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August 20, 2007 1:41:13 PM

Going to be building a new system. Just need some imput before i press the checkout button on newegg. It will be used for gameing mainly.
Looking to see if i might be able to drop the price a bit. This is what i have come up with so far reading various forums as well as reviews. Any imput would be greatly appreciated.

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Case.
I have looked at a bunch of other cases even the antec 900 but out of all i personally like this case and want to stick with it.

Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$159.99 $25.00 Mail-in Rebate $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811129025

Hard Drive
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=N82E16822148140

Video Card
Seen good reviews on the HIS x2600 card so thought out of the x1950 choices on newegg this would be decent whats your thoughts ? I dont plan on runing crossfire.

HIS Hightech H195PRQT256DDN-R-V2 Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $169.99 $20.00 Mail-in Rebate $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814161092

Motherboard
This seems like a bit of overkill to me. I dont need wifi or want it for that matter but i do want good oc'ing ability.
Want to be able to oc my q6600 to 3gig with stability and not much of a heat issue. Prefer to stay with asus have used a few of there boards in the past.

ASUS P5K PREMIUM/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813131190

Changeing Mother Board to.
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $154.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131196&Tpk=p5k-e
As suggested by Chookman.

Cpu Cooler
Not sure which to go with here. Arctic is easier to install as well as 25$ cheaper. Again im going to oc my q6600 will the arctic be enough ?

ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835118019

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835186134

Power Supply and Memory Combo
Decent combo price dont need 750w but with this combo it works pretty cheap. Might be some other combos i might have missed.

Thermaltake W0116RU Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 750W Power Supply - Retail

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail -$40.00 Combo $30.00 Mail-in Rebate $40.00 Mail-in Rebate $296.99 Combo price before mail in rebates $256.99 After mail in rebates $186.99

Power Supply link http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817153038
Memory link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145034

Well after bs6749 pointed out a cheaper psu i did some looking and came up with these ram chips and the psu he recomended come out cheaper would you concider this as good or better then the orginal

Memory
OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $61.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820227139

Power Supply
OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V - Retail $99.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817341002

DVD Burner and Floppy/Card Reader Combo
LITE-ON LightScribe Black 20X DVD±R Burner with 12X DVD-RAM write Black IDE Model LH-20A1H-186 - Retail

Rosewill RCR-FD200 All-in-one USB 2.0 Black 3.5" Card Reader with 1.44MB Floppy Drive - Retail -$6.00 Combo $63.98 Combo price after $6 combo discount $57.98
Dvd link http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827106045
Floppy/card reader link http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820223072

Processor With Free Game
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

UBISOFT Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - OEM -$39.99 Combo $329.98 Combo price after $39.99 combo discount $289.99
Processor link http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115017
Game link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16800992009

Edit to change recomended parts

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August 21, 2007 12:30:01 AM

For gameing is onboard sound good?
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August 21, 2007 5:26:22 AM

I'd save $60 and go with this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...

As for the CPU...do you have your heart set on 4 cores? If it were me I'd go with the 1333MHz FSB of the E6850 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Isn't the 6850 "better" in benchmarks against the Q6600 anyway? Even when it comes to apps that the 4 cores should be able to deliver better performance in? Don't take my word for it.......just thought I remembered seeing that in a review on here.
August 21, 2007 6:55:11 AM

Thank you for the replys. I dont know why i never saw the p5k-e on neweggs website but sence chookman pointed it out thats what im changeing it to :)  ty

The typhoon i think was rated worse then the zalman on a 26 hs review i looked at.I belive thats why i was going with either zalman or arctic. Again arctic becouse its cheaper and easier to install.

Well 8800 is nice i admit but its to exspensive for my taste. Maybe after they come down in price. I will upgrade just the gpu if i need to.

As for x1950 i have seen a bunch of posts with people recomending that class over others. My main question on the gpu was which manufacture to go with?

As for the psu i found a cheap pair of ocz ram to go with the cheaper psu so this has saved me some cash thanks for the advice :) 

The cpu i prefer to stick with becouse its more or less future proof. Usually when i upgrade my pc my lady gets the old 1 :p  so the longer they will still be decent is another thing i have to think about.
August 21, 2007 4:18:10 PM

I don't know much about ATI cards although I have one myself (crappy 9600 AGP.... it BLOWS lol). I think Sapphire is a good brand as is HIS. Me...I'd go with Sapphire. This one ni particular: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you are sticking with HIS though, I'd spend the $15 extra initially and go with the 512MB version...you'll thank yourself later and in the end after rebates it's the same price as the 256MB version you had planned. Check it out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's a side by side of the one you were looking at and the 512MB version of it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

As you can see the only difference is the amount of GDDR3...from what I can tell anyway.
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