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MyThLoSt

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This is my first build. Kinda looking for help if this is an ok build and what can be changed to make it better or if u have any suggestions. Will be used for gaming and running programs like CAD.

case:COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811119138

Mother board:EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813188013

Processor:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115017

hard drive dual:Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148262

GPU dual:EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130303

Ram:Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820146565

Power supply:SILVERSTONE ST1000 ATX12V / EPS12V 1000W Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817256020

cd drive:LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827106072

Cooling fan:ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835186134
 
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case:COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black
I suggest something a LOT cheaper as far as price goes, but just as good in quality if not a better use of money.

Cooler Master RC-690
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

And you sure as hell do not need THAT much power on your PSU

I suggest either of the following

Silverstone 850W Decathalon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256022

or

PC Power & Cooling 750 Quad
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009
 
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#3
looks ok but personally i dont like lite-on (had 3 in 3 different computers fail on me)

i would recommend you choose a samsung or sony dvd burner


the psu would be better to go with this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817814002

ABS Tagan ITZ Series ITZ1100 ATX12V $280

and you get a Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive free if you buy the psu before 11/15/07 (its not modular but modular is over rated IMO)
 
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#5
Don't get that board...they don't like Q6600's. Go for a good p35 board, like an Abit IP35 or Dfi p35 Infinity. Oh, and you're out of control with that psu. Even a Corsair HX620 would more that handle this stuff.
 
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Don't get that board...they don't like Q6600's. Go for a good p35 board, like an Abit IP35 or Dfi p35 Infinity. Oh, and you're out of control with that psu. Even a Corsair HX620 would more that handle this stuff.
Yea I was also going to say P35 would be a better option.

This is a great board for that nice Q6600

edit: I apologize, but the Gigabyte MB doesnt support SLI

This does though, The abit IP35 Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128064
 
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Don't get that board...they don't like Q6600's. Go for a good p35 board, like an Abit IP35 or Dfi p35 Infinity. Oh, and you're out of control with that psu. Even a Corsair HX620 would more that handle this stuff.
no the first gen didnt the new one does just fine with quad

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098
these have micron D9s on them and oc like a beast

and this PSU is closer to what you need though a good 600watt would run just fine this gives you rooom to upgrade in the future
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153043
 

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get a bigger/better cooler, either the 120mm version or an Thermalright Ultra extreme 120 would be your best bet... also you could do nicely with the PC Power & Cooling 750 Silencer power supply, it'll have more than enough power to power your rig and you can find it for $180 in a black version.. orange is even cheaper.
 

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Well thx for the advice. I made the changes to the psu, motherboard, and ram. Does every thing else look alright?
 

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Everything looks right but I think newegg does pricematches? use shopbot or something to find the best prices and get new egg to pricematch them.. if they do that.. thats what I do with ncix canada.
 

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Well thx for the advice. I made the changes to the psu, motherboard, and ram. Does every thing else look alright?
well whats the final list?
 

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case:COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811119138

Mother board:GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128064

Processor:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115017

hard drive dual:Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148262

GPU dual:EVGA 512-P3-N802-A1 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130303

Ram: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231098

Power supply:pC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Black) EPS12V 750W Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817703009

cd drive:LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827106072

Cooling fan:ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835186134
 

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very good :D
 
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the intel based boards only supports crossfire and they run 16x/4x slots which means your 8800GT will be bottlenecked by the 4x slot the 680i mobo you had initially supports dual 16x slots and Xfire i would recommend that board since the S2 revision removes all of the quad core overclocking issues
 

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humm you can get them to run sli.. the x38 chipset has 16x pci-e in duel channel.

You can mod it to run sli.. if you wait 2 days the 780i boards will be released. :O

Im going to bed now though. and yes 4x would be a huge bottleneck! good thinking Cdawall, I didnt see that I thought he was getting a new revision 680i board.. one of the ones that like quad core processors..

the 680i mobo you had initially supports dual 16x slots and Xfire i would recommend that board since the S2 revision removes all of the quad core overclocking issues
 

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thx for the advice on the mboard. i looked at that one in the beginning but changed my mind now im back to it lol
 

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careful with the open box, they usually come just the bare mobo, no screws or anything else.. so if you dont have spare screws elc just get a new one.

GL
 

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see i would say that to but its more that $1100 off you can get screws at radioshack for $4? so i say open box FTW
 

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tru tru lol, I should of gotten that o/B ega 680i @ nicx like 4 months ago.. Im sure it was a rev.1 thats prob why it was only like $118.. but I heard O/B dont come with anything most times. me noob lol, well I didnt know you could get screws at radio shack.

You'll prob need some sata cables too since your HD and DVD drive are prob OEM (just the piece of hardware).


Edit: cdwall what if he dont get an i/o shield? I never bought o/b mobos before.
 

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#25
a piece of cardboard works great as a io shield looks a little tacky but who cares? or you can order one from asus