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Old 04-18-2008, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for the help.
I went to Micro Center because I saw they have a sale, and I missed the deal on the Q6600 on Fry's website.
Here's my purchased. I went with the 750w power supply instead, because I was recommended that one over the 610 with my graphic card *shrug*

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
$199.99 (Micro Center)

EVGA NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
189.99 (New Egg)

EVGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB
579.99 (New Egg)

PC Power & Cooling 750W
158.99 (New Egg)

Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800
109.99 (New Egg)

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
209.99 (Micro Center)

Total: $1448.94
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Everything looks great but for the video card either go with the 8800GTS or move up to a 9800GX2.
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Thank you. I will use the EVGA 9800 GX2 model instead, would this be recommended?

EVGA 01G-P3-N897-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 SSC 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
$619.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-N897-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 SSC 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics

Also, I guess the pre-build computer is no good? Just buy the parts my self? Thank you.
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yes definitely buy them yourself. You'll save a ton and obtain the knowledge.
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you!!
I will buy my own parts so far I have.


CPU
Intel Core 2 Q6600 Quad-Core Processor

Motherboards
XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel

RAM (I cant decide if I want DDR2 1066 or DDR2 800, any difference? I want to have 4 GB Total in the end)
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800

Graphic Cards
EVGA GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB SLI Supported

Power Supplies
Thermaltake Toughpower 650W

Hard Drives

Western Digital 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s


I still have about $1000 to throw around, should I make any modifications to the above list, or anything other insight on what else I need? I don't need Monitor, speakers, mouse, etc. Thanks again~
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I want to order the parts later tonight, any help please? Thanks!! Sorry I should have posted earlier in the week.
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DDR2 800 is fine. You can overclock it pretty high anyway. Everything else looks great
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Thank you!!
I will buy my own parts so far I have.


CPU
Intel Core 2 Q6600 Quad-Core Processor

Motherboards
XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel

RAM (I cant decide if I want DDR2 1066 or DDR2 800, any difference? I want to have 4 GB Total in the end)
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800

Graphic Cards
EVGA GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB SLI Supported

Power Supplies
Thermaltake Toughpower 650W

Hard Drives

Western Digital 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s


I still have about $1000 to throw around, should I make any modifications to the above list, or anything other insight on what else I need? I don't need Monitor, speakers, mouse, etc. Thanks again~
things I recommend changing

first get the q6600 from Frys.com (its $190), then get the Corsair 520hx, and get the Seagate 7200.11 750gb Hard Drive instead, doesn't matter the frequency of the RAM because they'll overclock high anyways (take what is cheaper), don't get the 780i unless you fully intend on Tri-SLI (3 cards in SLI) , and if you're not getting 780i, get a 750i FTW board from eVGA
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Well Seagate and WD are essentially the same thing. And yeah get the 6600 from frys since it's such a good deal right now.
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^ What about the 520hx/PC Power and Cooling 610 Silencer recommendation and the 750i FTW recommendation?
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