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Old October 23, 2008, 04:45 AM
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+1 for the coolermaster CM690 if you're on a budget. If you're not on much of a budget then pick a maximum $ amount and I'm sure folks will have a lot of suggestions for you. :)
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I'd personally go for an ATI HD4850 over the 9800GTX+. They have noticeably more power for the same money. (I am not an ATI fanboy by any stretch, my last 4 GFX cards have been Nvidia but you can't deny the power/value of the 4800 series)
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Old October 23, 2008, 07:11 AM
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GPU: fine.
Board: fine
Ram: Mushkin Redlines 2x2Gb PC2-8000
CPU: E8400
PSU: Corsair HX620W. Being modular, you'll thank me.
HDD: WD 640Gb, as mentionned before.
HSF: OCZ Vendetta II.
Nothing more to say, but I am leaning towards the Quad on this build, especially with the inclusion of photoshop really.. But the E8400 is really a nice processor no doubt..

Case: CM690 or the CM590 (a lil more deep). I would suggest you to stay with the Cooler Master over the Antec 900 (cable management can be a nightmare)..
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Old October 23, 2008, 08:16 AM
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i dont really understand the advantages of the HX620W over the TX750W PSU's?
And why the muskin ram sticks > corsair ones?

will vendetta 2 + a noctua provide me with good OC's on my cpu?
dunno if i can afford a gtx 260. almost doubles a 4850/gtx9800+

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chouchou, the biggest reason for Mushkin > Corsair is because the Mushkin representative (Greg) is very close to us both here and on NCIX. Need timings for a specific motherboard ? He got it. Need help with MIR ? He can deal with it very quickly.

For the video card, i can understand your budget limitations so a 4850 is the better of both cards ;)
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Oh and for Overclocking (if you ever will) then Mushkin RAMs are often clocked higher than the Corsairs.. Try getting an MIR back from Corsair.. yeah right!!

The reason the 620w power supple is being suggested here is your build is good enough for a quality 600w psu, and the second reason that Charlie mentioned was that it is a modular power supply, cable management will hek a lot easier, I'll give you a heads up the other psu has a bundle of wires that come with it, and it is going to be hard to hide them..

OCZ Vendetta 2 (+2 here), they are other fans available if you don't wanna spend $20 on a fan, Noctua fans are quite silent and can push a descent amount of air, only reason it is suggested the most, you can get a Scythe or something similar, Yate Loon, it will push air, and if you don't mind the noise go for another one, it will be hek a lot cheaper really.

And as Zeroman said, 4850 is worth every dollar, it is the best bang for the buck card, and performance is pretty good.
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Nothing more to say, but I am leaning towards the Quad on this build, especially with the inclusion of photoshop really.. But the E8400 is really a nice processor no doubt..

Case: CM690 or the CM590 (a lil more deep). I would suggest you to stay with the Cooler Master over the Antec 900 (cable management can be a nightmare)..
Photoshop is memory hungry not cpu or gpu.

The 8400 is perfectly fine for him.
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Personally id say go with the e8400, quads are really only used in maybe 5 games, video editing, file compression, that kind of stuff. It WILL be better if you have tons of photoshop stuff open and are multitasking like a mad man though. Sure you can oc the q6600 to the same clock speeds as the e8400, but it works both ways, if you want to oc you could oc the e8400 to 3.8-4ghz. As far as coolers go the xigmatek one mentioned is great, itll run 2-3 degrees higher than the vendetta 2 but its about $15 cheaper last i checked
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Photoshop is memory hungry not cpu or gpu.

The 8400 is perfectly fine for him.
Good to know.. then an E8400 will be perfect..
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i swapped the q6600 for e8400. dont need quad core, as many of you have mentioned.

for the 4850 vs 9800GTX+, if money wasn't a problem what would be the better gpu?
Ima swap the TRUE120 for a Vendetta 2 + a Noctua 120mm.

I'm liking the way things are turning out!

EDIT:: is the p5q pro an adequate board for a budgeted gaming pc? it a good Overclocker both RAM and CPU?

EDIT 2:: I'll give a new subtotal as soon as i decide on a couple of things. Swapped the 500 for 640 GB WD Hd's.

Also, should i get NF-P12 or NF-S12 120MM fans?
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