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post #1 of 18
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OK so I know it's 8 days until Christmas yet, but I thought I'd start my build log early

My dad's ordered and received most of the parts, and made a feeble attempt to hide them.. but I found them :| I wasn't even looking for them haha..

Anyway, the build stands as follows :

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 L632A (got)
RAM - Kingston HyperX PC7200 (2x1GB) (got)
Video Card - Asus EAX1950 Pro (This thing has a HUGE box..) (got)
Hard Drive - 160GB Western Digital Caviar (got)
Case - Reused from old system (got)
Cooling - stock (With CPU)
Motherboard - Gigabyte DS4 more than likely. (Should have been received by now!)
Power supply - Hiper 580w Type-R (Probably same as above)

I'll get some pictures up in an hour or so when I can safely go and look at the parts again, haha.

I'll be including benchmarks and overclock results (with stock cooler) then in a few months I'll update with further overclock results when I can get a Tuniq Tower and a new Case with 120mm fans, woo!



Edit: Pictures added. Sorry for the crappy picture quality, lol! Still, you can see the stuff. I wish I had a better camera to really capture the beauty of the RAM and the GPU.. they're really admirable.

Edit: Only 3 days until I get to build this beast. I'm so excited
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Nice! You could get that conroe to 2.6GHz on stock and up to like 3.4GHz on a Big Typhoon, Zalman CNPS, or Tuniq Tower.

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Hehe.. I'm gonna leave the CPU at stock for a while first, to see if I even NEED to overclock.. but I'll probably see what it can do at some point

I heard that the A revisions of E6300s don't overclock as well. Any proof of this?

Edit - I was expecting the CPU to be bigger than it is. It's tiny! It's so cute
    
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You mean the 1333FSB Refresh? All Conroes will be refreshed with a higher FSB, 1333, and a higher clock speed out of the box due to that. Also, all of them will have 4MB L2 Cache.
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Well, no. There are 2 revisions of C2D's I believe. Ones ending with A are the older revisions, and ones ending with B are the newer revisions.

L6**A = old
L6**B = new

Just wondering about the OCability.
    
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Oh, I don't know there, but I know all Core 2 Duo's can overclock very nicely when paired with a good Asus, DFI, or other OCing board.
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A revisions of CPUs usually overclock well when they are the earlier weeks. (Week 25/26). People have been lucky to get "golden" A revision CPUs, meaning that they reach a high overclock without too much voltage.

B revisions are generally better.
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I got an A E6300 it was a L630A and it is a POS. It has trouble even getting to ~450 fsb stable and I've tried up to 1.6v. It stables around 420~440 for me.
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Glug, well lets hope the L632A is better than that :S
    
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get a new case
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