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Old 10-07-2007, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about ordering these parts for my computer this week, so I was wondering if I should change anything. My main concerns are if the optical drive I selected is known to have any problems, if my power supply is good enough (I've seen people posting about making sure it has the proper rails or something, but I wasn't sure if the one I picked does), how much can I overclock the Q6600 on stock cooling, and also if the case I've chosen has good air flow, is quiet, etc. My budget is ~1650.00. This rig will be used for heavy gaming with all settings maxed at 1680 x 1050.

GIGABYTE 3D AURORA GZ-FSCA1-ATB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 ATX12V 650W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - Retail

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

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LITE-ON LightScribe Black 20X DVDĪR Burner with 12X DVD-RAM write Black IDE Model LH-20A1H-186 - Retail

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

SUBTOTAL: 1590.89

Any and all help is appreciated!
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The ultra is just a tad bit more, why not go for it.
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excellent set up if you ask me, if you can afford the ultra, do it!
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How much is that Antec?

Pc Power & Cooling 610 is 129.99

Corsair 520Watt is 80
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the antec is about 110.. sadly i bought it at bestbuy for 150! lol

and the antec has more amps than the corsair does.. along with watts
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Just make sure the GTX or Ultra fits in the Aurora case.


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Just make sure the GTX or Ultra fits in the Aurora case.
ah, this is true, i think i read somewhere people were having a hard time with that case.. unless i'm thinking of a different case i'm not too sure.... if you do have problems.. you may have to cut the hdd cage or something like that..

i bought my thermaltake armor for the reason of it having plenty of room for anything... the coolermaster stacker 810's have plenty of room too
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the coolermaster stacker 810's have plenty of room too
Wasn't there a problem fitting your GPU with the side door with those four fans?
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I'm thinking about ordering these parts for my computer this week, so I was wondering if I should change anything. My main concerns are if the optical drive I selected is known to have any problems, if my power supply is good enough (I've seen people posting about making sure it has the proper rails or something, but I wasn't sure if the one I picked does), how much can I overclock the Q6600 on stock cooling, and also if the case I've chosen has good air flow, is quiet, etc. My budget is ~1650.00. This rig will be used for heavy gaming with all settings maxed at 1680 x 1050.

GIGABYTE 3D AURORA GZ-FSCA1-ATB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 ATX12V 650W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - Retail

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Logitech G11 Silver & Black USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail

Logitech MX Revolution Black 7 Buttons 2 x Wheels USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse - Retail

LITE-ON LightScribe Black 20X DVD±R Burner with 12X DVD-RAM write Black IDE Model LH-20A1H-186 - Retail

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

SUBTOTAL: 1590.89

Any and all help is appreciated!
looks great... but why not get MX-2 Thermal Paste for the same price?

also unless you need raid step down to an p35-ds3l

and lightscribe is unnecessary unless you want it that badly... but you can save cash there
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I can't afford the ultra.

I'll probably set up RAID when I get my second 320 gig later down the road so I guess I'll keep the DSR, and as for that optical drive, the main reason I got it was for the 20x I don't think I'll ever use the lightscribe feature. However you never know.
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