Gaming PC for $1900 (1800 us) Help appreciated [:D]

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tee_castor Posted: Sat, Jul 21 2007 4:54 PM

Hey guys just wondering what u guys think i know you get a lot of questions like this but thx for helpin anyway

btw this is all in Canadian dollars 

Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz, 4MB Cache $244.99
Asus Commando $224.99
OCZ Platinum XTC 2GB (2*1024MB) $119.99
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS KO OC 1300MHz, 640MB, 1.6GHz $542.40
Seagate Barracuda 250 GB 3.0GB/s 16MB $67.99
OCZ GameXStream 700w $129.99
Antec P182 $144.99
Zalman CNPS9500 heatsink $63.99
Pioneer DVR-212D $38.49
Ms Vista Home Premium $131.99


Im just lookin for thoughts so if u guys think anything would be better or could save money without sacrificing performance

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not bad, i assume its a typo and its a gtx for that price Stick out tongue .. you might think about 4gb of ram for vista just as a heads up.

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 Un fortunately the GTX is 623 a little out of my price range

do u think that i could reuse a heatsink its the same as i was going to buy
 

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 you talking about the 9500? you could reuse it fine.

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Freeman replied on Mon, Jul 23 2007 1:44 AM

DISCLAIMER:  I know the OP IRL and my post should be taken as such ;).

Firstly tee fix your grammar this is a forum and not your english essay. :P

 Secondly, all seems in order except as Der says, 4 Gigs will tide you through Vista and some upcoming Games that are going to "require" it to be played to their full extent.

The 6600 Overclocks quite well as I can attest, and while you can easily stick with the Zalman you have, consider a new, perhaps pre-packaged water cooling system for maximum performance and bang for the buck.


 

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Freeman:
DISCLAIMER:  I know the OP IRL and my post should be taken as such ;).

huh?

Freeman:
The 6600 Overclocks quite well as I can attest, and while you can easily stick with the Zalman you have, consider a new, perhaps pre-packaged water cooling system for maximum performance and bang for the buck.

Air keeps mine cool running @ a modest 3ghz, but perhaps the h20 cooler u suggested would be a good way to maximize.

I had an aquagate mini from coolermaster on my last rig(unfortunately I couldn't find 1 on the web to post a link for you... probably discontinued), but there are other options.

The new version is here.

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I thought about it and i think im going to stick with my Silenx IXtrema Pro fans that do a good enough job for me

                                                                                                                   Price            /w tax

Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz, 4MB Cache $244.99 $279.29
Asus Commando $224.99 $256.49
OCZ Platinum XTC 2GB (2*1024MB) 4-4-4 - inc rebate till july 29 $89.99 $102.59
OCZ Platinum XTC 2GB (2*1024MB) 4-4-4 - inc rebate till july 29 $89.99 $102.59
EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX - inc rebate till july 31 $559.97 $593.57
Seagate Barracuda 250 GB 3.0GB/s 16MB $67.99 $77.51
OCZ GameXStream 600w - inc rebate till july 29 $97.99 $111.71
Antec P182 $144.99 $165.29
Pioneer DVR-212D $38.49 $43.88
Ms Vista Home Premium $131.99 $150.47
$1,691.38 $1,883.38

I think im just gonna OC my proc to get it to run like the E6700

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Freeman replied on Mon, Jul 23 2007 6:22 PM

@ recoveringknowitall.

 1. Yes that should be maximize, and I have the same cooler you mentioned, does wonders for OCing.

2. The jibberish in the first line equates to "I know the original poster in real life" in modern english ;).

@ tee.

Good rig, looks solid, nice finds for the rebates.
 

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