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  1. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    New computer [With Pics!]

    Finally got the rest of my parts ordered. I should have it all put together by next week. What you think?

    I tried to build a computer with overclocking and silence in mind (two things which don't go together :D):

    Intel Quad Core Q6600 (plan to overclock as high as possible)
    EVGA 750i FTW Motherboard
    EVGA 260GTX Superclocked (will probably Step Up to the X2 model or SLI 260's)
    Mushkin PC2-8000 Redline 4gig 2x2gig kit DDR2-1000
    2x500gig Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 0
    PC Power & Cooling Quad Silencer 750
    OCZ Vendetta 2 Triple Heatpipe Heatsink 120MM fan
    Samsung 2443 24" Monitor 1920x1200
    Antec P-182 case (black)


    Only part I didn't order yet is the case, I'll get that locally and have it assembled at the same place. I would consider a different case as long as it is quiet and cool.

    Can't wait to play some GTAIV on this baby :w00t:
     
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  2. kris23

    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    looking pretty good, though i dunno how good the 750i is for overclocking..

    i wouldn't get my hopes up for anything over 3.2Ghz though...

    as for case, i can recommend no other than the CM 690 chassis, i have recently built a system with that case and that thing is just amazing, it has all the space you could need for your future GTX 295.

    the fan under the motherboard tray on the 690 case has shown me how hot a motherboard can really get, its hot, very hot.

    the HDDs are very good but you may want to consider the WD Caviar Blacks are just as good minus the loud seek noise, they're cool running too!

    also dont forget the OCZ Freeze Compound and the SATA Disk drive. :D

    good luck!
     
  3. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Wouldn't it be better to go for another CPU? I am not talking about the i7 in case they are too expensive, but the series Q9xxx.
     
  4. mike2h

    mike2h New Member

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    lookin good omega! think u r going to be a happy camper:)
    how come u r not building yourself? not your cup of tea?;)
     
  5. mkk

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    It will be great fun to game on that system. :) I would make some minor changes here and there but I'm sure you'll be enjoying it. Try running the Antec case fans on their low setting, where they are still spinning fast and a bit too noisy for my taste but will cool fine at least. After tweaking the overclock for a while you might want to make it even less noisy and changing out the fans is a likely maneuver then.
     
  6. Just Learnin'

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    I run the 7200.11 Seagate drives and they are the quietest I've ever had.
     
  7. kris23

    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    dont really think its worth it, OCed Q6600 is pretty good and a Q9550 isnt all that great even when OCed, besides 750i barely supports 45nm cpus at stock
     
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    Not to mention, Q6600s are alot cheaper :)
     
  10. Lelisevis

    Lelisevis Howlin at the moon

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    With regards the hdd's I'd go for the Samsung Spinpoint F1's. Nothing compares on sound, performance or heat. They murder my WD's and Maxtors.

    Other than that it looks like a pretty neat setup.
     
  11. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    The Q8200 overclocks better than the Q6600 and has comparable performance, but there's not a lot in it.

    Looks like a nice system, and not too excessive for the wallet either. Have fun!
     
  12. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    I've currently got my Q6600 G0 up to 3.0ghz, but have had it up to 3.2ghz. And this in on an $80 P35 motherboard with a cooler you can buy for $14 right now.
     
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    Looking good overall have fun :cool:
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    your seagate 7200.11's have loud seek noise?
     
  15. nicnik

    nicnik In the Land of Snow

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    sure about that? i would think it's the other way around.
     
  16. OldBuzzard

    OldBuzzard DH's oldest Geek

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    QFT!

    I have the CM 690, and I doubt that there is any other mid-tower that can compare to it in regards to cooling/silence/space. It has all the room you will ever need to install even the longest video cards. Even with my 3870 x2 there is 2+" of clearance between it and the HDDs.

    As for the fan behind the MB, if you decide to install one, you do need to be careful, as there isn't enough room for a standard 80mm fan. If you decide to put one there, it WILL need to be one of the 15mm low profile ones. Since you specified QUIET, this one would seem to fill the bill.
    Newegg.com - SilenX IXP-52-11 80mm Case Fan - Case Fans

    For me, the only thing that keeps the CM 690 from being absolutely perfect is the location of the USB/Firewire/Mic/headphone panel. I would have preferred to have them on the front panel as opposed to on the top of the case, as I have my EXOS2 sitting there and I can't use them. But, since I have an X-Fi Plat. with the 5.25" panel for my headset, and 4 USB ports on the base of my FW900 monitior, I don't really miss those anyway :D
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    agree old buzzard... the CM690 with the usb/audio ports where they are mean for a bit of messy cabling and it's just not easily accessible... if they were to move them down near the bottom just below where the main front fan is..... it would be pretty much perfect
     
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    The thing is, I already ordered the Q6600 and I none of the sites I use list an energy efficient model. I did look at the CM690 and read a great deal of positive things about it. I will look into it further once I have to decide on the case.

    When it comes to computers I can install and fix just about any of my computer problems but I've always stayed away from installing my mb/cpu/psu because if there's any screwups in the install it often results in damage. It's so much easier to pay $50 bucks and have a computer store assemble it for me. I know, I know, this isn't quite in the spirit of DriverHeaven but I've read way too many posts from guys who spent hours troubleshooting and RMA'ing parts all because they made an error during installation...I want none of that :cool:
     
  19. mike2h

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    lol, know what u mean. & $50 is a good price.
     
  20. kris23

    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    lol for an energy efficient Q6600 im assuming Z meant the SLACR G0 model, thats actually the most recent revision of Q6600 and the only one on the market thats still being produced. if you are going to a store to get a Q6600 then look at the box label to see if it says SLACR on it
     

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