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#1 rexxor

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 02:34 PM

I have been working on putting together a new comp build. I feel that I am close to a final build, however this is my first time.
My goal is to build a decent system that is reliable, stable, proven components, longeivity, and the ability to upgrade.

1. Will my parts work well together (conflicts) ?
2. Did I get a part thats twice as expensive for only a 5% peformance gain ?
3. For only a few dollors more can I get a part thats a rather large upgrade ?
4. I tryed to select the PSU, mobo, and GPU so that they will have a happy marriage (crossfire upgrade someday mayby) will they live happy everafter ?
5. Do I need to order extra cables ?
6. When all the parts arrive at my door , will I be able to assemble the system ? did I miss a part which needs to be added to my current list ?( I do have a mouse)
7. I enjoy WoW, however warhammer/wotlk will coming out soon. any comments about this setup with a mmo/fps ?


I am no expert here an its hard for me to judge some of the issues. I welcome any feedback/input/advice/flame you have to offer :-)


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GIGABYTE GV-R487-512H-B Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $289.99
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CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $105.00
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail $189.99
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GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS5 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $239.99
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HIPER HPU-4M880 Continuous 880W ATX12V V2.2 & EPS12V V2.91 SLI Power Supply - Retail
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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:10 AM

If you have the cash, I would go with one of the Yorkfield processors. Because of their design, they run cooler and use less energy. Plus, they overclock very well. I've never heard of Hiper PSU's, I stick with Corsair and Silverstone power supplies. Overall, a very nice system.

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#3 rexxor

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:26 PM

Yes I see your concern about Hipper, however I read this review an decided to go with Hipper. A calculated risk true, if you have more info about hipper being to risky, let me know :-). I do want a stable reliabe PSU.


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 04:50 PM

I'm not sure if the review you listed is evaluating the same PSU as the one you've selected. I found another review of the Type-M model at HardOCP. Keep in mind that reviewers often use different testing methodologies and it is possible that units in the same line might differ due to build quality.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 12:57 PM

that processor is nice, it's the one I have and overclocks well on my Zalman cooler but it does run hot on stock cooler.




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