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June 8, 2008 1:55:52 AM

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=N82E168...

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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June 8, 2008 2:03:40 AM

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
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June 8, 2008 2:10:45 AM

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
June 8, 2008 2:12:26 AM

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
June 8, 2008 2:12:48 AM

I play games like Age of conan and crysis
June 8, 2008 2:19:00 AM

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
June 8, 2008 2:22:47 AM

hmm dam isnt there a mobo where it accepts 1333 and 1600 fsb or something? Would that cause stress still or what
June 8, 2008 2:28:34 AM

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 )
June 8, 2008 2:43:46 AM

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
June 8, 2008 2:46:29 AM

Alrite NO SLI for this build then
June 8, 2008 2:55:23 AM

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.
June 8, 2008 3:46:57 AM

help please
June 8, 2008 3:47:11 AM

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.



June 8, 2008 3:48:48 AM

wow thank you so much
June 8, 2008 4:04:55 AM

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.
June 8, 2008 5:32:24 AM

DVD Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HARD DRIVE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This PSU i dont know could someone tell me about this psu

THERMAL PASTE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

QUAD CORE PROCESSOR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE FANS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU COOLER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VIDEO CARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
June 8, 2008 1:32:33 PM

help
June 8, 2008 3:22:23 PM

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.


June 8, 2008 6:04:38 PM

Yea change that PSU...its horrid....

Give me a budget for the PSU and ill tell u a good one
June 8, 2008 6:22:39 PM

yeah i swapped out that psu and got this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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?
June 8, 2008 10:05:13 PM

ukoduko said:
yeah i swapped out that psu and got this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
June 8, 2008 10:12:14 PM

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?
June 8, 2008 10:22:33 PM

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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