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Ok guys, I decided to bite the bullet and build a conroe rig

I had $400 for a mobo, CPU and ram but then I sold my ram and Im up to a total of $620

I am gonna go with an e6300 for now so that I can buy a good mobo and ram

I would like some help deciding what to buy though

I want 2gb of ram and possibly a 680i mobo

this will be under phase

anyway, all suggestions are welcome

Keep in mind that I have no problem with buying used parts
    
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I'd say go with the P5B-D. Its a proven overclocker
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I do not know much about 680i motherboards but unless you are going sli then you could get the P5b (seen used where I linked) for $160 shipped http://www.overclock.net/sale/142028...s-lowered.html

For ram get anything which is d9, see here to tell whether it has D9 or not.
    
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I'd say go with the P5B-D. Its a proven overclocker
Have to say I agree with Joeking78 on this one. Unless you are really serious about SLI I would say go with the P5B-D. Since your putting it under phase, thats more of a reason. The FSB on the eVGA 680i tops out around 475, P5B-D is good for what? 520?
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As far as RAM recommendations go, the Team Xtreem is about the best bang for the buck for your intended usage. Expect excellent overclocks at reasonable voltage levels with it.
    
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i won't comment on the cpu or mobo because that isn't the direction i would go in. but hey, nVidia makes okay cards too (keeping in mind the ATi's DX10 cards are going to be released very soon and they look like they're gonna make the 8800GTX look like expensive paperweights).

Super Talent DDR2800

that is a great deal on memory right there. they say it can even go up to DDR2 1000 if that's your thing. even without overclocking, it has great timings and a great price.

a friend of mine just got an EVGA 680i mobo and, after some major BIOS headaches, got it going with a 50% OC. it looks like a nice board.
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lawl. you have nice taste in RAM, Joe

i don't think that mobo is what he was looking for though. he said 680i.

the EVGA board will require you to run a beta BIOS atm, but it's $50 cheaper than Asus' answer.
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Quote:
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the EVGA board will require you to run a beta BIOS atm, but it's $50 cheaper than Asus' answer.
P23 the most recent bios is not a beta bios. Whoever told you that is wrong.

Just as a note, I love my 680i, but seeing as you will be using phase, and are obviously going to want to get as much out of that processor as possible, the P5B-D is the better choice.
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He said possibly 680i but he's not going SLI (as far as my psyhic powers can tell) so the P5B-D would be a better choice......IMO
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