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Building a new gaming system . Need a lil advice

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  1. DSX

    DSX Thread Starter

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    Im currently building a new system and would appreciate your input on my current build. I am looking for a serious gaming rig that can run any game out there at the highest settings and games in the near future.

    Case:Cool Masters Stacker 830
    CPU: Core 2 DUO E8400 3.0ghz
    HS/FAN: ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
    Mobo:EVGA 780I
    PSU: True Power 1000W
    Memory: OCZ Reaper 4GB PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066)
    Video Card: BFG 8800 GTS 512mb x 2
    Harddrive:Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    OS: Vista Ultimate 32 bit
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Are you planing on OCing this system?
    If not, then use the stock intel hsf. If you are planing on OCing the system, then use the hsf you listed.
    Next make sure the memory you selected is on the approved list for your motherboard.
     
  3. kryptonite1055

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    for the video card, the 8800GT 512MB is better than the 8800GTS 640MB (even the 9600GT is better than the 8800GTS 640MB). pretty much what i am saying is go with the 8800GT.
     
  4. the_man550

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    is it a 7200.10 or 7200.11 HDD?

    Quite a big difference between those. (maybe not worth it in price/performance ratio, but it's still a difference)


    Don't buy all 4 gigs of RAM, you won't be able to use all of it. 3 is enöff anyway.


    1000W? planning on having a fan party? Just you and 200fans? 1000W is overkill.
     
  5. DSX

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    Which one do I want the 7200.10 or 11?

    The 1000W PSU comes with the 830 stacker in a package that why I was looking into that one.
     
  6. DSX

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    Yeah I am planning on OCin. I hear the Zalman fan is really nice and does a good job.
     
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