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Thanks for your advice in advance. I value the members of this site on knowing how to get great performance at a decent price. My old A7n8X deluxe just died so using this chance to upgrade. Take a look at this and let me know any areas you'd change:

E6300 for $180 or E640o if I want to spend $35 more
Asus P5B-Deluxe $175
Corsair XMS2 2x1GB, DDR2 800, CS4 $255
BFG Tech 7900GS $145

I have a case, hard drives and a enermax 350W and a Antec TruControl 550W PSs already

The 7900GS is good enough for now since it will get me by until DX10 has been around for a while.
     
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To be honest I'd go for a more powerful PSU. I've never heard of the TruControl, so it might be alright.. but I'd recommend a decent amount of stable power on the 12v line.. if you're looking to spend quite a bit in a nice PSU, a GameXStream from OCZ or a PC Power + Cooling PSU will do you good for a couple of builds and will definitely have enough juice to power a DX10 GPU

Also have you looked at the X1950Pro? They seem to be good GPU's that just outperform a 7900GS. I don't know their price in Canada but they're pretty cheap over here.. £115 without VAT
    
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$35 difference? I'd say go for the E6400. They're excellent overclockers, specially with that ASUS MoBo.
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Well the enermax even though its only 350W has a pretty hefty 26A rating on the 12V. The Antec TrueControl is the power supply with the 5.25" bay control panel that lets you adjust voltage and fan speed (its nothing special). The Antec has a 30A rating on 12V.

I will only be doing a modest overclock for now so I think either supply should be able to handle a conroe (supposed to be not much more power than a AMD Barton - XP). Perhaps later when I upgrade to a DX10 GPU, I'll buy a better fan and power supply and go for a serious overclock. Trying to keep costs reasonble for now.
     
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Get different ram
Buffalo Firestix-241.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820150054
mATX Sandy Bridge
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post #6 of 8
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Ok, I was in a rush and ordered my new system:

E6400
Asus P5B-D
2 x 1GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4
Gigabyte 7900GS w/ Zalhman cooler
Keeping my Atlas 15K II 73GB as my boot disk. Bought 2x Seagate 7200.10 320GB drives for storage.
I'll use the 550W Antec TrueControl for power
I have a 20" Dell WS 1680x1050 display already

System should kick some arse within my budget although the graphics are only mid-range. Like I said, I'll wait for the DX10 dust to settle and then upgrade graphics then. I already spent more than I'd like, but my system was getting kinda dated as you can see from my profile.
     
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2 X Intel 530 240GB + 4TB HDD LG BD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Windows 10 
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Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2 x Intel 530 SSD 2 x 3TB HDD LG BD-R 
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Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Home Dell 27" 1080p Seasonic Prime 750W Titanium 
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i7 2600K @4.6GHz @1.4V Gigabyte GA-Z68-D3H-B3 AMD RX480 4x4GB GSkill RipjawsX 1600 CL8 
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2 X Intel 530 240GB + 4TB HDD LG BD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Windows 10 
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post #7 of 8
System seems like it's going to kickA$$!

Good luck and.........set the fsb to 350 when you get that E6400, those are great overclockers.
post #8 of 8
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Man this is a sweet setup.

I just did the first OC attempt with what little time I had. 350FSB * 8X = 2.8GHz. 1:1 memory ratio, 4-4-4-12. Rock solid, so I turned Vcore down to 1.2V to keep the CPU cool. Still rock solid!

Can't wait to see how far this system will really go on stock cooling
     
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Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Home Dell 27" 1080p Seasonic Prime 750W Titanium 
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i7 2600K @4.6GHz @1.4V Gigabyte GA-Z68-D3H-B3 AMD RX480 4x4GB GSkill RipjawsX 1600 CL8 
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2 X Intel 530 240GB + 4TB HDD LG BD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Windows 10 
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Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2 x Intel 530 SSD 2 x 3TB HDD LG BD-R 
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Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Home Dell 27" 1080p Seasonic Prime 750W Titanium 
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Fractal Define R5 Razer DeathAdder 
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i7 2600K @4.6GHz @1.4V Gigabyte GA-Z68-D3H-B3 AMD RX480 4x4GB GSkill RipjawsX 1600 CL8 
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2 X Intel 530 240GB + 4TB HDD LG BD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 Windows 10 
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