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Old July 9, 2009, 10:32 AM
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Default new q9550 build

hi everyone
im thinking of a new build, going to be used for some gameing, web surfing and other media stuff (movie, music).
heres what im thinking
coolmaster haf case
640 black hd
1t green hd
dell ultrasharp (24 mabey!)

does anyone have some sugestions on motherboards, v-cards, and cooling,
i will be ordering and price matching from ncix.

this will be my frist build and i would like to try oc to a limited extexnt.

thanks for the help
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Old July 9, 2009, 01:04 PM
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Location: North York, ON
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My System Specs


I'd recommend a P45 chipset, and I myself like the Gigabyte offerings - I have a EP45-UD3L and I'm very happy with it
Desktop: Asus Maximus V Gene | 3570K @ 4.2Ghz | 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3-1600 16GBXL 9-9-9-24 | Patriot PYRO SE 240GB SSD | Gigabyte 650ti Boost | Seasonic X-460FL 80PLUS Gold Modular Fanless Power Supply

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Old July 9, 2009, 01:33 PM
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Location: Vancouver BC
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ASUS P5Q pro is better, it has more guide/support due to the large amount of people who owns it.
And ASUS has never failed me, but 1 of the three Gigabytes died on me. (Has to do with my luck)

A 4890 or a GTX275 is your best price/performance.
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Old July 9, 2009, 02:57 PM
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This is the Core 2 Quad upgrade I'm thinking of ....

Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower Case
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Quad Core Processor
COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB DDR2 1066 Dual Channel Kit x2
BFG GeForce GTX 275 OC 896MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card

All available from NCIX
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