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Old 04-30-2008, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I have read through the forums and decided to make a new home/gaming computer. I already have two computers and I thought I would try my hand at building one.

My question is will all of the following work together and will I have any problems with items working together?

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

274.99

EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Newegg.com - EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

239.99


EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

184.99---154.99 after mail in rebate

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

69.99----29.00 after mail in rebate

Get two sets for 4G total

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

119.99

Antec NeoPower 550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, TUV, CE, FCC, CCC, CB, C-tick - Retail

Newegg.com - Antec NeoPower 550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, TUV, CE, FCC, CCC, CB, C-tick - Power Supplies

89.99

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio VARPAK 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express Interface Sound Card Ė OEM

Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio VARPAK 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards

49.99


TOTAL

989.94


Thanks for your responsesÖ..
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take a look at this gfx card instead.

Newegg.com - ECS N8800GTS-512MX GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

For that price it can't be beat.

Please don't support creative take a look at this sound card instead.
Newegg.com - Turtle Beach TBS-3300-01 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Montego DDL Sound Card - Sound Cards

This is a great psu and might give you a tad bit more room for upgrades int he future.

Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S610EPS EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40°C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Power Supplies

And for the love of god, do not get the darn 900 case.

They are just terrible to work in... Plus nowadays they're a dime a dozen.
Consider something like this,

Newegg.com - ENERMAX Uber Chakra ECA5001B Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
or
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 GZ-FA1CA-ASB Black 1.0 mm Aluminum body ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Everything else looks good.

/runs and hides in anticipation of flames...
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, I will look into your suggestions.


Anyone else?
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Anyone else?

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Old 05-01-2008, 10:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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id say keep the creative sound card, and the pc power and cooling 610 is a beast. and with a 8800gts you will see a big performace leep

also why do u want a 900 every one has a 900 even though there is nothing special about them

this is pretty much the same thing for less:
Newegg.com - Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases


this has tons of features for the cost:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

pretty much same features as above but even less:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases


both those coolermaster cases will also fit this window:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RA-690-KWN2-GP CM 690 clear side panel with one 120 mm blue LED fan - Case Accessories


this is of my case(the smudges on teh pannel are just finger prints):
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just bought the Thermaltake M9 Computer Case and it came in yesterday. I really like it. It's roomy, with enough space for my Tuniq Tower and my PALiT 9600GT. I was lucky enough to be able and buy it when the rebate was still going, but it's a nice case nevertheless. Fans in front and back should keep a nice airflow, and space on the side for 1-2 more...

Looks spiffy too.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys.

I am definatly getting a different case then first suggested, thanks for the ideas.

Looks like I will be buying this stuff within the next few days thanks for all the input.
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