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TOP OF THE LINE GAMING new build. Missing 1 part

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June 23, 2007 5:39:39 PM

Hello all sorry to write in yet another New Build How ever i do need some help , due to my nooberisum.. :roll: here is my build so far.

1, Thermaltake Armor va8000swa.asp.

2, Thermaltake 750W ToughPower.

3, Asus Mainboard S-775 nForce 680i Striker Extreme.

4, CPU (kept my old one) E6600 untill E6850 is ready.

5, Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GTX TDH. OC Model

6, Geil 2GB(2x1GB) DDR2 PC6400 800MHz Plus 3-3-3-8 Metallic-Orange Aluminum Retail

7, Samsung Monitor 21" Syncmaster 214T DVI Silver HAS Pivot 8ms

8, 2x WD Harddisk 150.0GB SATA 10000RPM 3.5" 16MB "Raptor plus Samsung Harddisk 320.0GB 7200RPM SATAII 3.0Gbps

9, win xp 32bit.

10. Zalman CNPS9500LED Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler

that's what I;ve got already but Ive just ordered the The D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) but can't seem to find a pci card to mach it..> i looked on the main D-Link page and says i should get 2 makes 1. The D-Link Xtreme N™ PCI Express (PCIe) Desktop Adapter (DWA-556) is a draft 802.11n and 2. The D-Link Xtreme N™ Desktop Adapter (DWA-552) is a draft 802.11n. I'm living in Germany but can't find where to buy one... anywhere in Europe. Any suggestions what to get or where i can get one..?Need It for Gaming.
June 23, 2007 9:52:14 PM

Not much point just going from e6600 to e6850 they just have different clock speeds your better off buying a 30quid cooler and over clocking it. And upgrading to a quad core when they come down in price. e6600 should last you AT LEAST another 6months-1year though simply because its just an awesome kick-ass processor.

That motherboard is also way overpriced. Personally id go for this
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126437
XFX 680I LT

Another tiny hint is that too use that ram you'd need vista 64bit, just in case you didn't know.
June 23, 2007 10:51:37 PM

whats with the ram..? ive already orderd it and i only have win xp pro 32 bit....
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June 23, 2007 11:09:42 PM

Once again my newbie mis-reading posts has led to my embarrassment.. thought you had 2x2gig listed but you don't! My fault.
June 23, 2007 11:25:21 PM

:lol:  you got me worried there i was searching the web to find out whats with my ram... any help with the PCI WAN.. :roll:
June 24, 2007 10:09:54 AM

Silly Hatman :D  (he's my hero)

You might as well go quad core w/ the price drop. Other than that everything looks ok. You went with a 680i Mobo instead of a p35, but I guess I can't complain about that in every single topic.
June 24, 2007 10:33:43 AM

Well The Good Thing with the striker not only because it seems a great MB but you get a good software package and you get i think a good FX sound card what saved me a good bit on buying a FX i fatality champion sound card. so taking that in to account its a bargain :lol: 
June 24, 2007 11:33:36 AM

@HatMan,

No worries, I almost thought the same thing!!!

@MacD911

Nice set up, me personally though I would avoid the Asus MoBo. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice board with all the bells and whistles but honestly, at the end of the day, prey you have zero problems, my experience with ASUS support, THEY SUCK! just my opinion.

If you are looking for an SLI MoBo, with a good setup and at a decent price and good support suggest this one!

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This MoBo seems real user friendly, some good reviews, and a good price overall, plus some nice extras?

I also support the 8800GTX card by EVGA, again, great support and the trade it up program is a nice option!

EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Good luck!
June 24, 2007 11:53:31 AM

E6850 should have more cache so its not just a different clock speed btw. Get Vista mate, seriously, and for a wireless adapter get a wireless game adapter, that, with Vista you get DX10. which is good. Not saying Vista is wonderful but your PC should muscle through. ahahaha

Get bigger monitor ffs one that does 16500*1080 or better to really make your games look great!

Hope that helps
June 24, 2007 12:36:43 PM

wireless game adapter .... not seen one that i can think of..?
June 24, 2007 12:45:05 PM

LOL!!

If you want Vista x64 in the future, then get a wireless game adatper, its basically a wireless card on the end of a piece of ethernet, it doesn't need drivers, and wireless drivers are the hardest thing for find for x64. Netgear, Linksys all do them

I have a USB wireless adapter and I can't find working drivers for Vista. Well, they work but they don't work with WEP! :( 

POS

Latas
June 24, 2007 12:48:12 PM

Nah. From what I know, the Striker Extreme is pushed to the absolute max, so you get problems with everything. Its a bodge job in short. Can anyone back me up?
June 24, 2007 12:53:08 PM

For sure, I know some folks have said it is really good, but to be honest, I know a lot of people who have just trashed the board as well. I think it could be better, and for the price, I would insist it be better. Oh, and to top it off, the Customer support is well, how do you say lacking....

Don’t get me wrong, I was a big ASUS fan for a long time, back in about 2001-2002, but these days, I can’t support them anymore.

Anyway, just my two cents!
June 24, 2007 1:03:25 PM

I hope the problems came with the first batch that was out... :roll: But if you want the latest and best you got to gamble a little 8O or :D 
June 24, 2007 1:07:40 PM

Ah, I assume you already made the purchase (I should have figured from the first part of this post :lol:  ), well that is still a good board, no doubts, it just could take some work to get it running the way you want.
June 24, 2007 1:20:45 PM

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that's what I;ve got already but Ive just ordered the The D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) but can't seem to find a pci card to mach it..> i looked on the main D-Link page and says i should get 2 makes 1. The D-Link Xtreme N™ PCI Express (PCIe) Desktop Adapter (DWA-556) is a draft 802.11n and 2. The D-Link Xtreme N™ Desktop Adapter (DWA-552) is a draft 802.11n. I'm living in Germany but can't find where to buy one... anywhere in Europe. Any suggestions what to get or where i can get one..?Need It for Gaming.


Found a different D-Link Wireless Adpater at Dabs in the UK. The D-Link RangeBooster DWA547 108mbps Wireless PCI Network Adapter that is a draft 802.11n client device.

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4BX0&Cat...

Also the same one from a german site. http://www.misco.de/productinformation/~108436~WW~/Misc...

if you still want the D-Link DWA-556 IEEE 802.11n (draft). Maybe if you have family or friends in the USA. They can buy it for you from NewEgg and shipped it to you.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hope this helps you out some.
June 24, 2007 1:36:35 PM

Thanks for the Tip on the 547 pci card... i guess that's going to be the best i can get in europe. Yes i have ordered all the above ( Hardware) hope they come Monday. I will post how all goes with the build.. IE mother board and all.. :D 
June 24, 2007 2:18:53 PM

Kronos76 is spot on about ASUS support....its POO
!