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Old December 31, 2007, 01:17 PM
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Hello my fellow Canucks,

I will be buying the following parts with an intention to overclock, and I would appreciate if I could get any second opinions before I buy it. Thanks.

Motherboard: Asus P5K Deluxe
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tracer 6400
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8500
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W
Case: Antec 900 Case
Cooling: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 6 + Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB Sata2
OS: Vista Home Premium OEM 64BIT
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Old December 31, 2007, 01:38 PM
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Do you have a certain budget? You might want to 'up' your RAM a bit to let say ...PC2-8500....that should give you more OC space...

And where are your video cards(2x)???? Rest looks good!
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Old December 31, 2007, 01:39 PM
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Looks good. You might want to go with the Crucial Ballistix 8500 though. I don't think RAM needs LEDs either.

And just a heads up with the case + PSU, the 4/8pin CPU power is rather short so it's going to run across your motherboard unless you buy an extension.
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Old December 31, 2007, 03:43 PM
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Ok, I will go with the PC2-8500.

As for my video card, I already have an X1900XTX so that should do.
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Where and when are you getting the e8500????? :)
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It should come out on January 20th, 2008
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that looks like a great build.
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Do you think the OCZ GameXStream 600W would be enough to handle this system rather than the 700W? I want to save some money wherever I can.
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Why why why is everyone SO wanting that 900! I don't care if its $50 spend a few dollars more and buy something worthwhile!
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600W should be plenty for that rig.

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Why why why is everyone SO wanting that 900! I don't care if its $50 spend a few dollars more and buy something worthwhile!
Because it's a good case overall for a first-time builder, but not a great case for cable management. Some builders don't care about this aspect of assembly. I do, and that's why I will never buy one.
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