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May 16, 2007 2:14:25 AM

I'm just about ready to order parts and wanted to make sure everything is going to work together. I'm wondering if the 650W will be enough power? I'm thinking about dropping down to the 320MB instead of the 640MB. Thanks for the suggestions.

Case - Antec P180B
MB - Gigabyte 965P DS3
Video - EVGA 640MB 8800GTS
Power - Antec TP3 650W
CPU - Q6600
Memory - Kingston HyperX 2GB
HD - Samsung 500GB
LCD - Samsung 226BW
DVD - Samsung DVD 18X Burner
May 16, 2007 2:42:43 AM

650w should be enough power and i would suggest that you do drop down to the 320mb because the two are benched nearly the same in most processes
May 16, 2007 6:12:20 AM

just wondering why you want a Q6600. e6600 or an O/C 6420 will out perform it.
Rest of the build are first line parts.
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May 16, 2007 3:10:29 PM

I want a Q6600 because I don't plan on overclocking the cpu and I don't want to upgrade for a few years. I figure that by going quad now I'll be ready for future when I need it. Another question I have is how much of a performance difference is there between the 320MB GTS and the 768MB GTX? I'm trying to decide if the GTX is worth the price. Thanks.
May 16, 2007 4:04:00 PM

I'd say go for the GTX if you have the cash. A few years from now the GTX will still be able to play most games, if not all of them. The GTS will struggle, because 320 MB will not be enough.

Right now, there are some games where the GTS doesn't get 60 fps with all the eye candy maxed, but the GTX does.

Make sure you pick a card with a lifetime warranty. Since you're not planning to replace it next year, it may come in handy. I believe eVGA has such a warranty. I don't remember about BFG or XFX or others...

Good luck! :wink:

Edit: Is Kingston HyperX DDR2-800 good? I'm asking because that happens to be the cheapest DDR2-800 at my local shop and I'm interested in it for myself too. I hope some of the experts here can answer this... I'm not going to overclock, but I do want something that will last 5 years for example.
May 16, 2007 6:04:51 PM

just wondering why you want a Q6600. e6600 or an O/C 6420 will out perform it.
Rest of the build are first line parts.

Check the charts, In fear, and in a few others I've checked so far the Q6600 does better or is so close to the E6600 that you wouldn't notice.