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Old 09-17-2007, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,after 6 months of lag on COD2 i have decided to have a go at building a decent pc,being an amateur and never having done this before i've got a bit stuck on what power supply i need,so far these are the parts i have bought..
Intel CPU Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95W Energy Efficient 2.4GHz SLACR G0 Stepping (3yr Manufacturer's Warranty) - BX80562Q6600SLACR - www.microdirect.co.uk
Asus Striker Extreme Quad Core motherboard SKT 775 nForce 680i SLI Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo ATX Motherboard - STRIKER EXTREME - www.microdirect.co.uk
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro P4 upto 4.4GHz (socket 775) - AC-FRZ-7P - www.microdirect.co.uk
XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI - PVT80GTHF4 - www.microdirect.co.uk
Corsair 2048MB TwinX XMS2 6400 DDR2 Memory Kit (2 x 1024MB) - TWIN2X2048-6400 - www.microdirect.co.uk

I'm pretty sure these parts are ok and this is the power supply i thing should do the job,what do u guys think.

OCZ 600GXS Sli -UK nVidia Sli Ready 600W Power Whisper Technology Active PFC (3 year Direct Manufacturer's PowerSwap warranty) - OCZ600GXS SLI -UK - www.microdirect.co.uk
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I would suggest these parts:
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 "Energy Efficient 95W Edition" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (320-P2-E811-AR)
You don't need the 640mb version of the 8800GTS. It has been proven, to only give such a small increase in performance. And we're talking about 1-5 extra frames in games, which is barely noticeable.

GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB6400UDC)

Corsair HX 520W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CMPSU-520HXUK)

Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi Intel P35 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
The Striker Extreme is overpriced, in my opinion. Get the P5K Deluxe instead. It's well suited for the Q6600.

Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler (Socket 478/754/939/940/AM2/LGA775)
You need a more powerful cooler than the AC Freezer 7 Pro, to cool the Q6600, if you were to overclock.
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yeah based on the psus on that site. that seems to be a good choice.
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Hey ecbonehead


I would suggest these parts:
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 "Energy Efficient 95W Edition" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (320-P2-E811-AR)
You don't need the 640mb version of the 8800GTS. It has been proven, to only give such a small increase in performance. And we're talking about 1-5 extra frames in games, which is barely noticeable.

GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB6400UDC)

Corsair HX 520W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CMPSU-520HXUK)

Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi Intel P35 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
The Striker Extreme is overpriced, in my opinion. Get the P5K Deluxe instead. It's well suited for the Q6600.

Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler (Socket 478/754/939/940/AM2/LGA775)
You need a more powerful cooler than the AC Freezer 7 Pro, to cool the Q6600, if you were to overclock.
if im not mistaken he has bought these parts lready. only asking about the psu
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Yeah, looks good. The power supply is good enough, but I hear theres a voltage ripple. I'm sure others will have alternative suggestions

Build looks good, You could save cash without performance loss though:

-go with the 320MB 8800GTS, it performs just as well unless you play new games at over 1600x1200 resoluton

-Striker Extreme is a good Mobo but waaaay pricey, the eVGA 680i Mobo is less prone to being annoying, better yet the P35 chipset (e.g. the GA-p35-DS3R) is just as fast and 1/3 of the price. Plus more futureproof.
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if im not mistaken he has bought these parts lready. only asking about the psu
oops....oh well...

He should just go with the PSU, I suggested then.

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Silverstone Strider ST60F 600W PSU +ATX 12V 2.01 dual 80mm fans 22dBA SATA support +EPS 12V active PFC - ST60F - www.microdirect.co.uk
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i thought the ocz would be ok since the silverstone more expensive. only because wasnt sure about how it compares to aus dollars for his budget lol. other if u can afford it silver stone is the way to go. make really great psu's.

but agreed if u can get it. the corsair 520hx is really good. wasnt sure if u were only buying from that site.
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He should be able to afford it, since he bought the 640mb and Striker Extreme.
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yeah u raise good point
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Thanks for the advice but forgot to say in the future i'm gonna buy another card and SLI them so the power supply i buy has to be up to the job.
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