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First time build (Quad Core)

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August 12, 2007 9:54:10 PM

I could use any comments or suggestions on my first ever build. Will mostly be used for gaming and video editing and I don't plan on overclocking. I think it looks pretty good but I do have a few questions:

1. Will the 320MB be enough at 1680X1050?

2. Would you go with this power supply or is the Corsair 520W a better choice?


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
$294.99

GIG ABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
$129.99

Ant ec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
$89.99 MIR

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...
$79.99 MIR

OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
$99.99 MIR

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...
$74.99

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
$259.99 MIR

SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black SATA Model SH-S183L - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...
$33.99

Micr osoft Windows XP Home With SP2B 1 Pack - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1683...
$89.99


To tal: $1,168.50 after rebates and shipping

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August 12, 2007 10:10:44 PM

Looks like a good build :) . For that resolution, I would get the 640MB, you would get better results and better performance for future games.
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August 12, 2007 11:40:46 PM

Nice stuff man. I just bought a q6600 machine myself. Good ram speed.

1. I would think the 320Mb would be enough for 1680x1050, although future proofing and bit more, or if you want to use much Anti Aliasing etc. i would go with the 640Mb for sure.

2. Id stick with the 600w OCZ, however, later on if you want to add components, ie another GPU or more hdd's etc. I think you would need a bigger PSU.

Good choice on the Antec 900 Sexy case and a roomy bastard too (i think i maybe an antec fanboi with 4 cases and 5 PSU's from them.)

Good Luck!
August 13, 2007 12:40:39 AM

Looks very good, enjoy :) 
August 13, 2007 12:42:51 AM

nice build, for once someone did their homework before posting
August 13, 2007 6:16:13 AM

chookman said:
2. Id stick with the 600w OCZ, however, later on if you want to add components, ie another GPU or more hdd's etc. I think you would need a bigger PSU.


I thought anything over 600W is overkill? Will I need more power because of the quad core? I've read that the Corsairs are the best PSU's but the 620W is $30 more than the others I was looking at.

Actually the OCZ 700 is only $104.99 after rebate right now so I guess I should get that instead?

Thanks for the comments everyone. :) 
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