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Old 12-04-2007, 03:32 PM   #11
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What about one of these for PSU just so I can save a lil money or is the other one worth it?

Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV,FCC - Retail ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032

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Thermaltake W0093RU ATX 12V 2.0 Version 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CUL, TUV, FCC, and CB - Retail ($80)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153028

and how does the cooling device look also?

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Old 12-04-2007, 03:35 PM   #12
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I'd always get a good sound card, whatever speakers I have, but music is very important to me, so having good speakers has always been something I'd aim for anyway.

In games, a dedicated sound card would be best, and for media, a good sound card would be best, as it'd have better quality components inbuilt, so less noise, etc.

Creative sound cards are good, and the latest X-Fi cards are pretty amazing for the price. That Xtreme Audio card that I pointed to should be great for your needs.

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I'd personally for your CPU, get the Zalman 9700. Its pretty cheap, and will perform like a dream
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What about one of these for PSU just so I can save a lil money or is the other one worth it?

Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV,FCC - Retail ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032

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Thermaltake W0093RU ATX 12V 2.0 Version 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CUL, TUV, FCC, and CB - Retail ($80)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153028

and how does the cooling device look also?

Thanks again
I agree with Kage, get the Zalman 9700. Or, if you're not overclocking, just use the stock cooler.

I think you'll be happy with the power supply I recommended if you buy it. It's much higher quality than any of the cheaper power supplies you listed.
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:46 PM   #14
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Yeah, the 9700 is even great for my Quad, so for a Dual, it'll be pretty amazing, and should allow you to overclock further
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:04 PM   #15
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hmmm thats for the help on that...I might get the good PSU...but since I have never overclocked maybe I should learn? if it is that worth it...just so many things to over clock
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If you only overclock the CPU, by raising the FSB (Front Side Bus), you'll be away. You may have to raise the voltage, but you should if its a good board, be able to get to 3.0ghz at least without having to do this.
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Thats my board and its supposed to be good...GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P Rev 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Ultra Durable 2, Ultra Cooling Intel Motherboard - Retail Ultra Durable 2, ultra cooling

I'll have to first get a guide on building the computer then on over clocking it
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:11 PM   #18
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so you guys have any advice on a new case for the computer and if I should upgrade my CPU to this?

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor 2.4GHz, 1066FSB, LGA775, 8MB cache Retail ($280)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ductCode=80864

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YEAH!! woo woo..lol now thats a beast of a CPU.. heres the case i plan on getting... its got plenty of room and will fit ur hardware quite nicely actually...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811148030

u should be able to OC that thing real nice.. and probably real easy too
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Thanks for responding...I have updated it a few times and this is what I have as of now It totals $1161


Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P Rev 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Ultra Durable 2, Ultra Cooling Intel Motherboard - Retail Ultra Durable 2, ultra cooling
$155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16813128067

CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor 2.4GHz, 1066FSB, LGA775, 8MB cache Retail
$280
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/....jsp?ProductCode=80864

Memory
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
$50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16820231098

Video Card
XFX PVT88PYDE4 Geforce 8800 GT 640 Clock Speed Extreme Edition 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Video Card Retail
$280
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/...p?ProductCode=10007128

Hard Drive
SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16822152052

CD Drive
SAMSUNG SH-S203B/BEBN 20X SATA DVD Burner Black Drive w/Software
$29
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/...p?ProductCode=10006485

Power Supply
Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TÜV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB - Retail
$100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16817371002

Case
LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WBK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Retail
$35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16811148030

Cooling Fan
Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
$45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16835154001

Sound Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Card Retail
$59
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/...jsp?ProductCode=290246

Wireless
INTEL 3945ABG 54Mbps 802.11a/b/g PCI-Express Mini Network Adapter Retail
$23
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/...p?ProductCode=10006854


There a few choices that I wasnt sure about:
1. Should I use the quad core listed above or this duo core--
Intel® Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe Processor 2.4GHz, 1066FSB, LGA775, 4MB Cache Retail ($226)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/....jsp?ProductCode=80860

2. Should I go to 4gb or RAM?
Kingston 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail ($90)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16820134193

3. Should I get the Seagate Hard drive instead?
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630A 500GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive w/16MB Buffer ($114)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/...jsp?ProductCode=101452

4. Also could I have your advice on what I should be overclocking? I will def refer to the guide but I would like to know which are best to overclock


Thank you very much for your help on this...I hope to purchase this before xmas time so I at least on my way to do that
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