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Im a gamer and im buying a new computer please help.


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mrhunta

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I already got everything i neeed if i dont tell me. I wanted you guys to make sure evrything is compatible with each other and if its a good deal and also if its good for gaming and what not.

Just wanted to know what you guys thought of my rig and if i should make any changes to it. Also is newegg good with monitors and if so is the monitor i chose a goood deal or should i buy a monitor somewhere els?.

One more thing is everything compatible with each other?.




LG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model GSA-H54NK - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136119
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$27.99



COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119106
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$49.99



Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136062
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

$59.99



KDS K-24MDWB Black 24" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824155054
Return Policy: [LCD] Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

-$30.00 Instant
$429.99
$399.99



EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130071
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$379.99
$369.99



OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341001
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$129.99
$109.99



G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231098
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

-$40.00 Instant
$114.99
$74.99



MSI P35 Platinum LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813130097
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$169.99
$159.99



Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115017
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

$279.99



Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835109140
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$64.99
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115017
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

$279.99

The Core 2 Duo E6750 is $80 cheaper and faster then the Q6600 in gaming. Also the E6750 is an extreme overclocker with >%50 overclock with stock cooling.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115029
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Just realized you had a monitor mixed in there. I would not trust that manufacture. When buying a monitor only go with well known names. If you want a a 24" for gaming any of these should do: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824001234
The two Samsungs are the same except the one is open box. I would go with the Samsung open box because it is the cheapest and Samsungs have the best quality LCD monitors.
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You can get a 20X DVD-R/+R burner for about $2 more. That Thermalright cooler requires a 120mm fan to be attached to it. Also I believe that case has a duct in front of the CPU so you may have to slightly modify the case to make the cooler fit. Other than that it looks like a sweet build.
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Don't like the power supply, don't like any OCZ power supplies due to their labeling system.
I highly recommend this PSU, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371001
if you want to save 25$, you can buy it here.
http://www.ewiz.com/...PS-TP3-650&c=fr
Confirming what titan said, the CPU duct will have to come off for the thermalright 120 to fit in the case.
Since you getting the thermalright 120, stick with the Q660 and overclock it, I'm assuming this is what your doing as your buying the best heatink on the market. Also you need to consider a 120mm fan if you do plan on doing so. If you don't plan on overclocking stick with the stock cooler. Remember you can always overclock, but you can't add cores.
I always recommend buying a monitor at a local store, you may pay more but you know what your getting. To me you can't consider buying a monitor online unless you have looked at countless reviews on it, but a monitor good for one person isn't always good for the next. Also I cannot stress this enough, always get a name brand LCD.
James

Edited by james_8970, 15 September 2007 - 08:55 PM.

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Just a final point to add, if you add a few dollars extra again to your DVD Burner, you can get a SATA version which will be much better for internal cabling and airflow in your case. Other than that, all points seem to be made already.

I agree with James and Jackflash - get a decent-brand monitor with a good warranty, I also like the idea of buying local because then you can check it out in the shop before you buy.

I am personally about to order the same PSU that James has recommended, it's excellent, and if you can get a good deal, go for it!

Nice build! Cheers :whistling:
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I highly recommend this PSU, http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371001

I have that exact PSU and love it.

I always recommend buying a monitor at a local store, you may pay more but you know what your getting.

Stores usually have a crappy selection of monitors, but if you can find a good one it that selection that is great. If this is a gaming monitor I would recommend an LCD monitor with less then 10ms response time, a contrast ratio of at least 900:1 or higher, and from a good LCD manufacture (Samsungs are #1, Acer, BenQ, LG is pretty good, and Viewsonic is cheap but not crap.)

Edited by jackflash1991, 16 September 2007 - 11:03 AM.

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sound k to me
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Stores usually have a crappy selection of monitors, but if you can find a good one it that selection that is great. If this is a gaming monitor I would recommend an LCD monitor with less then 10ms response time, a contrast ratio of at least 900:1 or higher, and from a good LCD manufacture (Samsungs are #1, Acer, BenQ, LG is pretty good, and Viewsonic is cheap but not crap.)

I disagree with this completely, best buy and futureshop (canadian version of bestbuy, now owned by bestbuy) supply a great range of monitors. Also if a monitor is going to be used for gaming it should have no more then 5ms, otherwise you will see ghosting. I personally find I can see slight ghosting on 5ms but not much, most don't even notice. I'm just picky.
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Wow I guess Canada is a lot better. Just the other day I went to Best Buy and the best monitor was like 15ms with like a 700:1 contrast ratio, not to mention completely overpriced.
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I got my two samsung monitors (226BW) from futureshop, best buy has the same selection. The monitor has 3000:1 contrast ratio and 2ms response time. Also it was only 10$ more then online, but once you factor in shipping prices they were both roughly the same price. Staples I find it terrible, only work related monitors and like you said, they're overpriced like there is no tomorrow.
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