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Ordering today, what do you think?

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November 16, 2008 1:49:31 PM

Hey guys. This is my first build and I'll probably be ordering later today. I just wanted to get some final thoughts/opinions of it. Feel free to suggest alternatives to any of the parts I picked out. Thanks!

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November 16, 2008 2:44:01 PM

What are the uses?

Do you really need a $130 case or would something cheaper do - that might allow you to boost the processor.

Are you planning to overclock - if not, you won't need that cooler.

See if you can get a 45nm processor.
For gaming the way to go is still dual core, for video / photo editting then quad.

Otherwise - good motherboard, HDD, PSU.
November 16, 2008 3:17:44 PM

why wud u want a q6600?? check out the newer q9450 or q9550.. I mean u CUD go with a dual.. but then, u will always wonder wat it is to have a quad!! With vista utilizing cores better, u are better off with a 45nm quad.. Dont get me wrong.. q6600 is great!! (i have it too) but, its outpaced by newer 45nms.. It runs cooler, is more efficient and just better overall..
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November 16, 2008 3:32:25 PM

The 4850 1gig is only 30 dollars more than the 512.
EDIT: But as Eklipz330 points out in his reply (below) .... So disregard what I said and thank you Eklipz330, you're gonna save me some money too ;) 
November 16, 2008 3:35:42 PM

cmash is somewhat right, but the premium makes it seem like just as good as a deal

if you dont have the money for a 45nm, don't worry about it

and mxwxb, 1gb is pointless until 1920x1080, and yet it's even more pointless because your approaching 4870 512mb territory, which will pwn a 4850 1gb
November 16, 2008 3:49:23 PM

I COMPLETELY stand by ur decision on the graphics.. its totally adequate and really.. except for crysis, it will blast thru the rest of the games..
IF gaming wit super-new games at super-high resolutions is not a priority, u CUD go further down!! but this is a great choice.. u wont regret it.. Besides, u cud theoretically, crossfire, if needed.. so u r good to go buddy.. sort out the processor, (IF needed).. and u r gold!!
Anonymous
November 16, 2008 3:54:29 PM

Thanks for the quick replies. Well now I'm stuck. I don't do a whole lot of photo/video editing but I do use Photoshop on occasion. I'd like to be able to run games smoothly on this machine. So now the question is Quad-core or Dual-core? I think I'll stay away from the Q6600 and go for a 45nm. If I went the dual core route, i could get an E8500 without really changing the cost. If I were to get a quad core I'd probably go with the Q9550 which would add about $140. What do you guys think? Is the extra $140 worth it?

November 17, 2008 8:55:37 AM

definitely worth it!! cos even if right now, u dont see much improvements, a few months or even weeks down the line, u will thank yourself for buying a quad as more software learns to use it efficiently.. If u buy a dual, u wud initially be impressed with the speed, but then u wud miss the other 2 cores.
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