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Building a gaming PC

by glennkuok / December 15, 2007 5:18 PM PST

Hello, I'm new to this forum as you can tell from my post count. I'm here to ask for some suggestions for my computer build. I have done some research and these are the prices that I have been given. Please beware that these prices were originally in Hong Kong Dollars, I have converted it into USD via the conversion rate 7.8 HKD to 1 USD. So if some of the prices are too high or too low, that's why. This is the current build I'm looking for, for my gaming PC.

CPU: Intel C2D Q6600 (2.6G SLA, GO stepping): 279$
MB: Gigabyte P35-DS3R: 165$
RAM: Transcend DDR

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Will you be upset if Windows shows 3GB?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2007 12:21 AM PST
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i'd stick with a good heatpipe cooler
by ramarc / December 16, 2007 11:45 PM PST
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if you're planing to overclock, an ocz vindicator or thermalright ultima-90 can get the q6600 to 3.5ghz without the danger of a waterblock.

otherwise, that's a perfect $1200 build.

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by poopingfish / December 21, 2007 4:26 AM PST

Guy above me..the tt90 wont be a sufficient cooler when overclocking.
Get a ttue120. Dont buy the predone water kits, they are mostly crap with an exception of some of the higher quality and priced kits for example swiftech.
Get 2 250gb AAKS hard drives and Raid-0 them if you think your up for it.

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re: ughh
by ramarc / December 21, 2007 5:37 AM PST
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