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October 1, 2007 11:25:53 PM

Hey guys so i want to get a new system built within the next few weeks and was wondering what you all have thought of this setup

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R
the only problem that i have found is that it's not very effective at overclocking but i dont plan on overclocking so it doesnt really matter

CPU: Intel Q6600 G0

Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB DDR2 800
It's cheap, and pretty good, that's really all I have to say. Neat heat sinks i guess.

Video: GeForce 8800 GTX

HDD: Not sure. Dont want to spend more than $100
, just want a single drive, 7200rpm min. I was thinking of a seagate barracuda

Cooling: Thermaltake 120 extreme and a bunch of fans. I have them written down somewhere.

Case: Gigabyte Poseidon looks nice.

anyway please let me know what you think! I dont want to spend much more than this, it's pretty much my limit. maybe an extra 100 dollars.

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October 2, 2007 12:06:52 AM

Very neat indeedido, but it doesn't mean you should get ram w/o heatspreaders. Static electricity can kill the ram.

http://www.btxformfactor.com/item/39/3.php

This hdd is under $100.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This one is a better overclocker.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You don't need TR120E since you're not gonna overclock the cpu. A Freezer 7 pro would be the most you should get. This cooler is $10 after rebate, & is somewhat behind the top coolers. Not bad for $10.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 2, 2007 12:16:04 AM

Get the GA-P35-DS3L, save $30. You lose RAID and some overclocking ability and the ability to have more than 4 disks.Sounds like you don't need any of these. Weird, I'm a big fanboy of GA-P35-DS3R, I rarely get to convince somebody to dump it :) 

This is a great PC, but it would be even better if you added a PSU. A Corsair 620HX or PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W would be perfect.
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October 2, 2007 2:52:45 AM

thanks for the replies guys. I wanted to get the TR120E because I can add my own silent fan to it, I'm really sick of my loud computer. 40 bucks extra is worth it to me with that regard. that 80 barracuda was what i was going to get!

are you talking about a static discharge between the coils on that ram and something else?

and thanks for the PSU suggestion =p
October 2, 2007 12:53:56 PM

No, your fingers can have static & if you don't ground yourself & touch the ram chips (most every cashier & user does that), you may damage the ram.
October 2, 2007 3:13:52 PM

oh well yea of course!
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