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Harnagel 04-03-08 08:00 PM

Cheapo Q6600 build
So I built this as a dedicated folder.

CPU: Q6600 G0, $199
HS: TRUE, $57
MB: GA-G31M-S2L, $66
RAM: 2x2GB DDR2-800, $85
Case: Dynex mid tower w/ 500W PSU, $20
Wifi: Linksys W-USB54G, $40
HD: 40GB HD from old laptop, $0

Total: $467 plus tax

The great thing is I have this sytem running at 3.6Ghz (9x400) while running two FaH SMP clients, so the CPU is at 100%.

The only thing I'm a little worried about is the crappy PSU, it would suck if that thing blows and takes out the rest of the hardware with it. I was looking at one of these to put in there instead... what do you think, is it worth the extra $75?

Libertysyclone 04-04-08 10:59 AM

Re: Cheapo Q6600 build
NEVER skimp on a PSU. yes its worth it.

nemecb 04-04-08 12:27 PM

Re: Cheapo Q6600 build

Originally Posted by Libertysyclone
NEVER skimp on a PSU. yes its worth it.


Harnagel 04-04-08 01:17 PM

Re: Cheapo Q6600 build
Haha, very good advice! After I wrote that post I ended up having to back off my OC becuase the PSU started smelling like burnt plastic. Back down to 3.0Ghz until I can get my hands on a better one. Unfortunately my CC expired so I have to wait a couple of days till I get a new one :(

I guess you get what you pay for :p

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