Ordered new parts today v.finally

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  1. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

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    It took me several weeks and this is what I have decided to go with. not the latest and greatest but has some room to grow in the future.


    Motherboard EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR NF680I 775 - Retail
    $259.99

    Graphics EVGA 7950GT KO 512-P2-N637-AR R - Retail
    $279.99

    CPU INTEL|C2D E6400 2.13G 775 2M R - Retail
    $221.50

    RAM MEM 1Gx2|CRUCIAL TY2KIT12864AA663 R - Retail
    $239.99

    Power Supply Corsair HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620W Power Supply Retail
    $160.00

    Case Thermaltake Tsunami (bought it a few weeks back)
    ~$100

    Heatsink/Fan Tuniq Tower (bought it a few weeks ago. heard good things about it)
    ~$55

    DVD Burner Reusing Samsung DVD w/lightscribe (only had it a few weeks before my old machine died)

    Hard Drives Reusing WD 74 GB Raptor and WD 250 GB SATA

    Graphics card was by far the hardest decision. i just don't play alot of games but would love to have the ability to play. Went with eVGA in case I decide to do the step up in a few months and get an 8800.

    Should all be here by next tuesday or wednesday to put together. Hope I didn't foget anything.
    :x: :x:



    PS. Thanks to Emmett for putting up with me in some of my threads. :wavey:
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I've had just as much help along the line if not more, though. [​IMG]

    But I'm noticing one thing you want to get.

    Thermal paste for the cpu.

    The E6600 comes with a pre-stickon pad, but it would be better if you use a good Arctic Silver #5 paste instead.

    You can probably pick some up near you though.
     
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    Sorry left that out. I got some AS5 form svc.com about the same time I bought the hs/f. :bigthumb:
    And I got an E6400. Don't already make me second guess it. :rofl:
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Oh sorry, my bad.

    Not that there's anything wrong with an E6400...

    :rofl:


    Seriously though, you are going to have that baby pumped a lot faster than my regular clocked E6600, that's for sure.

    I imagine you'll be able to get it well past the E6800 level with no problem at all.
     
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    I figured I could wait a few months and maybe get a quad core after their prices fall. That's pretty much why I decided to go with the evga 680i board. I wanted to make it as future proof as possible. SO I can add 2 video cards in SLI and a quad core and it should last me a couple of years (I hope). Also might add 2 more GB's of RAM.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I've seen benchmarks that a pc with 2gb is not faster than one with just 1gb.

    Unless you will be doing some heavy duty video editing or something like that, I would stick with 2gb.

    Of course that may change with Vista, I don't know.
     

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