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POWER SUPPLY Corsair - 750TX (750 watt)



HARD DRIVE (x2) Western Digital - 500GB (SATA Drive) 16MB Cache

$71.80 (each)


DVD BURNER Samsung - 22x DVD/CD-RW (All in One Combo Drive) (SATA Drive)






MEMORY Corsiar - 4GB Memory (2GB x2) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) (5-5-5-18 timing)



PROCESSOR Intel - Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40Ghz



VIDEO CARD BFG Tech - GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB Memory (Core clock: 675mhz, Memory clock: 1940mhz)



CPU FAN Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 92mm



PC TOWER Thermaltake Armor VH6000SWS






1. About the mother board. It comes with a sound card but i already have a X-FI Extreme Music Card I plan to use. Is there another comparable mother board that supports 1066 DDR2 Memory that is good quality it the price range of this mother board?

2. How common is the DDR2 1066 memory i do not see alot of it around. is this a dieing breed? Also there are alot of mother boards that support DRR2 1200 memory but i see there is very little out there.

3. In looking at the specs are there any items that in your opinion that over power another component of the completed system? For example mother board over powers CPU or Video Card poorly matches mother board ect.

4. This price range of this system is about $1300. Do you recommends placing more $$ in one component and less on another?

Edited by cumminbk
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for hard drives get the 640gb WD drives.

get 2x2gb of muskin ascent 8500

if you really want nvidia then go with the gts, otherwise get a 4870

why do you want an x48? do you plan on going SLI? get a P45 instead, such as the P5Q Deluxe.

you dont need that big of a psu, get the corair 620 or 650

if you want to OC then get a TRUE

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Thanks for the reply

The video card is a 8800gts I left of the S (typo)

Is there a particular reason to go for muskin over corsiar? i see the muskin base price is cheaper than corsairs but corsair is cheaper after the repate they are running. also corsair comes with a flow fan for the memory.

I actually did look at the ASUS P5Q Deluxe because it is closer to what i want but i was worry about the memory standard is ddr2 1200. ddr2 1066 is backward compatible i assume but i am worried about having issues with detection and so forth and running at proper speeds? ripken have you ever run 1066 memory in a 1200 standard motherboard?

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