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I've decided to make the switch to a C2D rig within the next month. I need a few suggestions though.

I'd like to go with a E6400 or the E6600, but im a little mixed on the mobo and memory. I've heard good things about the P5B deluxe.

I'd like to keep the RAM under $250.

I'll be keeping my power supply, hdd, case, sound card and possibly the video card.

Throw out some suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 9
Choose your CPU
Mobo- P5B-deluxe
Ram- G.skill
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I have had excellent success with the P5B-D WiFi (0711 BIOS) and Patriot Extreme RAM. The RAM cost $215.00 from the Egg (before they shot up to $249 - bastiches )

Dark side, eh? I heard they have cookies...
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by TheLegend View Post
I'd like to keep the RAM under $250.
Micron D9s for under $250? Maybe in 1GB flavor but we highly recommend the G.Skill DDR2 800 HZ stuff because most likely you'll get D9s.

Here's another great alternative to the G.Skill: http://www.tankguys.biz/ddr2-44410-8...dfd393392e13c3

I used to like Cosair but since that they no longer have D9s in their C4 DDR2 800s, I decided to check out other brands, so those will be the two choices IMO.
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post #6 of 9
Ditch G.skill and get something that will perform better.

Like Click People on other sites can get DDR2-1000 (Proof)
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I got OCZ 2x1gig PC2 8000 for $270 after rebate at Fry's last Friday.
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Thanks for the help guys. If everything works out ill be ordering by the end of the month.

I thinking this is going to be the ideal setup:

-E6600
-ASUS P5B Deluxe
-Crucial DDR2 667 (Micron D9s)

I'll stick with everything else in my current rig and wait on a video card until DX10.
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post #9 of 9
i recomend these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609026

i can do 2.25 at 1125mhz at 5-5-5-10 i could probaly do alot tighter timings at 1k mhz il have to try that today
    
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