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Old 10-08-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
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Okay guys, im building a new computer and so far this is what i have... im thinking of getting an intel quad core processor, with some sort of abit mobo because it has really good cooling because of the heatsinks and stuff on the board... Also thinkin about getting an 8800gts

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127030
thats the mobo i was thinking about...any personal experiences guys?

http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819115017
Intel quad core 6600... hmm...lovely : D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
4 gigs of this... should be enough.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150173
Eh the GTX is too pricey for me...so i may just get a GTS, how good is it compared to the 8600 series?

I've already got a case, hard drive. I have no idea what i should do for a PSU yet... so any ideas? Thanks. This build will turn out sweet...
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That's a nice mobo...nice CPU.

The 8800GTS is worlds better than the 8600 series. That's a really good card.

Instead of getting 4 gigs of that decent RAM, get 2 gigs of really fast RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148069
It's up to you, but that's what I would do. And then in the future you can upgrade to 4 gigs without worrying about your current RAM being too slow.

As for a PSU, depends how much you want to spend. At the very least, get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002
Very nice PSU for the price.

If you want something a little nicer though, I'd recommend going Silverstone. I'd recommend this guy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163108
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So how does the crucial memory compare? I was thinking about the Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-8500 Eased Latency Dual Channel Kit and it is cheaper than the crucial. Is the crucial really good?
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get a diff mobo abit bites
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Okay guys, im building a new computer and so far this is what i have... im thinking of getting an intel quad core processor, with some sort of abit mobo because it has really good cooling because of the heatsinks and stuff on the board... Also thinkin about getting an 8800gts

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127030
thats the mobo i was thinking about...any personal experiences guys?

http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819115017
Intel quad core 6600... hmm...lovely : D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
4 gigs of this... should be enough.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150173
Eh the GTX is too pricey for me...so i may just get a GTS, how good is it compared to the 8600 series?

I've already got a case, hard drive. I have no idea what i should do for a PSU yet... so any ideas? Thanks. This build will turn out sweet...
FPS Source makes one of the best psu's.
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So how does the crucial memory compare? I was thinking about the Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-8500 Eased Latency Dual Channel Kit and it is cheaper than the crucial. Is the crucial really good?
Well, the Crucial is higher quality as far as I know. I think it also has lower timings.
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That'd be fine, if you could tell us why they bite?
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abit...is MADE for gaming.. they are TOP TOP compared to most other motherboard brands, there about as good as asus is.
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That's a nice mobo...nice CPU.

The 8800GTS is worlds better than the 8600 series. That's a really good card.

Instead of getting 4 gigs of that decent RAM, get 2 gigs of really fast RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148069
It's up to you, but that's what I would do. And then in the future you can upgrade to 4 gigs without worrying about your current RAM being too slow.

As for a PSU, depends how much you want to spend. At the very least, get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002
Very nice PSU for the price.

If you want something a little nicer though, I'd recommend going Silverstone. I'd recommend this guy:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163108
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Alright thanks free... I think im going to go with that ram. luckily i dont need another HDD and another CD/DVD drive, im just using the ones from this computer...
Also both those PSU's don't seem... quite enough for me. I am currently running a 550watt rosewill... Just wouldnt think either of those would be enough...?

Also guys, windows xp 64 bit pro edition, or windows vista 64 bit ultimate edition?
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I'd recommend nothing less than a:

QX6850 or AMD Phenom FX or X4
4-16GB of DDR3-1800
Windows Vista 64 and XP 32 Dual-Booted
and an EVGA 8800GTX, 8950GX2, or 9800GTX, all with at least 640MB of VRAM

^ that'll be your mid-range even by 2009, by 2010.. different story.
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