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Hey guys, i'm lookin to build a gaming PC. I have all the parts picked out and everything and im set to go. I just need some feedback on whether everything will go well together.

Case: NZXT Guardian Black
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146050

Motherboard: EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188025

Powersupply: XION AXP Lan-Party Edition 800-Watts
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817190020

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115131

Memory: CORSAIR 4GB DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145198

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130367

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16829102019

CPU Fan: ZALMAN NT 9700
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835118020

(Keyboard, mouse, disk drives, hard drives, and moniter have already been bought.)

Please tell me if anything doesnt go or if i should change something. I'm will also using Windows Vista Home Premium. Thanks! :)

Edited by X IBLaCK0uT X, 22 September 2008 - 07:57 PM.

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please? :)
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Is there a reason for going with the 790i motherboard? Will you be using the SLI functionality? and also why DDR3? seems expensive to me right now and not a lot of gain.

For the power supply, I suggest to go with a better brand like Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Silverstone, Antec, etc., 800 watts seems too much for just the 9800GX2, are you SLI'ing that one? Even so, SLI 9800GX2 seems overkill to me considering you're only getting a 22" Monitor.

For the soundcard, I suggest trying the on-board first and if you don't like how it performs, then buy one. I also suggest a sound card that isn't fatal1ty, they're marked up because it has that name, it doesn't mean it performs better.

Computer case is subjective so make sure everything will fit especially the video card (length-wise).

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Well the reason Im going with the new stuff is cuz i jus wanna be future proof so that i dont get like DDR2 or something and a new game comes out sometime that says, oo only DDR3 or somethin like that. Also I heard that if u pair a 790i Ultra and a 9800GX2, it becomes like the ultimate gaming powerhouse, or somethin like that. Idk if im gonna SLI the GX2 right now, i will probably end up doing that but if i do, i will end up buying a bigger moniter so i get the full enjoyment, cuz ur right, no point in SLIing the GX2 on a 22" moniter.
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Hi Blackout,

Can you provide links to the parts? I'm especially interested in checking out the timings of your proposed RAM.

Cheers

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There ya go troy. I did change a few of my parts around (only the CPU and graphics card). But i did edit my post and include the links. :)
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I agree with kamille, this is expensive, but if it's what you're after, then it should work great.

I would probably look at getting this RAM, the timings are too loose in the Corsair you linked to.

You should look at this CPU cooler, much cheaper and one of the top performers on the market right now.

If you ever intend on running the GTX 280 in SLI, you're going to need an absolute killer PSU. (minimum 1kW high-quality). If you're not, I would suggest this PSU.

Cheers

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Im kinda outta luck on the CPU cooler cuz ive already ordered it and its on its way here, but im definitly gonna take ur advice on the RAM and the PSU. Thanks for the help Troy! Cheers :)
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No problems, the Zalman is still a good unit.

Don't forget you're going to be needing an OS for this computer, do you have one already?

Cheers

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Ya i already have Vista Home Premium, so im set with that. Im gonna order the rest of the parts tomorrow so ill let ya know wen the system is up and running and ill tell ya how it runs. Cheers :)
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