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October 28, 2007 11:53:17 PM

Hi, I am building a much needed new midrange gaming rig. So far what I thought of getting is:

  • PCU Q6600 G0
  • DDR2 A-DATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DIMM Kit 2048MB PC2-6400U CL4-4-4-12 (DDR2-800) (ADQVD1A16K2)
    I know the A-Data are not well-known in the U.S but I've read some great reviews about them (I'm in Europe)
  • XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 500M, 640MB GDDR3, 2x DVI, TV-out, PCIe
  • PSU Corsair VX 550W ATX 2.2
  • Case Sharkoon Rebel9 Economic Midi-Tower
    It is not a great case, but I plan on gettin a couple of Scythe S-FLEX 1200, 120x120x25mm, 1200rpm and it is cheap.
  • Motherboard Asus P5k P35
    This one I'm not sure about, I really like the Asus Bios, but if you guys know a similarly priced, better gigabyte mobo , I would get it. I don't plan on using raid or sli, but I definitely need the firewire port.
  • Scythe Mugen (this is the Scythe Infinity with another fan)
    Should I get the Thermalright 120 instead? I plan on OC-ing. I hope to get at 3ghz, from what I've seen it should be doable.

    Any input is highly appreciated. Thank you all in advance.
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    October 28, 2007 11:58:12 PM

    Looks like a good PC. Couple Changes:

    -The nVidia 8800GT 512MB GPU is supposed to becoming out tomorrow and early benchmarks place it better than the 8800GTS 640MB.
    -Nice PSU, nothing bad to say about it, but the Corsair HX series is rated 1 tier above the VX series)http://www.tomswiki.com/page/Tiered+PSU+Listings?t=anon).
    -That mobo is good. I'm putting it in my future system. Seems to be a lot of quality for a low price.

    -Adam
    October 29, 2007 3:51:32 AM

    Looks like a fine build, and I echo everything Adam said. :wahoo: 
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    October 29, 2007 12:11:28 PM

    From what I've read, the P5K is actually the best in the same price range. It overclocks a bit better than the other similarly priced boards. ABIT IP35-E is not bad. If you absolutely don't want RAID, how about GA-P35-DS3L?

    If you're aiming to overclock, yes, get the best cpu cooler you can afford. ThermalRight Ultra 120 eXtreme needs a 120mm fan. Pick out a Scythe 120mm 60ish cfm.
    October 29, 2007 3:20:46 PM

    Thank you all, now I am a bit confused. I was really looking forward to building this pc. (I have a Sempron 2ghz, Radeon 9600 Pro, 1 Gb ddr400)

    Now I have to wait for the 8800gt:(  Do you know any good integrated graphics motherboards, with fireware, good OC-ing in the same price range as the Asus P5k P35? If there is an equivalent to the P5k P35 that I could get, I could build it and wait for the 8800gt to be available. Or is it a stupid Idea? Maybe i should just wait a couple of weeks.

    By the way I am getting the ThermalRight Ultra 120 eXtreme.
    October 29, 2007 3:33:00 PM

    The 8800GT is out today.
    October 29, 2007 4:07:41 PM

    The 8800GT just appeared on alternate.de

    The abit P35 pro or normal P35 board are also nicely priced on alternate

    I would opt the 520HX series from corsair, like Adam said
    October 29, 2007 10:11:29 PM

    Ok, I just ordered the first component, the 8800gt :) .
    They're in stock. I hope they still are, actually.
    October 30, 2007 2:23:52 PM

    FYI, 8800GT may have the same mounting holes as 7900GT so if you're getting a new vga cooler, try your old one first if you have one. I found this in a review. Lost the link. The PCB boards like very alike.
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