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May 25, 2008 4:11:29 AM

Hey this is a computer I plan on ordering this week. This is the first time i've truly made one from scratch on my own, so I would like to know if there are any compatibility/known issues with any of the parts i've chosen.

I'm always open to suggestions, however I'm on a budget and don't want this to cost over ~$1400. Currently that's exactly what this system is costing me. I can go up about another $100 or so if it's a good improvement. I'm mostly just curious about the motherboard/Power supply since those are the 2 components i'm least familiar with.

Here we go::

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box

MOBO: EVGA Nforce 750I SLI Ftw LGA775 ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA RAID Sound GBLAN

VGA: XFX GeForce 9600GT 650MHZ 512MB 256BIT 1.8GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card X2

CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio

RAM: OCZ Titanium XTC PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-15 DDR2 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

PSU: Antec Truepower Quattro 850W Power Supply ATX V2.2 EPS12V 20/24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS Dual 8PIN PCI-E

HEATSINK: Scythe Ninja Plus REV.B Heatpipe Fanless Heatsink AM2 LGA775 S478 S754 S939 W/ 120MM Fan

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 8MB Cache Hard Drive 5YR MFR Warranty X2


Thanks in advance!

OH and if anyone could PLEASE recommend a great gaming monitor. 20 or 22 inches. I'm so torn. I like both samsung and viewsonic but have no idea which model to buy.

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May 25, 2008 4:41:16 AM

Nice system. Enjoy. I would look at the Enermax Chakra case. I love mine. I have the HP w2007 its a 20 inch, I think its great. 1680x1050 widescreen. Had it almost 6 months now. It also comes in the HP w2207. Same awesomeness only bigger.
May 25, 2008 4:58:52 AM

Antec 900 case is simply awesome, i own it, and it was a great case to put together, the cooling leaves nothing to be desired, the top usb ports are nicely posistioned, its very solid, and i had plenty of room to put all my goodies in.
May 25, 2008 8:15:25 PM

Ok so i'm assuming everything checks out? The PSU is strong enough to power everything? No comments on the mobo makes me confident that it should work out well, thanks
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