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I've built a number of rigs in the past, but none of them with overclocking in mind. This will be my first attempt at overclocking. My plans are:

e6600
ASUS P5B Deluxe
eVGA 512-P2-N637-AR GeForce 7950GT 512MB
OCZ Platinum Rev 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800

I'm also considering the eVGA 680i Mobo instead of the ASUS. I would like to have your opinions on this setup. Primarily, I would like to know if there is anything in the list that would be the cause of any bottlenecks. I'd like to have a system where the components at least somewhat match, performance-wise, though I am willing to be a little flexible concerning the video card. Are there any improvements to be made without spending much more than what this setup will cost? Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 7
If you're overclocking, you don't want that RAM

No point in getting the 680i unless you have plans for going SLI
    
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I would buy a 7600GTS now , and upgrade to DX10 in summer, instead of spending mutch money on high-end gpu's that will be a crap 1 year from now.....
I would also sugest the Asus P5W DH Deluxe instead of that P5B-Deluxe , since it has the 975X chipset wich overclocks better.
Are you going water or air, for cooling?
post #4 of 7
Scrap the 680i unless sli is necessary and get the asus p5b. The use the money you saved ,70ish i believe, to getting better ram. My suggestion of ram is the same stuff that was recommend to be not so long ago.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146563
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I would buy a 7600GTS now , and upgrade to DX10 in summer, instead of spending mutch money on high-end gpu's that will be a crap 1 year from now.....
I would also sugest the Asus P5W DH Deluxe instead of that P5B-Deluxe , since it has the 975X chipset wich overclocks better.
Are you going water or air, for cooling?
You're a little off man.. The 7600GTS is less of a card than the 7600GT and the GT can be had for about $8 more and for a system like that I would recommend a 7900GS as 7900GT performance and better can be had for a great price. Save the rest to upgrade to DX10 with the eVGA trade-up program.

Also, the I have read that the P5B boards OC better than the P5W...
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Although the 975 chipset is meant to oc better than the 965 chipset, the P5B Deluxe has better BIOS than the P5W DH, hence the better overclockability

And if you want a i680 chipset, get the Asus Striker. It owns the eVGA i680.
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Thank you for the responses! I really appreciate it. I intend on using air cooling only. The reason I was considering the evga 680i board is because I thought that maybe with its SLI capability, it would be somewhat more futureproof than the asus. I have absolutely no experience in this, so I don't know how the performance of two cheaper cards would compare to one card costing the same (am I making any sense here? ). I will be using a 22" LCD monitor, if that makes any difference. Keep in mind that I'm not really into gaming, but I guess my passion for modding cars it starting to cross over into modding computers. Like in many things I do, I like getting the most I can out of what I have.
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