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#1

Rip it apart if you must but I think I've done ok.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Public...er=8990745

I don't know If I should grab the video card or if I should go with the 9800 Version.
Chrono
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3.60GHz (9x400MHz)
Ram: 8GB OCZ Reaper PC2-1066
Video: EVGA GTX560 Ti SC 2GB @ 900/1800/2004 Heart
Sephiroth - Rog Strix Hero III G731GU
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#2
Love the mobo choice, you won't be dissapointed. Also whatever you have to do DON'T step down to a 9800 series card. The difference between the GTX2xx and the older 9 series is like night and day.

My other advice is to ditch the Arctic Silver 5 and go for Arctic Cooling MX-2. It's results in an average 2 - 5 degrees cooler load temperature than AS5, and it's completely non capacitive and NON CONDUCTIVE - it also has a much longer lifetime than AS5. AS5 starts to lose it's thermal conductivity in a matter of months as the material becomes brittle and it's properties change - this doesn't happen with MX-2.

Arctic Silver 5 was good for it's time and I still have a few tubes around, but I use MX-2 for just about everything nowdays.
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#3
Also depending on wether speed or space is your concern, you may want to consider the 640GB version of the WD AAKS/AALS drive. The 640GB drive is unique in that it uses a 320GB per platter design resulting in noticably better performance.

The other WD AAKS/AALS drives are great but they use lower density 250GB platters so the performance isn't always there. I'd at least consider one of the 640s for your o/s drive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6822136319
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#4
cool. I got rid of the as5. thanks didn't know that lil bit of info seeing as it was a suggested product with the CPU.

Updated HD, now 1TB and a 640. Big Grin
Chrono
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3.60GHz (9x400MHz)
Ram: 8GB OCZ Reaper PC2-1066
Video: EVGA GTX560 Ti SC 2GB @ 900/1800/2004 Heart
Sephiroth - Rog Strix Hero III G731GU
[Image: g1glk1-6.png]


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#5
I can't find fault with anything else... you pretty much picked everything dead on the way I would recommend.

My only concern is wether I can hide outside your house and intercept that tasty Q9650 to replace my Q9450... :ph34r:
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#6
lmao. You do have my addy don't you. Big Grin
Chrono
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3.60GHz (9x400MHz)
Ram: 8GB OCZ Reaper PC2-1066
Video: EVGA GTX560 Ti SC 2GB @ 900/1800/2004 Heart
Sephiroth - Rog Strix Hero III G731GU
[Image: g1glk1-6.png]


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#7
Also, you shouldn't need to buy the SATA cable either, the board comes with 5 SATA cables. Also, the qty. for the mobo is set to 2, don't know if you need two boards or not. My only complaint about the board is I couldn't use my Zalman 9500A cpu cooler on it due to the blue heatsinks on the board around the cpu socket, with how that cooler mounts it just doesn't work.
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#8
Overwheat Wrote:Also, you shouldn't need to buy the SATA cable either, the board comes with 5 SATA cables. Also, the qty. for the mobo is set to 2, don't know if you need two boards or not. My only complaint about the board is I couldn't use my Zalman 9500A cpu cooler on it due to the blue heatsinks on the board around the cpu socket, with how that cooler mounts it just doesn't work.

I was wondering why it more expensive. Big Grin thanks for that. Smile


:duh:
Chrono
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3.60GHz (9x400MHz)
Ram: 8GB OCZ Reaper PC2-1066
Video: EVGA GTX560 Ti SC 2GB @ 900/1800/2004 Heart
Sephiroth - Rog Strix Hero III G731GU
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#9
The one nice thing about the SATA cable he specced is that it is a locking cable. They are very nice to have.
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#10
runt Wrote:The one nice thing about the SATA cable he specced is that it is a locking cable. They are very nice to have.

All Gigabyte boards sold within the last 2 years come with latching SATA cables. :p In fact they even throw in a right angle latching cable for good measure.
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#11
Nox Wrote:All Gigabyte boards sold within the last 2 years come with latching SATA cables. :p In fact they even throw in a right angle latching cable for good measure.
Are you using the onboard sound with that?

I'm looking at Sound cards, and not sure if I should go with onboard, Audigy, or X-Fi, or another brand.
Chrono
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3.60GHz (9x400MHz)
Ram: 8GB OCZ Reaper PC2-1066
Video: EVGA GTX560 Ti SC 2GB @ 900/1800/2004 Heart
Sephiroth - Rog Strix Hero III G731GU
[Image: g1glk1-6.png]


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#12
Neocorteqz Wrote:Are you using the onboard sound with that?

I'm looking at Sound cards, and not sure if I should go with onboard, Audigy, or X-Fi, or another brand.


No, I use an X-Fi... but the audio on the board is the latest Realtek HD Audio and I've played around with it on a couple of client builds now. It's ok for games and awesome for music and movies. If you're looking for good in game positional audio and stuff then nothing is going to beat an X-Fi.
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#13
Nox Wrote:No, I use an X-Fi... but the audio on the board is the latest Realtek HD Audio and I've played around with it on a couple of client builds now. It's ok for games and awesome for music and movies. If you're looking for good in game positional audio and stuff then nothing is going to beat an X-Fi.

to bad they rake you over the coals if you want an x-fi with front outputs (i.e. the drive bay thing).
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#14
runt Wrote:to bad they rake you over the coals if you want an x-fi with front outputs (i.e. the drive bay thing).

While the very first revisions of the X-Fi lacked them, pretty much all of the current X-Fi cards have standard AC97 headers for front panel audio.
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#15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6829102024

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6829102006
Chrono
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3.60GHz (9x400MHz)
Ram: 8GB OCZ Reaper PC2-1066
Video: EVGA GTX560 Ti SC 2GB @ 900/1800/2004 Heart
Sephiroth - Rog Strix Hero III G731GU
[Image: g1glk1-6.png]


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#16
Nox Wrote:While the very first revisions of the X-Fi lacked them, pretty much all of the current X-Fi cards have standard AC97 headers for front panel audio.

hmmmmm, might have to get one then Big Grin

<edit>
or a ASUX Xonar D1
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#17
Neocorteqz Wrote:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6829102024

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6829102006


I'd grab the Titanium for the $10 difference. It's PCIE which is nice, has optical in/out should you ever need it, and has standard front panel audio connections for your case
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#18
Bought almost all of the things on my list, but it's cool, i'll pick up the rest later. I have everything I need to get up and running,

Right Now I bought this at circuit city

[Image: s6i4kn2dpwup4qb33n6h.jpg]

Paid 202.99 instead of 270 @ newegg.
Also bought for the wife

A Toshiba A305-S6916 Laptop

from Best Buy

http://explore.toshiba.com/laptops/satel...A305-S6916
Chrono
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3.60GHz (9x400MHz)
Ram: 8GB OCZ Reaper PC2-1066
Video: EVGA GTX560 Ti SC 2GB @ 900/1800/2004 Heart
Sephiroth - Rog Strix Hero III G731GU
[Image: g1glk1-6.png]


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Neocorteqz Wrote:Right Now I bought this at circuit city

[Image: s6i4kn2dpwup4qb33n6h.jpg]

Paid 202.99 instead of 270 @ newegg.

those LG monitors are pretty nice, we sold out of those almost two weeks ago at our store. Also, our store, and supposedly all the stores in WA state, will be closing March 1st. My last day is Friday, then I get to file for unemployment while getting my license and finding a new job. hurrah!
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#20
Now!!!!

to OC project!! Big Grin
Chrono
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3.60GHz (9x400MHz)
Ram: 8GB OCZ Reaper PC2-1066
Video: EVGA GTX560 Ti SC 2GB @ 900/1800/2004 Heart
Sephiroth - Rog Strix Hero III G731GU
[Image: g1glk1-6.png]


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