Need help !

Ok I have about 1000 dollars to spend on a brand new pc build and I come here so you guys could help me. I know nothing about computers so yeah. I already have a nice LCD monitor and a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150252

Im planning to go SLI and get a good quad core... I WOULD LIKE TO SLI BUT IF THIS BUILD GOES OVER $1000 THEN I DONT NEED TO SLI, No i dont do video encoding or do anything on some sort of line of that. Yes i know the e8400 is better at playing games currently due to the 3.0ghz but i kinda want a quad core because so im future proofing and so maybe games in the future support quad core and it would be better. No dont recommend me the q6600 or another video card like the 8800 gts or something. thanks alot guys i really appreciate it. Also i might OC a little bit but im not sure because i dont know anything about Bios or overclocking. Thanks alot guys i really appreciate it, and also dont go over the budget. Thanks alot
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  1. How bigs the monitor??? If its not big then dont bother with SLI
    But with another 8800GT u should be fine on budget....

    Also, you want a quad but not the Q6600 which is probably the best buy atm?!?!? so what DO u want
  2. its a 19 inch... 1280x1024 is max resolution... never mind i dont need to go SLI. The q6600 is 65 nm, 1066 mhz FSB , and its 2.4 ghz. I was planning to get this quad core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115043
  3. If you intend on overclocking (pretty simple once u read about it) then get the Q6600. Newer is not necessarily better. The Q6600 has a 9x multiplier which is good while the Q9300 is 7.5x. The low multi. extremely hinders OCing performance.

    Also with a 19", dont bother with SLI. In CoD4 with the GT i get about 80 fps....so it will be fine
  4. Yeah your rite but i mean i dont want to crazy overclock like i just wanna overclock like from 2.5 ghz to 2.8 ghz or to 3.0 ghz
  5. I play games like Age of conan and crysis
  6. Yea...well the new one starts at 1333 so when u OC u already start to put stress on the mobo....little bit but its still over the 1333 standard.

    The Q6600 though is at 1066 so at 1333 its at 3.0....much less stress on the mobo
  7. hmm dam isnt there a mobo where it accepts 1333 and 1600 fsb or something? Would that cause stress still or what
  8. Well its rly no stress either way...just trying to show that the Q9300 overclocked is more stressful on the motherboard than the Q6600 is....

    All subjective though (someone here will say get the Q9300...i guarantee it :D)
  9. Hmm true but im thinking the q9300 isnt as stressful as you think because its 45 nm so it causes less heat and its smaller. Could you help me build a $1000 system with the q9300? i already got vid card and monitor as you may already know
  10. Alrite NO SLI for this build then
  11. You can get the q9300 if you want, a mobo maybe a p45 one, P5Q-E, some ddr2 6400 ram. WD 640 GB, DVD-RW Pioneer or LG. The TRUE as the cpu cooler. The Antec P182 as case, the PSU can be the Antec 500, Consair, Thermaltake.
  12. help please
  13. Quote:
    Ok I have about 1000 dollars to spend on a brand new pc build and I come here so you guys could help me.

    Case : Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $129.99 ($89.99 after $40.00 Mail-In Rebate).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

    PSU :
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Red) 750W EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, RoHS - Retail $139.99
    ($109.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011

    CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $339.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115042

    Motherboard : EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $189.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188026

    HDD : Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148309

    Ram : G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $84.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

    or OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $109.99 ($84.99 after $25.00 Mail-InRebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227267

    DVD Burner : SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B $26.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151153

    CPU Cooler : OCZ OCZ Vendetta 92mm Ball CPU Cooler - Retail $34.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835202005

    Thermal Compound : OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Extreme Thermal Conductivity Compound - Retail $5.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835202006

    Total comes to $1032.58 before shipping costs and Rebates.

    minus rebates the price is $937.58

    Below are 3 choices for non SLi motherboards
    ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $179.99 ($149.99 after $30.00 Mail-In)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127030

    These have 1600 FSB CAPABILITY
    ABIT IX38 Quad GT LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $219.99 ($189.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127033

    GIGABYTE GA-EX38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $199.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128089

    Other Alternate is AMD
    CPU : AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $235.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103249

    Motherboard : ASUS M3N-HT DELUXE/MEMPIPE AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard $239.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131290

    Changing out CPU/Motherboard on Intel with AMD System. The cost after Rebates would be $872.59
    If you want to go this way. Also do not know what parts you would be using from your old computer in this build that would offset prices above.

    Good Luck on your upcoming build.
  14. wow thank you so much
  15. Can you recommend a different PSU? IMO i think that psu is overkill especially im not going SLI and its kinda expensive. New york got that gay tax law.
  16. CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Retail $99.99
    ($89.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    With what you want in way of CPU and Graphic card you have. This is minimum you should go in wattage.
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  18. Quote:
    How is this build? Is everything going to work in this build and are all the parts compatible? Also sorry to be annoying but i just really want to make sure all these parts and things work together but would everything fit in this case i picked and would i need like any molex adaptors or what ever for these fans I bought? THANKS ALOT

    Looks good, but you might want to change Ram and PSU. Plus you could save some money on the case.

    Go with the Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $129.99 ($89.99 after $40.00 Mail-In Rebate). Has free shipping compared to $19.18 on the CoolMaster Centurion 590 at $64.99. The Antec 900 is a far superior case.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

    Ram you have picked now from A-Data, I do not know if it is capatible with Asus motherboard. I stell thenk you need a 4gb (2x2gb) kit. I do know that Corsair, Crucial, OCZ, Kingston and GSkill are. And since you are getting a Vista 64-bit OS it would be advisable to get the 4gb kit.
    CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $86.00
    Free 3 Business Day Shipping & 1x Winner of Customer Choice Award - Desktop Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

    PSU is one of your most important component, so when the members here suggest one, they know it will work as stated and will not cause you any problems in suppling the correct power you need. Read this Thread on PSU.
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108088

    The PSU you have currently selected is consider a Tier3, but you have to take in other considerations. Will it be future proof for newer components (Graphic card, CPU, HDD & DVD Drives).

    Here is one that is rated Tier2, the OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB, CE, CSA, UL, FCC - Retail $84.99 ($54.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate) plus has Free 3 Business Day Shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341010

    or CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Retail $99.99($89.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) plus Free 3 Business Day Shipping. Best choice since it has PCI-E Connectors: 2 x 6+2Pin for future proof and is Tier2 rated.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    But the choice is ultimately yours to make.
  19. Yea change that PSU...its horrid....

    Give me a budget for the PSU and ill tell u a good one
  20. yeah i swapped out that psu and got this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004

    How would this PSU work.. people say it would be perfect. Could i overclock my q9450 and still system be stable. Im planning to oc it to like 3.0 ghz or 2.9 ghz thats it. How would the stock heatsink and cooler work with the q9450 being overclocked just a little bit?
  21. ^ ... i haven't used either of those RAM brands .. but they seem fine... i'd suggest you go with more popular and trusted brands like Crucial/Gskill/Corsair ....

    Check this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184
  22. ukoduko said:
    yeah i swapped out that psu and got this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004

    How would this PSU work.. people say it would be perfect. Could i overclock my q9450 and still system be stable. Im planning to oc it to like 3.0 ghz or 2.9 ghz thats it. How would the stock heatsink and cooler work with the q9450 being overclocked just a little bit?


    That PSU is excellent.

    Yes you can overclock the Q9450...but you can't do it with the stock cooler.. you'd need an aftermarket cooler ... the XIGMATEK S1283 is the very best.
  23. alrite i got that corsair memory... now yeah i dont overclock then right away.. ill save up some more money later on and get the S1283... hows everything now.. i got the corsair ram?
  24. so many floors here...list out your FINAL BUILD neatly so its more clear..lol..

    ps: Type the LIST, not the links.
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