Solid build with a 8800GT? please check

ok so here is what iv got so far, i need to cut a few dollars and so need help. i need to get it to like $900 preferably so as to make it $1000 with tax.. anyways as low as possible i guess


$238.26--Mobo- ASUS P5N32-E SLI Nforce 680I SLI LGA775 Conroe ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 RAID
$299.99--GPU- BFG GeForce 8800GT OC2 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E
$65.62--Case- Coolermaster CAC-T05 Centurion 5
$88.88-- Ram- OCZ Platinum XTC REV.2 PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-15 240PIN DIMM
$285.98--CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
$99.98--Hard Drive- WD SE16 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Cache 8.9MS NCQ Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty
$104.99--PSU- OCZ GameXStream 600W


Total: $1187.70 (Canadian, yet we still seem to be paying more than the US even though our dollar is at 1.05.. gay)


Mobo- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21494&vpn=90-MBB5I0-G0AAY00T&manufacture=ASUS
GPU- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26782&vpn=BFGE88512GTOC2E&manufacture=BFG%20Technologies
Case- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=13954&vpn=CAC-T05-UW&manufacture=COOLERMASTER#CustomerReviews
Ram- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=19337&vpn=OCZ2P800R22GK&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1016
CPU- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22211&vpn=BX80562Q6600&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1016
Hard Drive- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22211&vpn=BX80562Q6600&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1016
PSU- http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18184&vpn=OCZ600GXSSLI&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1016



- Im thinking i could possibly get a cheaper mobo.
- If i dont keep that graphics card ima turn this pc into like a microsoft word/e-mail pc so im keeping that.
- case is a piece of **** but this pc is going to my parents after i get my gaming rig so im getting a plain case.
- Ram is fine i think lol.
- Processor.. well im not too sure on this, i always tell people quad core or nothing but i wont be ocing this pc so not too sure what to do here (go with 6850 or Q6600, or something cheaper).
- Hard drive fine
- PSU is good because it leaves room for upgrades
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  1. great build! but

    only get a 680i board if you wana go sli in the future, i dont see the point of going sli unless you play at 1920 by 1200. if not get a p35 board like the p5k.

    well i would get the e6850 no reason to get the quad, plus the new quads are coming out soon so after a year or so you can just replace the cpu with the 45nm quads.


    so yep all good!
  2. It indeed looks solid

    Q6600 vs E6850 :
    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3038&p=8
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2quad-q6600.html

    also if u dont need SLI, get P35 board but if u need SLI, then thats a solid board
  3. I would go with a p35 board and a 6850 and then upgrade to a new quad down the road.

    Also as far as the case goes you can get a Cm690 for the same price usually, but the 690 has monster cooling, 7 120mm fans. (You can usually get it for $50 US.
  4. p35 and 6850
  5. I would go for a cheaper mobo. Do you plan on using sli? The evga version of the 8800gt is cheaper, come with quake wars and runs faster. I also like their warranty better. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26778&vpn=512-P3-N802-A1&manufacture=eVGA
  6. If you're looking to shave off a little more cash, go with a dual core instead of the quad (6850 or even the 6750) and go a little cheaper on the mobo

    I have the ASUS P5k-E and love it. It's cheaper than the P5N and it has WIFI.

    Also maybe go with a smaller hdd to save some cash as you can always add another a little bit down the line
  7. P35 & 6750, best bang for the buck. Mildly O/C to beat the performance of the 6850 if necessary.
  8. The cooler master cm690 looks like a great case and they have it for around $70 right now at tiger direct.ca
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