E Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131070

GPU
EVGA 8800GTS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071

RAM
Corsair XMS2 PC2-6400 kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145168

or

Buffalo Firestix PC2-6400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820150054

DVD-R
Lite On 18xDVDR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106042

HD
74 Gig Raptor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136033

Major questions would be:

1. Buffalo or Corsair I've heard good things about both but the Buffalo is a little cheaper even with the 40 dollar rebate on the Corsair would appreciate suggestions on which one to go for.

2. On the Lite On drive didn't really research in tons of depth or anything so if there is anything better in that price range would give a cookie and or thanks to anyone who could give me a heads up there.

Note:
Not really so much a question as saying that I will be getting an additional slower HD for storage and backup on my files unless someone wants to tell me I'm retarded for getting the raptor before a slower bigger drive. Kind of locked up on money so the extra hd (or bigger raptor) isn't really an option for another couple of weeks at least but I don't use alot of my HD anyway on this computer that I've had for two years.

Will primarily be used for games but I'm a fan of the 6600's bigger cache so I don't want to downgrade Procs for an 8800GTX unless again I'm completely clueless and that would be the way to go.

Having said all that thanks for any input I may recieve (if any at all) and thanks for your time.

Question on the mobo. Will it be able to give me nice performance out of my other parts, as there is no point in spending all this money on nice gear and having a mobo that can't push it.
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well looks like a kick @$$ rig to me. The 6600 is the way to go. and the 8800gts is still a really fast card. second to fastest currently in production.

The raptor will do you fine until you get a 250gig or somethin later for storage.
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Old 11-20-2006, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was going for the kicking effect if you know what i mean.

Would also really like it if someone had some one had a well informed opinion on my choices of ram (really would not mind going for another brand if I overlooked something) but those two are my premier choices.
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idk about that psu though
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934
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Take your Pick, Both better than the RAIDMax you linked.
Personnelly Id go with the Hiper.
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Thats a nice rig. as for the ram if you have the money the Corsair is not only a much better name if not the best name but also it has a tighter timing and CAS. So if you have the extra cash id suggest the corsair highly. the Buffalo will work though but itd be a shame to see you not put in the corsair in that system.
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how much is that rig?
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Alright thanks for psu info I believe i'll go with the hiper. It's going to cost me a pretty penny at about $1790 after my rebate. Forgot I was originally going with a little cheaper ram until I found that nice looking Corsair and it bumped my price up 20 dollars $1830 before rebate.
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hhhmm. ouch, but I think you will pat yourself on the shoulder when Crysis comes along
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I'm going to pat myself on the shoulder once it all gets here and becomes my new, extremely functional, desk ornament/pc. It's going to make me smile.
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