Budget Build with highend Parts if that makes sense lol

Well just looking at what u guys think about it maybe some suggestions also.
I was thinking of hopefully hitting 3.2ghz on the cpu and gracefully overclocking that gpu also. I plan on lapping the cpu.

Anyone know if u can run cpu/ram on a 1:1 ratio with this setup? Also anyone know how good that gpu heatsink is.. Im mainly going for Super quiet pc thats why i got the heatsinks i did i know there is better im sure but they provide silence.


PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad

ASUS Striker Extreme NVIDIA nForce 680i

Intel Dual-Core E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz
Heatsink:ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118115

OCZ SLI-Ready 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

Leadtek PX8600GT 256MB
-Heatsink:ZALMAN VNF100 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118029

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB


Total build= 1350$
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  1. Looks fine, some suggestions :

    1_Get a P35 board instead of SLI board if u dont want SLI, and if u want SLI, get ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS, it has the same features of StrikerExtreme and its alot cheaper

    2_If u will do gaming, then get a 8800GT instead or if u cant afford a 8800GT, get X1950 , it beats a 8600GT
  2. You don't need that expensive of a PSU for an 8600. You could get by with a corsair 420 watt. (Or whatever their PSU in the 400 watt range is) If I were you I would cut down to a corsair 520/500 watt PSU and get an 8800gt.

    Also if you want silence a raptor is a no-no.

    Are you sure you need a $300 some dollar case? I would downscale to an Antec 182 or 190. Both are very silent but also have good cooling.

    And as already said, you don't need that expensive of a motherboard.

    Another thing is you can get a cpu heatsink that has uses an attachable fan (Thermalright ultra 120, Tuniq tower) and it will be as quiet as the fan. (You can get dead quit fans, some as low as 10db.)
  3. What is the intended purpose of this computer?

    The PC Power and Cooling 610w Silencer for $119 from their own website could easily handle a pair of 8800GTs with that setup.

    The 750w is real over kill.
    Again, the Case is real overkill. The Antecs mentioned are great.
    That leaves you money for the 8800GT.

    The 8600GT makes little sense.
    Get a cheaper card if you are not going to game.
    If you are going to game, this is not the best card.

    I agree that the Mobo makes no sense.

    For Silence, this card could work.............
  4. lol how do you go from spending so much money on a mobo/psu/case then gimping on the cpu and graphic card....ditch the e21xx get a E67 or E6850 if you really got cash in ur hands. Just get a P35 ds3-R instead of the Asus ( They're overpriced ) and go lower to like a antec 900 case + 620 corsair psu. 8800gt > 8600 if your into gaming. Stock cpu cooler is good, if your not into OC'ing..3 ghz will do u well as is but if your willing to reach 3.6-3.7 ghz get an aftermarket like a freezer 7 pro would do justice.
  5. Oh thanks for all the suggestions but this cpu and video card was just something to hold me over till march.. I dont have anything really pc wise so i didnt wana miss out on crysis.
    I was thinking by picking the psu that id be able to upgrade also, admitted the mobo might be a little over kill. Im really trying to build highend rig on a budget and using some stuff to hold me over.
    As for the case, (which i already have) its literally perfect i cant complain abit about it..airflow is crazy..best ive seen in a case imho.

    I was just gona overclock the crap outa the cpu and gpu for now and wait till i have more saved up.

    I totally agree though if u arrange the budget a little different you can get a much better computer for mid/sub highend rig.
  6. The system in my sig cost <$800 including shipping and taxes. It will also perform better in games then the one you have listed mainly because of the vid card.

    I would recommend that. :)
  7. However, with that build, you will certainly miss out on crysis.
    You will not be able to play Crysis with any reasonable resoluton.

    You best bet is to get a reasonably priced Mobo and a reasonable priced case (One of the Antecs) and a good GPU like the 8800GT.

    This will leave you lots of money in your wallet.
    Then In Q4 of '08 grab yourself the Nehalm (Spelling?)

    That Mobo for an extra $200 is really not going to get you anyting.
    The extra $200 on the case is not going to get you anyting over the Antec.

    The New CPUs coming in Q1 '08 will be evolutionary. Not Revolutionary.
    The chips in Q4 '08 will likely be revolutionary.
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