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Old 11-06-2007, 02:11 PM   #1
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Okay heres the thing, im selling my desktop computer and my other desktop and i know i could get about 600 dollars for it. My dad is thinking about letting me build him a computer that is EXTREMELY nice. I've got a 2500 dollar budget.
I was thinking about a quad core intel 2.66ghz Q6600 processor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

Or a Q6700 processor, not sure.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115027

a ASus MAXIMUS mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131221

or a ABIT mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127020

Evga 8800gtx graphics card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072

G-skill 4gb (2x 2gb) duel channel kit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

OCZ 20+4pin power supply 1010watts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341007

Western Digital 750GB hdd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136131

Cooler master Centurion 541 case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119088

Alright, well thats 1974 dollars, irather be under the price of 2500 but.. what do you think? any ideas? I'll be ordering parts within the next week possibly.

I already have a CD/DVD-R/W drive so i wont be needing one of those.
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:05 PM   #2
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hmm i smell 1066Mhz RAM

check these out

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144115

well suited for your build

Or if you insist on 800Mhz then get either,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227267

or 2 X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:08 PM   #3
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Horrible choice of PSU. Get a Silverstone for a high end build like that...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256006

Looks pretty good other than that though.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:05 PM   #4
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That geil ram is pretty sexy . But...its sold out sadly.
i'm thinking about getting that q6600 vs the q6700. hmm...its got really good reviews too...
if i do get the 6600, i could possibly get 8 gigs of ram because of the price. something like the geil 1066 speed ram? quad kit anyone? hmm..
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2.66ghz Q6600 processor
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:18 PM   #6
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If you have the patience, wait a few months, cause the new line of processors will be out soon.
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If you have the patience, wait a few months, cause the new line of processors will be out soon.
When the new line comes out, you will be saying the same thing. "Wait for the next, Wait for the next," and he will never want to buy a processor because he will know the new ones are coming out.
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^ Agreed.
But the new line of intel's is coming out pretty soon.
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ment 2.4 my bad.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:40 AM   #10
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What's the computer going to be used for?
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:38 AM   #11
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gaming dx10 like crysis ultra quality and like unreal tournament 3 ultra quality mainly... uhm my dad will use it for email but otherwise nothing than that.

Okay well i just realized i was like 600 dollars under my price..so new parts, new build, new selection. Tell me what you think.

Processor
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Kentsfield 3.0GHz LGA 775

Motherboard
ABIT IN9 32X-MAX LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI

Ram
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit

PSU
SILVERSTONE SST-ST75ZF ATX12V / EPS12V 750W Power Supply

Graphics Card
MSI NX8800Ultra-T2D768E-HD-OC GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

HDD
Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

Case
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CD/RW/DVD+-RW/Drive
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T
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Sweet. Drop the 8800Ultra to an 8800GTX, it's a waste. Also, you'll probably want another larger hard drive for storage. Look at the 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10.

Also, you'll want to invest in some good cooling for overclocking. That processor has an unlocked multiplier, so you can OC it a ton.
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alright. Should i get water cooling system? also how about BFG 8800GTX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143080

its about 100 dollars chaper than that ultra also
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That video card looks good. I wouldn't mess with water cooling, especially if you're not really an experienced overclocker. Just get some good HSFs. Maybe the Tuniq Tower 120 for the CPU, some type of north/south bridge heatsinks, and some good case fans. That should run you about $100.
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well ive messed with overclocking quite a bit actually..
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GDamn!!!! That's a nice system. Good choice on Crucial Ballistix. Best RAM of all time and that Core 2 Extreme!!! Wow. Run some benchmarks after it's built.
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