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post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
Cheers guys, i'll take the advice on the SLI and go single card.
If it makes a difference I'm using a wide monitor with 1440x900 resolution.

Is there much of a difference in price between
805 + Decent Mobo + Adequate cooling
and
E6300 + compatible Mobo + Adequate cooling

Thanks again.
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C2D E6300 @3.1Ghz Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 Saphire Radeon X1900GT 2x1GB G.Skill LA DDR2 
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Seagate 250GB 7200.10 Windows XP Pro Acer 19" Wide Microsoft 
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C2D E6300 @3.1Ghz Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 Saphire Radeon X1900GT 2x1GB G.Skill LA DDR2 
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Seagate 250GB 7200.10 Windows XP Pro Acer 19" Wide Microsoft 
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post #12 of 24
a WHOLE lot of difference.

What budget are you looking at?

At that resolution, a single card is more than fine. SLI/Crossfire is a waste of money. Dual cards will only pay of at a resolution of at least 1600x1200 or the comparible widescreen res.
    
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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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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #13 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
a WHOLE lot of difference.

What budget are you looking at?

At that resolution, a single card is more than fine. SLI/Crossfire is a waste of money. Dual cards will only pay of at a resolution of at least 1600x1200 or the comparible widescreen res.

^^^ Yeah. what is your budget and what is your goal? Lag-free gaming at max resolution? That's easy without going crazy.
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i7 2600K @ 4GHZ ASRock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 570 8GB G.skill Sniper DDR3 1866 
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Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ160 Blu Ray DVD writer Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Sceptre 24" LCD BENQ 3D 24" LCD Logitech G510 Corsair 750W HX professional single rail 
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Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ160 Blu Ray DVD writer Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Sceptre 24" LCD BENQ 3D 24" LCD Logitech G510 Corsair 750W HX professional single rail 
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post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 
Main uses:

Visual Studio
Photoshop
Blender 3D
Picking up PC versions of 360 games i want (Oblivion, Splinter Cell, Alan Wake) without having to fork out £40 a pop.

Games I want to play (and have them look [Very?]good):
EverQuest 2
D&D Online
Counter Strike Source
HL2
F.E.A.R

Budget:
Assuming I can get somthing that does all that: £600 this month
Assuming It needs more OMPH: £800 next month
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C2D E6300 @3.1Ghz Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 Saphire Radeon X1900GT 2x1GB G.Skill LA DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB 7200.10 Windows XP Pro Acer 19" Wide Microsoft 
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Hiper 580W Modular Gigabyte 3D Aurora Alu Logitech MX510 
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C2D E6300 @3.1Ghz Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 Saphire Radeon X1900GT 2x1GB G.Skill LA DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB 7200.10 Windows XP Pro Acer 19" Wide Microsoft 
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post #15 of 24
And in that budget needs to fit:

CPU
MoBo
RAM
Video
PSU

Thus, I assume you already have a case, HDD's, etc?

My apologies about earlier links to a US vendor Will now get you UK links!

CPU: Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.86GHz £135.11 Including VAT at 17.5% (2nd from top)
MoBo: Gigabyte GA_965P_DS4 (Socket 775) £123.36 Including VAT at 17.5% (4th from top)
RAM: G.Skill 2GB DDR2 PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS5 £164.49 Including VAT at 17.5% (4th from top)
Video: Sapphire ATI Radeon X1900 GT 256MB GDDR3 £135.11 Including VAT at 17.5% (10th from top)
PSU: Hiper HPU-4M580 Type R 580W ATX2.2 PSU - Black £52.86 Including VAT at 17.5% (3rd from top)

Total: £610.93 Including VAT at 17.5% + shipping
    
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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
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post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 
Nice one thanks
Does that Mobo require modding to OC the E6300?

I read the ASUS P5N Deluxe is one (the only one?) that does not??

I do need an HDD but ive seen a cheap 320GB Seagate SATA i'll use.

Nice selection I'll go a wee bit over budget for that

So should i crank that CPU and GPU up or leave them @ stock speeds ?
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C2D E6300 @3.1Ghz Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 Saphire Radeon X1900GT 2x1GB G.Skill LA DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB 7200.10 Windows XP Pro Acer 19" Wide Microsoft 
PowerCaseMouse
Hiper 580W Modular Gigabyte 3D Aurora Alu Logitech MX510 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6300 @3.1Ghz Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 Saphire Radeon X1900GT 2x1GB G.Skill LA DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 250GB 7200.10 Windows XP Pro Acer 19" Wide Microsoft 
PowerCaseMouse
Hiper 580W Modular Gigabyte 3D Aurora Alu Logitech MX510 
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post #17 of 24
Overclock the cpu and only try the GPU if you know what you are doing. I think its easier to OC a cpu than a vid card.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force F60 + 640GB WD 2x250GB WD RAID0 Sony NEC 20x Dual Layer DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64 20.1' Belinea @ 1680x1050 
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Logitech Corsair 450W VX 12V@33A CM690 + Zalman MFC1 Wolf King Trooper 
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E2160 @ 3.0GHz (BIOS 1.315v) (CPU-Z 1.272v) Abit IP35 "Dark Raider" ATI 512MB HD3850 (720/1800) 4GB Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force F60 + 640GB WD 2x250GB WD RAID0 Sony NEC 20x Dual Layer DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64 20.1' Belinea @ 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 450W VX 12V@33A CM690 + Zalman MFC1 Wolf King Trooper 
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post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by OCZedd
Overclock the cpu and only try the GPU if you know what you are doing. I think its easier to OC a cpu than a vid card.
Uh...since when?

Only thing for a GPU to watch out for is temps and artifacts. If you aren't blind, you can see artifacts.

For a CPU, you gotta worry about RAM timings, ram voltage, chipset voltage, cpu voltage, etc etc.
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Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD Western Digital EZRZ 3TB Cryorig H7 Acer XF270HU 
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Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD Western Digital EZRZ 3TB Cryorig H7 Acer XF270HU 
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post #19 of 24
As far I know, the mobo does not need modding to overclock the E6300.

Check here for results people had with overclocking the E6300, and with which motherboard they did so:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...clock+database

As you see in this list, one member hit 3.22GHz on the E6400 with the Gigabyte GA_965P_DS3, while others hit 3.0 and 3.08MHz. Thus this board overclocks reasonably well I would say

I picked the DS4 over the DS3 given the solid state capacitors, the RAID support on the southbridge, and the dual PCI-E slots (in case you ever feel tempted, or in case some other device comes out needing a PCI-E slot). However, if this all does not appeal to you, you can save £15 by picking the Gigabyte GA_965P_DS3 for £108.09 Including VAT at 17.5% (3rd from top).

Crank up that CPU!! Plenty room. You also can give that GPU a good bump up. If you find extra money in your budget, the X1900XT instead of the X1900GT is a very good upgrade
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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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N/A 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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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N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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post #20 of 24
Well i supposed your right, but overclocking a C2D isnt hard. And i feel GPU's can be tempermentle, one minute its overclocked and stable, no artifacts, cool. And the next time you boot windows, you get a artifacts and 80c+ temps. And artifacts depend on what 3d app you are running, like I get no artifacts in HL2 when OC, but in GTR2, it goes like mad. So i quit GPU OC'ing for now.
Turismo
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2160 @ 3.0GHz (BIOS 1.315v) (CPU-Z 1.272v) Abit IP35 "Dark Raider" ATI 512MB HD3850 (720/1800) 4GB Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force F60 + 640GB WD 2x250GB WD RAID0 Sony NEC 20x Dual Layer DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64 20.1' Belinea @ 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 450W VX 12V@33A CM690 + Zalman MFC1 Wolf King Trooper 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2160 @ 3.0GHz (BIOS 1.315v) (CPU-Z 1.272v) Abit IP35 "Dark Raider" ATI 512MB HD3850 (720/1800) 4GB Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Corsair Force F60 + 640GB WD 2x250GB WD RAID0 Sony NEC 20x Dual Layer DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64 20.1' Belinea @ 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Corsair 450W VX 12V@33A CM690 + Zalman MFC1 Wolf King Trooper 
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