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Old 12-31-2007, 02:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Very excited about my first gaming rig build.

Ok so hears what i'm looking at so far

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor HH80562PH0568M - 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

MB: XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard, NVIDIA, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express, SLI Ready, Gigabit LAN, SPDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID MB-N680-ILT in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

RAM:OCZ Reaper Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) OCZ2RPR8002GK in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM ST3320620AS in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
+ my 250GB from my current pc
CASE: Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports ULT31824 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

PSU: Enermax FMA 535W. (ripped from my old PC)

OD: Lite-on x16

CPU Cooler: Not sure need help

Video card: Not sure need help

OS: ALready have xp pro

Speakers: Logitech, idk the brand from my old system

Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 226BW (already purchased)

Keyboard/mouse: Already purchased

Currenty sitting at $610 Before taxes. I'd like to keep it around 1000 if possible. If it's a little over, no biggy.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Very excited about my first gaming rig build.

I actually just noticed that this MB only has two pci-slots. I need at least 3 for my soundcard/HD tv tuner and PCI fan card.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Very excited about my first gaming rig build.

a lot of people will tell u go quad for futureproof, but i stuck with a e6550 cuz no games right now, not even crysis is quad core optimized.

so its your choice on the CPU.

RAM, i would get these:
Canada Computers - Memory > Desktop Memory > DDR2 800 PC2-6400+ : OCZ (OCZ2P800R22GK) DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz Platinum XTC Revision 2 2GB (2x1024MB) Dual Channel Kit.
perform the same really, if you really want reapers:
Canada Computers - Memory > Desktop Memory > DDR2 800 PC2-6400+ : OCZ (OCZ2RPR8002GK) DDR2 PC2-6400 800MHz Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2x1024MB) EPP Dual Channel Kit.

these are cheaper.
Harddrive:
Canada Computers - Hard Drives > Desktop Drives > 3.5" SATA Drives : Western Digital Caviar (WD5000AAKS) 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer (OEM).
Cooling:
Canada Computers - Cooling > CPU Cooling : Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro for Intel Socket 775.
Videocard:
Infonec Computers - Computer parts Canada, PC Components, laptop computers, motherboards, processors, CPU’s and much more : Sapphire <b>HD 3870</b> <font color=red>512M</font> GDDR4 PCI-E Dual DL-DVI/TVO Lite

but i put together stores that are in my area, where do you live or do you plan to buy online?
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i think he should stick with quad, as it will give him a longer time before he has to upgrade again

hmm, i don't recommend you SLI as its only a 40% increase (average) in performance, just get one good card and you will be fine.
get this motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

i've heard only good things about that memory

since you already have a 250gb you should get another of the same drive and run a RAID setup
wow thats a nice price for side window + full aluminum + removable mobo tray, they usually run more on the more expensive side

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PSU: Enermax FMA 535W. (ripped from my old PC)
how many amps are on the 12V?



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CPU Cooler: Not sure need help
Tuniq Tower 120 or Thermalright 120 Extreme
you have to buy 1 or 2 120mm for the second one, the first one comes with one and is cheaper and almost as good
Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme CPU Cooler for AMD AM2, Intel LGA775 (Out of Stock)

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Video card: Not sure need help
i assume your gaming?
get this
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P3-N791-AR GeForce 8800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Very excited about my first gaming rig build.

Hey guys thanks for the input so far. I just have a few questions.

Invisible what advantages does the MOBO you suggested have over the one i suggested?

I'm not really sure what you mean by "how many amps are on the 12V" so here is the product link Enermax Technology Corporation

If i'm going with a non-SLI MOBO i might spring for a 512 8800GT.

Can you recommend a mid-tower case with more fan spots?

My current case has 4 80MM fan spots and i find it runs a little hot.

EDIT: Reading more reviews on newegg. Only 1 avaliable 3 pin connector for case fan

How will the parts i suggested handle overclocking?

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34Amps on 2 rails

@ IMB/PS1

DC Output --> +12V1 +12V2
18A 18A
408W (34A)

I am confused also, shouldn't 18 + 18 be 36? lol
but it says 34 amps I guess 34A

maybe its max of 18A on a single rail and a combined amp of 34A max on both

nice build btw
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Anyone know where i can get that MB in canada

I used one of those wattage calculator's. My current build will run me around 575W without any overclocking. So i think i'm looking at a 600W-700W PSU. Any suggestions?

I was reading the hardware guide for choosing a PSU. I noticed the "not many PSU's Look cool and run good" What about this one?

Canada Computers - Power Supplies/Management > Desktop Power Supplies : OCZ (OCZ700GXSSLI) GameXStream 700 Watt Power Supply, Dual GPU, SLI compable.

Also now currently thinking about this MB

EVGA nForce 650i Ultra Motherboard - T1 Version, NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra, Socket 775 , ATX, Audio, PCI Express, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, Serial ATA, RAID 122-CK-NF66-T1 in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
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watts have very little affect on the matter
what does matter is the amount of amps on the 12V rail

this 520 watt can handle more than some 700+ watt ones
Corsair 520hx
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CPU: Intel Q6600 G0

MB: Abit IX38 QuadGT / cheaper: MSI P35 Neo2-FR

RAM: OCZ Reaper

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB

CASE: Antec 900/P182

PSU: Enermax FMA 535W. (ripped from my old PC) < I think that will be ok

OD: Lite-on x16

CPU Cooler: Thermalright Ultra 120 + Scythe S-Flex fan

Video card: 8800GTS 512

OS: ALready have xp pro

Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 226BW (already purchased)
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Ok so how do i find out how many amps per rail my current PSU has?

EDIT: Nvm i see 18A+18A Per rail for a total of 34AMPS.

From the guides posted on these boards i'm going to need a little bit more. I plan to do some moderate overclocking and have tons of extra peripherals such as usb wireless and headphones.

Then again i'm torn from spending the extra 120 bucks. when mine might be enough. I guess my question is if my power needs exceeds what my PSU can do what can happen? Can my parts fry from not having enough juice?

From what i've seen most Decent PSU's have 18A on the rails. What's different is how many rails it has. My current one has 2 while your corsair has 3 and the ocz i linked has 4.
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