getting ready to buy new build- got some last minute questions

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
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
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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129021
extra case fans- COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP
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
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  1. If you're not seriously overclocking the PSU that comes with the retail CPU should be sufficient Depending on the price of the Thermaltake this Antic would be good and $105 with a $35 rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371010

    Might want to rethink the WD hdd
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/244636-32-western-digital
  2. well u just confused me, i think ur a lil mixed up,
    im getting the oem cpu cause its 10 bucks cheaper and now im looking for a

    and what tier is that antec psu in, cause i only want tier 1 psu really or a real good tier 2 one
  3. For the $10 you'd be better off with the retail CPU, you can save on the HSF if you're not seriously overclocking and the warranty is better on the retail. That's a Tier II PSU with module cabling. You'll have to decide if the Thermaltake is $85 better than the Antic
  4. the thermaltake is only 25 dollars more? the thermaltake is 130 antec is 105

    and i want it to be cool and ill be spending more the 10 dollars on a heatsink, someone told me to look at the artic freezer 7 pro, uk if thats any good,

    and if you dont like the wd hardrive, what would u recommend, i want 250-500gig and no raptors, and 16-32 mb

    n thnks again
  5. Antec 900 is a VERY good case with better cooling then the one you listed by a good amount. The Zalman 9700 is all you will ever need for air cooling. Antec makes what is probably the most widely used PSU in the biz. They are top tier. Any 850 should do you fine unless you plan on SLI 8800 Ultras or something.

    So far the venders are saying and MS that the current line of 8800 cards are not compatable with the next version of DX10. The only cards out atm that are is ATI 3800s. I would look into this before spending money and finding out you dont get 10-20% performance boost from the new DX.
  6. well considering im using xp dx 10 doesnt matter to me in the slighest, and 850 watt psu is way more then i need for anything including sli also the fans that come with the case are loud and ineffiecent, and the zalman 9700 is 60 bones which is right around twice the price i would like to spend the reason im looking at a 700watt is because its the perfect amount for sli when i do plan on doing it and the antec is in the second tier i believe, so i do thankyou for chiming in
  7. monste4321 said:
    the thermaltake is only 25 dollars more? the thermaltake is 130 antec is 105

    and i want it to be cool and ill be spending more the 10 dollars on a heatsink, someone told me to look at the artic freezer 7 pro, uk if thats any good,

    and if you dont like the wd hardrive, what would u recommend, i want 250-500gig and no raptors, and 16-32 mb

    n thnks again


    Must have looked at the wrong PSU, the one I saw was around $180. Seagate makes good drives and are available in the size range you're interested. Still suggest you compare the warranty between OEM and retail CPUs, the latter is 3 years
    http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-001686.htm
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