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April 30, 2008 2:57:39 PM

Alright so after all the help I received all the help in this forum...I made a new build. Thoughts? Emoticons? :pt1cable: 

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gaming Mid Tower Case

Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 2.40Ghz

Motherboard: ASUS P5K-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel

CPU Heat Sink: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler + Scythe "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm

PSU: Corsair 750W Power Supply

GPU: Evega-GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-Bit GDDR3 Super clocked

Memory: G.Skill 4 gigs DDR2 1000

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 750GB 7200 rpm 32mb SATA 3.0Gb/s

Multimedia: Samsung 20X DVD/CD Burner with Lightscribe SATA

Monitor: CHIMEI Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor

Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech Cordless Vista Desktop MX3200 Wireless Laser

OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

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April 30, 2008 3:28:23 PM

If you're going to be gaming, you may be happier with a corded mouse.
Your PSU is very good, but more than you need. A 550W VX model would be sufficient.
April 30, 2008 3:41:37 PM

Sure deserves a kiss! :hello: 

Congratulations!!!
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April 30, 2008 3:45:09 PM

^^Agreed with jtt283.

Also, it would be nice to upgrade to 8800GTS 512MB because it's a bit faster and has a better cooler. This is not very important because you will get great cooling anyway with the Antec 900.

I know nothing about Chimei. Is that a good brand?
April 30, 2008 3:54:30 PM

I agree that 750W is overkill. 550W should be enough.

Also, I'd use DDR2-800 RAM. It's usually enough to overclock the Q6600 to 3.2-3.3GHz, and you'll have better timings if you get CAS 4 RAM (like Crucial Ballistix 4GB, 4-4-4-12).

Concerning the monitor...I've never heard about that brand, and I'd personnally go with a Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW. You pay 30$ more for excellent quality.

Finally, I've heard very bad comments about Vista 64-bit. I'd get the 32-bit, and downgrade from the ultimate edition to save cash. IIRC, you get DX10 in cheaper versions of vista anyway.
April 30, 2008 3:55:00 PM

Boo! Get a X48 Rampage, Q9300, 8800GTS, Corsair 620 PSU, Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme HSF (metal clips, not plastic :non:  ) and you'll be good.

Also what is a "chimei"?
April 30, 2008 4:20:33 PM

That looks like a sweet build, but I agree with the others about the cordless mouse. I've never found one that was as responsive as even a basic wired mouse, and I've used some pretty fancy cordless mice.
April 30, 2008 5:37:14 PM

Thanks for your responses.

The Chemei? It's a 2x winner of the customer award choice. I got the monitor a few weeks ago, open box. It's awesome and I love it. $206 shipped

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

I went with the 740PSU because it was only a little bit more than the others on newegg and if I choose to upgrade things or add video cards etc. It's just a little bit of future proofing; if I want extra power I'll have it. Plus there was a combo deal for that and 8800gt which saved me some coin.

So basically the CAS 4 ram is preferred and a wired mouse...for better overclocking and gaming. I'm not really much of a gamer but, I did want to be able to run all the new titles on my rig.
April 30, 2008 5:48:07 PM

On gaming, cordless mouse is fine, I use a cheapo cordless myself, just keep a small stock of rechargeable batteries handy, lol.
April 30, 2008 6:11:12 PM

Great PSU don't change it. I have never bought into the theory of having to buy a new PSU everytime I upgrade a video card or CPU because I bought just enough power to run the last setup.
April 30, 2008 6:11:46 PM

ohiou, I think they were just talking about lag for "power users", extreme gamers need that extra millisecond, or whatever. The logitech kit I'm getting was pretty highly rated. Again though, I'm not one of those ridiculous gaming kids and this whole box is probably overkill for me but it's nice to know these things incase I choose to trade my social life in for membership in an online clan and a virtual sniper rifle.
April 30, 2008 7:02:43 PM

I have come to respect aevm and cisco for their opinions and insight. They really try to help, your choices are great, my Xigmatek 120 lowered my cpu temps by 6 degrees c, and the fan is quiet. Do yourself a favor though and get a decent wired mouse, logitech g-5 is my favorite, check some out. Regardless of your gaming interests, you have designed a cool rig capable of gaming at an enjoyable level.
April 30, 2008 7:22:19 PM

I was thinking about getting a XIGMATEK 1283 wit ha antec 900, does it actually fit without having to mod the side fan of the case?
April 30, 2008 9:02:34 PM

nussrods, oh yea I have noticed they are spot on too. I am not bashing anyone, I whole heartily appreciate all the opinions both bad and good everyone on this forum has attempted to give me and others.

As I said before, cas 4 mem and wired mouse upgrades are suggestions I plan on taking.
April 30, 2008 9:18:39 PM

I know everyone loves the Q6600, but it is older now. I would just suggest that taking a look at the E8xxx series would be a good idea.
Also the Q9xxx series is getting into a better price range. I know that the AMD Phenom x4 9850 is $235, just as comparison. Anyway, I also agree that that PSU is a little overkill. The 8800GT is a good choice, though the 9 series cards are out, (9600GT, 9800GTX). Other than that, you have a good build.
May 1, 2008 12:53:29 AM

Excellent, congradulations
And you're absolutely correct about PSU
It is not an overkill
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