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Ordering soon, what do you guys think?

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December 12, 2007 2:33:14 AM

Hey everyone, could I possibly ask you guys to look over it quickly? :D 

I'll be ordering this within a week, and it will be used primarily for gaming, watching movies and to use CAD-type software. All this stuff will be ordered from Ncix (I am a Canadian Resident), unless anyone knows a better place to buy from. Here it is:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22211&vpn=BX80562Q6600&manufacture=Intel
I'm not looking to upgrade to Penryn, it doesn't look like we'll be able to OC them very well without spending 100-200$ more on a Motherboard.

Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ATX LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=25369&vpn=GA-P35-DS3L&manufacture=Gigabyte
I would like to OC the Q6600 to 3.2-3.4Ghz, is this board sufficient? I will never Crossfire or SLI either.

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27144&vpn=ST3500320AS&manufacture=Seagate

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21123&vpn=NINE%20HUNDRED&manufacture=ANTEC
Will this fit everything I want? I can't buy anything larger than a mid tower case due to space restrictions.

RAM: 2x Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB 2X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18580&vpn=TWIN2X2048-6400C4&manufacture=CORSAIR

Video Card: New EVGA 512mb 8800GTS (ALREADY BOUGHT!!) Unfortunately I can't seem to find the link.. I will wait as long as I can to step up to the new high end cards, otherwise I will step up to the 1gig version of this card coming out.

PSU: Corsair HX520 CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX Triple 12V 40A Continuous 24PIN ATX Modular 120MM Power Supply
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=19832&vpn=CMPSU-520HX&manufacture=CORSAIR

Will this provide enough/reliable power for my setup? I would not like to go over $150 for this component.

Additional Cooling: Do I need any for the amount of overclocking I would like to do? The computer will most likely remain on 24/7. Air only please :p 

OS: Vista 64bit Ultimate (I already have this)

Monitor: I will be using a 24" Samsung that I already have.

I'm not really trying to futureproof myself, I just want a computer that will last me sufficiently for about 1.5-2years (When the 32nm Nehalems are released, DDR3 ram is a reasonable price, and new forms of harddrives are released lol).

This came out to be $916 before taxes and shipping and not including $80 of MIRs. What do you guys think? Any suggestions/ways to save money? I would not like to go over $1,100 before taxes and MIRs. Any advice is appreciated :D 

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December 12, 2007 10:11:44 AM

Looks good.
I think you're good to go for OCing, but get a Thermalright ULTRA-120 Extreme for cooling.
December 12, 2007 10:55:54 AM

Nice build!
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December 12, 2007 11:57:35 AM

I'm pretty sure we know what 512mb 8800GTS is. It's the best choice right now.

Doing your homework will finally pay off. It'll be a solid build. You got the right idea about saving money by going with ddr2 & p35 & quad. An unbeatable combo.
December 12, 2007 12:48:14 PM

Since you are watching movies and gaming, you would probably find a decent sound card to be a nice addition. Look for the Creative Sound Balster Live! 24Bit or the Creative X-fi MP3 or Gamer edition. I have used the "Integrated High Definition Sound", and then I promptly went out and bought a sound card...it shouldn't run much over $50.
December 12, 2007 4:53:16 PM

Thank you for the advice guys, I will definately look into that Ultra-120 and a sound card.
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