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    New system Build, need feedbacks plz

    Hey guys,
    im currently looking to buy some new pieces for my pc. And the problem is that its been a long time since i looked for some new pc gears. Im still running on AGP video card and drr1 memory here. So please, i would like to heard from you guys. Any comment would be really appreciated.
    Honestly, is that a good build?


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    Monitor=====================================
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    Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22IN Widescreen LCD Black 1680X1050 3000:1 2MS VGA DVI-D HDCP

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    Motherboard=================================
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    ASUS Striker Extreme Nforce 680I SLI LGA775 Conroe ATX DDR2 3PCI-E16 PCI SATA RAID

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    Processor===================================
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    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 4MB Retail

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    Memory======================================
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    Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X2048-6400C4D 2GB 2X1GB PC6400 DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-12 240PIN Memory Kit

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    Video Card==================================
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    BFG GeForce 8800 GTX OC2 626MHZ 768MB 2.0GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDTV Out HDCP DIRECTX10

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    Power Supply================================
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    OCZ GameXStream 850W ATX12V 24PIN SLI Ready Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fans

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    Hard-Drive==================================
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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive

    With this computer, i want to be able to play every games at very high details in high resolution (1680X1050).
    So what should i do?
    Should i change any of the parts above, or should i buy them now?
    Or maybe i should buy some better memory? Or maybe a second video card for SLY performance?
    Help me please, im a bit confuse right now and i would like to buy my new system pretty soon. Maybe after the cuts of Intel Processor.

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    Right..

    The build is really good..at that resolution screen its debatable whether you need the GTX..where the GTS will be more than capable..check "my system" as this is very similar to yours and plays everything perfectly on full settings. Saying that the GTX is a good bet for serious future proofing.

    I dont particularly like the Asus Striker..heard a few people having problems and sending them back..I personally prefer the board I have which is the EVGA as its proving very solid.
    The Abit 680i board is supposed to be very good to.

    The RAM..you dont really need dominator ram..the standard xms2 will suffice. Also OCZ make very good ram at the moment so check them out.

    You dont need the 850w psu the 700w will be more than enough on a single gfx card.

    and get a decent cpu cooler.

    Coolermaster Geminii is my next purchase

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    Could go for a slightly cheaper PSU, Corsair 620w HX, should be more than sufficiant for the setup.

    I'd also second the vote for eVGA motherboards, especially as you can then pair it up with the eVGA GFx card to get some good long term warrenty's on them (up to lifetime if you can get the NF-68 A1 revision)

    Other than that, personally I'm considering dropping down to the E6420 and waiting for it to come out, given how much these C2D's overclock, there's probably not a whole lot in the performance of the two chips.

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    If you can get hold of the slightly older Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 rather than the 7200.10 they're meant to be a lot quieter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Right..

    The build is really good..at that resolution screen its debatable whether you need the GTX..where the GTS will be more than capable..check "my system" as this is very similar to yours and plays everything perfectly on full settings. Saying that the GTX is a good bet for serious future proofing.

    I dont particularly like the Asus Striker..heard a few people having problems and sending them back..I personally prefer the board I have which is the EVGA as its proving very solid.
    The Abit 680i board is supposed to be very good to.

    The RAM..you dont really need dominator ram..the standard xms2 will suffice. Also OCZ make very good ram at the moment so check them out.

    You dont need the 850w psu the 700w will be more than enough on a single gfx card.

    and get a decent cpu cooler.

    Coolermaster Geminii is my next purchase
    +1 on everything. I would go for the Abit 680i or the evga too. the xms2 pro ram has the dominator ram heatsinks on them plus their cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    If you can get hold of the slightly older Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 rather than the 7200.10 they're meant to be a lot quieter.

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    Just a heads up, I would still go for the .10, and simply RMA it if it is noisy. There are 2 different factories producing the drives, one produces noisier ones than the other, it is luck of the draw which you receive.

    Otherwise, something by Western Digital might be a good bet, or Samsung if you are after quietness over performance (though that is unlikely, considering the choice of a GTX )

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    i have a 7200.10 and cant hear it over my system

    but i had to rma the first one so..

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    Sorry if this is off-topic, but it seems relevent...which is the quieter .10? Cos i've had a 250GB 8mb from Taiwan that I had to RMA due to broken sectors, a 250GB 16mb from Singapore that seems fine, and a 250GB 8mb from China that *might* be a little noisey but I really can't tell. If you get a loud one, is it really noticeably louder than the others?

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