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Is this a good pc that i'm building from www.ibuypower.com?

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September 9, 2007 8:38:21 PM

This is specifically for gaming and multimedia purposes. I've never built a pc, so I'm definitely not going to try and build something of this complexity. Is this a worthwhile investment for today's gaming as well as the future in gaming? I've heard that Quad-core processors aren't needed for a while yet. Even then, I can upgrade if I want to. I'd like some technical feedback on the compatibility, performance, and quality that I can get from this set up.

Case ( Thermaltake Armor Gaming Case w/25cm Fan Side Panel Windows, 420W Power Supply Black )

Case Lighting ( Cold Cathode Neon Light Blue )

Power Supply ( 650 Watt -- NZXT PRC-650 Power Supply SLI Ready )

Processor ( Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6850 (2x 3.0GHz/4MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) )

Processor Cooling ( CoolerMaster Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit )

Motherboard ( [New !!!] Asus Striker Extreme nForce® 680i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 Dual PCI-E MB )

Memory ( 4096MB [2048MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Corsair XMS2 Xtreme w/Heat Spreader )

Video Card ( 2x NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )

Video Card Brand ( === High Performance === eVGA Brand Video Cards [SLI enabled] Powered by NVIDIA )

Hard Drive ( Gaming HARD DRIVES [Serial ATA-150, 10,000 RPM] WD Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 16M Cache Hard Drive )

2nd Hard Drive ( Gaming HARD DRIVES [Serial ATA-150, 10,000 RPM] WD Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 16M Cache Hard Drive )

External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )

CD/DVD Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] Panasonic DL 2X Blu-Ray DVD Burner Internal Drive )

CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [Lightscribe Technology] 18X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Beige )

Sound Card ( Creative Lab Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series )

Speaker System ( Logitech Z-10 Interactive 2.0 Speaker System )
Network Card ( Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card )

Floppy Drive ( Mitsumi 1.44 MB Internal Floppy Drive Black )

Monitor ( LCD-TV Monitor Viewsonic 26" Widescreen LCD TV w/Dolby Digital Sound [N2652w] )

2nd Monitor ( None )

Keyboard ( Combo: Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3000 Laser (MX3000 Cordless Keyboard + MX600 Cordless Laser Mouse) Silver/Black 2-Tone Color )

Mouse ( None )

USB 2.0 Accessories ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports )

Meter Display ( Thermal Temperature LCD Display Black )

Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )

Operation System ( Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....) 64-Bit )

Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( None )

IEEE-1394 Fire Wire Card ( None )

USB Flash Drive ( None )

TV Tuner ( None )

Video Camera ( None )

Headset ( None )

Power Protection ( ** iBUYPOWER Recommended ** Opti-UPS SS1200-AVR Mighty Voltage Regulator )

Printer ( None )

Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )

Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) No Rush, Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

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September 9, 2007 8:45:59 PM

I don't know much about buypower, but first off, NZXT makes really nice cases, but they aren't good with PSUs, so change that one. Second, do not get the striker board, you are just wasting lots of money on a board and is not worth it at all. Get something cheaper and better.

Third, there is no reason at all to go with Ultra SLI. That's just a waste of money. If you have it to burn, go for GTX sli, but really one GTX will really hold you over till the newer cards, that are coming out around November, drop in price.

Sound card: well you really don't need to send that much. I would get a XtremeGamer and just a good set of speakers. IF you need a soundcard at all. Most onboard sound is really good.

For speakers get something a little better, at least a 2.1 unit, like logitech 230.

hmm That's about it. If you have any questions, let me know. Msg me anytime on yahoo or aim at Maximus9102. I'm always glad to help out. Good luck with your purchase! :) 
September 9, 2007 9:05:59 PM

Please read some review sites for "IBuyPower.Com" before proceeding.
If you still choose to proceed, you at least did so with your eyes open.
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September 9, 2007 9:15:32 PM

Lose the blu ray, the E6850, the PSU, striker extreme, Coolermaster liquid cooling system, video cards, both HDDs, and the X-Fi platinum.

Get a Q6600, two eVGA SLI GTX, eVGA 680i mobo, danger den cooling system, a PC Power & Cooling silencer 750w or Antec TruePower Quattro 850/1000W, 750GB seagate barracuda, and maybe an X-Fi xtremegamer if you really want it.
September 9, 2007 9:42:28 PM

What EMP said. although you definitely want the antec
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