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Well, I have a general idea of what is to be in my pc, but I'm undecided on the case and the fans I would require. That is my main question, but also any tips or advice on what I currently have chosen would help as well.

MotherBoard - EVGA nforce 780i SLI
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3523225&Sku=E145-2034
Price: $250 (life time warranty)

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor HH80562PH0568M - 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2643933&Sku=CP2-DUO-Q6600
$220 (12 month warranty) (good reviews)

RAM 4gb - OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3404049&Sku=O261-8038
$105 (lifetime warranty)(good reviews) (look into the vista problem)

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2795126&CatId=139
$90 (36 month warranty)

Video Card - XFX GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Alpha Dog Edition, FREE Company of Heroes PC Game, 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDCP, Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3427124&CatId=1558
$180 (lifetime warranty)

Power - Power Up / 550-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2227022&CatId=1079
$40 (3 month warranty) (good reviews)

CD/DVD - Sony DRU190A 20X DVD Rewritable Drive - 20x DVD±R, 8 DVD+RW, 6x DVD-R, 8x DVD±R DL, ATAPI/EIDE, Black
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3569869&CatId=89
$30 (12 month warranty) (good reviews)

OS - Win XP
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2552182&CatId=672
$90

Total = $1005

Also, if you guys need I'll post the responses to the 15 questions you guys have in the read before posting thread. Didn't answer them initially since I have most of the parts already picked out.
 

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Power - Power Up / 550-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...022&CatId=1079
$40 (3 month warranty) (good reviews)
This is a no name very weak power supply which will not do the job for you. You will need a more powerful and much better quality power supply to pull that 8800 video card.

Please consider at least a 650 watt power supply (bigger is better in a power supply) and use only one of the following suggested power supply units if you want the thing to work correctly:

Seasonic - any model
Corsair - any model
Thermaltake - "Toughpower" series only
Coolermaster - "Real Power Pro" series only
PC Power & Cooling - any model
Silverstone - any model
 

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That "Toughpower" model is a really great power supply, so you would be fine with that. Nice choice IMHO.

Apevia cases are fine, but their power supplies are junk! I would never sell one of those to a customer of mine.

I reallly like the 120mm Antec 3-speed fans. You can also get them into colors (lighted) if you are into that scenario. They are quiet and you can set the speed that is needed to cool your rig. I have one in front and one in back of both my rigs and only have to run them on the slowest speed. Cool and quiet.
 

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Well, since the cpu doesn't come with a heatsink, I was looking towards
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1643572&CatId=493

My real concern now is how many 120mm fans I'll need to keep it cool, and whether all these fans will fit. Is there a way I can tell?

The description of the case says the following: "There are 2 x 80mm built-in fans with option of 2 additional fan space, plus the built-in air duct on side panel..."

edit: The first review leads me to believe the max amount of fans to be put in would be 3x80 and 1x120, would that be enough to keep it cool?
 

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I only use two fans on each of my cases. One 120mm in front pulling in cool air, and one 120mm in back pulling the hot air out of the case. I run both on the slowest speed since they are a 3-speed fan. I am running an Asus p5K-e wi/fi board with an Intel e8400 CPU with an 8800 video card. Never breaks 50c, although I am not much into games. I am sitting at idle right now typing this and have the cpu at 30c with stock cooler and the motherboard even less than that. The cases I use are the Antec Sonata cases.

80mm fans also work fine (not as much air as the 120mm), but they do fine. Just make sure that you have the one in back and the other in front, and then you can adjust as needed with the others.
 

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Soooo, the list is updated to:

MotherBoard - EVGA nforce 780i SLI
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3523225&Sku=E145-2034
$250 (life time warranty)

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor HH80562PH0568M - 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2643933&Sku=CP2-DUO-Q6600
$220 (12 month warranty) (good reviews)

RAM 4gb - OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3404049&Sku=O261-8038
$105 (lifetime warranty)(good reviews) (look into the vista problem)

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2795126&CatId=139
$90 (36 month warranty)

Video Card - XFX GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Alpha Dog Edition, FREE Company of Heroes PC Game, 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDCP, Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3427124&CatId=1558
$180 (lifetime warranty)

Power - Thermaltake ToughPower 700-Watt ATX Power Supply - 140mm Fan, SATA Ready, SLI Ready, PFC/EPS
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3859420&CatId=2533
$120 (24 month warranty) (N/A)

Case - Apevia Black/Black X-Plorer ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Fan Controller, Front USB and Firewire Port, PowerUp 800-Watt PSU
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3685290&Sku=TC3J-2341
$60 (12 month warranty) (good reviews)

CD/DVD - Sony DRU190A 20X DVD Rewritable Drive - 20x DVD±R, 8 DVD+RW, 6x DVD-R, 8x DVD±R DL, ATAPI/EIDE, Black
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3569869&CatId=89
$30 (12 month warranty) (good reviews)

OS - Win XP
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2552182&CatId=672
$90

120mm fans - ThermalTake Smart Blue 120mm LED Case Fan Blue
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=925072&CatId=494
$15 (36mo parts/12mo labor) (good reviews)

CPU Fan - Thermaltake / Blue Orb 2 / Socket 775/939/940 CPU Cooling Fan for Intel and AMD Processors
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1643572&CatId=493
$40 (12 month warranty) (good reviews)



Total = $1200



Assuming everything fits, this should be perfect.
 

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Soooo, the list is updated to:

MotherBoard - EVGA nforce 780i SLI
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3523225&Sku=E145-2034
$250 (life time warranty)

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor HH80562PH0568M - 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2643933&Sku=CP2-DUO-Q6600
$220 (12 month warranty) (good reviews)

RAM 4gb - OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3404049&Sku=O261-8038
$105 (lifetime warranty)(good reviews) (look into the vista problem)

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2795126&CatId=139
$90 (36 month warranty)

Video Card - XFX GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Alpha Dog Edition, FREE Company of Heroes PC Game, 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDCP, Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3427124&CatId=1558
$180 (lifetime warranty)

Power - Thermaltake ToughPower 700-Watt ATX Power Supply - 140mm Fan, SATA Ready, SLI Ready, PFC/EPS
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3859420&CatId=2533
$120 (24 month warranty) (N/A)

Case - Apevia Black/Black X-Plorer ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Fan Controller, Front USB and Firewire Port, PowerUp 800-Watt PSU
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3685290&Sku=TC3J-2341
$60 (12 month warranty) (good reviews)

CD/DVD - Sony DRU190A 20X DVD Rewritable Drive - 20x DVD±R, 8 DVD+RW, 6x DVD-R, 8x DVD±R DL, ATAPI/EIDE, Black
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3569869&CatId=89
$30 (12 month warranty) (good reviews)

OS - Win XP
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2552182&CatId=672
$90

120mm fans - ThermalTake Smart Blue 120mm LED Case Fan Blue
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=925072&CatId=494
$15 (36mo parts/12mo labor) (good reviews)

CPU Fan - Thermaltake / Blue Orb 2 / Socket 775/939/940 CPU Cooling Fan for Intel and AMD Processors
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1643572&CatId=493
$40 (12 month warranty) (good reviews)



Total = $1200



Assuming everything fits, this should be perfect.
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Does the blueOrb fit in your case and on your motherboard ?? plase answer quick i'm ordering the fan tomorow ( 19th of september 08 )
Thanks VERY MUCH =D:laugh:
 
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