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New to the forum.. Going to build a pc and wanted to get some feedback..

Motherboard:
ASUS P5Q3 DELUXE/WIFI-AP CH1-11 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9650

Memory:
Kingston HyperX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX16000D3ULT1K3/6GX

Couple questions.

Is this a good choice for MB, CPU Best bang for the buck?

Is that the right memory choice?

What is your guys recommendation on a Video board.
(Gaming, Video editing)?

Need recommendation on a good power supply.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Ken
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  1. the kingston+the mobo+the processor you chose all cam in total 738$(oh my god you can get an i7 mobo +i7 processor+an excellent ram cheaper)

    here we go for 638$ i chose for you

    Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

    ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359

    OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail (i know this is slower than the kingston hyperX but this is the best bang for buck in all ddr3 ram)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381


    For good processors i suggest

    CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $139.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009&Tpk=corsair%20850tx

    CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $259.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007&Tpk=corsair%201000hx

    PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail 119.99$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011
  2. thanks for the input...
  3. ftlkid24,

    computersss' recommendations are spot on. The CPU/Mobo/Ram are perfect for your price point. For PSU I'd go with the PC Power & Cooling.
  4. thanks.
  5. Was thinking

    ASUS ENGTX260/HTDP/896M GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    for the video board.
  6. This one is better, faster and cheaper
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127409

    What exactly is your budget that you are working with? What size monitor will you be using? do you already own any components that you will be reusing with this PC?
  7. $1000 - $1500. I have a monitor, Burner, and a case but I will replace the rest.
  8. What resolution does your monitor run at? That will be a big deciding factor on what GPU will work best for you.

    What case and burner do you have? If the burner is IDE, I would spend the $25 and get a new SATA one instead. All the old IDE cables do is block airflow. You also need a case with good airflow for a high-end build like you're considering. It just seems a little silly to try to save a buck on the burner and case on a $1500 build.
  9. What case do you have? Specifically what resolution is your monitor? 1680x1050? 1920x1200? This is very pertinent info for a gaming rig. Like shortstuff_mt said, if its an IDE drive, ditch it.
  10. I have the wav master case (ATX) The monitor is a syncmaster 910T(1280x1024 resolution).
  11. xthekidx I like that Video card. I noticed it has 2 6pin PCIe power connectors on the side. We chose the
    PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    Power supply which only has 1. Do i need to plug in 2 6 pin connectors?


    Here is the list so far.

    Hard Drive:
    Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $69.99

    Video Card:
    MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv2 GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card $180.00

    Power Supply:
    PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $119.99

    Memory:
    OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK $109

    Motherboard:
    ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard $239.99

    CPU
    Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 $288.99


    TOTAL 1,018.94
  12. The PC P&C PSU has the right connectors for two GTX 260's in SLI if you wanted. However with only 12x10 res it will be a waste. A 4850 is probably too much GPU for your resolution right now, unless you wanted to play crysis on the highest settings, then the 4850 would be about right. I would upgrade the monitor if I were you, but if you don't want to do that, then these GPU's would be enough for you:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130470
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102802
  13. I like to plan for the future... I will upgrade shortly to dual 22's
  14. Hmm ok well how about you go with one of those GPU's I listed up there^^^ right now, and then when you get more monitors you can xfire another one? That will be about right for gaming at 1680x1050
  15. you could get a corsair 750 tx power supply at tigerdirect.com for only $95
  16. i would replace the segate with Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    because western digital is better and because many of the segate drives have problems
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