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post #11 of 73
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Will those gigabyte boards oc better or as good as the asus, I have never used one?
post #12 of 73
Yeah, the D/S3 have been known to overclock, in some cases, to 500MHz FSB and above, which would give you 3.5GHz on the E6300, or 4GHz on the E6400. This all depends on if you get a good board and processor

You'll find that the Gigabyte boards need aftermarket chipset cooling to get as high an FSB as that. Not sure about the Asus, but really when it comes down to it, you get what you pay for. Saying that, the D/S3 are great value for money.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 @ 3.1GHz ASus P5K-E XFX HD5750 2x2GB Team Elite PC6400 + 2x2GB G.Skill Pi Series. 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
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750W Something or other. Beige ATX Mid Case Belkin GLOWY Optical None 
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500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
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post #13 of 73
I don't know when you're buying the rig... but Gigabyte will soon come with the DS4 (already in the UK). That's one good looking board that will likely be priced between the DS3 and the P5B.

I am not a huge fan of the DS3, but that's because of my RAID requirements. The DS3 does not support RAID on the primary (southbridge) controller, which is a major drawback for me. However, if you only have a single hard drive, or possibly 2 in RAID0, then you'll be fine with it, since it has a secondary controller on the PCI bus, which supports RAID0 and RAID1
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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post #14 of 73
The DS4 is indeed available in the UK. The pricing is..

S3- £93.99
DS3- £108.99
DS4- £123.36

All prices including VAT, from overclockers.co.uk
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 @ 3.1GHz ASus P5K-E XFX HD5750 2x2GB Team Elite PC6400 + 2x2GB G.Skill Pi Series. 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
750W Something or other. Beige ATX Mid Case Belkin GLOWY Optical None 
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E6750 @ 3.1GHz ASus P5K-E XFX HD5750 2x2GB Team Elite PC6400 + 2x2GB G.Skill Pi Series. 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
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750W Something or other. Beige ATX Mid Case Belkin GLOWY Optical None 
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post #15 of 73
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What is the difference in this memory,

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231087

and the one that you recommended?

edit: Chozart, isn't that case a micro atx case?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119088
post #16 of 73
sorry...wrong Centurion.. oops
This one then:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119047

Not sure what the difference is. I guess the black one (HZ) uses better chips. The HZ series are generally the performance series from G.Skill and are really good. Pick them up, since it's a good deal right now.
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #17 of 73
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Yeah, i was actually looking at that case for him. I'm gonna show him both cases and see if he can swing the extra cash, he is in a rock band that just got signed and just shot the first video. Gotcha on the memory, and black always looks good on a black mobo.

ps. any ideas on this little prob? http://www.overclock.net/operating-s...ml#post1285941
post #18 of 73
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post #19 of 73
Wait, why get 2 200gb HDs? I'd recommend only getting one, since I doubt he would need that much space. Other than that, everything looks perfect.
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e6300 ASUS P5B-E XFX GeForce 7900gs Patriot ddr2-667 C4 
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120GB IDE Emprex 16x dual layer Microsoft xp pro ENVISION 1740i 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB IDE Emprex 16x dual layer Microsoft xp pro ENVISION 1740i 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse red Ultra 550 watt CM Stacker Logitech G5 
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RatPadz XT 
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post #20 of 73
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he's a musician that needs loads of hd space, and i might want to put them in raid later.
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