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January 31, 2009 4:45:08 PM

Im building a new system, specs:

Case: NZXT Tempest

CPU: Intel Q6600

PSU: Corsair 850watt

Video Card: XFX GTX 260 black edition (going with 2 sooner or later)

Mobo: EVGA 750i FTW

Hard Drive: WD Caviar 640gig

Disc Drive: Samsung 22x

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

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

Will that cpu cooler fit in my case.... & Is it good?

Also, is that ram good? I doubt I overclock.. I want something around that price...

The comp. is for gaming & will be played on a 22" widescreen.

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January 31, 2009 5:37:04 PM

IMHO SLI is unnecessary for a 22 screen. Go with a P45 based mobo such as Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P, better stability and better overclocking (if you decide to). And a Q9400 runs faster and cooler.

Without SLI, change the PSU to an HX520.

That RAM is fine.

Zalman coolers offer decent performance but are way overpriced. The Xigmatech HDT-S1283 is cheaper and performs better.
January 31, 2009 6:07:03 PM

can you send me the link to the mounting bracket for that Xigmatech cooler @ newegg.. I cant find it. =(

The reason I got the corsair 850, is cus it's only $140.... Why do you say SLI is pointless on a 22".... Will 1 gtx 260 black edition run Crysis & future games good?
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January 31, 2009 6:08:43 PM

I want to be safe than sorry with the PSU... Would a 750 power 1 GTX 260 and that gigabyte board with the rest of the parts fine?
January 31, 2009 6:21:22 PM

Beitzel15 said:
I want to be safe than sorry with the PSU... Would a 750 power 1 GTX 260 and that gigabyte board with the rest of the parts fine?


Easily, the HX520 I recommended would have no problem.
January 31, 2009 6:26:54 PM

theAnimal said:
Easily, the HX520 I recommended would have no problem.


Ok, thanks!! You just helped me lower the overall cost of my build $120. lol :D 
January 31, 2009 6:44:18 PM

Beitzel15 said:

Why do you say SLI is pointless on a 22".... Will 1 gtx 260 black edition run Crysis & future games good?


I think a GTX260 will be fine at that resolution for a while, but there are a couple of GTX280 @ the egg for ~$285-290 this weekend.
January 31, 2009 7:29:03 PM

Since the corsair PSU isnt Modular, would I be better off getting a Antec NeoPower 650Watt Modular PSU for $99?

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


theAnimal said:
I think a GTX260 will be fine at that resolution for a while, but there are a couple of GTX280 @ the egg for ~$285-290 this weekend.

January 31, 2009 9:46:19 PM

HX series is modular.
January 31, 2009 10:22:16 PM

I did the power usage and it was like around 500.. and with two cards, 572... I wanna be safe, incase I upgrade anything in the future, I wont have to get a new PSU too.... So it's between the Corsair 650 or 620...a 620 WILL DO FINE? I wanna be extra safe lol. If it will with no problems, Ill get the 620HX since it's modular.

Wait, i just looked, the Cors. 620HX is $140!

The antec 650 modular is $99...... which would you get?
January 31, 2009 10:24:46 PM

Excellent choice, plenty of power.
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