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as for ram, im gonna go down to frys and get 2 gigs of pc 4200 ddr2 for like 70 or 80 bucks, and as for the cpu cooler, the stock that i have keeps it down at like 12 or 13 degrees celsius, so thats good for me, but everything else looks good, i just need to get a watercooling block for the graphics card, probly one of those thermaltake blocks
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hey chozart, thats a nice setup there, especially with the 250 left over
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Well, that's for the watercooling

I don't know too much about watercooling, so that's why I suggested to start a thread there.

If you need to spend more on the watercooling set up, the best plan is to get the 320MB 8800GTS... (although I LOVE my 640MB card)
    
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do the 8800's have good cooling on them for overclocking and such? because if they do, then I wont worry about my cooling, and just go for a new cpu.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post

Total: $959.95

Teh Evil Cup: he isn't looking for CPU/RAM, although I think upgrading the CPU is a better investment than the watercooling...
I am not a Raptor fan myself; for less money, you can have two 250GB/16MB cache drives, and actually have better performance in terms of sustained read.

$250 left for watercooling.. post a thread in the watercooling section to what's the best solution

And finally, I would not get the GameXStream. Those PSUs have a ripple issue at high loads. Since you picked an P5B Deluxe, there won't be SLI in the future, and the 520W Corsair would be my best pick.
First thing to say: Nice setup. You've done it again! As to the cpu/ram, I know he didn't specify those, but personally I think they would be a good investment. Next: about the GameXStream, that was just a suggestion, and his budget was getting pretty low, so that was my only real option.
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as for ram, im gonna go down to frys and get 2 gigs of pc 4200 ddr2 for like 70 or 80 bucks, and as for the cpu cooler, the stock that i have keeps it down at like 12 or 13 degrees celsius, so thats good for me, but everything else looks good, i just need to get a watercooling block for the graphics card, probly one of those thermaltake blocks
Cheap 2gbs of ram from frys for $70-80 is a false economy in my opinion. Also, how come your stock cooler keeps things at 12-13 degrees?
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post #16 of 51
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Also, now that i think about it, the e4300's have a reputation for being good overclockers, on a good overclocking board ive heard of most people getting 3.9 GHz, and that will almost put it on par with an e6600 I heard.
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my friend has an 8800GTS and when he had the stock cooler, his tems were lower than my 7800GTs' stock coolers, so yeah it's pretty good
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Also, now that i think about it, the e4300's have a reputation for being good overclockers, on a good overclocking board ive heard of most people getting 3.9 GHz, and that will almost put it on par with an e6600 I heard.
3.9 Ghz? What were they using to cool it?
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It just came with a very powerful fan and a good heatsink. Don't know how exactly, but it always stays down at those temps.
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I dont know what they were using to cool it, but surely if mine stays down at 12 or 13, I shouldnt have any trouble overclocking it to 3.9.
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