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Old 05-04-2009, 09:48 PM   #11
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What are you using this computer for? For gaming, the second option is best. For editing, you can't go wrong with the third option.
Yea for gaming. Thanks for all your help guys!
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:53 PM   #12
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hmm. Option 2 looks good for the Core2Duo. It's got a 750i chipset. I love the 9600GT (just because ) 2x2 PC2-6400 is nice; good motherboard I/O. Supports SLI another positive. AND it comes with mouse/keyboard + OS. That's a great rig for gaming.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:57 PM   #13
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What size monitor are you using?
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:11 PM   #14
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I'll be using a 22" monitor.

Right now I'm pretty set on this guy http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/Store/C...=329&c=1739725
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looks like a good build.
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That would work well. I would recommend spending a little bit more and getting a case with better airflow. Check out the Cooler Master HAF. It's only $30 more and will give you a lot of room to upgrade and better cooling.
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looks like a good build.
Do you think the processor would bottle neck the video card or vice-versa?
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neither, IMO. looks like they would work out pretty well. But to be sure, let me look a little closer.

EDIT: the Q9400 is a fairly high end Quad sporting the 6Mb cache/1333Mhz FSB/45nm and the Asus P5Q3 is a great board as far as support for the Yorkfields as well as PCI-E 2.0 (5G/T's) and other good stuff like DDR3 RAM. It looks good to go except as Rohan mentioned - The case. I tend to use larger cases. But through experimenting, I like mid tower ATX cases with the PSU on the bottom. I would suggest a CM690 or an NZXT Tempest. But I'm not sure if Ibuypower sells them...

EDIT: They sell both on the build you want. Up to you for looks and performance. I really like the CM690 for the rear-mount socket cooler.

EDIT2: Where in the hell did I get ATX 2.2 from :F I meant standard ATX specification. ATX 2.2 is along the lines of 12v rails >.>
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That would work well. I would recommend spending a little bit more and getting a case with better airflow. Check out the Cooler Master HAF. It's only $30 more and will give you a lot of room to upgrade and better cooling.
Do you mean the Cooler Master CM? Because that HAF is $250 more haha
Edit: Nvm, it's only 250 more if you get that 2 tone paint job

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neither, IMO. looks like they would work out pretty well. But to be sure, let me look a little closer.
Whoa awsome, thanks so much!
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The NZXT Alpha case will be fine. It has 3x 120mm cooling fans which offer plenty of airflow.
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