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Building A Computer This Summer


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#1 shiftplusone

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 08:39 PM

So, I'm building a new computer, as you read which made you click this thread, and I'm just looking for maybe helpful advice on compatibility, maybe more options. It's mostly for gaming and graphics intensive editing programs, and I'm kind of on a $1500 range budget at this point, but after lots of research, I think I've got it.


Motherboard:
EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor

Memory:
OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

GPU:
EVGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

DVD Rom:
SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe

PSU:
Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1000 ATX12V / EPS12V 1000W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB

Case:
Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

My worry is cooling, but I think the price is right and should go down a fair amount before I'm actually able to get the supplies.
Any crits would be nice, or suggestions.
Thanks

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:24 PM

Looks like a decent setup.
With 3 120mm case fans, and 1 80mm PSU fan, you shouldn't have much of a cooling problem.

I don't really care for the PSU mounted in the bottom of the case, but that's more of a personal choice. :thumbsup:

I'd add a good thermal paste, like Arctic Silver 5, to the list.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:56 PM

While I didn't click on the links, I will add that the power supply at the bottom requires some prety long cables to reach the top of the case. Keep that in mind when arranging your drives you may need some extensions if the Ps doesn't have long cables. Looks like a solid build :thumbsup:

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