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New Buold, any Tips? "How Original"

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June 5, 2008 4:12:16 AM

Alright I'm obviously fairly new at this and for the past few weeks I've been doing my home work and this is what I've come up with

$250.00 - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box

$168.00 - ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP ATX LGA775 P35 DDR2 1333FSB 2PCI-E16 3PCI 2PCI-E1 SATA2 Sound WLAN Motherboard

$188.00 - (X2) Mushkin EM PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-18 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit

$190.00 - (x2) Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive

$360.00 - EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GTX SSC 770MHZ 512MB 2.3GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

$35.00 - Liteon LH-20A1S DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 8X 2MB SATA DVD Writer Black Beige Retail Box

$80.00 - Apevia X-DISCOVERY ATX Tower Case Black 4X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5INT No PS Window LED Lights Temp Display

$80.00 - OCZ StealthXStream 600W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black

$116 - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

$27 - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 2500RPM 45CFM

$6 - (x2)
Coolermaster TLF-S82-EB 80MM LED Case Fan 4 LED Blue 1800RPM 22CFM 22DBA

Sub Total: $1506

Tax? $1718 (14%)

S & H $100

Estimated Total: $1818.00 Can.

Now I'm going Intel because currently AMD's Quad Core is basically paper weight since i don't plan on using any editing programs, and even if the programs finaly decide to ketchup with AMD I'm sure Intel will be creative and come up with something better then 4 CPU's stalked on top of each other.
After i get use to my build i plan on playing around with overclocking, but I'm not taking it to the very edge.

I've also been thinking about an Fan Controller any advice in this and if i go this route should i get a different case?

My budget is $2000 Can. Max thats all costs added up.

Depending on how much change i have left I'm going to upgrad my Keyboard, get a headset and new mouse.

Anyhow thats enough of me lets here some feedback on my first build :) 

Thank You very much for checking out my post and any thing you can tell me will be very appreciated.

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June 5, 2008 4:16:49 AM

Drop the video card to a 8800GT then use eVGAs setup program to pick up a 2xx series card once they come out. Don't spend the money on a 9800GTX right now.

You don't need 8GB of RAM unless Photoshop or video editing is in the cards.

I would suggest a new card. Apevia's PSU melt in tests, so I would not be catch dead with one of their cases.
June 5, 2008 4:17:41 AM

i like my logitech mx518 mouse a lot, and my saitek eclipse keyboard, dont know about the headset, sorry i dont know much about fan speed controllers, other than that it looks good, oh and it is spelled build (title)