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post #11 of 22
Hey what do you plan to do aside from computing with your Gateway 22"?

Second, I second the motion on p35 boards. That's my next buy when Penryn drops; dun be caught dead without one, mang!

Third, I see you're coming from OS X land. You plan to do more than just Windows on this machine or sticking to XP/Vista world?
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post #12 of 22
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As of now, I won't be putting Vista on this rig . . . yet. I have a copy of XP SP2. I was only in the OS X scene for about six months, and in that time I was unfortunatley hooked on WoW.

I plan on gaming on this rig, but I will be putting all my writings on it too for digital storage. Music will be a big thing also, and maybe I will mess around with video editing too. I will be buying a quad core so I may aswell put it to good use.

Also, I am thinking of buying a 360 so my gateway should be used plenty. At the moment I am in between jobs so I really am not able to shell out for the lovely 24".

About the p35 boards. I really haven't seen too much of them so I can't say which one I will buy. Would it be possible if anyone could link me a decent board. I'm new at OC'ing by the way so it needs to be "n00b" friendly until I understand how everything works and what I need to do.
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Swift- Thanks for the links man. +Rep
    
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post #13 of 22
Ah cool then. Sounds like the right rig to get into.

Gateway screen is great if you plan on using an external HD source, PS3, XBoX360. If you weren't, as much as I advocate Gateway's, I would've suggested the 226B from Samsung.

However!! Gateway is the fit for you!

Good luck with the build. Quad Core = The Greatness for Video Editin.
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post #14 of 22
here is a review for that Asus P5K (P35) board:

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8764&page=1

sounds pretty good to me!!

and here are a selection of other P35 chipset mobos:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...id=5&subid=913

hope that helps
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post #15 of 22
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It does sound good, but one thing concerns me is the lack of SLI support. As of now I will only own one 8800GTX card, but then if I go with this board it will really cut me off from ever getting another GTX. So my question is: Will Asus be releasing a SLI version of this board? In the review it states that it is Crossfire only and I don't want to be stuck with a crossfire board if I'm interested in buying another GTX card.
    
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post #16 of 22
I mentioned in my post earlier about the ASUS P5k Motherboards, and their overclockability. This board would be the ultimate overclocker board, although it may as you said be intended for a more experienced overclocker. Here is another link to a great review, which shows just how good at overclocking this board really is.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=144199

I would recommend getting it anyway, even if you're just starting out. Once the Q6600 price drops, a lot of people will be getting this board and looking for overclocking help, so you wont be alone. At any rate, Im sure people here would be more than happy to explain any questions you have.
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post #17 of 22
i dont see a CPU in there:?!?!
    
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post #18 of 22
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Ok, well my build is finalized, and updated my original system specs on the first post. I should be ordering my parts when I sell my iMac in the next few days (they seem to sell well on ebay). I'm not sure if I am able to ask this here seeing as it probably is very much off topic, but do any of you guys have any tips for me when I sell my mac on ebay? I'm a total noob when it comes to ebay. I'll edit out that part if I asked in the wrong place.

+Rep by the way for the P5k motherboard help. The lack of SLI still concerns me though. Ah well I have only enough money for one single GTX card.
    
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post #19 of 22
Just as a note, the Q6600 is like $530 right now. If you wait to buy the processor until July 22, the price is supposed to drop to $266, or close to that price. It might be worth it for you to wait a little while to take advantage of lower prices in July. Who knows, other parts may be cheaper as well.
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post #20 of 22
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Yeah, I was planning on waiting until the price drop on the quad core. I wouldn't be able to afford the quad core at the current price. If Intel never decided to have the price drop I would have made a buy towards the E6600 otherwise.
    
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