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New Pc - Quiet Powerful ~$700


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These are all Newegg Prices (I don't mind shopping elsewhere if cheaper):

 

1 Antec NSK3480 MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply $ 89.99

1 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - $119.99

1 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $ 79.99

1 GIGABYTE GA-G31M-S2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $ 59.99

1 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor OEM $199.99

1 ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler $ 26.99

1 EVGA 512-P3-N861-AR GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 $149.99 - $20 MIR

Subtotal: $726.93 or $706.93 after MIR

 

I already have a monitor and wireless mouse and keyboard. I also have a good sound card for recording music.

 

Power Supply?

I think from browsing the web that the PS on the case will be able to pull the 9600 together with the Q6600 processor. This is one of the main reasons I went with a 9600GT over an 8800GT.

 

Processor?

I also took the Q6600 over the dual cores because I edit video and photos a decent amount, but I can do dual core if the power consumption is a lot less. I may also stick with stock heatsink if I get a dual core.

 

Any advice on this? I wouldn't mind spending $100-200 extra if it's a huge difference for the system.

 

Thanks!

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That case is pretty darn expensive imo, looks like crap, very basic and uATX. If you want very quiet you might want to look at a larger HSF that takes a 120mm fan as you can get one to spin slower. The freezer is pretty loud at full speed and slowing it compromises it's cooling ability.

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For what you linked right there, I can tell you the Earthwatts 380W is fine. It doesn't offer the advantage of being ready to handle Crossfire or SLI, but it's more then enough for that set up. I actually have it running in the exact same setup, minus the Q6600 for a OC'd E4400.

 

Also with what Comp Dude said the AC frezzer 7 is pretty loud on full speed, but it does a decent job at cooling for what it's price is. In a budget computer that just wants a small OC its more then fine. Keeps my E4500 cool at low speeds, and at 1.4Vcore.

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