Upcoming Build: Final Questions

Okay, it's almost build time (finally!!!). I have most of my components picked out, but there are some that I am still a bit iffy about:

***REVISED***
MoBo: Asus P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 320gb (SATA)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e6750
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm Fan
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x1gb (can't remember which I chose, list at home)
PSU: Corsair HX-520
GPU: eVga Geforce 8800GTS 320mb
Case: NZXT Apollo

That leaves the CPU. I was going to get the e6600, but I have recently been considering the e6750. I do plan on doing some OCing in the future, but nothing major, and not right away. Which would be better for my application? Also, is there anything else I missed, or anything I should reconsider about my current setup?

-Pyro

P.S.: Random question, me and my Dad are going monitor shopping for his computer tomorrow. For the contrast ration, high is better, or am I mistaken?
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  1. E6750 for $208 on directron.com is a great choice. E6600 stopped being worth paying for the moment E6550 and E6750 came out.
    You should also consider getting Tuniq 120 Tower for $47 instead of the Freezer 7 Pro, the cost isn't much higher but the cooling performance is noticeably better.
    http://www.xoxide.com/tuniq-t-120-hsf.html

    And lastly, unless you REALLY need Wi-Fi, you should go with Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R. Same chipset, great stability, nice overclocking features. It also costs around $80-90 less.

    The money you saved can be put towards your video card, you can get 640MB version instead of the 320, chances are that 320MB won't be enough for upcoming games like Crysis, UT3 and other dx10 titles.

    Corsair 520HX is $25 cheaper on buy.com
    Good luck.
  2. Dior said:
    E6750 for $208 on directron.com is a great choice. E6600 stopped being worth paying for the moment E6550 and E6750 came out.
    You should also consider getting Tuniq 120 Tower for $47 instead of the Freezer 7 Pro, the cost isn't much higher but the cooling performance is noticeably better.
    http://www.xoxide.com/tuniq-t-120-hsf.html

    And lastly, unless you REALLY need Wi-Fi, you should go with Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R. Same chipset, great stability, nice overclocking features. It also costs around $80-90 less.

    The money you saved can be put towards your video card, you can get 640MB version instead of the 320, chances are that 320MB won't be enough for upcoming games like Crysis, UT3 and other dx10 titles.

    Corsair 520HX is $25 cheaper on buy.com
    Good luck.


    Alright, I will consider that cooler. I do really need Wi-Fi, if I want internet that is... And thanks for the tip on the PSU.

    -Pyro
  3. Quote:
    P.S.: Random question, me and my Dad are going monitor shopping for his computer tomorrow. For the contrast ration, high is better, or am I mistaken?


    Yes, but also equally important is the Response Time MS it runs at (Lower is better) and Reolutions size. The Best monitor in LCD is Samsung, Viewsonic and third would be Acer, plus with your Graphic card, I would go for at least a 22" or 24" and a resolution of at least 1680 x 1050 and max of 1920 x 1200.

    Browse NewEgg LCD monitors for the one you want. Better prices there then buying from retail electonics stores and you usually can have it delivered in 3 to 5 days.

    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=20&name=LCD-Monitors

    Hope this helps you out.
  4. Yoosty said:
    Yes, but also equally important is the Response Time MS it runs at (Lower is better) and Reolutions size. The Best monitor in LCD is Samsung, Viewsonic and third would be Acer, plus with your Graphic card, I would go for at least a 22" or 24" and a resolution of at least 1680 x 1050 and max of 1920 x 1200.

    Browse NewEgg LCD monitors for the one you want. Better prices there then buying from retail electonics stores and you usually can have it delivered in 3 to 5 days.

    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=20&name=LCD-Monitors

    Hope this helps you out.


    Thanks, but this is for his computer (not the one I'm building) and this baby could never handle that high of resolution :p

    -Pyro
  5. Also, I was thinking of running cold cathodes, but I was told something on them burned out quickly? So if I got this http://infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=9045 I would be able to control the lights and 3 fans, correct?

    -Pyro
  6. Quote:
    ***REVISED***
    MoBo: Asus P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 320gb (SATA)
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo e6750
    CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm Fan
    RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x1gb (can't remember which I chose, list at home)
    PSU: Corsair HX-520
    GPU: eVga Geforce 8800GTS 320mb
    Case: NZXT Apollo

    Thanks, but this is for his computer (not the one I'm building) and this baby could never handle that high of resolution :p


    Yes it can handle that resolution if you want with the graphic card you have picked out. Evga has 2 version of the 8800GTS 320GB card. They both support up to Max Resolution 2560 x 1600. Below are links from NewEgg.

    Featuring Nvidia technology at the bleeding edge, this is a high performance video card that is up to almost anything you put it to. Need a max resolution of 2560 x 1600? Then maybe this is the graphics card for you!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130082

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130038
  7. no no no haha. I'm on my dad's computer right now. It's some random crappy old thing, this is what we're getting the monitor for tomorrow :p

    -Pyro
  8. Okay so as my system is (see post 1) is there ANYTHING at all I should reconsider that will not cost me any more money than it already does?

    -Pyro
  9. Sorry about the triple post. I know these are n00b questions, but I've never built a computer before.

    1) Does it matter which PCI-E slot the Video Card goes in?

    2) Does the RAM go in the same color slots, or the same pair (like, the side-by-side ones)

    3) Does it matter what goes in which SATA slot?

    Thanks

    -Pyro
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