new comp setup. will it work?

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jgjg

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well my old mobo kind of broke and the rest of the computer was crap anyways so i decided to throw together this new build.

HD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822136010

Mobo/Ram combo:
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145168
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813188009

PSU (w/ bf2142):
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817194005

Vid Card/CPU combo:
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130071
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115003

does anyone see any conflicts w/ the hardware? or have any warnings against anything?

thanx
 
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Wow I am so jealous, :eek: :cool:
I dont see any problems with those components.(y)
Just get a decent case with good ventilation, you are going to be building up quite a bit of heat.
 
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I SUGGEST that if your are going to use the E-6600 processor and are not going to use an Intel board that you choose a board that uses either an Intel 965 or 975 chipset.

The C2D processors work best in an Intel board or a board with the 965 or 975 chipsets.
 
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Win2kpro
I see this time and time again on this forum that if they are running an Intel cpu that it is recommended to use an Intel mobo and Intel chipsets etc.
Now I am not saying this is incorrect and I am sure that you Itel guys know what you are talking about.
Are the other mobos makers wasting there time? I am sure these boards have been rigorously tested and should work just as well
 

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I agree completely. If you are not going to overclock the system, go with a real intel board. If you do plan on OCing the system, then go with a quality board running an intel chipset.

You will be much happier from a stability standpoint.

BTW evga does not make their boards. They are rebranded leadtek / winfast boards.
 
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bigbear said:
Are the other mobos makers wasting there time? I am sure these boards have been rigorously tested and should work just as well
bigbear, the keyword here is SHOULD, unfortunately this is not the case with some of the new processors and chipsets.

Intel designs their processors to operate with Intel chipsets which is a normal procedure for a manufacturer. I don't believe that you have to utilize an Intel motherboard to get good performance from the C2D's, but I do believe you get better, trouble free performance from boards that use the chipset for which the processor was designed.

That is why, I added this statement;

The C2D processors work best in an Intel board OR a board with the 965 or 975 chipsets.
 
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Thanks for the clarification Win2kpro.
I had another look at that mobo ( which I orignally thought looked pretty good) and in light of what crdriver mentioned (leadtek/winfast) maybe its not so good as i first thought.:eek:
 

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i was reading a review on the mobo, and i did hear that intel boards are traditionally better for their processors, but this one and an asus were neck and neck w/ an intel. i believe this board came on top for gaming so thats why im goin w/ it.

and now a question about cooling the cpu and gpu.

the cpu is a new design w/ the heatsink to the side of the of the chip and a fan behind it. i was wondering if i can still use a traditional liquid cooling setup?

i'm new to liquid cooling but i have many friends who arent, and seeing how i am "going to be generationg a lot of heat" as bigbear said, and i'm also going to be overclocking. can anyone find me some decent cooling setups from linux for under 200?

i don't mind if its a kit that i have to set up, my dad and i are pretty hands-on guys. another thing i heard about the gpu is that its quite bigger than all the gpus before it.
 
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jgjg said:
the cpu is a new design w/ the heatsink to the side of the of the chip and a fan behind it. i was wondering if i can still use a traditional liquid cooling setup?
Somewhere I'm missing something here. :confused: The link you provided to the motherboard indicates it's an ATX board. Are you using the board you linked too, OR, a BTX, Micro BTX, Pico BTX, or Nano BTX board?
 
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