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September 20, 2007 1:55:40 AM

I am building a new computer mainly for DX10 gaming.
I might do some modest OC at some point, but nothing too complicated. RAID appears too much touble for me as well.
Any opinions/recomendations on this configuration?
Is it a future proof system? Will I be able to upgrade to a stronger quad in 12-18 months from now?

I particularly welcome comments on the HD, CPU cooler, optical drive, and PSU. Is Vista64 a good choice for gaming or should I go with the 32 version? Also, is it really worth it to buy a CPU cooler + Artic Silver5, or the Intel cooler is fine? I will keep my current case, a TT Tsunami Dream (I asume it will be OK, am I correct?). I am already a bit over my budget, so please do not make too expensive suggestions.

C2D 6750
gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
Crucial Ballistix (2x1gb) DDR2 800
Sapphire HD2900XT
Western Digital Caviar 500gb WD5000AAKS
Lite-on 20x SATA lightscribe LH-20A1L-06
Aerocool Zerodba 620W
Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Samsung 226bw
vista 64 Home Premium

Thank you all!

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September 20, 2007 3:29:05 AM

looks good, are you sure that Aerocool PSU is a quality unit.?
September 20, 2007 3:29:18 AM

PSU = Teir 4 BAD!!!
I would change for a Corsair 520HX - $130 w/ $20MIR on Newegg

That is a kick ass monitor but if you are running over budget you might want to back down a bit.

If you are not going to overclock at the start you may want to hold off on an aftermarket CPU cooler. BUT keep in mind it is a real PITA to take off the heatsink once it is on.
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September 20, 2007 3:30:58 AM

Also one last thing. You could drop down the CPU even more and just OC a bit more. But this all depends on you budget. If you can afford it I would stay with the 6750, but if not just downgrade a bit
September 20, 2007 3:39:09 AM

stone77 said:
I am building a new computer mainly for DX10 gaming.
I might do some modest OC at some point, but nothing too complicated. RAID appears too much touble for me as well.
Any opinions/recomendations on this configuration?
Is it a future proof system? Will I be able to upgrade to a stronger quad in 12-18 months from now?

I particularly welcome comments on the HD, CPU cooler, optical drive, and PSU. Is Vista64 a good choice for gaming or should I go with the 32 version? Also, is it really worth it to buy a CPU cooler + Artic Silver5, or the Intel cooler is fine? I will keep my current case, a TT Tsunami Dream (I asume it will be OK, am I correct?). I am already a bit over my budget, so please do not make too expensive suggestions.

C2D 6750 - Honestly if you are to "future proof" it somewhat, i'd go with a quad core Q6600. its only $80 more.
gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L- If you plan on never doing SLI/CF it seems like a great board.

Crucial Ballistix (2x1gb) DDR2 800- Good, decent RAM.
Sapphire HD2900XT- Good sub-$400 card
Western Digital Caviar 500gb WD5000AAKS- Good drive
Lite-on 20x SATA lightscribe LH-20A1L-06- Good drive
Aerocool Zerodba 620W- I dont know about the quality of that Aerocool, but you dont really need 620W with this setup. I used the power supply calculator online, and it recommended 397W, I OC'ed the Q6600 to 3Ghz, and added 2 more hard drives and it recommended 467W. So 500W should be fine, especially with the Silverstone Element ST50EF-PLUS 500W. Its a really solid PSU, and I can vouch for it, as I have one. Here's a review: http://jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=23 oh, and it costs $99 at Newegg versus the $125 for the Aerocool.

EDIT: I found a review on the Aerocool 500W: http://jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=16

Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro- looks like a good cooler
Samsung 226bw
vista 64 Home Premium

Thank you all!


Newegg doesnt always have the best prices, so usually i'll search 3 different sources to see where I can get the best deal; Pricewatch.com , Newegg.com, and Google products. (more often than not I find the best deal using Google Products. I added up the prices for all your parts and came up with $1507 + shipping (includes everything in your list (CPU= Q6600), including monitor + OS)
September 20, 2007 3:43:26 AM

For the PSU, what about the OCZ GameXStream 600w?
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