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Old 01-11-2009, 04:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a rough draft... Any suggestions for cutting cost, which isnt much more important over performance to me? Also, I will be getting extra fans and wires, anything else I am missing?
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Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 260

Creative 7.1 Channels PCI Express 1x Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium

Antec 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply (Do i need this for $200?)

Tuniq TX-2

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2 800

EVGA TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz

Sunbeam 120mm CPU Cooler

Sunbeam RHK-EX-BA Rheobus-Extreme Fan Controller Panel
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You could probably go for a 750W PSU if you can find one cheaper than that 850W, I'm running a very similar configuration with a Corsair TX-750, which I've never seen go above 500W (so go for a 600W as minimum).

However if you plan on getting another GTX260, you will probably want to go for that 850W.
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Might consider the E8400, more bang and less buck, and right now quad core is kinda over kill IMO.

but not bad for a build... I would personally get 2 drives... one smaller one for the OS and programs and a bigger one for all my media... I;ve had too much bad luck with single point of failure on one drive. I usually get an 80GB for OS, then a 320 or better for programs, and media.
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Ok, so i changed out the power supply for 750, added a 80gb hdd, and switched the processor. Any other recommendations? Thanks.
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Get a Q6700 from a local store.. a HT Omega sound card, and a Gygabyte UD3P.
If you can get a Q6600 that's older, then go for that, because new batches stink. Maybe somewhere that has low sales?
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^^ The recent Q6700's would most likely have the same problems overclocking as the Q6600's.
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yea q9300 or q9450 are prolly you best bet, or a e8500 and oc the heck out of it
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^^ The recent Q6700's would most likely have the same problems overclocking as the Q6600's.
I thought they stopped manufacturing Q6700's a while back.. Then get a Q9450, BUT NOT A Q9300, it fails.
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Thanks for all the help guys! I completed my order, and ill post back after i build it.
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