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June 17, 2008 4:56:41 PM

well first i would like to say this is a great site pack full of great info. i have been reading and reading and reading, you know lurking around for the past week or so and i must say, this site seems to have alot of friendly good knowlegdable people willing to help out and share their experiences. turly an awsome site.

alrighty then, this is what i am thinking about getting, will more than likely order everything today. keep in mind i such a greenhorn when it comes to building a computer. i did do lots of research and think i have the best bang for my buck. i want the computer for fast everyday use, accessing data, playing with some pics type stuff. no tv video/bluray stuff, but yes with some good gaming capabilities of course. :D 


Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Red) 750W EPS12V Power Supply
ASUS P5K PRO LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-2014S1T
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

well what do you guys and girls think?

i am not sure if should go this way or get a Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale processor. i do want to upgrade to dual graphics cards aswell as upgrade the processor later along with adding another velociraptor. or maybe i should just think about adding another 8800gt and leave it at that for a few years then just get a new computer at that time.

thanks in advance for any and all remarks/advice/info ect..ect..ect..

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June 17, 2008 5:04:30 PM

Looks fine to me.

Can't go wrong with either the Q6600 or E8400.

Only thing with the quad, you might get better cooling and stable mounting with something like the ZeroTherm 120. It cools just as good as a Tuniq. That is if it will fit in your budget.

The Artic Cooler Freezer is good, its just I'm not a big fan on the 4 pins mount. :lol: 
June 17, 2008 5:15:42 PM

lol, i have read about that a couple times. just did a quick lookup. for better cooling its in the budget. going to have look into it a little. thanks for the heads up.
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