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Old 02-26-2008, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Next Build, would you change anything.

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Old 02-26-2008, 12:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Next Build, would you change anything.

i would scrap the 8600 and go with an 8800 with out a shaddow of doubt...

also scrap the WD hd and get a segate 7200.11 drive it is a much better preformer than the WD drive of you are going with 750 gb of hd space i say get this drive instead
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA-300 Hard Drive - OEM
it will use less power, make less noise and heat, plus it is way faster

and lastly a ThermalTake ToughPower psu or a Corsair HX series
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Default Re: Next Build, would you change anything.

Well, it all depends. If this is for a gaming rig, I would definitely upgrade the video card to the 8800GT (512 MB). Other than that, your system is pretty solid. I'm not sure why so many people are rushing into the quad-core trend so fast. You can find a Core 2 Duo for cheaper and it will run better for your applications than your quad-core. Gaming is sometimes even hindered by such things as quad-core cpu's and SLI because not every game/application supports it. If you want good frame rates and fast processing, go with a 3.0 GHz or higher Core 2 Duo.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Next Build, would you change anything.

One should only reccomend a power supply of equal or less price than the one the OP wants to purchase. And for 45 Bucks the one he chose is pretty much top.
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if this is gaming rig i still say stick with the q6600 unless you plan on upgrading in the next 12 months...
the 8600gt is pretty weak for gaming i agree
get at least a 3870
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Default Re: Next Build, would you change anything.

if not an 8800 GT 512 is too expensive or over your budget go with either a 9600 GT 512 or an 8800 GS 512
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actually its 8800gs 384 or 768
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