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First gaming computer build suggestions welcome

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January 25, 2008 9:15:31 PM

My first build. Going for a gaming system. Tell me what you think. And what pieces you would recommend. I do alot of encoding as well. thanks

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB

CPU Cooler: Thermalright ULTIMA-90 6 Heat pipe Cooler

Thermal compound: Arctic Cooling MX-2

Fans: Yate Loon D12BL-12 120mm 1200rpm 45cfm 3pin & 4 pin ball bearings ( 1 for cpu and 2 more for the case ventilation)

Motherboard: ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP ATX LGA775 P35 DDR2 1333FSB

Ram: Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 DDR2 2GB total 2X1GB DDR2-1066

Video card: one of the following cards:
e-GeForce 8800GT SSC 512mb part # 512-P3-N806-AR
e-Geforce 8800GT KO 512mb part # 512-P3-N805-AR
e-GeForce 8800GT SC 512mb part # 512-P3-N802-AR
e-Geforce 8800GT 512mb part # 512-P3-N801-AR

Vga cooler: Thermalright HR-03 GT 6 Heatpipe

Hard drive: Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA 10KRPM 16MB

Case: Antec Nine Hundred mid tower gamer case

Power Supply: Antec Truepower Trio 650W

Optical drive: LG G-H20NS10 dvd-rw 20X6X16 sata

Operating system: Vista Ultimate

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January 25, 2008 9:34:32 PM

very nice, but you should probably pick up the EVGA 8800GTS 512mb as it is built on a new 65nm architecture and will run games better than the older 640mb GTS.

Also, if you don't do a whole lot of video editing, encoding, and the like, then maybe consider a new Wolfdale core2duo processor. Completely up to you though, I just went with the wolfdale for better overclocks and the fact that I don't use any mutli-threaded programs.

Very nice build overall.
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January 25, 2008 9:47:17 PM

exterra said:


Ram: Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 DDR2 4GB total 4X1GB DDR2-1066



I would consider getting 800MHZ ram... looking at the qualified vendor list, just because you are going to run 4 one gig sticks. None of the 1066 is certified for 4 slots.

**yes I know a lot of people don’t use this...but you’ll get RAM that WILL WORK, not a solid maybe.

http://www.asus.com/999/download/products/1655/1655_10....

DDR2 800 1024MB Crucial Heat-Sink Package BL12864AA804.16FD
DDR2 800 1024MB KINGSTON Heat-Sink Package KHX6400D2LLK2/1GN
DDR2 800 1024MB Super Talent Heat-Sink Package T800UB1GC4
DDR2 800 1024MB MICRON D9GKX MT16HTF12864AY-80ED4



January 26, 2008 12:51:58 AM

I will only put 2gb of that ram instead of 4gigs for the moment. thx for all the replies guys. the video card has been changed as well. thanks


grieve said:
I would consider getting 800MHZ ram... looking at the qualified vendor list, just because you are going to run 4 one gig sticks. None of the 1066 is certified for 4 slots.

**yes I know a lot of people don’t use this...but you’ll get RAM that WILL WORK, not a solid maybe.

http://www.asus.com/999/download/products/1655/1655_10....

DDR2 800 1024MB Crucial Heat-Sink Package BL12864AA804.16FD
DDR2 800 1024MB KINGSTON Heat-Sink Package KHX6400D2LLK2/1GN
DDR2 800 1024MB Super Talent Heat-Sink Package T800UB1GC4
DDR2 800 1024MB MICRON D9GKX MT16HTF12864AY-80ED4

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