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December 3, 2007 2:57:52 AM

Hello everyone...pretty soon I am going to attempt to build my own pc... here are the list of components I am getting...it is going to be mostly for gaming...not really planning on oc'cing, budget is like 1500.

processor: Intel Quad Q6600 2.4GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
motherboard: I am really not too sure...I want to do SLI eventually so I was planning to get a 680i board...but I am not too sure on which one...if anyone has a suggestion that would be great.
gpu: GeForce 8800 GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hard drive: WD Raptor 150gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case: Thermaltake Armor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
power supply: PC Power and Cooling 750w Silencer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram: This is another one I am not too sure about...I will either get 2 or 4 gigs of something lol
dvd: Not sure but Im not really worried about this.
os: Im thinking Vista 64, but I hear mixed reviews about it...is 32 bit better?

So how does this build look? Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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December 3, 2007 3:19:42 AM

The 680i boards currently don't work with Intel's latest 45nm Quads so if you're planning to upgrade to a 45nm Quad in the future it might be a problem.
December 3, 2007 4:04:40 AM

Im presently running vista 64 and i can tell you that its working great, all you have to do is to make sure
that you got all 64bits driver
for the ram go 4 gig only if you go with 64bits os
32bits os will only show you 3. ... something gig with 4 install
Im not a fan of raptor, they are pretty noisy but depend on if a noisy tower dont bother you at all

gt8800 are great card

Good luck with your build
December 3, 2007 4:40:26 AM

From my research the crossfire out performed SLI. They're always neck and neck anyway.

Checkout the asus p5e for ddr2 or p5e3 for ddr3 RAM.
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