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Ok, so I ordered a e6300,intel mobo, and vista ultimate for $240 the other day. I was wondering, should I sell all that stuff but vista and save the money for a better upgrade? OR should I sell my mobo,ram,cpu, keep the e6300, sell the intel mobo, and buy a mobo+ram?
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Where did you buy Vista from?
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Where did you buy Vista from?
Work deal.
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I'd get an Asus mobo, preferably the P5B Deluxe if it suits your price range. If not, the Gigabyte DS3 is an excellent choice and only falls short of the P5B by about 50MHz when it comes to overclocking. Some lucky cases it might even match the P5BD's performance, but if you're wanting to go RAID with more then 2 HDDs, go with a P5B
    
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Sell Vista.
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Originally Posted by adam144 View Post
I'd get an Asus mobo, preferably the P5B Deluxe if it suits your price range. If not, the Gigabyte DS3 is an excellent choice and only falls short of the P5B by about 50MHz when it comes to overclocking. Some lucky cases it might even match the P5BD's performance, but if you're wanting to go RAID with more then 2 HDDs, go with a P5B
If you want RAID with the P5B's, you wanna get the P5B-E.
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post #7 of 14
It's the Intel deal...

I'd do the latter, unless you expect to save up a lot more for a Quad Core rig... The E6300 should overclock nicely (3.0GHz - 3.2GHz on a good board), and handle most anything you can throw at it. Powerful lil' bugger.

And yes, you'll need at least the P5B-E. Better is the P5B deluxe.

Meet your new RAM:
Crucial Technology 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) $229.99

DDR2 667, but overclocks beyond insanity (DDR2 1000 speeds have been hit with it...) And cheaper than comparible DDR2 800 RAM. It uses the same chips as the DDR2 800 G.Skill HZ's... 'nuff said.
    
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Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
If you want RAID with the P5B's, you wanna get the P5B-E.
Heh, I don't specialise in Asus mobo's, I'm just going by info I've picked up from other places Thanks for the correction though
    
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Check my FAQ on RAID support for the several boards...
    
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
Sell Vista.
Why sell vista? I don't want to buy an OS later on for like $400
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