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  1. I was under the impression the Turbo series was SLC as well... I guess that's incorrect. I wonder how they justify the markup?
  2. No, I am NOT considering 2 video cards at this time or in the future. I don't see the need for such unnecessary expenses as two video cards. I just wan't 1 really good/best video card instead. Something that will handle all games with eye candy turned on @ 1680x1050 resolution (possibly in the future handling 1920x1200). I'm budgeting out for top of the line video card at this time to handle my gaming needs for now and in the future.
  3. Awesome information fellas, okay you've convinced me. DDR2 it is. This will still be probably a month or two before I actually start buying anything, so yes, I will definately keep an eye out for the newer stuff to come around the corner. What motherboard would be a good suggestion then for stability and overclocking? Is there a pretty good concensus on the 'best' right now? Coming back to the single video card solution, what is arguably the best in terms of that? I know, I'm not trying to start a nVidia vs. AMD/ATi flame war, just would like some opinions on that particular part of the upgrade. Thanks again all.
  4. I was assuming an answer of the DDR2 alternative was going to come up. But, won't I be a bit more future proofed if I go the DDR3 route? When I build this system, it'll probably last me 2+ years before I do a whole new upgrade again. Okay, I hear you on the Intel chipset vs. The nVidia Chipset. Thanks for the help so far. This stuff is very confusing being out of the loop so long.
  5. Hi all, I'm in the planning process of building a new rig. My current one, I built back in '06, and have been out of the upgrading loop since early '07. So needless to say, I'm a little out of touch. Here's what I've come up with so far: Intel Core2Quad Q9550 eVGA 790i Ultra SLI Motherboard Corsair XMS3 DHX 4GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820145209 Indecisive on the video card as of yet. I may just throw in my 7900GT for the time being. Things that will be coming from the old build for certain: PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Watt Creative X-Fi Platinum Sound Card 2x250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA Drives DL DVD+/-RW Drive I have 2 questions for you guys. First is, what do you think of that RAM choice? I haven't seen too many reviews on it, and am not sure on how nicely it'll play with the motherboard. Next, what single video card solution seems to be the best right now? I may in the future consider going to a dual card setup, so I'm aware I would have to go the nVidia route if I chose to do that with this motherboard, but as of right now that doesn't seem very likely. I understand the pricepoint of the RAM on newegg is competitive with other DDR3 options right now, but I have a local retailer that is selling that particular kit for quite a bit cheaper ($220). I'm sure I'm missing some information for you guy's that I just can't think of at this moment, so please tell me if you need more information, and I'd be happy to answer those questions. Thanks for your help all. P.S. I do plan on modestly overclocking once I get the system up and stable at stock speeds. EDIT: Whoops, I thought my signature would carry over from DIY-Street, guess not, I'm updating that now.
  6. Well, I'm not firm on a Q6600. It just seemed like the best bang-for-the-buck processor. Also, my local Micro Center has them for $199 right now. I still want good gaming performance though, is the Q6600 going to fail me in that respect?
  7. Thanks Speedeuphoria. I didn't mention RAID because I thought it was tandard equipment pretty much on every new motherboard now. Yes I'll need RAID support.
  8. Hi all, I hate asking this question and have been put off from writing this message, because I'm sure it's been covered before. However, I can't seem to find the exact answers I'm looking for. I am interested in finally upgrading my PC from the one listed in my Signature to a new intel based build. This is where the problem begins. I'm an Intel n00blet. And I know I'm gonna run into some issues if I just dive into this thing head-first without first consulting the guru's of DIY-Street. Now, If this were a new AMD system, I were building I'd feel 10x more confident jumping in, but this is unknown territory for me with all this new fan-dangled equipment. First and foremost. Which is the best motherboard out there to get? I know, stupid question, there are so many variables to have a correct answer. Well, let me narrow it down for you guys to help me make a wiser decision. I want a motherboard that is going to have a good ratio between Stability and Overclocking potential. I don't need nor want the fastest rig on earth. Just a damn nice rig, with a humble overclock that'll keep me happy. To put that into perspective, my Opteron 250 is sitting nice and stable @ 250x10 and I'm completely content with those clocks, knowing there's more she can push out. The processor I've made my mind up to get would be the Q6600. I do other things besides gaming and would like the advantage of the 2 other cores at my disposal when needed. I will not be going SLI/Crossfire. This will be a single card system. I will be using Windows XP Professional 32-Bit for quite a while, however, I would like to go with 4GB of Memory. Will this cause issues besides the OS not being able to recognize all of it? Or will other problems arise with this as well? BTW, is Windows XP 64-Bit still pretty much unsupported and a bad-OS? Or is it now a decent alternative to Vista? Is DFI still a good brand to go with for a Motherboard company? I know Angry_Games is not the most pleased with them at the moment. But is that a biased point of view or is it completely warranted that they aren't the most reputable of companies to be doing business with (I'm not trying to stir the pot Angry, so please don't take this question as a loaded one)? Last but not least, I'm really having a hard time wrapping my head around overclocking Intel based CPU's in comparison to AMD's. If anyone wants to point me to a n00b guide that would atleast help me understand the differences that would be great. Also, what is a realistic figure for overclocking (air cooled) a Q6600 so I could plan out what speed memory to purchase, that would be very helpful. Again, I apologize for the long-winded and seen it 1000x before post. But your answers to this would help me a great deal. Thanks guys.
  9. I'm pretty sure you can now, Wev. If I have any further issues, I can always just start another thread, especially since we'll be able to rule out the PSU from the list then. Once again guys. I really appreciate your help through this.
  10. None so far. I kept the computer on all night and no shutdowns at all. I think this issue has been resolved.
  11. Oh yeah, that's right I had that rebate as well. I forgot completely about it... If I had exchanged for another TX750, I would've been in the same boat as you Wev.
  12. Yeah, I'm sure it was just a defective PSU. I'm sure a properly working TX750 would be quite up to task for this build and many to come. I have nothing against Corsair for this, and would still be happy to purchase their products in the future. Defective items happen from time to time.
  13. I got the black one. Damn thing is huge, lol. I had to take out my bottom case fan so I could route wires through the case. Otherwise the PSU wouldn't even fit into the case. Yeah, it was just happen-stance that the Corsair wasn't in stock when I went back to the store. The Silencer PSU was the only other PSU that matched the specs/price of the Corsair PSU (but happened to be about $30 more). I then noticed that Microcenter had the sale for 20% off all the PSU's they had in stock ( :eek2: ). I grabbed it and was almost an exact even exchange (I was actually refunded a little money as well, w00t).
  14. Okay Guys, I think the issue has been resolved! Played Half-Life 2: Episode 1 for about an hour, then I hopped on my decks and started mixing with Serato Scratch Live for another hour and no random shutdowns. I'll keep an eye on the PC for the next couple days to make sure everything is in tip-top shape, but so far so good. Thanks for all your help guys, it's much appreciated.
  15. ****UPDATE**** Sorry, I haven't reported back to this thread in a couple days. I finally had a day off work, to where I could return this PSU for an exchange. When at the store, I saddened to find out they were out of stock of the Corsair TX750 that I had originally purchased. However, they were having a 20% sale on all PSU's in stock when I got there, so I was able to exchange right up for a PC Power & Cooling Silence 750Watt instead. I have now just installed the 750W PSU and am typing this on said computer. I just turned the system on about 10 Minutes ago, so I don't know as of yet if the issue has been resolved. I'm about to start playing some games again and see if the issue still happens or if I'm good to go. I will report back in about an hour and see if my problem has been resolved.
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