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Critique my QX9650 build list

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by robotguy9000, 21 Jul 2008.

  1. robotguy9000

    robotguy9000 What's a Dremel?

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    I posted a thread a while back asking for suggestions for a budget QX9650 build. I got the proc from a friend at Intel but I don't have very much money to build a proper system for it. Here's what I came up with- how does it look?

    Motherboard- Asus P5Q, P45 chispet, Price $129
    RAM- Corsair 4GB (2x2gb) DDR2 800, Price $67
    Video card- Nvidia 8600GTS, Price $60
    Hard Drives- Already have them, two 500GB drives in Raid0
     
  2. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Please don't buy an 8600. They are aweful. Either make him go for something like a 4850 or just buy the very cheapest card possible.
     
  3. Gravemind123

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    If you plan on doing gaming, don't go with an 8600, you can get cards with twice the power at around the $100 and the HD 4850 which can be found around $175 is multiple times better. You would be better to drop the motherboard down to something like a GigaByte P35-DS3L and use the money to get a better graphics card.
     
  4. robotguy9000

    robotguy9000 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the suggestion! I think I'll go with the Gigabyte P35-DS3L mobo. Are you sure it supports the Quad-Core Extreme Edition?

    Guess I'm going for the 4850 then! I heard they run really hot- should I be concerned?

    Thanks again for all the help.
     
  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    What is the computer case that your friend has?
    We don't want any overheating do we?
     
  6. robotguy9000

    robotguy9000 What's a Dremel?

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    Actually my friend gave me the CPU, but the case I have is a nice aluminum mid-tower with two 80mm's up front and one 92mm in back. It has a 500w power supply, and I'm putting the Artic Cooling heatsink on it.
     
  7. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Hmmm... no too sure about that.
    it's really in the gray area... oh well, try and see! I guess
     
  8. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    can't you sell the CPU and build a q6600 based computer without spending a penny? surely that makes more sense, all the components you've mentioned really won't bring out the best of that Intel Extreme CPU
     

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