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May 21, 2008 5:34:56 PM

Ok so i was going to build a new system with a prices under 1k here is what i am thinking,, HELP ME!
thanks! comments and inprovments are appreciated!!!
BTW all off NewEggy



APEX TU-163 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case 350W Power $48.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$69.99

Leadtek PX9800GTX GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$ 295

hec Zephyr750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817339002
$94.99

4x WINTEC AMPX 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-1024 - Retail
($20.99 each)

ECS NF650iSLIT-A (V1.0) LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$79.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115017
$219.99

Subtotal: $893.90
Shipping: $35.61

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May 21, 2008 7:22:08 PM

1. Coolermaster cm690 is a lot better than your choice of computer, and you will not use the bundled psu anyhow.
2. The best PSUs available now is Corsair, Tagan, Enermax, and Silverstone.
3. Wintec? never heard of that. Corsair, Crucial, Patriot, Mushkin, and Kingston are much better.
4. ECS mobos? Why not something better? ASUS and Gigabyte are my favs.
5. Seagate 500GB 7200.11 32MB.
May 21, 2008 7:46:07 PM

I agree with everything guanyu said... I like gigabyte mobos and corsair PSUs and memory myself, though crucial will be better if overclocking. The case and HD he suggested would be good too. Also I'd recommend a 8800gts 512mb over the 9800gtx or get an evga card to step up to one of the newer ones coming out soon :D 
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May 21, 2008 8:00:31 PM

If you don't have plans to SLI I'd go with a P35 board instead of the 650i.

I agree with the other recommendations. 750W is overkill for this system, assuming you don't plan on adding another video card down the road. You should be looking in the 500-600W range.

As esmith said, go with the 8800GTS (G92) 512MB card over the 9800GTX and save a little cash. The 9800GTX isn't much more than an overclocked 8800GTS (G92).

Also, go for a 2x2gb kit for ram rather than 4x1gb. It costs about the same and will leave room for future upgrades. See guanyu's post for good brands.
June 11, 2008 12:39:54 AM

On your power supply, don't make the mistake I almost made. Sure, having a lot of 12V rails sounds cool, but you only need one with your setup. You will need atleast 28A on your +12V, I would recommend more.
June 11, 2008 12:50:56 AM

Get rid of the who the hell knows what that is PSU and buy a Corsair 550VX.

Get rid of that motherboard, 650i is older and does not properly support a lot of things including if you ever went 45nm. ECS is a terrible brand also, one of the worst there is. Do yourself a favor, forget SLI and pick up a Gigabyte DS3-L instead.

For the love of God don't buy that video card right now. 2xx series is coming out soon and will beat that card hands down!

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