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post #1 of 10
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Here's the current system:
Abit KN8 SLi
AMD Athlon 64 3200ghz Venice
2x eVGA Geforce 6600GTs
2x Ultra 1 gig DDR 3200 RAM
24-bit Creative Labs Sound Card
300 Gig Maxtor 16 cache HHD
Lite-On DVD-ROM
Lite-On DVD-RW
Samsung Floppy
Xion 600W Power Supply
and a few fans


Now I am going to go with Intel after reading the sick reviews on OCing the Pentium D 805.

Intel Pentium D 805
2x eVGA Geforce 6600GTs
2x Ultra 1 gig DDR 3200 RAM
24-bit Creative Labs Sound Card
300 Gig Maxtor Ultra 16 HD -for storage
Lite-On DVD-ROM
Lite-On DVD-RW
Samsung Floppy
Xion 600W Power Supply
and a few fans

Watercooling will be installed also.

Now my only problem is not sure what MB to go with. I need an SLi board. Other than that let me know whats a good priced MB that will OC the P4D well. Also will upgrade Video Cards when the other G80 cards come out next year. Do I have to change for faster memory??? And yes I plan on OCing.
post #2 of 10
I'd get an Asus 680i Motherboard (LGA 775).
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Asus P5N32-E 680i Motherboard
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post #3 of 10
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Do I have to change for faster memory??? And yes I plan on OCing
Decent overclocking LGA775 boards use DDR2 modules, so yes you will need to buy new memory.

Not to jump on the "just buy a Conroe" bandwagon, but in my opinion the performance gain from the 805 doesn't warrant the purchase of a new motherboard and ram. If you are going to have to buy those two components, you would be better off saving another $90 for a E6300.
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post #4 of 10
humm dont buy the water cooling stuf for a while?
get a c2d even the lowest will oc to 3.2
put it on good air cooling (ofcourse u will need to make sure u have good cfm going thro ur case)
then in a few months get water cooling
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I already have a wcing system form an old setup I had, I just have to make new blocks for the new componets. Also the P4D 805 OCed can't be matched.
post #6 of 10
... ur thinking ghz not arcutecture (i think i spelt that wrong)

but the c2d's are the leading cpu's in the market atm

so mabey for oc'ing u got a good core
butfor preformance go for c2d's and the oc very well also
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I already have a wcing system form an old setup I had, I just have to make new blocks for the new componets. Also the P4D 805 OCed can't be matched.
I'm pretty sure the PD805 even at 4Ghz will still be behind a C2D E6600 at stock, so I would be better just to get an E6300 and overclock it.
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Originally Posted by POLOLOUS View Post
I already have a wcing system form an old setup I had, I just have to make new blocks for the new componets. Also the P4D 805 OCed can't be matched.
While GHz is the obvious measure of performance within a chip line, across different architectures, it loses its significance.

Without getting technical, the Core 2 architecture makes it possible for a 6300, even at a lower speed, to do many times the work of a 805.

We're not going to lie to you here. No one is trying to talk you into buying something you're completely set against, but ultimately, the 6300 will prove to be a much wiser investment.
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post #9 of 10
Picked off of newegg.

Pentium D 805

Core Smithfield
Multi-Core Dual-Core
Name Pentium D 805
Operating Frequency 2.66GHz
FSB 533MHz
L1 Cache 24KB+32KB
L2 Cache 2 x 1MB
Process Type 90 nm
Vista Ready Yes
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Threading Support No
Virtualization Technology Support No
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Voltage 1.25-1.4V

Core 2 Duo E6300

Core Conroe
Multi-Core Dual-Core
Name Core 2 Duo E6300
Operating Frequency 1.86GHz
FSB 1066MHz
L1 Cache 32KB+32KB
L2 Cache 2M sharing
Process Type 65 nm
Vista Ready Yes
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Threading Support No
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, EM64T
Voltage 0.850V-1.3525V

As you can see, the conroe has twice the fsb, is more enrgy efficient, supports more multimedia instructions and has more L1 Cache. Go conroe.
Disregard the lower frequency of the conroe, it can usually be overclocked to that speed or higher.

ZOMIGOSH! IM BECOMING AN INTEL FANBOY! THE DARRRRKKK SIDE!
post #10 of 10
Stay away from upgrading to old sockets - their already outdated and you'll get nowhere.

Grab a E6300 and a Gigabyte DS3, along with some decent DDR2 memory and overclock the nuts off it, then when you can afford it invest in updating your watercooling.

You should be able to make a bit of $$$ selling your current kit too.
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