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Old 12-07-2007, 06:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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here's what i'd go with

CPU: ClubIT Product - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775 Processor OEM HH80562PH0568M SLACR
MOBO: Newegg.com - ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
RAM: 2x Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
PSU: Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Retail
HEATSINK: Newegg.com - Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler - Retail
HD: 2x Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
VIDEO: 2x Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 Video Card - 512MB GDDR4, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support, Video Card 900202 at TigerDirect.com
CASE: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 RC-830-SSN2-GP Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail


THERMAL GREASE: Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
CASE FANS: 5x Petra's Tech Shop
HEATSINK FAN: Petra's Tech Shop


TOTAL: 925.92(Newegg) + 260.50(ClubIT) + 539.98(TigerDirect) + 34.94(PetrasTechShop) = 1761.34
After Rebates = 1676.34 (w/o shipping)
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get this build
but my personal preference is the black stacker
and idk about asus i like the abit one that STE just ordered
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i like the black stacker more too, but it doesnt have the $60 MIR atm only the silver one

that quad gt board is like $70 more .. was trying to keep price closer to what he had before

edit : nvm, it's the same price, go with this one


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I don't need 1TB of HDD space, but w/e.

Why don't you like the 9700 cooler? It is by far the best one I've ever owned. My Athlon X2 is in the 26-28*C idle and upper 30s under load. How can you do better than that?
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The Zalman CNPS9700 is a great cooler -- the TRUE is often hailed as the "top" end air heatsink. If you're got that kind of money to spend, the TRUE(paired with a good fan like the Scythe S-Flex SFF21F) is a good invest, especially if you're going with a Q6600 and planning to overclock.

AnandTech: UPDATE: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme - Retail
comparison vs CNPS9700 and other coolers


IDLE TEMPS
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/...me/idle-sm.png

LOAD TEMPS
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/.../stress-sm.png


The Zalman CNPS9700 is still a good heatsink. You could stick with that if you really like it that much.

The TRUE usually has problems unlapped. It's notorious for coming horribly uneven.


Also, I don't think the Raptor's offer much of a performance increase for how much more expensive they are. One 7200.11 should work just fine.
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I would prefer to have the 9700, it would look so cool through my case window.
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I would prefer to have the 9700, it would look so cool through my case window.

I have it in my Antec 900. It looks really cool. Through the window and ALSO through the 200mm fan on top.

I saw your PC Power & Cooling doesn't have a fan on top. My PSU is a modular Hiper with a blue LED 120mm fan. The 9700 also has blue LEDs.

It looks really sweet with the blue LED fans that already came with it. I can't remember when I built this if the back fan had blue LEDs or not. If not, I replaced it with a blue 120mm fan also.

In all, it is just a 900 with lots of blue aura and it looks sweet.
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