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New System... Need Some Input

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Hi,

I'm going to order a new build this week and I'm thinking these parts:

case: THERMALTAKE VH6000BWS ARMOR+ WINDOW BLACK or HEROICHI MIDI TOWER PRO CI-6A19 BLACK

PSU: OCZ OCZ800EXS-EU ELITE XSTREAM POWER SUPPLY 800W

Mainboard: GIGABYTE X48-DQ6

CPU: INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8500 3,16GHz

CPU cooler: XIGMATEK HDT-D1284 HEATPIPE COOLER CROSSBOW EDITION

RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR DDR2 4GB (2X2GB) PC2-8500 (1066MHZ) CL5 DUAL CHANNEL KIT 2X4096-8500C5DF + CORSAIR DOMINATOR AIRFLOW FAN

VGA: XFX GEFORCE 9800GTX EXTREME 512MB PVT98FYDE PCI-E RETAIL

 

the only things I'm sure I'll buy are the Mainboard and the CPU (with the xigmatek cooler to avoid removing the crazy cool feature of the DQ6).

I'm going to use this system for games and for overclocking.

I would apreciate any input from anyone who knows about the other parts or has a better idea.

one of my main problems is the case !!! The thermaltake case is huge and 3 times the price of the Heroichi one...

 

Thank you in advance

Alfred

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Seems like a solid enough build, except for the fact that you are moving in to the zone where you pay substantially more for a small performance boost. Fair enough choices if you want to spend the $$

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yeah, a P35 or new P45 chipset would be a much more sensible choice imo as you are not looking to go dual cards with this build, and the e8500 cpu is a bit more expensive for 160mhz, when the e8400 clocks nearly as high on good air cooling. appart from those, solid build, and i like the thermaltake case better :P

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