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New Gaming Rig

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my planned new gaming rig...

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $225

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail - $235

Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail - $126

Hard drives:
Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM - $180
A 500+GB SATA 3.0Gb/s (SATAII) hard drive w/ NCQ. Not sure which one yet though.

Video card:
EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail - $360

Sound card:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail - $75

NZXT Nemesis Elite Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $120

XION Supernova XON-600F14R-201 ATX 600W Certified Power Supply 115/230 V cUL,CE,FCC,CB - Retail - $90

LITE-ON Black 52X CD-ROM SATA CD-ROM Drive Model LTN-52S1S-10 - OEM - $15
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM - $42
SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Model MPF920 Black - OEM - $8
Sunbeam WPR Wherever Pci Rack - Retail - $10

Total: $1486

Thoughts, hints, suggestions?

Edited by stettybet0, 21 April 2007 - 09:15 PM.

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When you buy the OS be sure to get the OEM version, you'll save a bundle.

I'm not a huge fan of the Raptor drives, yes they run @ 10,00RPM's, but will you really notice a difference, barely. In games, never. You'll see such small performance gains, yes it scores higher on benchmarks, but when it comes does to real life performance your looking at 2 seconds on less load times for levels - at best. Booting up is quite a bit faster, but whether or not it's worth losing 350GB over, I don't know. In my optinion it's not, others will disagree and say it's a must. It comes down to what you think, but 150GB isn't enough space for a rig in my opinion.

Do you plan on overclocking? If no that motherboard and RAM is overkill, if you do plan on overclocking, get the OEM version of the CPU and then get a aftermarket cooler.

That CD rom drive is pointless, I'd scrape it all together.

Your going to need to buy SATA and IDE connectors, as OEM drives typically don't come with.

Other then that good choises, very good motherboard and RAM, they shouldn't disappoint you if you overclocking.

That power supply packs a powerful punch, but it's efficiency is a bit on the low side of things, meaning it'll generate more heat. Other then that the power doesn't flucuate much, which is very good, just trying to find a review on the web which is proving to be difficult. I have to go to bed now, but I will review this tomorrow if I have a chance, but I likely won't be on till Monday.


Edited by james_8970, 22 April 2007 - 12:36 AM.

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