new system specs

Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion & Support' started by phantommenace2, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. phantommenace2

    phantommenace2 hexa-core gamer

    Mar 24, 2004
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    new system build advice

    I'm planning on building a new system shortly and want to know people's opinions on my components...I'm especially confused on the memory...I'm mainly going to be using this for high end gaming with medium overclocking...any and all help is appreciated

    CPU: Intel E8400 or Intel Q6600

    Mobo: ASUS P5E3 Premium (X48) or ASUS P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP (X38)

    CPU Cooler: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme or Tuniq Tower T-120-LFB

    Video Card: ATI 3870X2 or GeForce 8800GTS (G92)

    Memory: need help in choosing the correct DDR3 memory (DDR3-1066? DDR3-1033?)...if I go with DDR2 I will most likely go with 4 GB DDR2-800

    Hard Drive: either 1 500 GB 7200 RPM drive or 2 Raptors in RAID0

    Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional

    Case: Antec P182, Cooler Master CM-690 or Cooler Master Stacker 832...or a dark horse candidate the XClio Windtunnel Advanced---> - XCLIO WTBK ADVANCED Fully Black Finish Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

    Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W or Corsair 750W/650W
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2008
  2. jp306

    jp306 New Member

    Dec 11, 2002
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    Looks good...
    CPU: Go with the Q6600

    Mobo: I'd get A Gigabyte P35 board,they perform better in the Benchmarks and look better in the reviews that I've read.

    Video Card: GeForce 8800GTS (G92) Best bang for buck right now, but the 9800's will be out soon.

    Memory: Just get some good 2x 2gig sticks of DDR2 with low voltage(1.8) and tight timings(4-4-4-12). If you goto overclock your ram you should have lots of room to up the voltage and loosen the timings.

    Hard Drive: I'm using two 7200rpm Hitachi Tk500 320mb in Raid 0 and they go pretty good, So I'd go Raid.

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