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Old 03-08-2007, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's what I got, let me know what you think. I will mostly use for games, and I doubt I'll overclock anytime soon.

CASE
Enermax Chakra $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811124114

CPU
e6600 Conroe $313.00
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115003

HSF
Scythe SCSMZ-1000 92mm $22.49
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835185126


MoBo
ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium $214.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131071

MEMORY
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) $200.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145590

VGA
EVGA 8800GTX $569.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130072

PSU
OCZ GameXStream 600W $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817341001
I know it is a little high, but I want to keep my options open for later.

MONITOR
SCEPTRE X20WG-Naga Black 20.1" WS $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824112006
Looks good to me, can anyone find somerthing like this for less?

SOUND CARD
C S B SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 $28.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16829102002
Just enough to take the load off.

HARD DRIVE
Western Digital $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144417

OPTICAL
Samsung $31.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827151136

THERMAL PASTE
Arctic Silver 5 $5.99

TOTAL 1873.39

My concerns are:

The huge 250mm fan on the side of my case, can intefere with a large HSF. Is mine small anough, and capable of keeping my cpu cool?

I plan on SLI when I need the extra power, plus I need WiFi. I would like quad core support so any suggestions on a cheaper board, and a seperate wifi adaptor?

The monitor looks good to me, but could I find a better deal?

Any suggestions on some decent keyboard/mouse/speakers would be great. Although I'd rather not spend more than 100 for all of them.

Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't bother buying an aftermarket CPU Cooler if you're not going to overclock.

A good set of speakers is the X-530s or X-230s
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it's a pretty good build but that case doesn't come with the fans first off. XMS2 sucks IMO...get some G.Skill which is cheaper and better.
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Hey man, nice biuld all looks good...

BTW here is a nice MoBo that supports quads...
I own it and it is a nice board...
Very nice for 120$

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=249640
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hm.. dont u think the case is too small for your setup?i like ur setup but i think that adding a full tower case will benefit it, not only its easier to install but the parts will actually have space inside the case (8800 is a trouble to fit even in full tower : )
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MSI P6N-FI @ Newegg.com is only $109!

G Skill FTW.

Get a better sound card.

X-530 are prime with the right tuning.

Keep the case small... its more dense that way lol. I like small cases. The only big thing is the GTX, which will fit anyway so no worries.

That case looks like a GIANT logitech sub-whoofer lol. 250MM fan! my goodness that is sweeeeet.
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very nice build have fun
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll switch the memory, keep the case, and ditch the HSF. But I got a quick question about the MSI P6N SLI-FI, whats the deal with sli only having 8x? Will that make much of an impact if and when I sli?
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None at all. It's a market scam to upsell you to the 16x...
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll switch the memory, keep the case, and ditch the HSF. But I got a quick question about the MSI P6N SLI-FI, whats the deal with sli only having 8x? Will that make much of an impact if and when I sli?

no no.... not at all.... Most Boards go 8x when u go sli... i havent seen a board that does 16x in sli..
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