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September 23, 2007 12:34:38 AM

New to the forum but i always read on tomshardware and ive been wanting to get a new desktop system and prices are very good right now for great hardware and tom made a few articles on different price range of Pcs(low cost, mid cost, high cost marathon). I don't really want to do water cooling cause im a little inexperienced with that and the risks involved are high. So what i did was added parts between all of them and came up with this. I wanted this system to last awhile thats why i choose the q6600, and i might not to much over clocking, but would like to be able to if i need more of a performance. Just curious what people would think on these specs and if i should change things around, or just copy the low cost system marathon. Opinions would be appreciated a lot.

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775 Processor Retail BX80562Q6600 SLACR $275.49

  • COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKR3-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case Real Power Pro 1000W Power Supply - Retail $379.99

  • Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail $109.99

  • EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $294.99

  • tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail $45.00

  • ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard - Retail $299.99

  • Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive $185.99

  • SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM $32.00

    Total = $2,003.43

    I don't really want to break over 2k, i would like to keep less then, but the low cost system and somewhat cheap parts and it did really well on the tests because of the over clocking but i don't want to over clock a lot on hardware.
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    September 23, 2007 12:46:25 AM

    Well, you're wasting serious amounts of money on the Raptor and the Crapper Ext... err Striker Extreme (Especially on this part), also I don't think it's worth paying that much for the Stacker, even if it brings a big PSU (Cooler Master PSUs are not of my liking). Finally a system with that CPU would only be fair to pair it with a GTX (Don't worry it'll fit in the budget.

    Enough saying what's wrong, now this is what I suggest you get instead:

    eVGA 680i Mobo (Or GA-P35-DS3R if you don't plan on SLI)
    Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K rpm
    Antec Nine Hundred Case
    eVGA 8800GTX

    For PSUs:
    [SLI] Antec TruePower Quattro (Either 850 or 1000W)
    [SLI] PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750
    [Single] Corsair 520HX
    [Single] Antec NeoHE 550

    Total is around $1640 if you choose to use the Antec TruePower Quattro or PCP&C Silencer PSUs.
    September 23, 2007 1:30:54 AM

    Almost looks like a joke post to me.
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    September 23, 2007 11:07:21 AM

    zenmaster said:
    Almost looks like a joke post to me.

    2nd that! Why would someone put a 1000w PSU with an 8800gts?
    September 23, 2007 6:18:45 PM

    ok after reading many forum topics and reviews this is what i am leading towards.

    The price is around 1600 ish not including tax or shipping, i was deciding between the 8800GTS and GTX, but GTX is more future proof and has more stream processors etc, i will upgrade the hd later on if i need more of a boost, and i got the 680i mobo if i want to try SLI config in the future. I saw that many people use the Antec case and the tuniq tower aswell as the 680i mobo so i dont think i will have a problem with space wise, but installing it all thats a different thing.

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775 Processor Retail BX80562Q6600 SLACR $275.49

  • SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM $31.99

  • Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $129.99

  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $79.99

  • EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $529.99

  • PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Black) EPS12V 750W Power Supply - Retail $199.99

  • Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail $109.99

  • EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $219.99

  • Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail $44.99

    total = 1622.41
    !