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Fyrex

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Hello, I'm planning on building my first computer from parts very soon, and I'm looking for guidance on the equipment I'm getting =]
I'm planning to make this a Gaming PC that would be able to run current and future games without having to upgrade for a while. So far its sitting at aroung 1,500 on newegg, but I'm willing to spend more if worth it.

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811133021
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan

Processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188013
EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130082
EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Memory: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145033
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-8500C5l

Hard drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136073
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817814004
ABS Tagan ITZ Series ITZ800 ATX12V / EPS12V 800W Power Supply 115 - 230V ± 10% tolerance

Heatsink: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835106068
Thermaltake CL-P0200 80mm Silent 939 K8 - AMD K8 solution w/ Heatpipe Cooling Tech

Dvd/cd drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136117
LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache ATAPI / E-IDE Super Multi DVD Burner - OEM

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I just want to make sure everythings compatible, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks :]
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playnine9

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800 watts is overkill. you don't need that much and never will. Also, I'm not a fan of ABS Tagan. Look for a 500W on newegg.com instead.

also, why are you getting an AMD fan for an Intel processor? ... your processor is socket lga 775 and your fan is amd socket 754.

your motherboard and processor match, at least.

great memory
good processor
decent motherboard
your video card is off the chain
good dvd rw
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Ok.
Howabout this for a
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182031
Rosewill RP550V2-S-SL 550W SLI Ready ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply 115/230V CSA, CB, TUV, FCC, UL

Heatsink: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835186134
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

I was curious if that heatsink would fit in the case I'm getting, it seems fairly large..
But are those good replacements?

And is it worth paying extra for the 1066 RAM?

Edited by Fyrex, 29 August 2007 - 06:09 PM.

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Hi Fyrex, welcome to Geeks to Go!

If you like, you can try this for a power supply instead.

I would go for this processor, it has a higher FSB which is better for gaming, this will last you a few years no problems, as software (including games) does not even fully utilize two cores yet, let alone four.
You won't need an extra fan as it will come with one in the box. If you intend on overclocking, then you might consider something like this with this fan on it.

This RAM is much cheaper, has a good rebate, and is still excellent quality - I don't think you would notice a performance difference between the two at all.

If you can afford it, I recommend upgrading to the 640MB version graphics card.

Looks like a nice build, good luck!

EDIT: Okay, just noticed your next post. Rosewill is not a very good quality PSU, try sticking with something like what I've suggested. Good brands include Antec, Silverstone, Thermaltake, OCZ, and a few others...

That CPU heatsink is also a good choice I have heard...

For RAM, I dare say you wouldn't really notice a huge difference between the two, if you went for 800MHz RAM then you could go for lower latencies, something like this is good.

Edited by ruthandtroy, 29 August 2007 - 06:26 PM.

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Would it be better to get 2x 1 gig 1066MHz RAM
or 3x 1g 800MHz RAM?
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I agree with Ruthandtroy.
Your rig is going to be sweet.
PS: welcome to Geeks to Go Fyrex and Playnine9.

Edited by jackflash1991, 29 August 2007 - 07:07 PM.

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So will the motherboard come with a cooler for the processor? Sorry, I'm a little confused.
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The fan will come in the box with the processor.

I'm not too sure which would be better, 3GB @ 800MHz or 2GB @ 1066MHz. I would probably say 3GB of 800MHz should well and truly sufficient, but make sure you buy them in matched sets - 2x1GB and 2x512MB.
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2GB of ddr2 at 1066mhz would be better if you are planning on overclocking. (Best overclocking mobo in the world, btw, I LOVE it!) If you aren't going to overclock, then get a cheaper mobo (it's really overkill if your aren't going to be overclocking), and get 4GB of ddr2 800mhz. It's honestly probably $30 more than 3GB. The CPU will come with a stock HSF, though the 2nd aftermarket one you picked out is much better, especially if you are overclocking. One last thing, is that I'm going to have to second ruthandtroy's opinion that you go for the 8800 GTS 640mb. The extra memory will definitely make the card more future-proof. Or, even better, is buying a cheaper card like a 8600GT, and saving up for a 9800, which should be coming out in November. I've read that the 9800s will have almost twice the performance of the 8800s. Oh, and I'm going to also have to agree with ruthandtroy on not getting a Rosewill, unless you want to blow up your rig. In addition to the brands he named, Hiper, Xion, and PC Power and Cooling are also some nice ones.

Edited by stettybet0, 29 August 2007 - 08:34 PM.

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There's no point in buying 4GB of RAM unless you use (or will upgrade very soon) 64-bit operating system. 32-bit systems will not recognise any more than about 3.25GB of RAM, so it will just be sitting there unused.
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I'll need to buy a new version of XP right?
Will this work?
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116056
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You need Vista to run DX10, XP will not run future games, this was one of the key statements you made in your first post. There's no point in buying a high-end DX10 card if you aren't going to use DX10. Vista Home Premium would be the way to go.

EDIT: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116202

Edited by ruthandtroy, 29 August 2007 - 09:08 PM.

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