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    Need Hardware Recomendations Almost Done!

    Ok everyone, thanks to your help i'm almost done spec'ing out my new computer.

    Here's what I have so far:

    Case:Apevia X-Jupiter Jr. 420 Watts Case
    S Type Black Color with Side-Panel 250mm UV LED Fan

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 2.66 Ghz 1333FSB 12MB L2 Cache 64-Bit

    R.A.M. OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

    Video Card: MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported

    Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

    Keyboard: Wolfking Timber Wolf Gaming Keyboard

    Mouse: Logitech MX518

    Here's what I need:
    Motherboard:?????????
    Heat Sink for CPU: ????????
    Sound Card: ??????? (Don't need top of the line here)
    Power Supply Upgrade: ??????? (Comes with 420W, is it enough?)

    Please poke holes in my build and leave recomendations. See you on the battlefield soon!

    #2
    Originally posted by treehuger74 View Post
    Ok everyone, thanks to your help i'm almost done spec'ing out my new computer.

    Here's what I have so far:

    Case:Apevia X-Jupiter Jr. 420 Watts Case
    S Type Black Color with Side-Panel 250mm UV LED Fan

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 2.66 Ghz 1333FSB 12MB L2 Cache 64-Bit

    R.A.M. OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

    Video Card: MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported

    Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

    Keyboard: Wolfking Timber Wolf Gaming Keyboard

    Mouse: Logitech MX518

    Here's what I need:
    Motherboard:?????????
    Heat Sink for CPU: ????????
    Sound Card: ??????? (Don't need top of the line here)
    Power Supply Upgrade: ??????? (Comes with 420W, is it enough?)

    Please poke holes in my build and leave recomendations. See you on the battlefield soon!

    MOBO:Get a 750i or 780i Mobo for sure, to avoid issues with the newer processors.
    Heat sink: If you do not plan to OC, a stock one will do. If you do want OCing capabilities, you can get one like the one in my sig.
    Sound Card:Onboard sound on the newer MOBOs is pretty good, but if you really want a seperate one, a X-fi extreme gamer edition will do quite well.
    Power supply: No, you need a bit better than that. I could be wrong, but I believe the 8800gt requires a minimum 450w PS. Personally I would get a 800w or higher if you want to use SLI in the future.

    Hope this helps.

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      #3
      ok, sounds good, thanks for the help

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        #4
        Originally posted by treehuger74 View Post
        ok, sounds good, thanks for the help
        No prob. Just to let you know. The issue I was referring too with your processor on older chipsets is that you will need to do a bios update on a 6xx series motherboard for the 45nm processors. My bro just did his, and it required a CMOS reset after the bios update. You can imagine the reaction from him when he first updated the bios, and the Com wouldnt post. lol. It took a little while to figure out the CMOS reset part. For some motherboards it may not work properly at all. So BEWARE.

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          #5
          I'm going to save money by going with the onboard sound and get the 750i for $150.00. Thinking about switching getting the Q6600 instead of the Q9450, its $150.00 cheaper. 2.4 Ghz compared to 2.6 and 8mb cache compared to 12.

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            #6
            Do u really need DDR3? If u don't get 2 x 8800GT's in SLI.

            MTB u have is just fine..

            CPU : get an E8400, there are no real benifts for quad-cores yet. U would save like.. $200+ and then u could definitly get 2 x 8800GT's. (also, try and get XFX 8800GT's caz they are all overclocked)

            Dont need a sc, and U dont need a New CPU fan, the ones INTEL provide are just fine - and they don't break ur warranty.

            PSU : HX620. Corsair. (Without SLI, with SLI get HX720).

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              #7
              DDR2 cards run like **** compared to the DDR3 equivalent.

              As for audio, a SoundBlaster X-Fi would work nicely.

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                #8
                You should get a Koolance EXOS2 liquid cooling system. They are very sweet, quiet, easy to install, and way more efficient than air cooled heat sinks.

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                  #9
                  Consider something NEWer

                  Video card NEW NEW NEW
                  http://www.lucomputers.com/product_p...&parent_id=233

                  $287.99



                  Originally posted by treehuger74 View Post
                  Ok everyone, thanks to your help i'm almost done spec'ing out my new computer.

                  Here's what I have so far:

                  Case:Apevia X-Jupiter Jr. 420 Watts Case
                  S Type Black Color with Side-Panel 250mm UV LED Fan

                  CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 2.66 Ghz 1333FSB 12MB L2 Cache 64-Bit

                  R.A.M. OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

                  Video Card: MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported

                  Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

                  Keyboard: Wolfking Timber Wolf Gaming Keyboard

                  Mouse: Logitech MX518

                  Here's what I need:
                  Motherboard:?????????
                  Heat Sink for CPU: ????????
                  Sound Card: ??????? (Don't need top of the line here)
                  Power Supply Upgrade: ??????? (Comes with 420W, is it enough?)

                  Please poke holes in my build and leave recomendations. See you on the battlefield soon!

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                    #10
                    Ignore........ Strange Tapatalk failure

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