New build, help please

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  1. mooredodge

    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    I'm trying to figure out what I want to do on my next build. I haven't built a pc in several years, and haven't been following hardware either, so you'll have to excuse me if some of the shit I'm thinking about getting won't work. That's why I'm coming to you.

    I'm basically wanting to dump the cash into something that I won't really have to upgrade for at least a few years. Here's what I've got so far, let me know if some of it won't work, or what you'd change.

    Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan - Retail

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    EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

    Tagan TG1100-U96 ATX12V / EPS12V 1100 Watts Power Supply - Retail

    Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Kentsfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562QX6700 - Retail

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    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    Model F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ - Retail

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail

    That's the basic list I have so far, but I was having trouble figuring out which mobo to get that would take advantage of full sli and would work with I've got so far. Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance. :bigthumb:
     
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    ditch sli and get an intel mobo.
     
  3. mooredodge

    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    I was thinking about it. I've never seen an sli rig in person, was wondering if it'd really be that much of a difference. Everything else look good?
     
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    I think the psu is a rip off. At that price, I'd much rather get a PCP&C. I prefer Corsair XMS to g.skill, but that doesn't mean the g.skill is bad. Case is absolute shit. You're spending enough, just go get a Lian Li.
     
  5. mooredodge

    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    I've got a modded Lian li mid tower based on the pc-61 right now, any idea if it'd fit? I was thinking I might need a full tower, but if I ditch the sli I was thinking I might not need the extra space.
     
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    could probably squeeze it in.
     
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    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    Cool, thanks for the help. :bigthumb:
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    A single 8800GTX is seriously badass at the moment.

    Maybe some of the gamers can comment on this, but I don't think anything out can tap out one of them yet.

    +1 on the PC Power & Cooling psu.

    I agree with Jolly that the Intel boards are the best, but if it was me, I would get a P35 chipset Gigabyte board, and the Q6600 quad core instead.
    With the Gigabyte board you could easily bump the speed up to 3ghz and run perfectly stable as well as cool.
    That would be faster than the QX6700 for $700 less.

    This is the Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 with the Intel P35 chipset.
    $237 shipped.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128046

    That's your best option imo.
     
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    the intel will do mild overclocking and will be noticeably more stable and perform extremely well.

    Definitely a better choice over the gigabyte.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah, but the Intel is better than all other brands using an Intel chipset.

    That doesn't mean that the Gigabyte won't prove to be stable.

    And like usual when Intel releases a new chipset, they only have a couple of boards released early on and right now the only one I've seen is an entry level board.
    The DP35DPM P35 board.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121314
     

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