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Hi, first time building computer so help is appreciated.


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AngelWingzX

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Hi, this is my first time building my own computer so i probably a noob at everything but here is a list of what i would buy.
and i am also buying everything on monday so some fast review would greatly be appreciated =X.

First:
Processors.


1st Choice:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017
$279.99
I heard this could overclock to 3 ghz - 3.2 ghz
haven't tried overclocking but learning is always nice =].

2nd Choice
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103191
$179
i heard this could overclock to 3.5 ghz not like you need to overclock it any faster lol.
This was my first choice as i don't know anything about overclocking and 3.2 ghz seems good enuf for me.

Both come with Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX 12V v2.2 & EPS 12V v2.91 950W Power Supply 100 - 240 V TUV, FCC, UL, CE, ROHS
for around $120. orginally is it $220 but $100 discount when bought with the processors.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182096

Motherboards

1st Choice
Intel processor
ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131142
$114.99
nice price compared to the P5K3 Deluxe.

2nd choice
Intelprocessor
ABIT IN9 32X-MAX LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813127020
$129.99 after $100 rebate

3nd choice

Intel processor
ASUS P5K3 DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131181
$239.99
A bit pricey ='( otherwise i'd get this.

4th choice
AMD processor
Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813186098
$104.99

GPU
Either one of these two unless someone has a suggestion.
XFX PVT80FSHE9 GeForce 8800GTX Extreme 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150232
$439.99 after rebate
kinda expensive =X but my friend said it was good

my other choice
2x MSI GeForce 8800 GT 512MB PCI-e Video Card
http://accessories.u...566643#Overview
$208 each = $408
around same price as single 8800 gtx but do i really need 2?


RAM

4 x 1 gb
2x OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
around $80 for 4 gibs.

HDD
500 gb SATA haven't decided where to buy yet.

Case


Last but not least the case to put it all in.
COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119122
$139.99 after rebate

Fans.
I heard that the intel quad 6600 stocks were good enough.
but for case fans.
there are 4 sockets for side fan so i might as well buy it some to fit it in.
buying

1x AeroCool XtremeTurbine-Black 120mm Case Fan
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835129245
$16

1x COOLER MASTER STF-B01-E1 Cross Flow Fan for CM-Stacker
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16800887011
$25

2x Thermaltake A2018 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811999122
$12.50

buying these on cyber monday =D
help would be appreciated =]
grand total is aound $1400.

thanks,
benjamin li

Edited by AngelWingzX, 25 November 2007 - 03:08 AM.

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My next build is going to look something like this :

http://www.geekstogo...00-t174038.html

I've chosen to wait until the prices drop a bit and Intel and AMD bring out their next generation CPU's.
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Hi, this is my first time building my own computer so i probably a noob at everything but here is a list of what i would buy.
and i am also buying everything on monday so some fast review would greatly be appreciated =X.

First:
Processors.


1st Choice:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017
$279.99
I heard this could overclock to 3 ghz - 3.2 ghz
haven't tried overclocking but learning is always nice =].

2nd Choice
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103191
$179
i heard this could overclock to 3.5 ghz not like you need to overclock it any faster lol.
This was my first choice as i don't know anything about overclocking and 3.2 ghz seems good enuf for me.

Both come with Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX 12V v2.2 & EPS 12V v2.91 950W Power Supply 100 - 240 V TUV, FCC, UL, CE, ROHS
for around $120. orginally is it $220 but $100 discount when bought with the processors.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182096

Motherboards

1st Choice
Intel processor
ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131142
$114.99
nice price compared to the P5K3 Deluxe.

2nd choice
Intelprocessor
ABIT IN9 32X-MAX LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813127020
$129.99 after $100 rebate

3nd choice

Intel processor
ASUS P5K3 DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131181
$239.99
A bit pricey ='( otherwise i'd get this.

4th choice
AMD processor
Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813186098
$104.99

GPU
Either one of these two unless someone has a suggestion.
XFX PVT80FSHE9 GeForce 8800GTX Extreme 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150232
$439.99 after rebate
kinda expensive =X but my friend said it was good

my other choice
2x MSI GeForce 8800 GT 512MB PCI-e Video Card
http://accessories.u...566643#Overview
$208 each = $408
around same price as single 8800 gtx but do i really need 2?


RAM

4 x 1 gb
2x OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
around $80 for 4 gibs.

HDD
500 gb SATA haven't decided where to buy yet.

Case


Last but not least the case to put it all in.
COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119122
$139.99 after rebate

Fans.
I heard that the intel quad 6600 stocks were good enough.
but for case fans.
there are 4 sockets for side fan so i might as well buy it some to fit it in.
buying

1x AeroCool XtremeTurbine-Black 120mm Case Fan
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835129245
$16

1x COOLER MASTER STF-B01-E1 Cross Flow Fan for CM-Stacker
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16800887011
$25

2x Thermaltake A2018 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811999122
$12.50

buying these on cyber monday =D
help would be appreciated =]
grand total is aound $1400.

thanks,
benjamin li




You could wait for the prices to drop and the new cpu's start coming out like he said. Amd's phenom are out now but I wouldn't buy one. Id rather go for an Intel quad core.


The Q6600 vs the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz there is no comparison the Q6600 outperforms the amd. Even though the q6600 is at 2.4Ghz it is faster because it has newer technology and is a faster family of processors with 4 cores. You cannot compare a new family of processors versus an older. In other words the q6600 can do more clocks per second with its 2.4ghz than the amd x2 6400+ can do with its 3.2ghz.

Still the amd isnt slow but the q6600 is the better option because of its 4 cores. You can overclock the q6600 easily.


Instead of getting that rosewill 950W which you will never need 950W, get a better brand name with lower watts. If your wanting to spend that much your way better off with a pc power and cooling 750W like this.. Pc power & Cooling is probably the best PSU made.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703009

I would also get a better cpu fan and get rid of the stock if you are wanting to overclock at all.
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I intended to buy the rosewell 950W PSU because it had an $100 discount bringing it to only $120.
But what do u think the price of quad cores are going to drop? and like to how much? like a Q6600 for maybe $180? or $200?
Also do you think i should just buy the case and ram for now as they seem quite cheap.
The case goes for around $200 usually. Even more at frys and other stores.
Also is 2x 8800 GT or 1x 8800GTX better?

thanks for the help guys =].

Edited by AngelWingzX, 25 November 2007 - 11:28 AM.

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I've had your exact thoughts! :)

I want my Antec Nine Hundred because that thing just looks so wicked! I actually can't wait to get my new PC but I will wait to see what AMD and Intel bring out. Not because I want one, but because then the prices or the older stuff goes down! Hopefully...

Anyway, what are you going to be doing with this PC of yours you building up?

Edited by Adrenalin, 25 November 2007 - 11:29 AM.

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I intended to buy the rosewell 950W PSU because it had an $100 discount bringing it to only $120.
But what do u think the price of quad cores are going to drop? and like to how much? like a Q6600 for maybe $180? or $200?
Also do you think i should just buy the case and ram for now as they seem quite cheap.
The case goes for around $200 usually. Even more at frys and other stores.
Also is 2x 8800 GT or 1x 8800GTX better?

thanks for the help guys =].



They are trying to do that "Special combo deal" to try and get people to buy that Rosewill powersupply that hardly anyone wants. Its not really that great of a special, you dont want Rosewill.

Look at this

Buy the antec nine hundred case

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129021

Cost up front is $119
Mail in rebate is $50
Final cost $69

then buy this pc power & Cooling powersupply

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703009

$168.99
-----------------

$169 + 69 = $238

$238 is the same price as the so called COMBO DEAL with the antec nine hundred and the rosewill. They are trying to sell the Rosewill powersupplies because they are total crap. They aren't selling any of the Rosewill units just look, so they are trying to get rid of them with the so called combo deal.

I would definitely not get the Rosewill power supply. The pc power & cooling is much much better than the Rosewill there is no comparison lol. You can run whatever you wanted on the Pc power and cooling they under-rate the wattage which means it puts out more than what is listed. They are the only psu company to do so.

It should be in January when you will see the price drop. The quads will lower but I dont know how much right now. You might have a look on google and find out.


On the video card if you wait alittle bit they are releasing a new revision of the 8800GTS which is going to be alot faster with the newer G92 GPU. It will be faster than the 8800gtx and might be on par with an 8800ultra's speed or slightly faster. They will come in 512mb and 1gb versions.

The 512mb versions will run $299-$350ish.
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Just putting this out there:

Only your "2nd Choice" motherboard, the 680i, will support two cards in SLI. So if you decide on using SLI, or you think you might want to down the road, you need to get a 680i, or one of the upcoming 780i boards (rumored to be available mid-December).

Also, I completely agree with jrm20 on the PSU issue. Rosewill is definitely not a top brand in PSUs. PC Power and Cooling is the top brand in PSUs.

And again, I agree with him on waiting for the G92 8800gts. The 1gb version will be the best video card ever released (literally :)), and it should be cheaper than the 8800gtx you are considering.
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oohhh.... i see.
i still like the CM 830 stacker but i'll change the PSU.
at what price do you think the Q6600 will be affordable price?
and when is the new 8800 gts coming out. do u think by january it will be out?
i kind of want a new computer by january so should i wait till christmas for CPU and GPU?
If the price for the processors won't drop then i might as well buy on monday if cyber monday offers anything good.
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at what price do you think the Q6600 will be affordable price?


The answer to that question obviously depends on your definition of affordable...

The g92 8800gts is rumored to be released on December 3rd, though some sites say mid-December to coincide with the 780i release.
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affordable = ummm $220 maybe? or atleast a $50 discount from the price as of right now.
Does the new G92 8800gts require to have sli 780 motherboards?
and do u think the case CM 830 will get any cheaper than $140?
if not i'll buy it on monday and buy the rest of the parts on christmas.

thanks for helping me guys =D

Edited by AngelWingzX, 25 November 2007 - 07:30 PM.

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I would recommend a P35 motherboard as a pose to any of the ones you posted, like THIS one for example just to save some money for other parts. If you do decide to buy now I would recommend the E6750 because it is a very overclockable CPU, not that the Q6600 isn't, but it will save you money to spend on other parts like the Video Card and Ram which are key if you are gaming. Also the OCZ 700 watt PSU isn't expensive and is the best price/performance PSU out there.


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