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February 6, 2008 8:14:47 PM

This will be my first build and I will be OCing. After weeks of researching, forums, op's experiences etc, I finally came up with this setup:

Case: Gigabyte Triton 180 Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233016

CPU: Q6600 (GO Stepping preferably) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017

CPU Cooler: Tuniq Tower 120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154001

MOBO: ASUS P5K Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131182

RAM: Corsair XMS2 2x2GB TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145176

GPU: EVGA 8800 GTS 512 (G92) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130325

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 32MB Cache http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-550VX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004

Optical: Lite-On DVD Burner SATA LH-20A1S http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106057

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit Retail version (I will have to order the DVD from Microsoft.)

Input: Logitech 920-000264 Cordless Wave http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126033

I purchased the memory a few days ago and the rest last night (mostly newegg). Kept it under $2k. It's a little nerve racking but I'm pretty confident I've come up with a solid build. My 19" LCD is Samsung 932BW, 1440x900 res.

I know that C2D vs. C2Q for gaming (I will be OCing) and Vista 32 2x1GB vs. Vista 64 2x2GB are controversial subjects but I wanted quad-core for a little bit of future proofing and I'm mainly curious about 64 bit OS and like the added use of memory. Also, I'm not interested in any RAID options.
February 6, 2008 9:39:09 PM

Looks good.
February 6, 2008 10:15:24 PM

Approve. Pretty similar to the one I built in my sig last week. You will take one look at your 8800GTS when you get it and say "damn, that's one sexy beast" lol.

If that corsair PSU is modular, then great, if not, consider upgrading to a modular one so you only use like 3 or 4 cables. Keeps the case looking very neat.
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February 6, 2008 10:20:47 PM

Looks great, you know your one of the few people doing builds I have seen on here that have picked psu's they need, not some wasteful over done unit, good choice 85% efficientcy rating is great and more then enough power. This CPU cooler is rated the highest consistently, and I like this case but everyones taste is different. If you want to save money the 8800gt performs right there with the g92 GTS. gl hf

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February 6, 2008 10:21:41 PM

CPU: Q6600 (GO Stepping preferably) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115017

I'd give the build a 9.5/10, get a e8400 or better and you earn yourself a 9.9 out of ten, overclock to achieve a 10/10
February 6, 2008 10:40:55 PM

You did real good, let the fun begin!
February 6, 2008 11:16:08 PM

Looks good. :D  It would be a shame if you don't OC.
February 7, 2008 1:12:18 AM

Newegg will not guarantee a Go Stepping CPU...there is a good chance you will since they more through inventory fast, but not a certainty.

I get mine from Clubit as they guarantee Go.

Rest of your build is good...but I would get the "modular" Corsair PSU..either a 520HX or 620HX...much neater case.
February 7, 2008 1:16:47 AM

Why do you put down quads in every thread? I know that dual cores have more apps and games that support them, but the quad is the future, and the Q6600 Overclocks like a dream. In a year or 2, everyone will be after the quads, especially after the release of the lower voltage, lower temp quads.
February 7, 2008 1:43:24 AM

beurling said:
Approve. Pretty similar to the one I built in my sig last week. You will take one look at your 8800GTS when you get it and say "damn, that's one sexy beast" lol.

If that corsair PSU is modular, then great, if not, consider upgrading to a modular one so you only use like 3 or 4 cables. Keeps the case looking very neat.


:D 
February 7, 2008 1:48:19 AM

ibleet said:
Newegg will not guarantee a Go Stepping CPU...there is a good chance you will since they more through inventory fast, but not a certainty.

I get mine from Clubit as they guarantee Go.

Rest of your build is good...but I would get the "modular" Corsair PSU..either a 520HX or 620HX...much neater case.


If I don't get the GO from Newegg I'll return it and get from Clubit. Thanks! Also, I'm seriously considering the modular PSU.
February 7, 2008 1:49:06 AM

Thanks everyone. It's nice to get the thumbs up.
February 7, 2008 6:40:47 AM

I'm pretty sure Newegg charges a restocking fee on returns. Just save yourself the hassle and get it from Clubit...I did.
February 7, 2008 2:43:16 PM

feedback: good build, but i'm sure you already knew that :p 
February 7, 2008 4:11:47 PM

You may take a look at these components. The 250gb for the OS & the 500gb for Games, Data, Video, mp3's, etc or 2-250's if budget is an issue. Get a good compound for the heatsink and a samsung DVD is a great optical drive:

Seagate Barracuda ST3250410AS 250GB 7200.10 RPM 16MB Cache
Seagate Barracuda ST3500320AS 500GB 7200.11 RPM 32MB Cache

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

Samsung SH-S203B SATA
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