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Old 01-31-2007, 03:02 AM   #1
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I am going to be building a comp soon and im looking for parts right. here it goes so far:


PROCESSOR - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz / 4MB Cache / 1066MHz FSB / Conroe / Dual-Core / Socket 775 / Processor with Fan

329.99


VIDEO CARD - BFG GeForce 7950 GT / 512MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card

249.99


MOTHERBOARD - EVGA nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / SLI / Dual Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID


249.99


Corsair DHX XMS2 Dominator Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz Memory

301.99 or 274.99

Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 500GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

149.99 free shipping at new egg


...if i go sli mode should i get a tower or mid tower case and also will 500W do or should i get more watts? plz help
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:06 AM   #2
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i like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144168


what do you all think?
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:43 AM   #3
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SLI will just require the size of your motherboard, so if the motherboard fits, the card(s) will.

Yeah 500W will do the job.. but not a case PSU, they suck.

I have that case!

What about going for a DX10 card??
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:10 AM   #4
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Forget about getting 2 7950gts in sli. Get one 8800gts, its direct x10, so its futureproof and is better than 2 7950gts.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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futureproof - pfff, like anything is with computers
but as said, if your going to buy 2 7950's off the bat you might as well buy an 8 series card. you'll be happier with it in the long run.

for a power supply, something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709004
would be a good idea because it already has the 6 pin harnesses for the video card. otherwise you have to use molex to 6 pin which isn't the greatest, this is actually the psu I'm thinking about getting, i just picked up a cheap 550 from work, but it won't cut it if i end up with another card.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:15 PM   #6
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=E145-8002

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=E145-8000


Which one would you get?
also, if in the future i wanted to sli one of these cards what do you think the psu power should be?
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:44 PM   #7
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The GTS is nice. I own it and love it. It requires a 450 Watt psu, in SLI it needs something around 800 from what i have heard.

P.S. That motherboard rocks.

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i just looked on newegg, the GTS needs 400 watts, the GTX needs 450.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:31 PM   #8
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400/450 watts is the minimum. I would get at least 500, preferably more, watts. For SLI, you're gonna need a really good PSU, here's the list of certified ones, looks like a 750 watt minimum:
http://www.slizone.com/object/slizon..._powersupplies

And if you've got the cash, definitely go for the GTX, it's considerably more powerful.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:00 PM   #9
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HARD DRIVE - Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 500GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...8647&CatId=139

149.99 free shipping at new egg

Seagate / 320GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...595&CatId=2458

99.99 rebate

Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136033

159.99


Would you guys recomment getting a raptor 74 gig 10000 rpm hard drive for games or just stick with the 7200 rpm
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:10 PM   #10
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from personal experiance i didn't see much of an improvement with the raptors, so i stuck with the normal 7200's in my rig, and thigns are still as fast as can be.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:20 PM   #11
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Powersupply? hmmm, Silverstone ST85ZF hands down. It will beat almost anything out there....other than Zippy/Emacs and PCP&C...this only applies to the ones that end in ZF.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:49 PM   #12
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145168

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

..which one would you guys go for?
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:13 AM   #13
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neither...corsair...isn't great in their low end and over charge on their high end.
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:19 PM   #14
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i have the first set, and i'm about to RMA them. THey ran fine for the first month and now Memtest is either comming up with errors, or freezing all together.


that said, when they work, they run like a champ.
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:36 PM   #15
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ok, so here is what i come up with, guys i need your help if you have any recommendations or if my parts dont match in any way plz let me know so i can see to it

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003


VIDEO CARD - eVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071


MOTHERBOARD - EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009


RAM - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034


HARD DRIVE - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

hhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136073



CASE - Antec Performance One P180B Black 0.8mm

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811129017


POWER SUPPLY - Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550-US-BK ATX12V / EPS12V 550W Power Supply 100-120V CE, UL (CUL), TUV, CB, FCC, FIMKO, SEMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709004
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Looks good, anyone know anything about that power supply? Looks decent though.
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:33 PM   #17
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ok, so here is what i come up with, guys i need your help if you have any recommendations or if my parts dont match in any way plz let me know so i can see to it

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003


VIDEO CARD - eVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071


MOTHERBOARD - EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009


RAM - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034


HARD DRIVE - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

hhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136073



CASE - Antec Performance One P180B Black 0.8mm

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811129017


POWER SUPPLY - Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550-US-BK ATX12V / EPS12V 550W Power Supply 100-120V CE, UL (CUL), TUV, CB, FCC, FIMKO, SEMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709004
how do you guys feel about sound cards. should i get one or is it a waste with that mother board im getting. and if a get a sound card will it fit in that case or will i have to get a new case. thnks for all you help so far
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THe on-board sound on the evga board is great quality. if you want to save money for now, stick with that and wait for prices to come down.
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:56 PM   #19
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what do you guys think about this monitor:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009100
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what do you guys think about this monitor:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009100
Looks good. Very good price, high resolution, and good user reviews.
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