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AStaley
12-26-07, 07:43 AM
Okay it's got to that time of year where I can'y hold off any longer and I've decided to splash some cash on a new computer build.

The machines going to be used for part gaming and also some virtual testing of Server Products and Desktop OS's running an internal network enviroment so hence the Q6600.

These are the system spec's I've gone for, any recommended tweeks on the parts? (Will be running main OS as Vista Ultimate 64/Office 2007 Ultimate).

Intel Quad Q6600 (Cooled by Zalman 9700)
Asus P5E X38 Motherboard
Tagan TG580 PSU
Geil 2GB PC2-6400C4 Low Latency (x2, so total 4GB RAM)
BFG 8800GTS OC
Antec P182 Case (Black)
Seagate 500gb HD
Creative Xi-FI Gamer Sound Card
Pioneer DVR-115 (x2)

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

AStaley.

crainger
12-26-07, 07:48 AM
Maybe save a few bucks and just go with a GT instead of the GTS performance is the same if not better?

Go with a Thermalright 120 instead of the Zalman. The 9700 is nice, but not quite Q6600 material.

Perhaps a bigger PSU for future upgrades? Seasonic/Corsair perhaps?

Toss3
12-26-07, 07:54 AM
Maybe save a few bucks and just go with a GT instead of the GTS performance is the same if not better?

Go with a Thermalright 120 instead of the Zalman. The 9700 is nice, but not quite Q6600 material.

Perhaps a bigger PSU for future upgrades? Seasonic/Corsair perhaps?

I believe it's the g92.. :) And crainger already pointed out everything in need of pointing... :o

Looks like a very very nice rig! :)

AStaley
12-26-07, 08:01 AM
What do you recommend on the PSU, 650w? The Corsair TX650 looks to be around the same price and a preaty good choice?

Think I'll keep with the Zalman as I've used them before, don't really feel like getting the Thermalright as it means getting a fan and fitting that as well. The CPU will be run at stock, I've never gone in for overclocking.

I thought the GTS cards were slightly quicker for gaming, price wise seems to be around a 20 difference, comparing same clock speed?

Thanks for the replies, guys.

AStaley.

crainger
12-26-07, 08:05 AM
The GT is actually faster in everything but the latest DX10 games. Even then the difference is minor. That one is upto you really.

The 650watt Corsair is a nice PSU. It's made by Seasonic and is really quiet. Great choice.

Toss3
12-26-07, 08:20 AM
The GT is actually faster in everything but the latest DX10 games. Even then the difference is minor. That one is upto you really.

The 650watt Corsair is a nice PSU. It's made by Seasonic and is really quiet. Great choice.
Hmm did you miss my post or what? :o It's probably the G92, which is the new version of the GTS. It has more stream processors than the regular GT, and sports higher clocks. It's still 512mb with a 256-bit bus, so it's practically a better version of the 512mb GT. It's not the 640mb GTS!

640mb GTS<512mb GT<512mb GTS(aka g92)!

sytaylor
12-26-07, 10:45 AM
640mb GTS<512mb GT<512mb GTS(aka g92)!

Yeah thats the way I had it, and why I bought the G92 GTS myself :)

AStaley
12-26-07, 11:47 AM
Looks like I'm set order. Be going with;

Intel Quad Q6600 (Cooled by Thermalright 120 Extreme)
Asus P5E X38 Motherboard
Corsair TX650w PSU
Geil 2GB PC2-6400C4 Low Latency (x2, so total 4GB RAM)
BFG 8800GTS OC
Antec P182 Case (Black)
Seagate 500gb HD
Creative Xi-FI Gamer Sound Card
Pioneer DVR-115 (x2)

Decided to go with the Thermalright after seeing a couple of posts for it. After this going to be saving like mad.

Thanks for the help guys.

AStaley.

mythy
12-26-07, 01:19 PM
What GTS did you deside on G92 or G80 (whatever) Basicaly 512mb or the crapy 640?

stevemedes
12-26-07, 01:49 PM
id rather have 4gb of some crucial ballistix than GEIL

mythy
12-26-07, 01:58 PM
word :D


D9 ftw!!!!!but every one is buying crapy 2GB dims for some odd reason. Overclocks like **** to kinda sad really

AStaley
12-26-07, 02:13 PM
I went with the G92 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-059-BG.

The RAM will be 4x1GB, I'm not likely to overclock.

AStaley.