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WhiteKnight77
07-27-2008, 11:13 PM
I put together the makings of a new PC for me at Newegg.com.

Comments and recommendations appreciated.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041)

EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI DDR3 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188025)

PC Power & Cooling PPCT860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703013)

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136260) x2

OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G13334GK - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227288)

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q/BEBN - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173)

EVGA 01G-P3-N818-AR GeForce 8800 GT AKIMBO 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130375)

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion 70SB046A00003 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102014)

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019)

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3 English for System Builders 1 Pack CD - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116511)

Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129025)

The PSU is not something I want to change. It has 64A on the 12V rail. :drool:

I got part of the list from Falcon-Northwest.

WhiteKnight77
07-27-2008, 11:13 PM
I put together the makings of a new PC for me at Newegg.com.

Comments and recommendations appreciated.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041)

EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI DDR3 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188025)

PC Power & Cooling PPCT860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703013)

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136260) x2

OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G13334GK - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227288)

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q/BEBN - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173)

EVGA 01G-P3-N818-AR GeForce 8800 GT AKIMBO 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130375)

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion 70SB046A00003 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102014)

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019)

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3 English for System Builders 1 Pack CD - OEM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116511)

Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129025)

The PSU is not something I want to change. It has 64A on the 12V rail. :drool:

I got part of the list from Falcon-Northwest.

MeloniesHomeboy
07-28-2008, 12:43 PM
Well first things first, are you ever going to use more than two cards at once? Second, would you be willing to do some overclocking with a CPU? I ask for these reasons, if you do not see yourself doing SLI, then id recommend a different mobo and PSU (just let me know). If you are willing to overclock your CPU (as simple as adjusting your FSB, no voltage messing etc.) you could save about 320 bucks and you would end up with a equal or faster CPU, and with the 320 bucks you could get a card that will pretty much leave the 8800GT in the dust (even though it is a excellent card) or use it on something else like a new monitor etc.

Well anyways, mainly I would recommend going with a different CPU, that alone could save you tons. Going with the Q6600, the only thing you have to adjust to oc it is the FSB, no voltage adjustments etc. One simple setting will get you 3.0 ghz plus 320 bucks to spend on whatever else you would like.

As for the video card, if you want to stay Nvidia, id recommend the 8800GTS 512mb card (will out perform that 8800GT plus is cheaper), http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130337 I have this card and it is glorious, im telling you that you wont need 1gb of mem if your not gaming over 1920 res, but if you decide to go the cheaper CPU route, your looking at a GTX 280 or 9800GX2.

Your system does look great though.

Boobisphere
07-28-2008, 12:57 PM
good call sticking with XP.

MeloniesHomeboy
07-28-2008, 01:11 PM
And just remember one thing, no matter what, the Video card is always the most important part (performance wise) of you PC. A lot, and I mean a lot of people make the mistake of going with super super crazy top of the line memory, a PSU that they will never get the full usage out of, a motherboard with features they wont ever use etc. And then buy a ok - decent video card and wonder why there not getting the performance they expected, or there freinds are getting that have a slightly lower end CPU, not as fast mem, etc.

quillan
07-28-2008, 02:18 PM
You may not want to change it, but you are REALLY going overboard with that PSU. Admittedly, there's no way in hell you'll come close to overloading it. However, you probably won't even hit the 500W mark with everything running in the computer. 860W is way more than you need unless you're going SLI, and you won't be with that card.

MeloniesHomeboy
07-28-2008, 03:04 PM
With his current load out, he wont hit 500w. I gonna go out on a limb and say he does plan on SLI'ing in the future with that set up.

WhiteKnight77
07-28-2008, 10:55 PM
I do want to go SLi one day. Second, I intend to add more parts to this PC. My current desktop has 3 hard drives and 3 optical drives and this new one is a bit shy of parts. As it is, what I priced out is just over $2700. I chose the CPU as that is what is avialable via Newegg that I could not get to match the Mach V bragging rights CPU (Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9770 @3.2GHz).

I may change the case, I am not sure at this time. I need to find out how long the video card is. I may go with a different card too, got to see what else is around, I may go SLi right away.

quillan
07-29-2008, 07:11 AM
You'll need two new cards to go SLI. Since that is a two slot cooler, you won't be able to fit another in there. "SLI later" is generally a fallacy anyway; you need two identical cards to do it, and if you wait the odds are the one you have will be long discontinued when you decide to add a second one.

WhiteKnight77
07-29-2008, 10:47 AM
I would buy 2 new cards. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

MeloniesHomeboy
07-29-2008, 03:50 PM
You might as well get two 8800GT's then. Why does it matter how long they are anyways?

But yeah, video card wise, the best bang for the buck is the HD 4870, but as im assuming you want to stay nvidia, the 8800GTS 512mb is the best choice as of now, if you want to stay with one card and in that price range, it is a dual slot card though. For SLI, two 8800GT's no doubt.

WhiteKnight77
07-29-2008, 10:30 PM
If the card(s) are to long, it/they could get to close to the HD cage and not allow me to use it.

quillan
07-30-2008, 10:49 AM
This is the case I bought for the computer I built back in early May:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119129

I had no problems fitting a full-size EVGA 8800GT single-slot card in there. There was a couple of inches of space between the edge of the motherboard and the hard drive cage, but I did have to dismount the video card to get the SATA cables plugged in (they were side mounted rather than vertically mounted).

MeloniesHomeboy
07-30-2008, 07:10 PM
Ah, just looking at the case, yeah I could see how that would be a problem with that mobo placement mounted so high. Note worth mentioning, with the power supply placed at the bottom you will have to stretch your power as well as some other cords across the mobo. The reason I mention is cause a friend of mine I work with at a computer repair/sale shop has a Antec case like that, he hates its because of the psu placement, especially if you like to keep a tidy case, well anyways, just thought id throw that out there for you to consider.

WhiteKnight77
07-30-2008, 10:58 PM
Remember my current case is an Antec P10 and I have no problems with the power running all the way to the top of the case:

http://www.whiteknight77.net/tutorials/pcguide/images/routingthumb.jpg (http://www.whiteknight77.net/tutorials/pcguide/images/routing.jpg)

http://www.whiteknight77.net/tutorials/pcguide/images/drivewiringthumb.jpg (http://www.whiteknight77.net/tutorials/pcguide/images/drivewiring.jpg)

The P182 has holes cut in to allow wiring on the backside of the motherboard tray.