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make that 2.9GHz. I need to see proof for 3.9GHz E4300's on anything other than phase, or quick benchmark runs on water.

Most 'real life' E4300's will have a tough time hitting above 3.0GHz.

Also, 3.9GHz on an E6600?? you're talking phase also likely.

I would indeed upgrade CPU/RAM also... combine cupcake's and my suggestions...

I get high clocks on my 8800GTS and it stays below 80C. Pretty darn good imo.
    
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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
13 degrees Celsius = 55.4 degrees Fahrenheit


yeah right....



I agree on the idea of a 680i motherboard, but maybe an EVGA SE (thats the cheaper option than the full-featured 680i EVGA board, right?) is the better choice

I would vote against any Raptor, like Chozart said. Just not enough performance gain for the cost.

Nice choice on the Nvidia chipset and cards, good deal.

I dont know how much benefit water is going to give you over solid air cooling. Honestly, without some high-end RAM, I doubt you're going to OC much higher than you have now.

Not to mention, why get water cooing if you already have 12C temps (*snicker*)?
    
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im not kidding
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the water cooling is just for my graphics card
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im not kidding
You have any proof?

It's impossible, unless your ambient temperatures are around freezing.

Even water won't get you below your ambient temperatures.

You miht have a dodgy temperature sensor

Nay, watercooling a video card is'nt really worth it. The stock cooling keeps the card cool enough without making too much noise.
    
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Maybe my motherboard just sucks so it can't check the temperatures properly, in which case I would be getting a new motherboard. Oh, wait, I am.
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btw, i just realized that i wouldnt need to get pc4200 when i get the new mobo, i would get like ddr2 667 or 800 or something good like that
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post #28 of 51
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Maybe my motherboard just sucks so it can't check the temperatures properly, in which case I would be getting a new motherboard. Oh, wait, I am.
That's *very* likely the cause.

The E4300 is known to be pretty hot (given the use or thermal paste between the core and the IHS instead of soldering them together)

I'd get the E6600, 2GB of GOOD DDR2 RAM (much more important than watercooling), the 8800GTS (you might need to settle for the 320MB version), a good PSU, and a good CPU air cooler.

Take my suggestions as base, and add cupcake's CPU/RAM/Cooler.
    
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post #29 of 51
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so lets put all that together and get a price on it, doesnt matter if its 13 or 1400
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post #30 of 51
Cupcake: what's DDR 400 RAM doing in your picks

My suggestions:
  • Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $139.99
  • ASUS P5N32-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX $209.99
  • EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card $349.99
  • SILVERSTONE DA750 ATX12V / EPS12V 750W Power Supply $189.99
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 $224.90
  • G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ $114.99
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $69.99
  • Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler $64.99
Total: $1,364.83

Need to run now... most links are in my first post, and the rest should be easy to find on Newegg.

Possible savings: 320MB 8800GTS; E6420; 520W Corsair PSU (if you don't plan SLI)
    
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