Building Gaming Machine, last bit of advice?

By nod25
Jun 29, 2007
  1. I'm building a new Gaming Machine. Here are the components I have picked out so far. If there are any incompatibilities or future problems that you guys can see, please let me know what you think:

    Case: Thermaltake Kandalf VD4000BWS Black Chassis

    PSU: (Would like some advice and suggestions)

    Motherboard: DFI LP UT NF680I LT SLI-T2 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz

    CPU Cooler: (Would like some advice and suggestions)

    Memory: EITHER
    Kingston HyperX 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

    OR (Which would be better and is this compatible?)

    CORSAIR XMS2 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

    Graphics card: XFX PVT80USHE9 GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB

    Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS 500GB 7200 RPM X 2 in a RAID 0 Configuration

    Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels 24-bit

    Physics Card: BFG Tech BFGRPHYSX128P PhysX Processing Unit 128MB 128-bit
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Everything looks good, psu you're gonna need 650 watts of power, Dont skimp on the psu, prob gonna pay 100+ for a decent one. Aftermarket cpu cooler, if you're lookin for fan, the zalmans are pretty good, the xfx card I recommend as I have the same one. Looks pretty good. I hope all goes well.
  3. nod25

    nod25 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Excellent, thankyou. What about for the memory?
  4. nod25

    nod25 TS Rookie Topic Starter

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