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Old 6th June 2008, 16:55   #1
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First of all, some of you may still recognize me, it has been some years since i've posted here.
2-3 years ago, i gave up everething about computers/overclocking/cooling, I whas tired of it. It was the beginning of DDR2 and almost no ( good ) AGP cards where available to upgrade my pc.

So i turned to Apple and bought myself a macook pro, and togethere with that i gave up gaming.

After a half year i bought myself a WII, i couldn't hold myself and had many fun hours with it. but then it happend, i had the feeling from gaming again . And i started gaming on my laptop, it's like this for over 6 months now. But gaming on a laptop isn't as much fun like gaming on a pc with a bigscreen monitor.

Thats why i'm here and I need your help!
I need a new pc, but since i've been so long out of the buissness i don't know what to get, i've searched a bit and came up with this next setup.

Plz tell me what do you think about it.
what do i need to change? Keep in mind i whant to overlock this baby a bit, but still want to keep it quite ( something in between is ok )!

psu:Zalman ZM600-HP (Retail, SLI Ready)
mem: OCZ 4GB 1066-555 XTC Plat
gpu: Asus EN8800GTX/HTDP (Retail, TV-Out, 2x DVI-I)
hd: WD raptor 150G
mobo: Asus P5K WS (Retail, FireWire, RAID, 2x Gb-LAN, Sound, ATX)
proc: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 (Boxed, FC-LGA4, "Wolfdale")
Optical: Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7200A (Bulk, Zwart)

The only thing I don't know what to chose it the cooler and if the motherboard is good enough?

Thx in advance
Old 6th June 2008, 16:59   #2
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Welcome back!

8800GTX only interesting if you find it very cheap otherwise go for 8800GTS 512Mb or 9800GTX. Or wait 1 month and check out AMD HD 4850 or 4870.

CPU, mobo, ram etc are all good, for gaming it will come to VGA card
CPU Cooler for cool & quiet: 120mm fan support + big. What coolers can you buy in the shop you are ordering the other parts?
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Old 6th June 2008, 17:41   #3
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I will order the most parts from, but i haven't checked out tones nor other webshops, my screen will come from forcom.

The gtx is priced at 23O euro and the GTS @ 190, is there a big performance diffirence towards the GTX, wich i think performce the best ( correct? )?

And any other suggestions for the motherboard? or is it the right choise?

Also for the gpu cooler, should i look at an aftermarket cooler?
Old 6th June 2008, 17:48   #4
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stock cooler for 8800/9800 is very decent
difference in performance is almost none 8800GTS 512<>8800GTX 768

but wait 1 month then decide on the GFX
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Old 8th June 2008, 22:48   #5
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Ok, i've done some research for the motherboard, it teached me that this is a good, mid range board, but still i don't that this is the board i whant!

Are there any other suggestions for the motherboard?
The rig wil not only be used for gaming it will be oced!

It seems like asus has some fine boards, like the p5e64 WS evolution, but that one is quite expensive.
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On air cooling, every middle/high-end motherboard of a respected oc-brand will suffice; Asus, Dfi, Gigabyte: all good.
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