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Old 03-03-2008, 11:35 AM   #21 (permalink)
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NO do not order the processor now... order that and the gpu LAST as they are the things that loose value the fastest
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I agree with heister... We are probably just going to continue seeing gpu prices fall with the new 9 series starting to come around the corner. But still, $200 for that q6600... idk if we are going to see a drastic price drop anytime soon.

Yo, if you really think you are a newbie, pick out all your parts now so we can double check to make sure they are the right stuff. just post the links or parts u plan on getting.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Dang it. I ordered that processor this morning. I called and for like $10 more I get the manufacturer one with a 3 year warranty on it.


Within the next month I will be having tax returns coming in and some other odds n ends money so this thing will be getting built pretty quick, I don't think it's too big a deal.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:03 AM   #24 (permalink)
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i wouldn't sweat it too much, i think by the time that you have bought all of your parts for this build, there probably isn't going to be a processor that does much better than the 6600 that you bought. There may be some advantages for say over clocking, but since this is a first build, i say don't even worry about overclocking, just worry about getting the parts that are going to work best together out of the box. And i second Drizzt5's comment about posting all of your parts. I personally use Newegg's wish lists like a mad man. Then we can check the parts and make sure everything will be good to go before you make the purchase. I built my first computer with help from people on this site about 4 years ago and i learned it definitely pays to do your research. So if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. well this post turned out to be longer than expected...haha good luck with the build!
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:26 PM   #25 (permalink)
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well I hear that that processor is among the best available now, and I figure I can plan my build around it. Next thing to order is a case, then power source, then a motherboard.

I can't wait this is awesome, thanks for your help!!!

I'll throw up what case I'm going to buy before i do, and i'll do that with every part. As for now, off to training! Thanks!!
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welcome to the forums, i recommend AMD, they need more customers. We cant have a monopoly if AMD goes out of business.

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Old 03-05-2008, 01:39 AM   #27 (permalink)
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probably going to order this case this week...

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

so this would be a good one for a gaming computer? I will also use it for some business/school stuff too.
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that should be fine as long as you dont get the huge monsterous graphic cards
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that should be fine as long as you dont get the huge monsterous graphic cards
actually the cm690 has tons of room in it and is one of the few sli approved cases that will fit 3 ultras in it
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:14 AM   #30 (permalink)
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well will that one fit a graphics card that will work for smooth gaming?
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