ready to order? Advise

Okay I am wanting to order asap and build this thing, I decided so far on this with everything I read, can you review and make some suggestions so I am kind of future proof for a little while, I have never oc so if I did I would just screw around with it.

I did purchase and have running a Samung 226 bw Monitor last week locally.

Today I got a BFG 8800 gt oc 512 mb for 214.99 at bestbuy with coupon, only had 2 in stock and snagged them with a 10 % coupon!

This is what I am about ready to purchase from the egg.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 $279.99 Hopefully the GO as I have read for maybe future ocing [...] 6819115017

ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 AGIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P Rev 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Ultra Durable 2, Ultra Cooling Intel Motherboard - Retail TX Intel Motherboard - Retail $229.99 [...] 6813131219

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P Rev 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Ultra Durable 2, Ultra Cooling Intel Motherboard - Retail $152.99 [...] 6813128067

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM Item #: N82E16822148261 $65.99 [...] 6822148261

The above mb's are strictly from reading a little, I have not clue just a link for ideas!

I need advise on the above mb's, I wont sli but I may raid after I read up on it a little, I would like to have operating system on one hard drive and data and programs on another, I do need to read some more on this to understand how. I also wont oc much unless I am screwing around a little. I have a p-180 antec with the stock fans and the psu that came with it, I like the case and dont need the led lights, I do need advise for psu with the above componets with a little expansion room as the 180 has an antec 400 watts, I dont need budget power as I have read here that I need quality psu, so what do you think? Will my existing fan set up with the 180 be okay or should I add a few more.

Also ram advise and right now I have xp pro 32 bit but I will probably go vista 64 as the laptop has it and I will network for a few databases and video editing. So 4 gigs are needed and if I stick with a 32 bit os, I will have the 4 gigs for later expansion as it looks like the ram deals are out there pretty good. I do video edits and I will start messing with games a little.

I do appreciate the advise and time this forum has given me on this build and the above which was my last a few years ago Thanks.

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  1. Do not go with a P35 if you plan on running SLI Its only for Crossfire.You said you bought two 8800GTs which means your going to be running SLI. You need to go with either a 680i or 650 Your best choice would be the 680i. I have 4 machines,two running Striker Extremes and two running eVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1. They are both good boards. If you go and buy the P35 board,you might as well send the GTs back and go with ATI cards, because you cannot use the GTs in Crossfire.
  2. No Stan I screwed up, only 2 in stock and I got one!!! LOL, sorry and no sli.

    Help with advise.
  3. Looks good. You're all set. :)
  4. Shadow, thanks, memory and mobo suggestions bro?
  5. Since you don't want to go with 2 video cards, I think you'd be better off with a P35 rather than X38 and will save you a lot but still be upgradeable to the new quad core. If you need onboard firewire, e.g., a camcorder, the ASUS would be good other wise the Gigabyte would work

    I'd go with DDR2 800 for RAM given prices. Crucial is very good and ADATA and Kingston makes good RAM and a bit cheaper but if you're thinking of overclocking, Crucial would probably be better
  6. Crucial (ballistix) is a good RAM recommendation.

    I would suggest you order your Q6600 processor from since they guarantee your G0 stepping.

    I also second the suggestion for a P35 motherboard rather than X38.

    Like g-paw said/linked: ASUS for more money with more features or the Gigabyte (which is a great board) for a little less.
  7. I think I am done, one last review from you guys Please and I do need a psu as I dont hink my antec 400 that came with my P180 is sufficent. Any changes or suggestions so I can order today.
  8. Link must be to your Wish List, have to log into to see it Best to post to the part itself Check this list out. I recently got an Antec NEO HE 550 module cabling is nice to work with. There is a 650 as well
  9. Sorry I am pretty new, anyway I do want advise and sugeestions as I want to order, tomarrow.

    ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail Model #: IP35 Pro
    Item #: N82E16813127030
    Mail-in Rebate
    $179.99 $179.99

    Update Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail Model #: BX80562Q6600
    Item #: N82E16819115017

    Update Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
    Model #: BL2KIT12864AA804
    Item #: N82E16820146565
    Mail-in Rebate
    $99.99 -$25.00 Instant $74.99

    Update Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: ST3250310AS
    Item #: N82E16822148261

    Update Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    Model #: ARCTIC SILVER 5 Item #: N82E16835100007

    I am looking for psu to add to the order now.

  10. This would be a good PSU and it's $105 with a $35 rebate.

    Curious as to why your going with such an expensive mobo. Also, the HSF will come with a thermal pad so you don't need the Arctic Silver unless you just want to have for future use.
  11. That psu looks good to me, done as for the Mobo, I have been reading reviews and posts for days and it was a winner in one of the sites reviews, Hell I dont know, I do believe I need a p35, what do you think? I probably will play with ocing but not a whole lot and after what i have been reading I wont raid and definately not sli, advise for mobo how about this

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    I am wantiing to order tomarrow... Thanks
  12. This Gigabyte will give you better RAID options than the DS3L and still save you money
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