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post #1 of 14
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hey,

I decided to take the E6600 for my new rig cause my brother has soon his FX-60 running ...

for now its like this:

E6600
Gigabyte 965P DS3
Gigabyte 7900GT with Zalman cooler or MSI 7900GTO (not sure this time)
2x 1GB DDR2 800 G.Skill HZ
SilverStone Zeus ST56ZF "by Etasis!" (thats a rockin PSU )

I wanna use my Termaltake BigWater on it! Is it good enough or did I have to change some parts in the watercooling system?

Edit: Can I lower the Multi of the E6600 on the DS3 that I can run something like 400 x 8 = 3200MHz ?
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post #2 of 14
Looking good.

However, I see yuo're running RAID. Be aware that the DS3 only supports RAID on a secondary Gigabyte controller on the PCI Bus. The ICH8 southbridge does NOT support RAID! (See my FAQ). I think the DS4 should be available in Germany already, and you might want to take a look at it, since it does support RAID over the southbridge (ICH8R)

I don't know about watercooling enough to give a recommendation on it
    
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post #3 of 14
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For the HDDs I have nothing at the moment! I´m looking for some good stuff for a price but there many new HDDs out like Maxtor DM 17 and 21 or these WD 1600 YS ...
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post #4 of 14
Maxtor's are generally not the best, but seems like you use maxtors on the old rig.

Can you give us a total budget for your new rig, a website where you plan to buy, and a list of all parts you need?
    
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post #6 of 14
Here is the DS4: http://www.alternate.de/html/product...l?artno=GPEG34 - It's € 159,-, but I think worth the price difference.

This WD 1600YS would be my budget pick for a hard drive: http://www.alternate.de/html/product...l?artno=A9BW27
I like the WD's better than the Maxtors, and this one has 16MB cache opposed to 8MB cache for the Maxtor.
    
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post #7 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
Here is the DS4: http://www.alternate.de/html/product...l?artno=GPEG34 - It's € 159,-, but I think worth the price difference.

This WD 1600YS would be my budget pick for a hard drive: http://www.alternate.de/html/product...l?artno=A9BW27
I like the WD's better than the Maxtors, and this one has 16MB cache opposed to 8MB cache for the Maxtor.
I agree!
That DS4 looks nice and I can run Raid without any 2nd controller!
But for the first the time I only need 1 HDD! but I can upgrade a second later!

Edit: If I get the DS4 im around 1250€! Thought thats a good investment for this rig
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post #8 of 14
That will be a nice setup.
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post #9 of 14
If you plan to run OS on RAID then you better choose the mobo with ICH8R (like Asus P5B Deluxe) cuz GA RAID run on PCI bus and definately slower than ICH8R.
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post #10 of 14
That's exactly why I advised the Gigabyte DH4. It's not in the US yet, but in Europe it's available, and it DOES have the ICH8R southbridge, supporting RAID. Plus, it's cheaper than the P5B Deluxe
    
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