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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Chozart
That board won't overclock very well....

I'd get an E6300, and a P5B Deluxe.

And again, 3xtr3m3's stuff might be a good option, although I don't know how much he asks for it. 2GB RAM sounds nice to me also!
IS the P5B SLI compatible?
post #12 of 22
With modded drivers, and only at x16, x4 mode... probably not the best idea either.

It's just that there is no really good SLI solution for the Intel platform, unless you get a more expensive 975X based board, which can run SLI with modded drivers at x8, x8
    
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Chozart
And again, 3xtr3m3's stuff might be a good option, although I don't know how much he asks for it. 2GB RAM sounds nice to me also!
Well, i haven't decided yet but $500 US is reasonable according to forum members opinions.

http://www.overclock.net/appraisals/...ll-ddr500.html

But like i said before my mobo is not SLI but you can (or I can) SLI mod it and i will provide you a SLI bridge too.
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post #14 of 22
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131032
P5NSLI - 120

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004
E6400 - 220

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145539
XMS2 Pc5400 - 144

$484

This is assuming you are keeping the 7900GS and need SLI.

Otheriwise, the rig you built first is pretty decent

I have the P5NSLI, but I wouldn't reccomend it, I can't even break 4.0GHz so far, and if you do got WC, you have to change the North and South bridge to active cooling or even WC...
    
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post #15 of 22
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I need to also note that this will not be my pc, but i am helping a friend build his. my original thinking was core 2 duo build. he does have some harddrives thast will work for the moment and he has a case and a psu(500 watt?)
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post #16 of 22
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I think this is the rig we have per decided on, now for an intel match up.
fx-55
DFI LP UT SLI-DR(cheaper that the normal sli-dr?)
and some cruicial ballistics ddr 400(cause the 500 just sold out.)
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post #17 of 22
I'd get the Dual Core Opteron over the FX-55

Also, does he *need* an SLI motherboard?
    
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post #18 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue_Fire
I think this is the rig we have per decided on, now for an intel match up.
fx-55
DFI LP UT SLI-DR(cheaper that the normal sli-dr?)
and some cruicial ballistics ddr 400(cause the 500 just sold out.)
Sorry about buying that last batch It was on auto-notify right after i bought it.

And I agree With Cozart on this one. The opteron 165 is an overclocking monster (and it has 2 cores )
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post #19 of 22
chozart what about your DFI infinity? Its only $170-ish and will support x8/x8 sli
 
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post #20 of 22
not the best overclocker, unless you're not afraid of Beta BIOS-es, and even then it's not easy to crack an FSB of 400MHz (not a good pick for an E6300 thus, but ok for my E6600). The main reason I have it is to bridge the gap until the DFI RD600 board comes out.
    
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