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hey guys, ive been meaning to build a new system for awhile and now that ive been working at my job for awhile i got some money. im getting a new monitor for christmass so im set with that and im sticking with alot of the other stuff from the sig rig. but check this is what im thinking of getting:

E6600
ASUS P5B Deluxe
OCZ 2x1g DDR 800
Gigabyte Radeon X1600Pro
only getting this vid card untill i can afford a DX10 card, cant use my 9800pro cause its AGP

Ok guys gimme any advice u got, if i should choose anything else or if theres another site that i can get a better price from. try to keep it under $1000 though
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post #2 of 11
I would consider skipping the OCZ.
ASUS love Corsair and Crucial
I use Crucial Technology Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit

It rocks and is worth every bit of the 300.00 I spent. 35.00 rebate helps!
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Agreed.
    
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post #4 of 11
Crucial is excellent, specially that 1000mhz kit but the OCZ kit is also good.

And ASUS doesn't "specifically" like ONE particular brand over the other, I had Corsair and they were not as good (not even close) as my G.Skill DDR2 800s.

Buy from egg, regardless, even if the price is $10 less somewhere else, don't risk the part where if you have a problem, customer service at that $10 cheaper place is going to be what $10 less buy you.

I went the "el cheapo" place and I got "el cheapo" customer service and I regreat that.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Voyager4300 View Post
hey guys, ive been meaning to build a new system for awhile and now that ive been working at my job for awhile i got some money. im getting a new monitor for christmass so im set with that and im sticking with alot of the other stuff from the sig rig. but check this is what im thinking of getting:

E6600
ASUS P5B Deluxe
OCZ 2x1g DDR 800
Gigabyte Radeon X1600Pro
only getting this vid card untill i can afford a DX10 card, cant use my 9800pro cause its AGP

Ok guys gimme any advice u got, if i should choose anything else or if theres another site that i can get a better price from. try to keep it under $1000 though
i would reconsider getting OCZ. The best ram for that system is this
a bit pricey but really worth it. it can be run at really tight timing
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post #6 of 11
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can the P5B support 1000mhz or does it run it at 800mhz?
thought of 2 more questions:
1. can the P5B Deluxe support both crossfire and SLI cause i havent decided if ill go nvidia or ati once i move up to dx10
2. is my psu good enough, 500w should be enough correct?
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post #7 of 11
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BUMP, sorry to bump but i really want some advice on this
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Voyager4300 View Post
can the P5B support 1000mhz or does it run it at 800mhz?
thought of 2 more questions:
1. can the P5B Deluxe support both crossfire and SLI cause i havent decided if ill go nvidia or ati once i move up to dx10
2. is my psu good enough, 500w should be enough correct?
1. yeah, SLI with modded drivers. However, the P5B is not the best board for dual graphics, since the second PCI-E x16 slot will only run at x4. Better is a 975X based board (like the Asus P5W DH Deluxe).

2. For a single card, yes it's enough power. For SLI/Crossfire with high-end stuff, you'll probably want a bit more power. Also, it's an Ultra Not exactly the best PSUs out there..
    
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post #9 of 11
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the DFI is cheaper which is definitly nice but i just read some of the reviews at newegg for it. almost everyone seemed to recieve it with some problems that they had to rma it. how much of a difference would it make if i got the p5b and the second card ran at x4 instead of x16? i dont even know what the x_ means really
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post #10 of 11
It's the bandwidth. The 965 based boards run at a bandwidth of x16, x4 in Crossfire/SLI mode, while the 975X based boards run at x8, x8 in Crossfire/SLi mode. The latter is probably a bit better..

I would not get the DFI 975X board. It's a decent board, but not a stellar overclocker (reasonable with E6600/E6700.. I get 3.5GHz). Also, you will need the newest BIOS to have decent RAM options. Finally, no multiplier setting!

For me this board just acts as a temporarily solution until DFI's RD600 board come out.
    
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