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help me finalize my new build harware- opinions wanted

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December 11, 2007 4:22:45 AM

Alright i think i finally got my build down just have a few last minute questions,

processor- q6600 go stepping

power supply- Thermaltake W0106RU Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 700W Power Supply
6817153039]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817153039
(If you dont like this one recomend me another, i just want it to be modular, and not over 150)

motherboard
- MSI neo2 p35
http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=A4854023
(not real sure on a motherboard, I've decided not to sli at the moment and i plan on overclocking the cpu to 3.0ghz, any other recommendations would be helpfull)

graphics card- 8800gt

ram- ive got 2 chocies
choice 1- mushkin 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
6820146731]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820146731

choice 2-OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-15
http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=A4308320
(if you like any others let me know, looking for good quality, and a lil room for overclocking)

case- Antec Nine Hundred Black
6811129021]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129021
extra case fans- COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP
6835103022]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103022
(i want 3 pin cause im getting a fan control)

heatsink- help me pick one out, im not looking to spead a **** load of money on one and im not overclocking that much, only 3.0ghz, now the computer will be on 24/7/365 but in idle for the vast majority of the time, maybe 3-4 hours a day at any load, i will cool it air only, but i want the thing running cool

harddrive- Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB
http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=CA3494869
(i have another 500 ide drive that i will be using for backup, and whats perpendicular recording, are Seagate barracudas any better?)

also im going to be using a westinghouse 22" monitor thats 1680x1050 resolution

and ill also be using windows xp pro 64 bit

pretty sure i have everything on here, please let me know what you think and the stuff in the quotes are my questions and comments so please answer as many of them as you can,

after rebates this build should be real close to 900 us dollars which is right around where i want to spend

thanks for your time and i appreciate the advice
December 11, 2007 12:22:33 PM

some opinions here would be nice,

thanks again
December 11, 2007 12:30:56 PM

PSU: ToughPower is the only worthy psu from TT. It's a good one. You can go with a 500W-ish for 8800GT & the pc & overclocking.

http://www.tomswiki.com/page/Tiered+PSU+Listings?t=anon

MOBO: I'm not sure if that board overclocks as well as the Premium/Platinum. Budget overclockers = GA-P35-DS3L & IP35-E. No raid.

RAM: Get 4 gigs since you're going to be on 64-bit. Crucial Ballistix, Buffalo Firestix, or any other that uses Micron D9 chips which are best for overclocking:

http://ramlist.ath.cx/ddr2/

HSF: A budget one for moderate overclocking would be Freezer 7 Pro.

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December 11, 2007 7:21:14 PM

k i got 4 gigs, and i cant find any other brands besides the 2 that i listed that come in 2x2 gig sticks and i dont really wanna go for 4x1 sticks

the reason for the high watage psu is becuase next year i plan on sli ing with a new board, so the board is just a transition board but id still like the cpu to be able to hit 3 ghz

and im pretty sure that is the thermaltake toughpower 700 watt psu

but does anyone know the the muskin or ocz ram has the micron d9 chip in it, i dont remeber being able to find the 2x2 sticks on that ramlist

and ill take a look at the freezer 7 pro
December 11, 2007 7:22:35 PM

alright took a look at the freezer 7, but it says that it has a 4 pin power connecter, does that mean i cant connect it to my motherboard?
December 11, 2007 9:03:19 PM

well the gskill ram is about 15 to 20 dollars more so id rather not spend over about 110 for ram and im kinda picking the other 2 on looks and to me gskill is ugly lol
December 11, 2007 9:41:40 PM

you still will only see less then 3.5 gb of ram *once u include your other memory mapping devices...*
even tho ur using 64bit os
December 11, 2007 10:25:27 PM

kk about the 3/4 pin sink, but jamesro why do u think id only see 3.5 gigs of ram with a 64 bit os?
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