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#1 jrlkrudco

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:21 PM

ok this is my first time i have spent a long time picking out the parts heres the list-

Case- CoolerMaster Stacker 830 Tower 420W Case W/ Side-panel Window

Power Supply- Sigma Shark SP-635W PSU - SLI Ready

CPU- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6850 CPU @ 3.00GHz 1333FSB 4MB L2 Cache 64-bit

Colling Fan- Thermaltake MaxOrb Enthusiast CPU Cooling Fan(Slient & Overclock Proof w/ Highest Efficiency Cooling) or CoolerMaster Liquid CPU Cooling System (Superior Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

Mother Board- Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard

Memory- 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory

Video Card- NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB 16X PCI Express powered by EVGA

Hard Drive- 250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

Wireless- PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card

OS- Vista Home Premium 32 bit

warrenty 3 years price 1,280 dollars


Is that worth it and should i change or improve anything on it to make the PC better (trying to stay under 1,300) Please Answer ASAP i am trying to get it soon thank you

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:28 PM

If you want to save some money, I'd say just go with the E6750 processor. It's almost as good, but for the price difference the E6750 is a much better, but if you don't care about saving money and want to go with the best then ya get an E6850.
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:34 AM

What are you going to use the compuetr for? I.E. A gaming system or just e-mails etc.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 04:20 AM

Unless you are going to be overclocking you probably won't need the liquid cooling system.

You didn't mention the manufacturer of the RAM, if you are going to overclock the RAM you will want to use modules like Crucial's Ballistix line.

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#5 jrlkrudco

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 10:06 AM

i would be useing the computer for gaming and personale use. what are the benfits of over clocking i heard that hurts the computer cause it makes it run harder is that true?

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:14 PM

That would depend on the quality of the components, the level of overclocking, and the quality of the cooling setup.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 04:39 PM

Hiyas,

Looks as if your FSB on the mobo is 1333Mhz...you should get the fastest DDR2 ram for this computer. I think they may have some nice 1066Mhz or even 1200Mhz memory out there. Save some coin and get an factory OC'd 8800GT video card. This will offset the cost of the faster memory. I bought the E6850 and am wishing that I had saved the E6750 since both OC to about the same specs. If you arent into OCing then get the E6850. In all testing at stock speeds it ran faster than the E6750. I agree with the statement that you really do not need liquid cooling. Either of the afore mentioned video cards can be OC'd to run 25% faster and still remain very stable being air cooled. Just make sure you have sufficient airflow in your case.

I just built this system and am having fun being a human wrecking ball in ET:QW4.

Antec Earthpower 500w
Coolmaster CM690 case with 5 fans running (2 more on the way)
Intel DX38BT mobo
Corsair XMS 2x1GB DDR3 PC1333
EVGA 512Mb KO 8800GT video card
Western Digital 74GB 10,000rpm HD X2 Raid 5
Gigabyte CD/DVD RW

hope this helps




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