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#1 SomeGuy72

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:19 AM

Hey, this is my first post :thumbsup: I was hoping that someone could look over this in order to ensure that it's all compatible and offer advice/suggestions.

Mobo:
EVGA NVIDIA nForce 680i LGA775 FSB1333MHz 4DDR2 SATA RAID Audio LAN IEEE1394 ATX Retail (122-CK-NF68-T1)
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...l&id=342223

CPU:
INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 2.4 GHz 1066MHz - L2 8 MB ( 2 x 4MB (4MB per core pair) ) - Box G0 stepping (BX80562Q6600SLACR)
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...l&id=349999

Graphics Card:
EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GEFORCE 8800GTX 768MB DDR3 575MHz DVI DVI HDTV (768-P2-N831-AR)
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...l&id=309919

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500 GB 7200 rpm 16 MB (ST3500630AS)
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...il&id=47139

Ram:
Crucial Ballistix - Memory - 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB ) - DIMM 240-pin - DDR II - 800 MHz / PC2-6400 - CL4 - 2.1 V - unbuffered - non-ECC (BL2KIT12864AA804)
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...l&id=341401

Sound Card:
Creative 70SB046A00003 Sound Blaster SB046APCS X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series Black
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...l&id=350327

Case:
Antec NINE HUNDRED ATX Full Tower, 3 - 5.25, 6 - 3.5, 4 - FANS (NINE HUNDRED)
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...l&id=309992

PSU:
CORSAIR POWER SUPPLY CMPSU-620HX HX SERIES 620 WATT ATX EPS12V PS2 MODULAR (CMPSU-620HX)
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...l&id=349340

DVD:
(1) LITEON 20X20 BLACK SATA DVD RW DUAL RAM, LIGHTSCRIBE, RETAIL (20A1L-06)
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...l&id=342017
(2) LITEON 20X20 BLACK SATA DVD RW DUAL RAM, LIGHTSCRIBE, RETAIL (20A1L-06)

Monitor:
ViewSonic VX2235wm - 22'' - 1680 x 1050 - 700:1 - 5 ms (VX2235WM)
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...l&id=187438

Mouse:
Logitech MX Revolution - laser - RF - USB wireless receiver (931689-0215)
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...l&id=187281

Keyboard:
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard - USB (967599-0403)
http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module...il&id=11853

Thanks for taking to review the above :flowers:

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 04:52 PM

Only one question why a Quad core. unless your using Adobe CS3, or 3d rendering software you won't ever use all four cores. Unless you want it for bragging rights. If your going to be gaming and this is the reason save your money and get another 8800GTX and if the processor isn't a retail box you will need a Heat sink and Fan anything from Zalman will be sufficient.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:35 PM

Only one question why a Quad core. unless your using Adobe CS3, or 3d rendering software you won't ever use all four cores. Unless you want it for bragging rights. If your going to be gaming and this is the reason save your money and get another 8800GTX and if the processor isn't a retail box you will need a Heat sink and Fan anything from Zalman will be sufficient.


Well, currently the quad and the 3GHz duo are the same price...Secondly, in the near future, the gaming industry will make use of the multi cores. As a result, I thought I would get ahead of the game (no pun intended).

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:19 PM

That's a pretty powerful system you've got planned there. I hope you can put it to good use! My friend has that case and he's had nothing but good things to say about it; very cool temperatures inside. I would read the customer reviews of that motherboard at Newegg here. I tend to stick to ASUS motherboards so I can't say too much about EVGA but they are trusted and the reviews are generally good. Your choices all seem to be compatible. The thing you may want to look closely is how the EVGA motherboard and the Crucial RAM interact together. Not saying there's a problem but you wanna be sure that they will work. Case in point: I was building a system for a friend and I picked out an ASUS motherboard with OCZ RAM and apparently they don't work well together for those particular products. Good thing I read the reviews and had her cancel the order and change it before it was too late.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:31 PM

i recently upgraded my system and that is a very powerful system there. I got a 3.0 Ghz AMD Athlon X2 processor with a Asus M2N32-SlI deluxe MOBO with 2 GB (2x 1 GB) Patriot ram and this thing absolutely flies! no hesitation at all even when running tons of apps. Newegg is incredible with their pricing and i got all of this at a very reasonable price

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:23 AM

Hi, I am also going to buy a PC with similar specs to yours, mine are the following:

Motherboard - Asus Blitz Formula SE iP35
C.P.U. - Intel Core2Quad Q6600
R.A.M. - Corsair TwinX XMS2 Dominator PC8500 (1066Mhz)
Video-card - 728MB BFG PCI-Express GF 8800GTX
Speakers - Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Speakers
Hard-Disk - 2* 500GB 7200rpm - Seagate SATA2
Power Supply - Enermax Galaxy 1000W
Optical Drive - Pioneer DVR-212 18x Black Dual Layer
U.P.S. - 1400VA Centralion Blazer Line Interactive
Windows - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (OEM)
Network - Edimax 54G Wireless USB Adaptor
Case - ThermalTake Kandalf
Keyboard and Mouse - Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000


I my opinion, you have the right things but the wrong brands (do not know whom is right or not). As for the video-card I would have opted for a BFG or a Sapphiere one, the ram should be at least 1066Mhz so that it would be fully functional with the C.P.U. which uses 1066Mhz aswell (do not know whether I explained myself well), the PSU should be atleast 800W with all the stuff you have got there so that it would run smooth and the rest is ok with me.

All in all it is a very very good list.




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