My new gaming rig

By TheCakeIsALie
Dec 27, 2007
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  1. Just looking for any suggestions for my new machine. Looking to spend about 2K and this totals like $2013 from cyberpowerpc

    CAS: NZXT Duet Classic Mid-Tower 420W Case
    CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz 1066FSB 8MB L2 Cache 64-bit
    CD: 20X DVD+/-R/+/-RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR
    FLOPPY: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE (BLACK COLOR)
    FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
    FAN: INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
    HDD: Single Hard Drive (320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM DD2:
    KEYBOARD: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
    MOUSE: Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse
    Monitor: SMUNG|LCD 22" 2MS 226BW R
    MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI & Q9650 Supported) EVGA nForce 780i SLI Mainboard FSB1333 DDR2 3 x PCIe x16 SATA RAID w/ USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio
    MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory
    NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
    OS: Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM) Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
    POWERSUPPLY: 700 Watts Power Supplies Xion PowerReal Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready
    USB: Add External USB 2.0 Hub (4x USB 2.0 Ports) (SILVER Color IR-4100-SL)VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express [+165] (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,417   +215

    It looks like you pretty much have it covered. This is obviously a gaming rig so you really don't need a second optical drive but I always include a second one for mine.

    I'm sure others can take issue with any one of the components on your list but everyone has their personal preferences. As far as I'm concerned, it looks like it will be a great gaming PC.
  3. ininjaudead

    ininjaudead Newcomer, in training

    All seems to be in order. Should run like a beast on any game out there.
  4. TheCakeIsALie

    TheCakeIsALie Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Can I have three NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB on this mobo? or do they have to be the 8800ultras?
  5. Elzara

    Elzara Newcomer, in training

    Needs to be GTX or Ultra
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    There is no need for either of those, seeing how they are overpowered and are of no use for right now, I have a GTS ( which is below GTX / Ultra and sometimes GT ) and I can out-perform many machines, I play Crysis on max with 1680x1050 resolutions and still have about 26-30 frames. I've yet to see someone get over 30 frames with Crysis at my resolution.
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    The PSU is a rubbish one. Get a better one to avoid any future problems. Also consider a cooler for the northbridge.
  8. Elzara

    Elzara Newcomer, in training


    I meant to be able to run 3 way SLi. which this mobo can run.
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    That's not the point. Even that rig wouldn't be able to run Crysis maxed out at 1600x1200. No current-gen rig can.
  10. tastegw

    tastegw TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 246

    you need gtx or ultra to run 3 way sli like elzara said

    NVIDIA SLI GPUs deliver powerful, elegant and super-rich graphics for games and other graphics-intensive applications. Combining two NVIDIA SLI-Ready certified graphics cards (with the same GPU) in a single system with an nForce SLI MCP results in up to double the graphics performance.

    NVIDIA SLI-Ready GPUs feature dedicated, built-in SLI hardware logic and take advantage of the additional bandwidth of the PCI Express bus architecture. Connected by the SLI connector (which ships with all SLI-Ready motherboards), each GPU has a maximized connection pathway, and can leverage the second card for reaching top-speed performances. SLI Technology can scale both geometry and fill rate performance for multiple GPUs and output in both digital and analog formats for the highest image quality.

    Note:
    *NVIDIA GPUs that support 3-way SLI
    **NVIDIA GPUs that support Quad SLI
    ***NVIDIA GPUs that do not use the SLI connector.

    NVIDIA SLI-Ready GPUs:


    GeForce 8800 Ultra*

    GeForce 8800 GTX *

    GeForce 8800 GTS
    GeForce 8800 GTS 640
    GeForce 8800 GTS 320
    GeForce 8800 GTS 512
    GeForce 8800 GT
    GeForce 8600 GTS
    GeForce 8600 GT
    GeForce 8500 GT

    GeForce 7950 GX2**

    GeForce 7950 GT

    GeForce 7900 GTX

    GeForce 7900 GT
    GeForce 7800 GTX 512

    GeForce 7800 GTX

    GeForce 7800 GT

    GeForce 7600 GT
    GeForce 7600 GS
    GeForce 7300 GT***
    GeForce 7300 GS***
    GeForce 7300 LE***
    GeForce 7100 GS***

    GeForce 6800 Ultra

    GeForce 6800 GS

    GeForce 6800 GT

    GeForce 6800

    GeForce 6800 XT

    GeForce 6800 LE

    GeForce 6600 GT

    GeForce 6600***

    GeForce 6600 LE***
    NVIDIA SLI-Ready Quadro GPUs
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