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post #11 of 20
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Still, even if prices don't drop, if his friend can save up money (or gets some for Christmas), he can still step-up to an 8800GTS. The price difference between the 7950 in my proposed rig, and the 8800GTS is $200 or so, an amount that can be saved up imo.
I guess...

    
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post #12 of 20
In the end, it's up to him

The X1950XT is the slightly better card, but the 7950GT is definately capable. If he thinks he can save up enough (or get money for Christmas), then getting the eVGA is definately an option. If not, then I'd probably get the X1950XT
    
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Thanks for all the input guys! That eVGA stepup is really concerning me however, as I purchased an eVGA 7950gt myself and was hoping to use evga's stepup program (using money I hope to obtain from christmas) to obtain a dx10 card in January (whether prices drop or not)... can someone get me officialized proof suggesting one or the other?

Also, I was thinking that if my friend and I both snagged 7950gt KOS, we could set them up in SLI for some benchies and such

Lastly, what is the significant OC difference between the E6300 and the E6400? I believe the first has a locked mult of 6 or 3? and the 2nd has one of 6 or 9? how does this equate out in OCability?
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E6300 has a multiplier of 7 and the E6400 has a multi of 8. It means you'll gain higher OC results with an E6400 because you'll need less FSB to reach a higher clock rate..
    
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Lastly, what is the significant OC difference between the E6300 and the E6400? I believe the first has a locked mult of 6 or 3? and the 2nd has one of 6 or 9? how does this equate out in OCability?
The e6300 has a locked multi of 7, ( 266.5fsb x 8 = 1.86ghz), whereas the e6400 has a locked multi of 8, ( 266.5 fsb x 9 = 2.13ghz. If you went with those buffalo firestix, which are known to overclock very well, I would go with the e6300 because its cheaper and I would rather have a higher fsb and lower multi. For example, say those sticks can't go higher than 900mhz, (very conservative), you would still be able to do 3.15ghz, (450fsb x 7 ), without running memory dividers. For an e6300 on air cooling thats pretty expectable and plenty of power.
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post #16 of 20
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man C2Ds are beasts!... thanx for the reply on that one guys

Any word on the eVGA stepup not allowing for dx9->dx10? I reeaaalllly need verification on that on
post #17 of 20
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man C2Ds are beasts!... thanx for the reply on that one guys

Any word on the eVGA stepup not allowing for dx9->dx10? I reeaaalllly need verification on that on
They allow it.
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post #18 of 20
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They allow it.
Yep. I personally spoke to them because I just bought a 7900GS KO.
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post #19 of 20
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thank god, that post nearly gave me a heart attack....

Guess my friend will probably be snagging the eVGA 7950gt... and him and I will SLI our card on his rig for some benchies

Thanks for all the help guys... btw, I know the P5B deluxe is probably the best mobo for C2D and thats why boredom was not able to provide a case in his build suggestion while why chozart was (rep for both though)... but how does the mobo chozart suggested stack up against the P5B deluxe?

So far though, I'm probably basing the rig off of chozart's suggestion - minus the case, just becuase cases are all prefrence based depending on the user
also, how does the PSU chozart suggested stack up against the Sunbeam NUU0 550W? I purchased this for my rig, and I am very satisfied with it.... my friend looked it over and liked the modular design and would prefer one with it
post #20 of 20
The S3 isn't a bad board, it probably doesn't have as many OCing options as the P5B Deluxe but it should be more than enough to get you to around 3ghz

I've been reading that the S3/DS3/DQ6 was having problems with D9GMH RAM and getting past 450fsb but supposedly the F8 bios fixed that

The Silverstone is better, looking at the pdf on their site that PSU has 35a available on the 12v rail compared to the 30a on the Nuuo
    
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