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February 20, 2008 12:01:22 PM

hellou.. i was wonderin'g could you rate this or give me some on this build what yes and what not..please..i know there is a lot of this kind of questions bit it's my 1 post :p ..so here we go..
-Processor:Intel Core 2quad q6600
-Mother board:abit IX38 Quad GT
-RAM:4x2 DDR2,PC 6400 KINGMAX,800mhz
-Big Tower:Kandalf VA9000BWS
-PSU:850w SILVERSTONE
-Graphics:2x BLISS PCX 8800gts 512 mb
-HDD:Seagate Barracuda 500gb 32 mb cache
-2x dvd-rw reader's
-keyboard:logitech g11
-mouse:logitech g9
-Speakers - Logitech,z5500
-Cooler ZALMAN,CNPS 8000(for oc)
(i already have monitor)

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February 20, 2008 2:29:09 PM

First of all, to my knowledge you can NOT run SLI on an X38 board. So you need to change your board to a 780i chipset, or change your graphics cards to two 3870x2's or 3870's.

I wouldn't not get 4x2GB of DDR2, especially if you're using a 32 bit OS.

I'd also recommend getting the Zalman 9500 or 9700 over the 8000. If you just need a cheap, excellent performer, then check out the Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7.

Also, what is the size & native resolution of your monitor? I'm curious since you're going to SLI.
February 20, 2008 7:23:03 PM

lunatic7 said:

-Mother board:abit IX38 Quad GT
-RAM:4x2 DDR2,PC 6400 KINGMAX,800mhz
-PSU:850w SILVERSTONE
-Graphics:2x BLISS PCX 8800gts 512 mb


I would change the above mentioned to the following:

1)motherboard is not SLI, you need this one -
ASUS P5N-T Deluxe LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

2)Kingmax Ram? Get two of these for the above motherboard - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel

3)You only need about 750W PSU (overkill).. PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Black) EPS12V 750W Power Supply

4)Graphix card, get two EVGA 8800gts 512 mb
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February 20, 2008 7:34:11 PM

well..i bought recently my monitor which is 22" 1680x1050 2ms and can't change it right now :(  so i know i won't use it's full potential of 2x8800gts..but..what's a man gotta do..a man's gotta do..and yes i will be using 64 bit os..windows vista ultimate64bit..man..thank you very much for you'r quick replyes..i appriciate it very much..ps.sorry bout my english..i'm from croatia :) 
February 20, 2008 7:39:45 PM

and :(  there ain't no step-up program in croatia :( :(  so..i don't see big diference in evga and bliss ill oc the thing..
February 20, 2008 7:47:41 PM

Yeah, all the GPU warranties become extremely limited outside of the US. Kinda sucks. :( 

I'm still concerned about the SLI. I really don't think it will work on that motherboard. You may be able to use two cards independently... but I'm fairly certain they will not work in SLI. If you've got the opportunity, return the board for one with a 780i chipset. Even a 680i chipset would work in your case. At least then you can actually use SLI and start to take advantage of it in games.
February 20, 2008 8:07:32 PM

oi oi thank you :p  well here is the new list
-quad core e6600
-asus p5n-t deluxw 780i sli
-8gb ram 4x2
-kandalf va9000bws(in love with it :D )
-750wat psu
-2x8800gts
-seagate baracuda 500 gb 32mb cache
-dvd rw 2x
-logitech g11
-logitech g9
-logitech z5500
-zalman cnps9500 at
..holy sh** you know how much this system cost's in uk..1800$ and in croatia 2356$..
February 20, 2008 8:12:22 PM

could you tell me what's the difference betwen q6600 and q9xxx in benchmark but not the extreme edition..i'm not that kind of enthusiast :p ..i don't see big difference except memory in q6600 is 6 and q9xxx 12 does that really matter's?
February 20, 2008 8:17:24 PM

The new Q9xxx series that is coming out will be the 45nm version of the Q6xxx series. They require less power and run cooler than the 65nm Q6xxx series, which basically allows them to be overclocked higher. (Ex, the Q6600's replacement is the Q9450) These processors will, at the very least, require updated BIOS on to work on any motherboard, and/or a new motherboard entirely.

By memory do you mean L2 Cache? If so... a larger cache does improve performance a bit. So it doesn't hurt that the Q9xxx series has more.
February 20, 2008 8:31:35 PM

Mousemonkey said:
What about the cheaper 750i? http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=20_47&products_id=9674&osCsid=3f35ad1b73cdaf8700f419c15aa06d46 and if your native res is 1680 x1050 then 8800GT's would suffice, and I know from personal experience that a 620watt PSU is more than enough.



Why would anyone ever SLI 2 GT's ?

Just get one GTS or GTX.. If you really wanted to you could leave room for another, but why bother even.


***lunatic7 the IX38 chipsets are crossfire.You could also choose a 680i motherboard for SLI.
February 20, 2008 8:37:57 PM

grieve said:
Why would anyone ever SLI 2 GT's ?


Because it works.
February 20, 2008 8:51:33 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Because it works.


lol nice answer
Instead of buying the new corvette ill restore this old Trans AM to keep up to the new corvette……………..
February 21, 2008 11:28:16 AM

and please one more question..i'm thinking of buying this in about a month so you'r sugestion..should i wait for q9xxx and geforce9800gx2 instead of 2x8800gts..
February 21, 2008 11:39:18 AM

lunatic7 said:
hellou.. i was wonderin'g could you rate this or give me some on this build what yes and what not..please..i know there is a lot of this kind of questions bit it's my 1 post :p ..so here we go..

-RAM:4x2 DDR2,PC 6400 KINGMAX,800mhz


Make sure you have 64 bit OS, in order to use most of the memory you are buying, otherwise just get 2GB tops. ;) 
February 21, 2008 12:34:18 PM

w.vista ultimate 64 bit it is :p  i'm not that kind of noob..but thx anyway and could somene answer the above question regarding q9xxx and 9800gx2 vs q6600 and 2x8800gts(g92)
February 21, 2008 12:38:05 PM

the first is newer than the second, but likely to be more expensive... and hte 9800gx2 seems to be still a bit iffy in terms of performance from the rumors that keep flying around...

how long are you willing to wait???
February 21, 2008 12:40:40 PM

Wait and see the results of the 9800gx2. It's a nice idea, but I don't imagine that card would take well to OCing. I think the dual-PCB design limits cooling methods... but we'll have to wait and see.

The Q9450 will be better than the Q6600, but unless you're going to OC, then I doubt you'd really notice a difference.
February 21, 2008 4:47:42 PM

grieve said:
lol nice answer
Instead of buying the new corvette ill restore this old Trans AM to keep up to the new corvette……………..

And while you are stuck in the traffic jam in your gas guzzling Transvette I'll have passed you on my FZR 1000 and be at the bar drinking your beer! :lol: 
February 21, 2008 5:22:27 PM

Mousemonkey said:
And while you are stuck in the traffic jam in your gas guzzling Transvette I'll have passed you on my FZR 1000 and be at the bar drinking your beer! :lol: 

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as long as you have some left for me when i arrive.


lunatic7 If I were buying This system I would consider waiting for the new cards, they are just around the corner. You can bet the 9800 series are going to be better then their 8800 counterparts. Also I am sure Vid card prices will come down as we saw today with the ATI’s cards.


February 21, 2008 5:26:05 PM

man thank ya all wery much you'r knowledge has helped me greatly..thank you very much..
February 21, 2008 6:24:12 PM

Instead of the Kandalf (I had one and it was way too expensive for its performance) get the Coolermaster Stacker 830 SE.

Also, I'd recommend an SLI mobo, as well as an EVGA or BFG Tech card and better RAM and PSU.

A lot of people try to save money by getting lesser known brands, and a lot of those cheaper brands are pretty bad. Generally, you get what you pay for.
February 21, 2008 7:41:06 PM

well my MOBO IS SLI READDDD!!!! :D  it's Asus P5N-5 DELUXE 780i SLI<<<SLI :p ..and bliss well i'l oc the thing anyway so the brand doesn't play big deal for me..and my warranty is 2 year per card..and could you tell me how much will i be able to OC q6600 with zalman cnps9500AT?
February 21, 2008 7:42:43 PM

and btw KINGMAX aint no lesser known brand the price is 80$ per stick and warranty is 36 month's per stich and pc-6400,800mhz please no disrispect i ain't that kind of noob..
February 21, 2008 8:00:00 PM

cnps9700LED... go for that instead...
February 21, 2008 8:10:13 PM

resonance451 said:

A lot of people try to save money by getting lesser known brands, and a lot of those cheaper brands are pretty bad. Generally, you get what you pay for.

I Agree %100 with that.


Lunatic7 i would think you could get 3GHZ with a 333FSB on that Q6600/zalman cnps9500AT
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