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New proposed build, PLEASE HELP ME!

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July 21, 2007 9:18:37 PM

Proposed:

CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600 (90% sure on this one) (or maybe the E6850?)
Case: Gigabyte 3D Aurora 2 Aluminum Case or Thermaltake Kandalf
PSU PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad
Hard Drive 2: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320 GB
DVD Drive 1: LG GSA-H62 (Beige) SATA DVD-Writer
DVD Drive 2: LG GSA-H62 (Beige) SATA DVD-Writer
HSF: Zalman CNP9700 or Scythe Ninja (depending on MB choice) (Some mb have problems with the Zalman backplate)
GPU: BFG 880 GTS/evga or BFG 8800gtx
Ram:* OCZ Platinum XTC Rev.2 DDR2 800MHZ CLS4
Motherboard: eVga 680i or P35 from gigabyte (the DQ6)
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate

Stuff I have:
Xfi Fatality Pro
Sony 19' LCD
Logitech G5
Microsoft Natural Keyboard
The RAM listed above


Please comment on my build :) . I was wondering if I should go with the 8800GTS or the GTX as my monitor is quite small at a resolution of 1280x1024. I would be looking at a possible SLI route as the new Bearlake X motherboards come out. Please advise.

Also, should I go with the P35 chipset or the 680i? I am just looking to overclock my Q6600 to 3.00GHZ. Also, I might even put in the E6850. Please tell em what motherboard would go along with either processor as I am very confused and do not know what to buy.

Many Thanks!

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July 23, 2007 2:39:41 AM

Please help me !
July 23, 2007 2:44:29 AM

i would say p35 if you upgrade your pc on a regular basis and go with the e6850, if you are waiting 4 or more years for an upgrade i would go 680i and q6600
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July 23, 2007 2:48:58 AM

Questions is, are you planning to stick with the CPU for a while or not? If you aren't going to upgrade the CPU I don't see the need to go p35. Plus you will loose the ability to do SLI later on if you want because the p35 chipset doesn't support it. If the sli board is cheaper go with that. If you don't plan to sli later and the P35 is cheaper, than get that one.

The EVGA board should be fine for OC as long as you have a good cpu cooler.
July 23, 2007 3:37:12 AM

ultran00b said:


Please comment on my build :) . I was wondering if I should go with the 8800GTS or the GTX as my monitor is quite small at a resolution of 1280x1024. I would be looking at a possible SLI route as the new Bearlake X motherboards come out. Please advise.

Also, should I go with the P35 chipset or the 680i? I am just looking to overclock my Q6600 to 3.00GHZ. Also, I might even put in the E6850. Please tell em what motherboard would go along with either processor as I am very confused and do not know what to buy.



At that low of a resolution I have read tons of posts saying SLI would be pointless, so there's no need for a 680i board. I see you mentioned one of the Gigabyte boards but I just bought a this Gigabyte P35 board for $130.00 on newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

July 23, 2007 4:10:38 AM

SLI isn't all it's cracked up to be, as it usually gets outclassed by just one card when the next generation rolls around (i.e. one 8800 card beats two 7800s in SLI). Plus, IMHO, SLI is almost kind of a 'gimmick' for rich people that want to blow money - almost like the Ageia PhysX - well...maybe not THAT worthless, but still, your average person would be much smarter to buy one card from this generation and save money to buy a replacement from the next generation (i.e. get an 8800 and then a 9800) instead of getting two 8800s.

At your resolution, 8800 GTS is probably best. The only thing I might think is that the 8800 GTX may be better in the long run because of more memory...but really it probably won't be worth it. At resolutions as low as 1280x1024, you're probably going to have 100+ FPS on most games with the GTS (provided that your CPU, memory, etc. are all decent).

Go with the P35 over 680i since you won't be going for SLI. P35 is DDR3 memory compatible and it will run Intel's future processors (i.e. Penryn).

As for which processor to get - that depends on how often you're going to upgrade your processor. If you're just going to use one processor for the entire life of the system - go with the quad core. If you can upgrade your processor in a year or two - get the higher clocked dual core now and then get a REAL quad core in a year or two (i.e. instead of the two dual cores jury rigged together = quad core, like Intel has now)
July 23, 2007 4:57:50 AM

Get Gigabyte ga-P35-ds3r
Q6600
8800 GTS 640M (even though his resolution is 1280x1024, 320mb won't be enough for future games like Crysis and UT3)
4 Gib of Crucial DDR2 800 memory at 4-4-4-12
Corsair 520HX.

Forget SLI and 750w which you will never use. Also might wanna consider getting Tuniq 120 Tower for $60 in order to oc your quad decently, if you do, get some $5 arctic silver 5 paste with it.

Good luck.
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