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Old September 22, 2007, 09:11 AM
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Hey everyone, first post here :) Here's my build I plan to purchase. This will be used for Gaming. The Budget, without a monitor, is $1500 (try before taxes,insurance, and shipping. I live in Toronto). I plan to do some mild overclocking later, but for now it's going to stay stock

Cpu:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box - DirectCanada
Mobo:Asus P5K Atx LGA775 P35 DDR2 2PCI-E16 3PCI 1PCI-E1 SATA2 Sound Gblan 1394 Motherboard - DirectCanada
Case:NZXT Apollo ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 1X3.5 4X3.5INT No PS Front Audio USB Firewire Black - DirectCanada
Video Card:EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GTS Superclocked 576MHZ 320MB 1.7GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV HDCP Video Card - DirectCanada
Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache Ncq Hard Drive - DirectCanada
OS:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM - DirectCanada
RAM:G.SKILL F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-3-5 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - DirectCanada
PSU:Ocz Gamexstream 600W ATX12V 24PIN Sli Ready Active Pfc Atx Power Supply 120MM Fan Black - DirectCanada
Dvd drive:Samsung SH-S183L Black SATA DVD+RW 18X8X16 DVD-RW 18X6X16 DL 8X Lightscribe INT DVD Writer OEM W/ SW - DirectCanada
Case Fan:Arctic Cooling Arctic Fan 12025 Pwm 120MM 400-1500RPM 56.3CFM FDB 3/4PIN Speed Regulated Fan - DirectCanada
Therma Paste:Arctic Silver 5 HIGH-DENSITY Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound 3.5 Gram - DirectCanada
CPU Heatsink+Fan:Sunbeam Tuniq Tower 120 S754 S939 S940 S478 LGA775 Heatpipe Cooler 120MM Fan CPU Heatsink - DirectCanada

Shipping: $0 (because of special)
Insurance: $20.81
Sub Total:$1387.35
GST:$84.49
PST: None, I live outside BC
Total: $1492.65

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Old September 22, 2007, 09:46 AM
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I just finished building a very similar computer, I think you will be really happy with the Tuniq Tower, it is an amazing cooler.
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Old September 22, 2007, 10:00 AM
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perhaps could spend a few dollars more and get the 700watt xstream...will help for futureproofing---well if you dont mind not having 8pin pci e connectors.
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Old September 22, 2007, 10:49 AM
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I would suggest switching to the Corsair HX620W power supply. I also just built a very similar system. For about the same price. It will be awesome. The only problem with the GPU is that it is really hurting when you crank up the resolution or anything that takes up a lot of GPU ram.
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Old September 22, 2007, 11:53 AM
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I would suggest switching to the Corsair HX620W power supply. I also just built a very similar system. For about the same price. It will be awesome. The only problem with the GPU is that it is really hurting when you crank up the resolution or anything that takes up a lot of GPU ram.
Best suggestion possible. Ditch the OCZ, seriously. They are not well liked amongst power users.
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Old September 22, 2007, 01:31 PM
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I am thinking of switching after a friend of mine, who just built a new PC had problem with OCZ Ram, from the looks of it OCZ doesn't seem to be a reliable brand.
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Old September 22, 2007, 02:32 PM
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The only thing I would suggest would be for you to have a look at the two lower end Gigabyte P35 boards.

Nothing wrong with your choice, but folks have been having a lot of luck overclocking the Gigas. :)
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Old September 22, 2007, 04:24 PM
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Your building a gamer rig but your not adding a soundcard or speakers? Onboard is NOT enough. I suggest a Prelude and a entry level set of 5.1 speakers. You will enjoy your games soo much more
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Old September 22, 2007, 05:45 PM
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I already got a Sound Card from my old PC that will serve this new one good. Thanks for the reminder though
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