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    Please check my new build spec

    Intel quad core Q6600
    Zalman CNPS9700 Cooler
    EVGA 680i motherboard
    Corsair 620W PSU
    2x 2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 CAS 4-4-4-12
    Antec P182 case

    I've left out graphics and a few other things for now as they're either sorted or I can't afford them just yet!

    Is there anything I really should think about changing or does that seem like a good setup?

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    680i board? Unless you are going SLI (which I hope not, as you give the impression that funds are limited), then look at the P35 boards.
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    Regarding the ram, will you be running a 32bit or 64bit operating system?

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    buy everything together, that way you can get it for the cheapest amount as pc stuff is always going cheaper day by day.

    get a thermalright 120 extreme if you can afford it

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    Yeah I second what the others have said:

    - Change the cooler. Something like a Scythe Miné would be good if you're buying from Scan.

    - Drop the 680i motherboard in favour of a P35.

    - You'll only really be able to use 4GB RAM if you're on 64bit Vista.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    680i board? Unless you are going SLI (which I hope not, as you give the impression that funds are limited), then look at the P35 boards.
    I may do in a couple of months when I have more money so there's no point in limiting myself by getting a p35 board that i'd have to go to the trouble of selling.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosaline View Post
    Regarding the ram, will you be running a 32bit or 64bit operating system?
    Most likely a mix. I am aware of memory support issues between 32/64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by jackvdbuk View Post
    buy everything together, that way you can get it for the cheapest amount as pc stuff is always going cheaper day by day.

    That's quite a contradiction you've made there.

    get a thermalright 120 extreme if you can afford it
    Am i likely to get one with a non-flat contact surface as I've read about many people getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trusz View Post
    I may do in a couple of months when I have more money so there's no point in limiting myself by getting a p35 board that i'd have to go to the trouble of selling.
    Well, as long as you know all the pitfalls of SLI. Most people here (especially those of us who have tried it) wouldn't touch it (again) with a bargepole.

    Buying a lesser board in the hopes of throwing money at a tech that arguably doesn't work too well, isn't the best thing to do
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    What board would you reccomend for about £130 then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Well, as long as you know all the pitfalls of SLI. Most people here (especially those of us who have tried it) wouldn't touch it (again) with a bargepole.

    Buying a lesser board in the hopes of throwing money at a tech that arguably doesn't work too well, isn't the best thing to do
    I'd agree completely, I ran SLi 7900GTX and most of my games didnt use the SLi so no real gain.

    What video card do you have atm?

    I would also consider a P35 , it's a very decent chipset without the hassles of the 680i.
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    I would personally look at the ABit IP35 or Asus P5K boards if you don't have any out-of-the-ordinary requirements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trusz View Post
    What board would you reccomend for about £130 then?
    I'd recommend the Asus P5K for around £80

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    i have a zalman 9700.
    its pretty good, check out my system. i get like 37 degrees on coretemp.

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    Abit definitely.

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    Thinking of maybe going for the P5K deluxe when it comes in to stock on scan. I'm probably going to stick to the zalman cooler as it has excellent reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prits_88 View Post
    i have a zalman 9700.
    its pretty good, check out my system. i get like 37 degrees on coretemp.
    There are plenty of coolers now out there that have beeter cooling, are quieter and cheaper.
    Look at the ASUS and Sythe offerings as they perform better.

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