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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Radkid, Jan 7, 2008.

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  1. Radkid New Member

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    I have been putting together rigs for other peole for a few months now. Finally decided to spawn my own new monster now that my old one's done its time....
    and i kinda noticed that its a lot easier to put together stuff than making decisions on what to put in...:ohwell:.

    i kinda made my spec list and waiting for the green from u guys and i am off...

    So heres da list:-

    Case
    Antec Nine Hundred - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan - No PSU-

    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 G0 SLACR, 95W, S775, 2.40 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache

    mobo
    Abit AW9D-Max WiFi i975X, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
    http://scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=535319
    Hdd
    500 GB Seagate ST3500320AS Barracuda 7200.11, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.5 ms

    PSU
    550W Xclio Greatpower Modular SLi U-Quiet 14cm Fan 87%+ Efficiency ATX2.2Trio+12v EPS 4SATA 6x PCI-E
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=375884

    RAM
    4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-18

    Gfx
    Inno3D 8800GT 512MB 256bit GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTVOut PCI-E

    OPd
    LiteON DH-20A1S-18C Black 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8 / -RW x 6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA
    Heisei Black Floppy Disk +Int Combo All in 1 Card Reader Fits 3.5" Bay USB2

    OS
    Vista Home Premium

    MOnitor
    Samsung SM2032BW 20"TFT Monitor Widescreen 1680x1050 3000:1 300cd/m2 2ms VGA/DVI-D

    goin to use it mostly for gaming and will start running product design progs once i start UNi in september....

    PLease could someone tell me if my mobo is OK...cuz no one i know uses an abit.and i dont know wether i should be using the 8800gts or 8800gts....
    and my psu is dat too much juice in there???

    Thanx guys
    will keep u posted
     
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    I`d certainly agree with the cpu. For the price , they`re really great
     
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    Hey, welcome to TPU!

    Abit is a generally good company as I understand (haven't used any of their products though), I haven't heard of them skimping on quality or anything like that.

    The PSU, it defiantly won't be too much juice. Always good to have some extra in case you want to upgrade and so on, and anyways you'll be pulling a good 300+ watts at load. The only thing is idk the brand and I couldn't find the 12v ratings.

    Gfx, I think you mean 8800 gt or 8800 gts. If you were to get the gts, make sure it is the g90 version which offers much better performance and less power consumption. However, the 8800 gt is very good and many places and people say the gts (g90) is not worth the extra money. It all depends on you, if you want more graphics power, go for the gts, but if you don't have the money, the gt is a very good graphics card anyways.

    Edit: Found the 12 v ratings on the psu, it'll defiantly be enough to power it, but too much power, no defiantly not.
     
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  4. Radkid New Member

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    Diff mobo

    think i should get a different motherboard.....
    any better ideas???
    not going for the asus extremes as a few m8s had trouble with them.
    I dint c anytin wrong when i checked but still gud to be on the safe side rite..
    yeah and i am going to use everyone's fav fan for my Cpu
    the artic7 pro
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=340995
    any suggestions???
    and ny suggestions on making my list any better
    think i can arrange da funding if needed:)
     
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    sounds good, i am running a evga mobo, and haven't had many problems at all, im using a Zalman 9700.

    Ive never heard anything about that PSU before, make sure its reliable, and i would go with a single 12volt rail over a multi rail. IMO
     
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    I would really start looking at P35 / X38 motherboards. I thought I should leave a good reason ....Think this way the ABIT you want was not built to run Quads...it was adapted to do so. Whare the P35's and X38's had the Quads in sight when they were designed!
     
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    What OS will you be choosing - 32 or 64 bit. 4GB RAM may be better served using the 64 bit but driver support may not be as abundant. :toast:
     
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    I agree also! :roll:
     
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    64

    yeah i forgot to mention it 64 bit

    think the 32 bit edition doesnt support 4 gb ram or the system wouldnt boot up unless with inly 2 gigs...or somthing like that
     
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    It will boot up but it will only recognize 3-3.5GB of ram

    I recommend changing the motherboard. Get a Gigabyte DQ6 or an Asus P5K
     
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  11. Radkid New Member

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    i will thanks
    how about one of those n-vidia sli extremes??
     
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    has any one got any opinions about a better case
    i chose the antec 900 cuz i think i can mod it a bit after a while.neon lites and stuff and i really like side windows and better options for this value??
     
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    just to say the last 4 motherboards ive owned have all been Abit and tbh ive been very happy with each and every 1 of them ,no problems at all with them ,unlike Asus ,know many ppl have no end of trouble with Asus.

    if u was to pick an Abit i think ud be happy with your choice ,they are usually quality boards and most tend to overclock very well.
    Abit are usually my 1st choice when looking for a new board these days.
     
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    Abit IP35 Pro heard its very good for overclocking especially with the Q6600 go slacr cpu
    i think abit is investing a lot core 2 tech.........
    most reviews say abit gives better performance than asus even fo core2's......
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=605522
    here is da link for the mobo
    suggestions please
    thnx
     
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    Welcome to TPU,

    I can say that Q6600 are by far the most popular intel Q-Core more or less core out there I sell about 10 per day @ my small buisness I work at, and we only carry about 30+ at a time we even have special ordered them before because we run out to fast :(!!!!

    Either way i suggest Windows XP 64 Bit Professional 2003, Vista 64 bit is newer and "better" yet from what I've heared and read about Windows XP 64-bit is alot better with Q cores than anything else,

    I'd also say your going to want a 600-700 watt PSU just to be on the safe side and make sure it'sw 80+% effiecent varified :)!
     
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    Going on what PyroX1040 said, I have a 800Watt PSU for my system, and case wise i could fit my Q6600, and EVGA 8800GT KO in my Cooler Master RC-690. If you do read up about that case, unlike some reviews the Hard Rive bays fit tightly when you have hard drives in them.
     
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    Dude why spend so much money on a board? If you want ABit just get this one: Abit IP35-E, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 667/800, SATA II, ATX It got excellent reviews from everybody, it overclocks well and it's only 60 quid on that site...
     
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    Oh and 800W is overkill imo. You can run 2x8800GTX in SLI with that kind of power. Just get a decent 600W psu and you shall be fine...
     
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    ordering my cpu

    i am going to order my cpu today or tommorow cuz i am hearing rumors of intel holding stock.....
    but i am kinda sure of it so its ok....
     
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    For a 975 chipset the Intel d975xbx2 pwns. Or wait for the p45 board. In my opinion DDR-3 is a waste (for now). It's expencive and gains are minimal. I've been abusing my d975xbx2 non-stop for a year now. Stable and cool. I have the e6600@3.5ghz on air running 24/7. I tested all the flagship 975 and 967 boards from MSI, ASUS, Abit, and Intel and this one pwnd them in speed AND overclocking. Go figure for an Intel board right? It's a crossfire board in 8x8 mode though. I'm waiting for the reviews of the p45 and crossfireX and see how it holds up. When available I'll nab a q6600 and x45 for myself.
     
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    Lower latency ram man.
    And maybe go for pc8500 instead.
     
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    I was thinking of doing that.

    as for intel's stock i heard the same thing somewhere.
     

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