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post #31 of 73
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Originally Posted by Don Karnage;15264464 
I feel your pain about your Pentium 4. I had one as well and it was pure CRAP. The only 775 processor i had was an E8500 which flirted with 5Ghz on water. The Celeron's were indeed slow crap but clocked like mad in the right board.

Now you have to realize that 775 came out in 2006 and the celeron's are a good 3 generations back then the current sandy bridge processors. These days Intel is on top of the game and those old days of being slow, hot and crappy are over. I put that build together to save you some money and headache. Your going to spend 800+ for an Amd build then 150-200 dollars more for bulldozer? Thats over a grand of performance you can buy right now with a 2500K for 781 dollars. Do yourself a favor and hold off on ordering till tomorrow and read a bulldozer review that hits at midnight. You may just rethink my build after you do. Any questions about sandy bridge.. PM me.

Also Z68 supports intel's 22nm Ivy bridge processors coming out in March so no new mainstream sockets till atleast 2013.
headscratch.gif What about the d14?
Edited by theamdman - 10/11/11 at 1:18pm
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His name is "theamdman" I doubt you will convince him to go intel... Just let hime get what he wants.
    
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That ram is too tall for the noctua bud. Go for the G.Skill RIPJAW X as they can fit under.
The ram fits under the heat sink, it is just really tight lol
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The ram fits under the heat sink, it is just really tight lol
ill do the snipers to be safe.
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post #35 of 73
If you are happy with what you picked, get the OC you want, and its good hardware....go for it.

It's not really our place to convince you to change your CPU manufacturer preference. The 965 BE seems to be well liked so enjoy the fun if the rig build

Only thing might be to watch the super tall ram but beyond that. Enjoy your purchase and post your results !
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post #36 of 73
NH-D14 : $85
Phenom 2 x4 965 : $129

Can you tell me why on earth are you shelling about the same on a CPU cooler and a CPU ?
On a Phenom I'd go for a Hyper N + 212. It will cool just fine and you will gain probably 1-5*C difference.

I'd skip that NH-D14 and go straight for a higher end GPU, 6870 are fine but not the best since you can buy something much better for a few more bucks.

I can understand going AMD, even if an Intel rig would be better overall, since you can upgrade to Bulldozer later on. But still, paying $200 on motherboard and $130 on a CPU and $85 cooler when a p55-i3 540-hyper N + would cost $230 and would smash the Phenom.
post #37 of 73
If you, or anyone, has any doubts about ram fitting under the noctua, just check out their compatibility page:

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=c...s_id=34&lng=en
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what about the d14 fit in the m59
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(DONT FLAME ME PLZ )

honeslty, i would stick with the phenom and not go bd. as far as we know, bd will have roughly the same ipc as phenoms. games will not use more than 4 threads so going 8 or 6 core would be a waste.

ONLY go for bd if you want insane overclocks, its looks to be good in that light.
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(DONT FLAME ME PLZ )

honeslty, i would stick with the phenom and not go bd. as far as we know, bd will have roughly the same ipc as phenoms. games will not use more than 4 threads so going 8 or 6 core would be a waste.

ONLY go for bd if you want insane overclocks, its looks to be good in that light.
Yes and no. yes games will only utilise 4 of the 8 cores but with the diffrent arcituture it will run them better.

Also I like your case. I HATE your hdd.
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