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OK, I am about ready to order the rest of my stuff here. I just want to make sure I don't find out two days later I should have done something different. I am starting out here with an E6300 proc, an Antec Nine Hundred case, and a Seagate 320GB HD. I am about to order the following:

Noctua NH-U12F cooler, $65 from Frozen CPU
ASUS P5B Deluxe, $200 from Newegg
Hiper HPU-4K580-MS, $100 from Newegg
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800, $300 from Newegg

This is much more than I planned on spending, because I was going to just upgrade the system in my profile with the Core 2 Duo. But I would like to keep my old PC around and use the new one to play around with, OCing and running Vista. What I am not sure about is the RAM, I would like to use the OCZ RAM that I have now in the new PC, and get something cheaper for the old one, is this a good way to go to save some money. Or should I just get the new stuff now?

I want this new PC to really rock, so any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Also, if anyone knows of deals anywhere I would love to save a few bucks if possible.

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post #2 of 21
Get the new stuff. You likely want to overclock that E6300, and hit and FSB in the high 300's, or over 400. In that case, the DDR2 800 will really help you out. Thus, if you can afford it, get the DDR2 800 that will allow you to hit a high FSB with RAM at 1:1.

Also, I would get a better PSU. The Hiper is nice, but not that powerful (only 30A max load on the 12V Rails.). Take a look at the OCZ GameXStream. The 600W version already delivers a max load of 44A on the 12V rails.
    
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Dont get the P5B it adds a strap after 400mhz, you will want a 975x chipset on a high-end motherboard

Apart from that lookin good.


    
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P965 Express chipsets overclock better than the 975X. There are at least two members who hit 500MHz or more on the P5B Deluxe. Don't see a problem there.

For overclocking, get the P965 Express chipset. It's the better chipset of the two, also given the fact it has the ICH8R southbridge, which is more feature-rich than the ICH7R that comes with the 975X
    
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With the strap issue though, to get the chipset to effectively clock over 400mhz, you have to pass 467mhz. Its kinda like when you screw a bottle-top on too tight and cross over the threads. Im not sure exactly what it affects but it results in a loss of performance.
    
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Agreed you have to exceed 467MHz for maximized performance, but, I do think that and FSB of 433MHz results in better performance than 400MHz (since the CPU speed is higher). However, 433MHz FSB on a 975X board would perform better than 433MHz on the P965 board... I agree with that.

The 'problems' with 975X boards are that the P5W DH deluxe won't hit as high an FSB as the P5B Deluxe, the ABIT AW9D-MAX only has one (yes, 1) PCI slot which is useless when using Crossfire/SLI, and the Asus P5W64 Professional is just outrageously expensive,.
    
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OK, thanks for the info. I like the idea of a modular power supply, but not a big deal. Is there any reason I should go with the 700 watt over the 600? I don't think I will ever go SLI, right now I only will have a 7900 GT card and maybe 2 hd's, nothing else I can think of that would require extra power. If I go with But it is only 30 bucks more. And the more I think about it, I may just sell my current PC so I don't have to hold back on anything that I shouldn't. So any ideas, throw them out there for me to look at.

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and the Asus P5W64 Professional is just outrageously expensive,.
If that ain't the truth....

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Is there any reason I should go with the 700 watt over the 600?
Maybe headroom for things like water pumps
    
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OK, thanks for the info. I like the idea of a modular power supply, but not a big deal. Is there any reason I should go with the 700 watt over the 600? I don't think I will ever go SLI, right now I only will have a 7900 GT card and maybe 2 hd's, nothing else I can think of that would require extra power. If I go with But it is only 30 bucks more. And the more I think about it, I may just sell my current PC so I don't have to hold back on anything that I shouldn't. So any ideas, throw them out there for me to look at.

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The headroom of the 700W version might be desirable, given the expected power consumption of DX10 cards (250W a piece for the high-end cards).

If you want modular, take a look at the Enermax Liberty 620W. Good quality, and delivering 36A on the 12V rails (which I consider the minimum for high-end DX10, if it can handle them). It's your choice. I would get the more powerful GameXStream myself. The modular system just comes at too great an offer of power for me.
    
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OK, thanks for the info. I like the idea of a modular power supply, but not a big deal. Is there any reason I should go with the 700 watt over the 600? I don't think I will ever go SLI, right now I only will have a 7900 GT card and maybe 2 hd's, nothing else I can think of that would require extra power. If I go with But it is only 30 bucks more. And the more I think about it, I may just sell my current PC so I don't have to hold back on anything that I shouldn't. So any ideas, throw them out there for me to look at.

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The 700w will give you more power, and it's only $20 more.
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