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I am going to be building my first computer ever!! Anyway I'm building me a new computer because the one I am using now is about 5 years old heh and way out dated. I planned on building me a good computer that can run Crysis and Age of Conan on high settings I hope. I also plan on spending around $1,300.

Computer Case: Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan - $169.99

Motherboard: EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - $189.99

Graphics Card: EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - $169.99

Power Supply: Thermaltake W0106RU 700W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version Power Supply 100 - 240 V CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified - $149.99

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - $209.99
If I buy my q6600 from NewEgg.com will I get the G0 stepping?

Memory: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - $86.00

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - $89.99

CD Drive: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-06 - $34.99

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - $99.99

Heatsink: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - $53.99

And the Total comes to: $1,254.91 not including shipping :( but I think i got about 50 dollars from mail in rebates :p

Hoping I can get some of that Arctic Silver CPU paste at my local Radio shack or something :p

Not getting a sound card or speakers yet, going to use some speakers I got laying around for now. They will be a upgrade I get later.

Also have a 19" lcd monitor and a razor gaming mouse to use on the new computer already.

Don't think I left anything out. Also wondering if everything I got was compatible.

What do yall think!? Any suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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Re: My First Build For A New Gaming Computer. Suggestions Are Welcome!

Here is a much better power supply at a cheaper price:

Corsair 750

Note: If you want a thermaltake, then only buy the "toughpower" series of this brand.
Awesome thanks you so much, I will use that Corsair 750 power supply :)

Edit: Wouldn't let me edit my original post so :(
 

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Re: My First Build For A New Gaming Computer. Suggestions Are Welcome!

Ok, sounds like a decent build. Might I make a few suggestions?

Motherboard: i suggest using the GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard. Better overall than the one you have listed (and cheaper). It has double the SATA ports and a better bus structure. plus, i have this one personally on my HD Gaming Machine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128086&Tpk=Gigabyte+GA-EP35-DS3R

Processor: true, you could go for the Q6600, but why not go better for not much cheaper? The Q9300 is a much better one, running at about 38% faster than the Q6600. its here:

Q6600: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017

Q9300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115043

Graphics: Now, i have the 9600 GT. Good card. Great card. Too bad its in shipping so im stuck with my 8600 GT until it comes in the mail lol. but i also found the 9800 GTX, which shows promise. Each one not much more expensive,

9600: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150304

9800: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130350
 

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Re: My First Build For A New Gaming Computer. Suggestions Are Welcome!

I have a question about my motherboard and ram I picked, will the G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory work with the ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard ?

I was wondering because on the g.skill ram under specsifications it says that it only features the M/B Chipset , intel X38 , intel P35 , intel 965 , and intel 975. And The motherboard it says it has a North Bridge of Intel P45.
 

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Re: My First Build For A New Gaming Computer. Suggestions Are Welcome!

i would go for the asus p5k-E motherboard . it comes with wifi
 

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Re: My First Build For A New Gaming Computer. Suggestions Are Welcome!

a friend of mine got the p5k-e instead of the motherboard i got, the Gigabyte. he says that as far as overclocking oges, he preferred my Mobo because it was more stable.

besides that, wi-fi is too tricky security wise. but, i am a network admin for the army, its brainwashed into me to distrust wi-fi :grin:
 
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