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final compatibility thoughts on my $1100 dollar build.

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June 23, 2008 7:45:09 PM

ok thanks for help to all that gave me advice on this so far :hello: 

for this system i will not be going crossfire or sli and may not be running any RAID type setup. just want a pretty fast comp for pic playing/multi tasking stuff and some good gaming too:D  i have a couple questions/conerns on compatibility and things i will point out in the system list below. also i will be overclocking aswell.

CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Mid tower...$120

MOTHERBOARD: Asus P5Q-PRO P45 LGA775 ATX M/B...$135 on combo deal
concerns with this are just compatibility cabling/memory type stuff or any issues and fixes i should know about.

PSU: PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W...$110 minus $20 mail-in=$90
concerns with this are will fit in the case? i do plan on overclocking, will this be enough power? cabling/wire compatibility with all hardware?

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600...$210

CPU COOLER: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle with retention bracket...$44

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB)...$120
they are out of stock on the reg/ without LED's so i guess i get lights.

GRAPHICS: ASUS Radeon HD 4850 512MB...$185 on combo deal

HDD: WD Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s...$100
just wonder if it would be worth it to go with two and RAID 0 them? thinking no.

OS Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit English 1pk for System Builders DSP OEI DVD - OEM...$100

CD/DVD drive: SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe SATA...$30

MONITOR: Princeton VL2018W 20-inch Widescreen LCD max. res. 1680 x 1050

*OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Extreme Thermal Conductivity Compound...$7
or other, hear this stuff is pretty thick and hard to work with, but works great, i dont know


so thats it. how does it look?
June 23, 2008 8:21:37 PM

I have absolutely no clue about that monitor.

There are some very good 2x2GB DDR2-800 packages under $100.

Excellent choices, in general.

The Xigmatek fits on that MB, and the Freeze Extreme is a good choice. Here's a quote from newegg, for the P5Q Pro:

Quote:
Other Thoughts: Q6600 rock-solid stable overclock of 3.6Ghz with a poor VID of 1.3125. Not a good chip but the board is still able to OC with appropiate air cooling-Xigmatec S1283 with bolt-down bracket and OCZ Freeze Extreme. Protein docking/folding 24/7 100% load temps are 51,51,54,54.


Try this:
CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $80, 4-4-4-12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145194
I know it works on the P5Q Deluxe. I don't think you'll have trouble with it on the P5Q Pro.
June 23, 2008 9:13:07 PM

i was thinking corsair but hear they dont always get along with quads, could be wrong though.
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June 24, 2008 1:48:05 AM

Hmm, I haven't heard anything like that... It's probably incompatibilities with the MBs or wrong voltages. I just don't see how the CPU would matter. But I may be wrong too :) 

I took a quick look at the reviews of that RAM on newegg - 4 with Q6600, one Q9450, one Q9300. And of course a lot who might have quads but didn't say what they have. I think it should work.
June 24, 2008 1:59:23 AM

yup i read them too. ended with the system above but with the corsair. guess i will find out soon enough :D . either way i think would have been cool. but the heat sinks sold me. thanks for the info. now just have to hope everything works right out of the box.
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