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post #1 of 29
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Yo, my old computer hasn't been able to run some new games with decent FPS rate so I've decided to finally buy a new computer. I was thinking of something like this:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
CPU cooler: Zalman CNPS-9700 LED
Motherboard: DFI Infinity 975X/G
RAM: G-Skill 2x1024MB PC6400/800 CL 5
Graphics: XFX Geforce 7950GT 550M 512MB (passive) / EVGA e-Geforce 7950GT Superclocked 512MB
Case: Thermaltake Armor
PSU: be quiet! StraightPower 500W
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATAII 16MB cache
Monitor: LG Flatron L1970HQ 19", 4ms, DVI, TCO03, 2000:1
Fan control panel: Akasa Fan Control Pro

I have a DVD burner, keyboard and mouse already so I don't need to buy them

I'm planning to overclock the CPU and Graphics card atleast a bit. I'm not sure about the motherboard though, any suggestions? I haven't also made up my mind with should I take EVGA 7950GT or XFX 7950GT. Tell me what you think about that rig and is there anything I should propably change in it.
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post #2 of 29
I wouldn't get passive cooling on any graphics card that's high-end.

Also, have you thought about a P5B Deluxe, or a gigabyte DS3 for motherboards? Depending on your budget, the P5B-D is better

I would also suggest a more powerful/well-known PSU
    
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post #3 of 29
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I took a closer look on the Asus P5B-Deluxe. It's 30 € more expensive than that DFI but it has P965 chipset. is there a markable difference between 975X and 965 chipset?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB + 500GB + 1TB + 1TB + 1TB Samsung SH-S223C Windows 7 Professional x64 LG Flatron W2753VC 
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Logitech G11 Corsair HX750 Thermaltake Armor Razer Imperator 
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Qpad CT Large 4mm 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB + 500GB + 1TB + 1TB + 1TB Samsung SH-S223C Windows 7 Professional x64 LG Flatron W2753VC 
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post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by atllu_U View Post
I took a closer look on the Asus P5B-Deluxe. It's 30 € more expensive than that DFI but it has P965 chipset. is there a markable difference between 975X and 965 chipset?
get an e6300 and the p5b-deluxe, even out the prices and still get better performance
post #5 of 29
Bah, eddie beat me to it.
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post #6 of 29
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I would also suggest a more powerful/well-known PSU
Take heed and pay attention to this comment. Please do not buy a PSU from a no-name manufacture. When it comes to overclocking and system stability as a whole, the psu is the most important part of your build.

Edit: Also, I agree with Adam, get a graphics card with active cooling as you are planning on overclocking!
post #7 of 29
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Bah, eddie beat me to it.
post #8 of 29
Yeah you should try and at least get a nice 600w PSU since overclocking demands more power and stability. IE: OCZ GameXtream 600W.
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post #9 of 29
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post #10 of 29
Defiantly go for a 965 chipset. (Or, 680i, if your budget allows.)

Also, get a better cooler. From what I've seen, its a good cooler, but by far the best. Big Typhoon VX or Tuniq Tower 120 would be a better choice.
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