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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Here's what I'm planning so far. Any and all suggestions are welcome about components, but I'm particularly looking for comments about the RAM, motherboard, sound card, and video card. I do plan on overclocking this, so keep that in mind particularly with regard to the RAM, mobo, and video card (I'll get a new HSF for the proc once I get the system set up--or would it be better to buy that now?).

Proc: Allendale 6300 ($180 @ newegg w/shipping)
Motherboard: gigabyte ga-965p-s3 ($124.12 @ newegg w/shipping)
RAM: 2gb Corsair DDR2 800 ($230.00 @ newegg w/shipping)
Video Card: ati sapphire x1900gt ($202.12 @ newegg w/shipping)
Hard drive: WD Caviar RE 250gb SATA ($85.63 @ newegg w/shipping)
DVD+/-RW: Lite-On ($30.99 @ newegg w/shipping)
Sound Card: Soundblaster Audigy w/front panel (from old system)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ($99.08 plus shipping)
PSU: OCZ GameXStream 600w ($113.01 @ newegg w/shipping)
Total cost of components: $1070.87

If all goes well I should be ordering parts next week.

Bonus question: What do you do with your old parts when you upgrade your pc? Sell them? Recycle them? Something else?
hotblack
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo 6300 @ 3080 Gigabyte 965P-S3 Sapphire Radeon x1900gt 2gb Corsair XMS 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
150gb WD Raptor 10k, 320gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows XP Acer AL1916 LCD OCZ GameXStream 600w 
CaseMouse
Antec Nine Hundred Microsoft Intellimouse 
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hotblack
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo 6300 @ 3080 Gigabyte 965P-S3 Sapphire Radeon x1900gt 2gb Corsair XMS 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
150gb WD Raptor 10k, 320gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows XP Acer AL1916 LCD OCZ GameXStream 600w 
CaseMouse
Antec Nine Hundred Microsoft Intellimouse 
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post #2 of 13
What about the Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM instead of the RE?
The WD2500KS has a LOT more positive reviews (722 reviews VS 8 reviews on RE) than the WD2500YS, plus its more than ~$12USD cheaper after rebate.

If can spend ~$60USD more on GPU, I recommend the eVGA 7900GTO 512MB, probably the best bang for buck high-end card currently on the market.

Overall, that looks like a promising build. Nice job!

Edit:
When I switched from a P4 socket 478 AGP DDR setup to a C2D socket 775 PCI-E DDR2 setup (LOL ), I sold most of my old stuff on Ebay.
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C2D E6420@3.60ghz 4MB L2 Asus P5B Deluxe eVGA 8800GTS 640MB Super Talent 4x1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250GB WD2500KS RAID0 DVD±RW & DVD-ROM/CD-RW Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Hanns-G 19'' LCD 1280x1024 
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Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 Antec SP2 500W X-Ventilator Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 
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C2D E6420@3.60ghz 4MB L2 Asus P5B Deluxe eVGA 8800GTS 640MB Super Talent 4x1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250GB WD2500KS RAID0 DVD±RW & DVD-ROM/CD-RW Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Hanns-G 19'' LCD 1280x1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 Antec SP2 500W X-Ventilator Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 
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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 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
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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 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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post #4 of 13
Here is my hard drive suggestion. Great HDD for the price, and its a new perpindicular drive.
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Q6600 G0 Gigabyte P35-DS3R eVGA 8800GTS 650/2000 2x2GB G. Skill DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
7200.10 RAID0 (640GB) Pioneer DVD +/- RW Vista Ultimate x64 Acer 22" WS + 17" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Silverstone OP 650 Modified P180 for W/C Razer Death Adder 
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Razer Mantis Speed 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
7200.10 RAID0 (640GB) Pioneer DVD +/- RW Vista Ultimate x64 Acer 22" WS + 17" LCD 
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Logitech G15 Silverstone OP 650 Modified P180 for W/C Razer Death Adder 
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Razer Mantis Speed 
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post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to switch the hard drive to the Seagate Barracuda with Perpendicular recording, since it has a 5 year warranty, and I'll either do the more expensive g.skill RAM or the corsair RAM. Thanks for the help!
hotblack
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo 6300 @ 3080 Gigabyte 965P-S3 Sapphire Radeon x1900gt 2gb Corsair XMS 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
150gb WD Raptor 10k, 320gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows XP Acer AL1916 LCD OCZ GameXStream 600w 
CaseMouse
Antec Nine Hundred Microsoft Intellimouse 
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hotblack
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo 6300 @ 3080 Gigabyte 965P-S3 Sapphire Radeon x1900gt 2gb Corsair XMS 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
150gb WD Raptor 10k, 320gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 Windows XP Acer AL1916 LCD OCZ GameXStream 600w 
CaseMouse
Antec Nine Hundred Microsoft Intellimouse 
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post #6 of 13
I went from 7200.7 to a 7200.9 and its alot faster. THat would probably be a very good hd choice.
CASTLE GRAYSKULL
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AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.93 GHz GIGABYTE AORUS GA-AX370-Gaming K7 EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB K|NGP|N G.SKILL TridentZ Series F4-3200C14D-16GTZSK  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 4 TB WD4001FAEX Intel SSD DC P3600 1.6TB EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
23” Dell™ UltraSharp U2312HM x2 27" Yamakasi Catleap Q270 OC Corsair Gaming K95 RGB SeaSonic Platinum-1000 
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EVGA DG-86 Dream Machines DM1 Pro Glorious XXL Extended ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
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AMD RYZEN 7 1700 3.93 GHz GIGABYTE AORUS GA-AX370-Gaming K7 EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB K|NGP|N G.SKILL TridentZ Series F4-3200C14D-16GTZSK  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 4 TB WD4001FAEX Intel SSD DC P3600 1.6TB EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
23” Dell™ UltraSharp U2312HM x2 27" Yamakasi Catleap Q270 OC Corsair Gaming K95 RGB SeaSonic Platinum-1000 
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EVGA DG-86 Dream Machines DM1 Pro Glorious XXL Extended ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
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post #7 of 13
When did Allendale came out?
Intel Junk
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C2D E4500 @ 2.75GHz GIGABYTE 965P-S3 PNY 8800GT 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 1000MHz 2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
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Logitech 350 Internet ASUS OEM 300W none Logitech RX300 
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pads pads pads 
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C2D E4500 @ 2.75GHz GIGABYTE 965P-S3 PNY 8800GT 512MB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 1000MHz 2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 750GB AALS, Hitachi 160GB laptop none Windows 7 Ulitmate 32bit 22" Acer LCD AL2216W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 350 Internet ASUS OEM 300W none Logitech RX300 
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post #8 of 13
X1950Pro is out in 2 weeks and outperforms the X1900XT. Wait for it...it's replacing the GT.
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by FearSC549
When did Allendale came out?
When Conroe came out (end of July-beginning August).

Allendales are the E6300, and E6400 with 2x1MB L2 shared cache.
Conroes are the E6600, E6700, and X6800 with 2x2MB L2 shared cache.

It's partially incorrect to call an E6300 or E6400 a Conroe.
Da Gallardo
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6420@3.60ghz 4MB L2 Asus P5B Deluxe eVGA 8800GTS 640MB Super Talent 4x1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250GB WD2500KS RAID0 DVD±RW & DVD-ROM/CD-RW Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Hanns-G 19'' LCD 1280x1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 Antec SP2 500W X-Ventilator Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6420@3.60ghz 4MB L2 Asus P5B Deluxe eVGA 8800GTS 640MB Super Talent 4x1GB DDR2 667 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x250GB WD2500KS RAID0 DVD±RW & DVD-ROM/CD-RW Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Hanns-G 19'' LCD 1280x1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 Antec SP2 500W X-Ventilator Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 
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post #10 of 13
Partially? I think it's completely incorrect.. LOL
    
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 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
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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 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
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