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cyntho
08-04-08, 10:04 AM
RAM: G.Skill 2x 2GB 4GB DDR2 1000MHz PC2-8000 - $104.99
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8400 - $169.99
Motherboard: DFI LanParty DK X48-T2RS - $234.99 + $9.39 Shipping
Video Card: Visiontek ATI Radeon 4870 512MB - $284.99 - $20.00 Rebate
Case: ArmorSuit PC-P60 - $279.99 + $23.96 Shipping
Power Supply: SILENCER® 750 QUAD - $149.99 - $30.00 Rebate
CPU Heat Sink: OCZ Vendetta 2 - $49.99 - $10.00 Rebate + $8.97 Shipping
Liquid Paste: Arctic Silver 5 - $5.99 + $6.99 Shipping

Total Cost: $1,280.92 - $60.00 Rebate + $49.31 Shipping

Final Figure: $1270.23 Before Tax

The question I have is does anyone know of any compatibility issues with the DFI DK X48 motherboard and the OCZ Vendetta 2 Heatsink? Also, if any other recommendations could be given, in regards to better brand names for any of the parts, in order to reduce the cost a little, especially the PSU and RAM, that'd be really appreciative.

Also, if any of the parts I've named are too "excessive," I'd really like any suggestions about it. I know of two areas which might bring up some alarms and that's the Motherboard and Case. I just like to make sure I have enough airflow in a case when purchasing one.

Just an FYI, I have no plans or desires to Crossfire or Watercooling, just some "on-air" overclocking :).

Thanks... You guys rock!

ViN86
08-04-08, 10:20 AM
i dont know about compatibility issues, but that is one nice rig :thumbsup:

i love DFI boards and that CPU/RAM will give you 4GHz no problems. enjoy that rig man, it's nice :)

cyntho
08-04-08, 10:31 AM
Thank you!

Well it seems you have a Thermalright Ultra 120 on your DFI setup. Was there any major concerns or mounting modifications that had to be done?

Thermalright Ultra = (L)63.5 x (W)132 x (H)160.5mm
OCZ Vendetta 2 = (L)50 x (W)120 x (H)159mm

Stoneyguy
08-04-08, 11:25 AM
NewEgg has an open box Armorsuit for 166 bucks. That's enough savings to make it worth the possibility of a couple scratches. I would also go with the Zalman 9700 personally.

Best of luck with your build.

cyntho
08-04-08, 01:49 PM
Has anyone honestly had any major bad experiences with the Open Box items from NewEgg?

I've always believed that "Open Box" meant that someone has utilized it in some form and either tried doing something and accidentally messed it up or just plain realized it wasn't what they really wanted and just returned it.

I've always been a "Retail" buyer due to knowing that nobody else has used it.

Also, in regards to the Zalman 9700, would that HSF be able to achieve 4GHz?

Stoneyguy
08-04-08, 03:50 PM
Has anyone honestly had any major bad experiences with the Open Box items from NewEgg?

I've always believed that "Open Box" meant that someone has utilized it in some form and either tried doing something and accidentally messed it up or just plain realized it wasn't what they really wanted and just returned it.

I've always been a "Retail" buyer due to knowing that nobody else has used it.

Also, in regards to the Zalman 9700, would that HSF be able to achieve 4GHz?

I honestly can't say what your results will be on your CPU. I have my Q6600 cranked from 2.4 to 3ghz and it idles at 30C.

As for the open box, I would be hesitant to buy a CPU, memory, or other such items, but reasons that people return cases are usually harmless. Like their stuff didn't fit in right, case was to big, or something like that.