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New Build - Comments Please

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by karsh, 2 Oct 2008.

  1. karsh

    karsh What's a Dremel?

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    hi, im planing to build a new rig and thats what i have in mind right now
    comments and advice appreciated.

    it's sort of a budget machine i dont want to go much over 1000€

    will be used for gaming and gfx work thats why i went for the quad


    CPU
    Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 4x 2,40GHz 64Bit SKT775 boxed 156€
    (not sure if maybe a q6700 would be better, cause of the higher multiplicator ?)

    COOLER
    Noctua NH-U12P 12,6-19,8dB(A) S775/AM2(+) 56,80€

    BOARD
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3P 117€

    RAM
    Corsair XMS2 Dominator 4096MB DDR2-1066 PC2-8500U CL5 (2x2GB) 103€
    (not 100% sure about those seems to be new ones ? TWIN2X4096-8500C5D the original micron chip ones where C5DF if im right ?)

    GFX
    Palit VGA1024MB XpertVision Radeon HD4870 Sonic Dual Edition 249€
    (1gb and custom cooling for a nice price :D )

    HDD
    2x WD Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB SATA-II (60€) = 120€

    OPTICAL
    Samsung SH-S223Q bulk black SATA 22x 26,80€

    CASE
    Antec P182 black 116€

    POWER
    Corsair TX650W 71,99€

    all together 1.016,59€
     
  2. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    q6600 will be enough, you won't be doing 4Ghz on air anyway.

    everything else looks fantastic. have fun building it :)
     
  3. uber

    uber What's a Dremel?

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    aye its a nice mid spec pc, will run games very nicely :)
     
  4. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    I say stick with the Q6600, especially if it's the GO edition:) if you can try to get hold of an OEM version, that should save you a few quid that you can use on a better heastink/fan (there aren't many beter than a Noctua, but Cooling's the major bit that you can't sacrifice)

    Nice choice of PSU and board as well, but to be honest I'd just get 2x500Gb drives as opposed to 2x640Gb (but stick with WD:p)

    Ooh, and wait til the 19th before you buy, the Q6600's coming down in price by ~7 Euros


    Just the advice of a noob:p
     
  5. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    definately go with bigger HDD's, you will fill up those 64's really fast...
     
  6. karsh

    karsh What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for the advice and comments, i choose the 640gb version cause it only has 2 platters = higher density = better speed :naughty:

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article847-page1.html

    the q6600 is a G0 version :lol:

    for the cooler, theres still a push-pull option :D ... and the TRUE thats still king of the hill afaik isnt that much of a diffrence
     
  7. MRea

    MRea What's a Dremel?

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    I'd be seriously surprised if anyone supplied the Q6600 B3 nowadays anyway! Unless it's real old stock, they'll all be G0.
     
  8. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii What's a Dremel?

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    NXsmiggy What's a Dremel?

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    will be an interesting build , im lookng for a q6600 machine mself now
     
  10. p3ri0d

    p3ri0d What's a Dremel?

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    nice build you got there ;)
    Have fun building it ^^
     
  11. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Nice, but I would go with the Corsair HX 620W.
    Modular cable REALLY helps air flow (if well cable managed as well).

    A not on the hard drive. I have it (on my external HDD), because there are less platter, yes it is faster, but it's more empty and lighter. In result the motor performs spin noise when turning on the computer. However, it is very quiet (for an HDD), during normal operation.
     

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