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Semi New Build

Computergeek

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Hello,

I am doing a semi-new build i am getting some new parts but also adding parts that i already have to this build. I will start off stating the new parts that i am going to get, can u please give me your opinions, suggestion, better place to shop...etc

New Parts:

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Coolermaster Cosmos S @ NCIX for $242.82
[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]EVGA 780i SLI Motherboard @ Direct Canada for $232.91[/FONT][/FONT]
XFX 9800GTX @ NCIX for $185.99
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mushkin HP PC2-6400 HP2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 @ NCIX for 39.99[/FONT] (Already have 1 set of this)
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Zalman CNPS7700-CU LGA775 @ NCIX for 49.95[/FONT]

Total 849.421

Part I have:

Intel E6750
OCZ 600watt PSU
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 250GB 7200RPM
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mushkin HP PC2-6400 HP2-6400 2GB
Creative Sound blaster X-FI Fatal1ty Pro
Sennheiser HD555
LG DVD-Writer 20x
Logtech G15 keyboard and G9 mouse
DELL 20" SP2008WPF Monitor

[/FONT]I don't think i am for getting anything. Like i said make any comments. suggestion u would like

Thanks in advanced
Computergeek
 
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SugarJ

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My experience is that Zalman coolers are overpriced for their performance.

Look at the Noctua: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27130&promoid=1056

or a Xigmatech: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30012&vpn=HDT-S1283&manufacture=Xigmatek

They both outperform the Zalman for less money.

And you obviously plan to go SLI at some point with that board and GPU. I'd seriously consider a P45 board like the P5Q-pro and a 4870 for a similar amount of money. You'd have better fps for your gaming.
 

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My experience is that Zalman coolers are overpriced for their performance.

Look at the Noctua: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27130&promoid=1056

or a Xigmatech: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=30012&vpn=HDT-S1283&manufacture=Xigmatek

They both outperform the Zalman for less money.

And you obviously plan to go SLI at some point with that board and GPU. I'd seriously consider a P45 board like the P5Q-pro and a 4870 for a similar amount of money. You'd have better fps for your gaming.
I agree. Plus with a P45 board you wouldn't have to worry about random instability that NVIDIA chipsets are known for...

I'd order everything from NCIX and just price match all items using Price Canada.
 

Computergeek

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I agree. Plus with a P45 board you wouldn't have to worry about random instability that NVIDIA chipsets are known for...

I'd order everything from NCIX and just price match all items using Price Canada.
what is price canada....and how do u know if they accept your price match before u order?
 

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Look into the ATI 4850, amazing card and better performance for about the same price. Also, you can price match on NCIX the price from direct canada. That way you'll be able to get it all from the same place. Also, you may consider buying the case from a local computer shop, that way you won't have to pay shipping on the 40lb monster.
 

Computergeek

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yea. Right now if i go with the p5q i can get free ground shipping which is nice.

what brand of ATI would u go with i have always had Nvidia so i am so in the dark here
 

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MOBO: If you want to SLI in the future...I'd get the EVGA 750i FTW instead. If not, definitely get a P45 mobo like the ASUS P5Q-E/Pro/Deluxe, Biostar I45 (recently used to set WR OC), Gigabyte EP45-DS3.

GPU: Unless you're set on Nvidia/SLI, get a 4850 instead...or wait until the 9800GTX+ comes.

HSF: Zalman is overpriced...pick up a Kingwin RVT-12025/Noctua NH-U12P/OCZ Vendetta 2/Sunbeam Core Contact Frezer/Xigmatek HDT-1283.

If you purchase online, it will tell you whether or not they accept the PM before you pay.
 

Computergeek

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So from your suggestions I changed my mine and am deciding to go with this build instead. Let me know what u think.

Also I already have a Asus P5K motherboard that I am very disappointed with. Will the Asus P5Q out perform this or is there something else i should be looking into

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Coolermaster Cosmos S @ NCIX for $242.82
Asus P5Q-Pro Motherboard @ NCIX for 138.88
Visiontec 4870 @ NCIX for 311.99
[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Zalman FATAL1TY FS-C77 Copper Heatsink Fan[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] @ NCIX for 65.19

Total 857.53
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I'd also suggest considering moving to a 2X2g set of memory and trying to make up most of the difference by selling your current 2X1g set.

4X1 can be done (I'm doing it with my ballistix), but 2X2g will remove any chance of headaches you might run into.
 

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