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April 28, 2008 2:48:07 PM

Hey what’s up Tom’s Hardware techies? :hello:  I’ve been working with my brother (who posts on here regularly) on a new build. It’s been pretty fun so far and I’ve learned a lot about the current state of PC technology through this process of building my own PC. :wahoo:  :) 

I just wanted to get some knowledgeable opinions on my new build before I spend hundreds of dollars on it. I plan on over clocking my processor and I want to be able to do online gaming, play the popular (current) games on VISTA at a decently fast rate with some pretty nice looking graphics. I don’t need a super machine, and I’m only looking to spend an additional $600-$800 more on the remaining components (already have the processor and monitor). :whistle: 

Ok here goes!

Ryan's New Personal Rockputer

Already Purchased
COMPONENT WEBLINK COST(with Shipping)

CHIMEI Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 330 cd/m2 800:1 - Open Box http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $206.00
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q6600 http://shop1.outpost.com/product/5101696 $187.00

Proposed Purchases
COMPONENT WEBLINK COST(with Shipping)

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB (Hard Drive) - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX ATX12V / EPS12V 750W Power Supply (COMBO DEAL Power Supply+Video Card) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $262.57
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Opex Box http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99
EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 (Combo DEAL Power Supply+Video Card) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (COMBO DEAL)
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) DC (Memory) - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99
Rosewill R5601-BK 0.8mm SECC Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower (Computer Case) - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99
SAMSUNG Black CD/DVD±R Burner with LightScribe - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $30.99


Total Cost of Remaining Components $653.52
Total Cost of Rockputer $1,046.52
After Rebates $1,006.52


If you know of better deals, better combos, better items, or just wanna post emoticons. I would appreciate that! :D  :pt1cable:  Post your suggestions/comments on the proposed components/overall unit.

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April 28, 2008 3:14:34 PM

You dont need such an expensive powersupply
the corsair 620 will be more than enough and will save you 100 bucks.

Id go with either a 8800gts (512) or a 8800gt (g92) 512 over the 8800gts 320. They are both faster/more energy efficient/quieter/ more features than the g80 8800gts 320 u were lookin at.
The 8800gts 512's are only a little over 200 bucks now on newegg.

The memory is cool... but id recommend this for about 20 -25 bucks more http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

crucial ddr2-800 but the timings are better 4-4-4-12... (its rated ddr2 1000 also at 5-5-5-15).
Better for an overclock than the g.skill 4gb you were looking at

Personally i dont really like asus boards except for the striker extreme...
Everything below their top line ive always seen problems with.
However for the price/open box/ with wifi for 90 bucks and a p35 chipset... thats a good deal. (just make sure u get the back panel with that open box)


Get a nice cooler... also..at least an artic cooling freezer pro 7
April 28, 2008 3:15:31 PM

Nice build...one thing you might want to consider is an aftermarket CPU heatsink depending on the amount of overclocking you're doing.
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April 28, 2008 3:17:39 PM

redbadge said:


Get a nice cooler... also..at least an artic cooling freezer pro 7



You beat me to it.. :) 
April 28, 2008 3:43:31 PM

drumr1829 said:
You beat me to it.. :) 


The hell with a artic Cooling Freezer. Go with a XIGMATEK HDT-S1283. Still pretty cheap and last a knew it was best in class according to FrostyTech.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just need some Silver 5 and should be good to go. :pt1cable: 

Then if you really want to get Kraze you can replace the stock fan with one of these...

"ULTRA KAZE" 3000
Air Flow 133.60 CFM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 28, 2008 3:57:45 PM

Ok, my proposed items look like this...tell me what you think...

Proposed Purchases
COMPONENT WEBLINK COST(with Shipping) Rebate Promo Code

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB (Hard Drive) - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 ($30 Mail in Rebate)
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Opex Box http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 ($10 Mail in Rebate)
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99
Rosewill R5601-BK 0.8mm SECC Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower (Computer Case) - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99
SAMSUNG Black CD/DVD±R Burner with LightScribe - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $30.99
OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $123.99 ($35.00 Mail in Rebate) EMCAECCBB
EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express (Video Card) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $196.99 ($30.00 Mail in Rebate) EMCAECCCE
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $36.99


Total Cost of Remaining Components $763.92
Total Cost of Rockputer $1,156.92
After Rebates $1,051.92
April 29, 2008 2:14:55 PM

I am thinking the "DDR2 1000" is the better choice if you want to OC above the 3.6 Mhz and run the memory above the 800 level.

Any other thoughts?
April 29, 2008 5:46:06 PM

Nooooo the Rosewill PSUs don't perform well ....... get the Corsair 550VX instead ...