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#76
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Take a look for yourself, highlighted in red are the two: http://www23.tomshar...m...3&chart=425

Edit: In fact in that result the E6750 is better lol. But you can change the application/Benchmark for different results.

Edited by jackflash1991, 19 November 2007 - 07:50 PM.

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Alright slow down.... I can barley keep up with your guys.

If you overclock take the Q6600, otherwise go with a highclocked dual core for less money. The higher the clock rate of a Core2 duo/quad chip the better the performance in a game.

The 8800GTS you picked is special, it is better then the 8800GT at gaming, it's your call which one you want to get.

At this point I'd suggest a HD3870 due to availability issues (if you can find a 8800GT go for it, it does perform better), and because the laws of price and demand is driving the cost of the 8800GT upwards. Also, I'd go for a XFX card opposed to Evga.

That PSU (OCZ) I suggest comes to 110$ after rebate it's better then the Antec.

You do not need a second DVD/CD drive.

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I ended up getting This card. Is there a better card for less then 200 bucks? This is the finial build i got it just for 1005 dollars! Any other changes do you guys think?


Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1 OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply

OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817341001
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


-$15.00 Instant
-$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$129.99
$114.99
1 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813128059
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


$94.99
1 Pioneer 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-212DBK

Pioneer 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-212DBK
Item #:N82E16827129009
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


$31.99
1 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Item #:N82E16822136073
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


$104.99
1 Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor
Item #:N82E16819115029
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
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$194.99
1 G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Memory
Item #:N82E16820231098
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


-$40.00 Instant
$94.99
$54.99
1 EVGA 640-P2-N828-A3 GeForce 8800GTS KO 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

EVGA GeForce 8800GTS KO 640-P2-N828-A3 Video Card
Item #:N82E16814130304
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


-$10.00 Instant
-$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
$379.99
$369.99
1 NZXT Apollo BLUE NP Blue SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

NZXT Apollo BLUE NP Blue Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #:N82E16811146026
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


-$5.00 Instant
-$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$79.99
$74.99
Grand Total: $1,041.92
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that G skill memory will work some of old timers just had good luck CORSAIR XMS2 memory
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I couldn't remember the site till jrm20 mentioned it in another thread.
http://www.clubit.co...itemno=A6276522
Buying the PSU here is cheaper, it's also the 700W model compared to the 600W model you listed.

As for the video card.
8800GTS<8800GT<8800GTS SSC
You had the SSC version before, now you have the KO version. I suggest either getting the 8800GT (best performance/price ratio) or the 8800GTS SSC for a little added performance.
nVidia is also releasing another 8800GTS at the beginning of December, I really think they are trying to confuse the consumer.
James

Edited by james_8970, 20 November 2007 - 12:25 PM.

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Yup, that upcoming 8800gts is what I'm waiting for. The 512mb version is rumored to cost about $300 and have greater performance than the 8800gtx, while the 1GB version is rumored to cost about $350, with greater performance than the 8800 Ultra.

Luckily, it will be easier to distinguish the upcoming 8800gts from the old ones, as they will only be available in 512mb and 1gb versions, while the old 8800gts are only available in 320 and 640mb versions.
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Yup, that upcoming 8800gts is what I'm waiting for. The 512mb version is rumored to cost about $300 and have greater performance than the 8800gtx, while the 1GB version is rumored to cost about $350, with greater performance than the 8800 Ultra.

Remember it's only a rumour, I personally cannot see nVidia releasing those cards at those price points if the performance holds to be true.
I really wish nVidia would change their naming system.
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Video card undetermined due to the upcoming 1GB 8800 GTS if the rumor is true.

OCZ Technology GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W Active PFC NVIDIA SLI Certified ATX Power Supply Retail
$92.88*


1 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813128059
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


$94.99
1 Pioneer 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-212DBK

Pioneer 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-212DBK
Item #:N82E16827129009
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


$31.99
1 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Item #:N82E16822136073
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


$104.99
1 Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor
Item #:N82E16819115029
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


$194.99
1 G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Memory
Item #:N82E16820231098
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


-$40.00 Instant
$94.99
$54.99


1 NZXT Apollo BLUE NP Blue SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case-350

NZXT Apollo BLUE NP Blue Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #:N82E16811146026
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart


-$5.00 Instant
-$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$79.99
$74.99
Grand Total: $619.83 without a video card yet.
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I have just found out that I will be running Vista Ultimate because I could buy the OEM for $150
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Vista home premium OEM can be found of as little as 100$.
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I've been building a computer with similar specs... except I went a little lighter on the video card. Let me know what you think:

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059
$89.99
I don't need RAID or SLI...

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115029
$189.99
All-around good processor

RAM: 2x G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231122
($119.99 - $40 mail-in rebate) = 79.99
If 32-bit operating systems would accept more than 4GB, I'd get another set, because the board can support up to 8GB. But I have no plans to migrate to 64-bit soon...

Video: XFX PVT71JYPF4 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150197
($189.99 - $30 mail-in rebate) = $159.99
All-around good card

Audio: on-board

PSU: COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-750-ACAA-A1 ATX12V / EPS12V 750W Power Supply 115/230 V Nemko, TUV, cUL, CE, BSMI, FCC, CCC - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817171024
(119.99 - $50 mail-in rebate) = 69.99

Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119137
($69.99 - $40 mail-in rebate) = $29.99
Cheap, lots of potential airflow, has good reviews. The biggest problem I see is the difficulty in opening it up...and the power buttons on the side

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148136
$109.99

DVD Burner: SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153
$31.99


LCD: Hanns·G HW-191DPB Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824254005
$179.99

Keyboard/Mouse: Microsoft FA6-00010 Black 103 Normal Keys 17 Function Keys USB Wired Ergonomics Keyboard Mouse Included - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16823109161
(Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 + Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 combo)
$38.99

Shipping: $22.69

Total Before Rebates (incl shipping): $1,163.59
Total After Rebates: $1,003.59 ($160 in rebates)

At the last minute, I switched the LCD monitor from the budget
Hanns·G HW-173DBB Black 17" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824254018
($149.99 - $50 MIR = ) $99.99
to the one listed above. ...Decided that the extra $80 was worth the far superior monitor.
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Some info that might help out people wanting to get a gaming rig.

I use to always buy Corsair Ram but that changed.
Gskill ram is a very good brand of memory, I have bought it for my own personal rig and a couple of others that I built for customers. I have used gskill for a little while now and I am simply amazed at how high of quality the ram is for the price. I got the cheaper version which is the NQ series http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231098 it is now only $50 for 2gb, I got it when it was $65 per 2gb.

Anyway I was able to overclock my Q6600 quad core from 2.40 Ghz to 3.5Ghz on air cooling, I will go even farther when I upgrade my cpu cooling. I really want to go watercooling.


Either choice on the processors is fine but you can overclock the Q6600 and get alot of performance out of the chip and have more future proof. Only thing is you need really good cooling for the quad core if you take it up far enough.


The OCZ GameXstream 700W powersupply is a great unit and it will have enough power for most peoples needs. I have had no problems with this psu and it has solid rails for me. I recommend this PSU to anyone because you cannot beat its performance for the price if you buy it at Clubit. FSP / FSP group manufacturers the OCZ gameXstream powersupply and they make good solid powersupplies. You just cannot go wrong with the unit and it is good for the system builders out there who build customers pc's while saving you money.
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Cyberstealtlh1024, welcome to geekstogo,
Could you create you own topic so that this thread does not get confusing, we could better help you if you do so.

As for watercooling, it's really not worth the money, for the little performance gain that you get - for the price. You need to know what your doing and have to spend loads of money, as a cheap water cooling system will give worse performance when compared to high end air cooling. While the cost doesn't justify the gain, you'll always have bragging rights, will have an awesome experience building it and can always push hardware furthur then your friends. That why I boughts my PA120.3 radiator and watercooling setup :)

Thanx
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Edited by james_8970, 25 November 2007 - 02:27 PM.

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Nice, those I couldn't find anywhere so I just went with two of Black Ice GTX Gen Two Xtreme 480s to match up, they're pretty good but now my case is sorta stationary because of the 8 fans and the couple of kilograms of rad. The site I bought from was Performance-Pcs.com, they have fan deals once every now and then thats why I thought of buying that many. No more lan parties unless its at my house. lol.


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Edited by SOORENA, 25 November 2007 - 04:18 PM.

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:)
Shop at NCIX, it's the best e-tailer in canada, also you can price match everything, I saved over 100$ on my water cooling setup because of it.
Also, NCIX just got a shipement of Thermochill rads, think they are the only ones in north america with them right now.
Though I guess it's a little late for you now.
James

Edit: I got really good Late lones there, 3$ each (price match), 48CFM and only 24dba's. I'm thinking of getting some pantaflows, they have 110CFM's :) little loud though.

Edited by james_8970, 25 November 2007 - 04:22 PM.

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