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August 13, 2007 8:18:40 PM

Hey everyone.

About to built a new rig, let me know what you think.

Don't need to worry about the keyboard, mouse, monitor, sound, speakers, case (TT Armor w/25cm fan), or PSU (OCZ GameXtreme 700w). Will be running games like Company of Heroes, Civ IV, and Oblivion at 12x10 and running progs like IE, MS Office and Photoshop.

Also, planning on overclocking proc to at least 3.2 and overclocking video (probably with ATItool).

Might get into RAID a little later, had a bad experience with my current 0 setup.

Here is what I'm looking at..

Mobo - Gigabyte P35-DS3R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $137

CPU - Q6600 G0 $300 from ClubIT (already ordered)

Video Card - either x1950XT, 8800GTS 320 or 8800GTS 640

Memory - Crucial Ballistix 2GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) CL4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $75

Hard Drive - Seagate 7200.10 320gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682... 14 0&CMP=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Hard+Drives-_-Seagate-_ -22148140 $75

OS - worth making the jump to Vista Premium? If so, 32 or 64-bit?


Any comments/suggestions are welcome.

Edit - some links might not work, but the items are self-explanatory.

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August 13, 2007 8:43:41 PM

The 8800GTS 320mb would work fine for the resolution you play at with max settings. However. If you plan on upgrading your monitor and playing at larger resolutions I would highly recommend getting the 640mb version.

Specs look good though.
August 13, 2007 8:59:30 PM

Very nice. Agreed with tdank. Maybe even a GTX, if your next monitor will have 1920x1200 or more pixels.
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August 14, 2007 2:07:28 PM

Bump

Any other suggestions? About to go ahead and order these..

Thanks in advance.
August 14, 2007 2:11:38 PM

You're only getting 2 GB of RAM. Vista 32-bit would be fine for 2 GB, and it probably has better drivers.

You need a CPU cooler for overclocking. Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme is the best these days.
August 14, 2007 2:35:01 PM

I wouldn't advise getting a 320 regardless of resolution, some games already out require more than 320mb for the highest texture setting, it seems a shame to buy a high end GPU and then cripple it with low memory
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