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    My PC (first build and not finished Any Suggestions?)

    Wanted to post this a couple weeks ago but didn't know if there was anyone here into building computers! But after Kool2bchilln's post I guess I'm not the only one!

    CPU:
    Q9300 2.5GHz quad core $300
    Thermaltake DuOrb CPU cooler $70
    Artic silver 5 thermal paste
    CPU idle temp:
    14/15C
    CPU load temp:
    20-22C
    according to speedfan/realtemp/coretemp/and the Bios

    Motherboard:
    MSI P7N SLI Platinum $165

    RAM:
    8gb Crucial Ballistix 800 $220

    Disk drives:
    LG GH20 dvd +/- RW $70

    Video Card:
    8800 gt Akimbo 1gb DDR3 $285

    HDD
    150gb WD Raptor X HD (10,000 RPM) $180
    2 x 300gb HD From old PC (7200 RPM)
    Seagate Barracuda 1tb HD (7200 RPM) $200
    1.7 TB total space

    PSU:
    Raidmax 630watt PS $100

    Case:
    Antec NINEHUNDRED case $126
    OS:
    Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit $180

    Monitor:
    Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW (22" WS) $330

    Sound:
    Onboard HD sound $0
    Sound Blaster Inspire 7.1 $100

    Mouse/Keyboard:
    Microsoft wireless laser mouse 8000 (bluetooth) $100
    Standard Sony computer keyboard (from my old Vaio)

    Extras:
    Vizio VX37L HDTV10A (37" WS) $800 [double monitor]
    Onkyo HT-R330 5.1 Home theatre $400 [for DTS and Dolbly decoding from a single output]
    I like to watch my anime on my 37" with true DTS surround.. this was the easiest way to do so....
    Netgear WGT624 (network name: Shinra Inc.)
    My old P4 2.66 and my Vaio fs940 1.73 centrino are all connected to my network

    I also want to add another seagate 1tb barracuda and a Blu-ray burner with HD-DVD playback Lg is the cheapest but I have
    after those two my system will be complete...

    Origanally I had planned to spend no more than $1400 for the PC..
    This is my frist build... and it was alot more than I wished for it...
    with tax and other stuff like extra wires..fans... so far it's about
    $2500 excluding my TV and my home theatre... I think by the
    time I'm done It'll be about $3100.... I'm wondering if I should
    overclock my system to 3.0GHz..
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    Re: My PC (first build and not finished Any Suggestions?)

    * Mod Edit, Quoting the original post when you are the first poster is not needed, its generally assumed that are replying to that post. Only quote when you are refering to a particular post. *

    I got my Q6600 up to 3.6 on air. My temps never got higher than the mid 50's under load. That could be because of my massive heat sink, but also because the G0 stepping Q6600 is a great overclocker. Still though, it wasn't as stable as I would have liked with that high a FSB.

    In any case, why so much ram? Do you ever even touch anything above 4 gigs? Also, I just want to put out there that I personally haven't seen that much real-world performance gains between the raptorX and a standard 7200 raid 0. A few small areas are improved (booting to be one for sure), but not really enough to justify the typical price difference.

    If anyone is interested in buying a decent system, now is the time:
    XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Socket 775 Barebone Kit - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz OEM, 250GB SATA HD, 2GB DDR2 PC6400, ATX Mid-Tower Case, Clear Side, 750 Watt Power Supply at TigerDirect.com

    $500. Just add a video card and a heat sink. Free shipping this weekend too.
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    Re: My PC (first build and not finished Any Suggestions?)

    I agree with know1 about the raptor drives. They're all nice and fancy but the slight performance increase is generally not worth the price in my experience.

    I also don't like wireless mice for games but that's more my preference and I don't even know you'll use it for games. (Though a rig like that certainly begs for it.)

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    Re: My PC (first build and not finished Any Suggestions?)

    Don't really play games to much...
    and lol about the mouse once I
    switched to wireless I never could
    go back... lol like lets just say I'm
    to lazy to walk up to my computer
    when I want to play the next episode
    of an anime I'm watching! lol

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    Re: My PC (first build and not finished Any Suggestions?)

    Grumble Grumble Grumble
    Quote Originally Posted by know1 View Post
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    In any case, why so much ram? Do you ever even touch anything above 4 gigs?
    The additional RAM can make a difference, (as Microsoft Vista can use it for additional file/disk caching...) But any ram over 3.2GB is only usable with the 64bit version of Vista... (which still has known problems finding 64bit drivers and media codecs for....)
    FAVOURITE THREADS EXPLAIN why, or risk an infraction.
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    Re: My PC (first build and not finished Any Suggestions?)

    Quote Originally Posted by LenMiyata View Post
    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    (which still has known problems finding 64bit drivers and media codecs for....)
    Ummm.... *cough* Combined Community Codec Pack *cough*

    Its all you need, and It works in the 64 bit version flawlessly (I've used it)

    Me personally, I'd wait till the nVidia GeForce 9900 comes out, it'll have better support for DirectX 10.1.

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    Re: My PC (first build and not finished Any Suggestions?)

    hey amazing high-end rig you have there, i noticed some things tho.

    Why are you running a single 8800gt as vidcard? you have a sli mobo and considering the amount of cash you put into it why arent you running two cards? or perhaps yer waiting for the 9-series?

    I dont understand why people want to overclock theyre brand new system, if its temporarily to simply try out what it can do ok, but if stock speed can still run everything app/game at great settings why bother? ill admit you certainly have nice low temps tho.

    Monitor:
    Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW (22" WS) $330
    great monitor =) very stable and sweet contrast, i has the same one ;P did you have to fidle with the collor pallete a bit 2 tho?

    Onboard HD sound $0
    If it seems to work fine ok, but personally i dont have great experiences with onboard realtek chips etc, the channels tend to sync quite badly and theres also issues with a variety of vista setups.

    and last but not least =P yes i to think raptors are a waste of money, a good raid chip can easily outperform the difference in raid 0 with 2 standard 7200 rpm's.

    Other then that enjoy yer new rig =D

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    Re: My PC (first build and not finished Any Suggestions?)

    GRUMBLE GRUMBLE GRUMBLE
    Quote Originally Posted by aceman67 View Post
    Ummm.... *cough* Combined Community Codec Pack *cough*

    Its all you need, and It works in the 64 bit version flawlessly (I've used it)

    Me personally, I'd wait till the nVidia GeForce 9900 comes out, it'll have better support for DirectX 10.1.
    It works in the 64bit verseion flawlessly, but the caveat is that it works flawlessly ONLY IN 32BIT APPLICATIONS. As an example, Windows Media Player is a 32 bit application (in both the 32 & 64 bit versions of Vista Home Premium), however, the in the 64 bit Vista, Windows Media Center (with the integrated TV /Movie Player) is 64 bit, and refuses to use the ffdshow codec... (I've learned this the hard way...)
    FAVOURITE THREADS EXPLAIN why, or risk an infraction.
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