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post #1 of 22
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Hello fellow OCN members and unwanted guests! I'm gracing all of you tonight with great news! I have my build finalized and will start purchasing as soon as my iMac 24" sells. I am beyond excited for this build that I will be completing, and would like to share this moment with you all. *Sharing the Moment* Now, back to being my, oh so serious self.
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-Ok the build goes as follows-
CPU:
Q6600
GC:
Evga 8800GTX (What else?)
RAM:
G.Skill DDR2 800 2gb (Good OC'ing x2)
Case:
Thermaltake Armor (25cm Fan)
Monitor:
Gateway 22" (Widescreen HD)
HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (x2 RAID0)
Optical Drive:
Liteon x20 DVD (x2)
CPU Cooler:
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
SC:
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
MOBO:
Asus P5K Deluxe
PSU:
Silverstone Decathlon 850w
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Any one that wants to throw comments, suggestions, insinuations, or ideas is welcome.
I'm all ears really, but I feel pretty much dead set. I left out all the tedious listings like As5 (heheh), ties, paint, etcetera. Yeah, so I'm pretty excited. This also goes towards my senior project (easy "A"). I'll be posting pictures as I receive my parts! Expect to see photos in the upcoming weeks, but I can't really give anyone a solid concrete schedule.

--Edit-- Is it possible for me to change my thread title? It feels too generic!
--Edit2-- I am deeply sorry to those who would have enjoyed links. I would have made them if it wasn't for my lazy nature.
    
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post #2 of 22
Wait what's your budget? Do you have one?
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post #3 of 22
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Eh, sorry about that I never really gave a price did I?
Fund: $2,200-$2,400 give or take.
The sum of my gear arives at: $2372.87
As for shipping. . .I will find some cash in the cushions of my sofa.
    
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DO NOT GET THE FATAL1TY soundcard! zomg. plzz dont its a waste, and overrated.. getta Elite Pro, or an origional X-Fi card
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post #5 of 22
That's a nice build, looks like time was taken to research the best components. Although you could buy a cheaper X-Fi and mod it to sound even better, but by the looks of it budget isn't a huge deal.
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post #6 of 22
Get a bearlake mobo. They're out now and better overclocker. They have two types DDR3 and DDR2 mobo.
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post #7 of 22
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I see how it is. I guess I picked the bad one that the majority of the forum really didn't like. Really though, I thought it was the XtremeGamer. Then again, I really wouldn't enjoy the "Fatal1ty" name in my rig. Ok, thanks for the heads-up.

Oh! I didn't know bearlake was out. I'll take a look into it then.

-Edit- I misread your post. I see that you said Mobo, not CPU. My hopes. . .shot down then spat upon.
    
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post #8 of 22
I believe the Bearlake name is motherboard based, not chip based. The 'bearlake' name comes from the name for the chipset, or P35. Could you be thinking of the AMD Barcelona cores?

For motherboards, the P35 'bearlake' boards seem to be working wonders, I saw an overclocker with a 1/4" OD watercooling system reach 3.8ghz on the Q6600 with the Asus P5k Deluxe. Its not on newegg, but you can find it around. It costs around $220, but from what I've heard, it overclocks like crazy, and loves high fsb speeds.
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Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
I believe the Bearlake name is motherboard based, not chip based. The 'bearlake' name comes from the name for the chipset, or P35. Could you be thinking of the AMD Barcelona cores?

For motherboards, the P35 'bearlake' boards seem to be working wonders, I saw an overclocker with a 1/4" OD watercooling system reach 3.8ghz on the Q6600 with the Asus P5k Deluxe. Its not on newegg, but you can find it around. It costs around $220, but from what I've heard, it overclocks like crazy, and loves high fsb speeds.
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post #10 of 22
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Thanks for the ideas guys! I'm still not too sure what mobo to get, but I will keep looking. +rep for all the help of course.
    
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