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By tj007s13
Sep 16, 2007
  1. I am going to build myself a new PC here pretty quick. It's going to be mainly used for gaming. I have searched around the net myself and came up with a list of parts, prices, and places to get them. I guess I am asking for you guys to look it over and see if you think a certain part is overkill, going to bottleneck the system, cheaper somewhere else ect...

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    -BFG Tech GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 - $699.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143107
    
    -Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum - $155.99
    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=202601382
    
    -Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - $549.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115027
    
    -EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - $219.99
    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=204247380
    
    -CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) -$93.49
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145590
    
    -Thermaltake Toughpower W0133RU ATX12V / EPS12V 1200W Power Supply - $347.99
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=371383
    
    
    Total: $2,168
    
    Cooling:
    
    -ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail - $47.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118003
    
    -Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM - $5.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
    
    -CORSAIR CMXAF1 Ram Fans - Retail - $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835704001
    
    -Scythe HDC80-SL Aluminum HDD Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail - $4.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185003
    
    Optional Cooling: $79
    Total With Cooling: $2,247
    
    I already have two DVD-RW Drives and a 10,000 RPM Raptor 150GB Harddrive from a previous
    PC that I am going to use in this new one. I already have a Copy of Vista and XP so no OS
    is needed.
    
     
  2. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 141

    You must have some serious money to buy a 8800 Ultra
     
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 718

    What is it that you want to know? It is very seldom that a builder tells everyone what kind of thermal compound that they are going to spread on the core of their machine. Do you want to know what kind wax to use on your case?
     
  4. tj007s13

    tj007s13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My current rig runs super hot, I need a really nice cooling system. I heard some Artic compound is very good to use to keep heat down. Thats only reason why i listed it.

    Thanks sipsoh, for all the tips, I might keep some in mind when buying...
     
  5. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 544

    Stay away from EVGA mobo's. Had a 590 SLI and it was great for about 2-3 months, then massive headaches with the networking. Couldn't find the connection, couldn't connect to the internet, couldn't renew the IP address, yada yada yada. Thought it was a router problem, but that wasn't it. Finally swapped it out and went back to ASUS. Haven't had a problem since.
     
  6. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Nice setup there. Wish I could have had built something that good. :D

    Have fun building!
     
  7. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

    It's your money but the GTX would be a wiser buy. 1st quarter 2008 the new high-end will be out. If I had the $ the GTS would be good enough for now.
     
  8. Sorrow

    Sorrow TS Rookie Posts: 141

    A GTX is always a wallet killer, And isn't the 8800s High End? I though it was Nvidia's flagship model
     
  9. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 883

  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    Yeah, What He Said.......

    As Nickslick74 pointed out, the Antec 900 might be a much better choice for the case
     
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