My first build, what do you think?

This is my first gaming build so bare with me. I wont be ocing so thats not an issue. Any comments will sure help!

CPU- Q9400
Case- NZXT Whisper
Motherboard- EVGA or XFX 780i
GPU- EVGA or XFX or Palit 9800gxt+ (2)
PSU- Corsair 750w
Hard Drive- WD 500GB
Memmory- OCZ SLI 4GB DDR2 800
Vista 64
Extras- LG BLU-Ray, Zalman CPU Cooler, LG DVD burner,
Extra case fans.

Any suggestions welcome.
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  1. How about i7? Or is that over your budget?
    i7 supports both Crossfire and SLI.

    i7 920
    ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution
    6 gig g.skill ddr3 1600 cl9
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
    COOLER MASTER UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W ATX12V
    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP
    EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3
  2. dp38104 said:
    This is my first gaming build so bare with me. I wont be ocing so thats not an issue. Any comments will sure help!

    CPU- Q9400
    Case- NZXT Whisper
    Motherboard- EVGA or XFX 780i
    GPU- EVGA or XFX or Palit 9800gxt+ (2)
    PSU- Corsair 750w
    Hard Drive- WD 500GB
    Memmory- OCZ SLI 4GB DDR2 800
    Vista 64
    Extras- LG BLU-Ray, Zalman CPU Cooler, LG DVD burner,
    Extra case fans.

    Any suggestions welcome.


    Not bad.

    You can probably cut costs with a 750i motherboard.

    Even better, forget 9800GTX+ SLI and the nVidia MB and get a P45 and a GTX 280.

    There's a PC Power & Cooling 750W at Newegg that may save you a few bucks, and it's even better than the 750TX.

    Why the NZXT Whisper + fans. I'd just get an NZXT Tempest.
  3. Get RAM rated at 1.8V, Mushkin, G-Skill, Corsair or Crucial.
  4. +1

    Here's some good stuff:
    G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $50
    4-4-4-12 (at 1.8V or 1.9V, it depends on motherboard)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209&Tpk=G.Skill%20PI%20Black%20DDR2-800%204GB
  5. I have been doing some research and am leaning towards the i7. Can't decide between the gtx 260 or rob a bank and get the gtx 295. Is it really worth it. All of the benchmarks I've seen it seems to be close when you factor cost.
  6. If it's for playing GTA4 or FSX then it's worth spending more on CPU (i.e. i7 and the obligatory X58/DDR3 for it) even if it means cutting back on the GPU (i.e. GTX 260). If it's for other games, you're better off IMO with a cheaper CPU/MB/RAM setup (E8500, P45/DDR2) and putting as much money as possible in the GPU (GTX 295 or at least HD 4870 X2).
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