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Hey, I'm looking at building my friend a rig. He needs a Motherboard, Processor, and Ram for under $800. He already has everything else; and they are pretty damn good, too. He has a 7900GTX and a PC Power & Cooling 610-Silencer. So, I wanted to get him parts that are very stable and very fast (at stock).

I'm thinking of getting what I have:

-Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler
-2x1GB of G. Skill DDR2-800 Ram
-Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor
-Intel Bad Axe 2 (XBX2) Motherboard

I might get him a new Hard Drive, though.
He has a decent 7,200RPM 160GB Western Digital with 8MB of Cache. I'm looking at getting 2x250GB Seagate 7200.10's and setting up Raid-0. Or getting a 150GB Raptor, because he only uses like 70GB of his Hard Drive.

Opinions?
-Ninja_Boy
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post #2 of 7
Nice set-up but i would go without RAID not a big fan but if it works for your set-up then great. all the parts look good what g. skills are those? Nice PSU and you could go with a 6400 or 4300 for less money depends what hes using it for?
    
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yea i have the same mobo/cpu combo its rock solid never had any problems and i think i posted a link to a great OC guide(for just that combo) just last night. http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...uide-link.html
I also own the 150 GB raptor yea of course we all know its good but cooling it is a beast really affects ambient case temps.
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Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
Hey, I'm looking at building my friend a rig. He needs a Motherboard, Processor, and Ram for under $800. He already has everything else; and they are pretty damn good, too. He has a 7900GTX and a PC Power & Cooling 610-Silencer. So, I wanted to get him parts that are very stable and very fast (at stock).

I'm thinking of getting what I have:

-Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler
-2x1GB of G. Skill DDR2-800 Ram
-Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor
-Intel Bad Axe 2 (XBX2) Motherboard

I might get him a new Hard Drive, though.
He has a decent 7,200RPM 160GB Western Digital with 8MB of Cache. I'm looking at getting 2x250GB Seagate 7200.10's and setting up Raid-0. Or getting a 150GB Raptor, because he only uses like 70GB of his Hard Drive.

Opinions?
-Ninja_Boy
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4TB seagate(4*1TB), OCZ revodrive 230GB hyper 212 EVO windows 7 pro 64 22" legacy LCD 
MonitorPowerCase
24" IPS AX 760 CM Storm Stryker 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9300 Eureka3 Quadro 2000 HP box RAM 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136034
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

With that setup madmax22 got his e6600 to 4.5 GHz.

http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=189259

That's all fast at stock too, of course, but if you do decide to OC that's the stuff to have.
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The 2x1GB of G. Skill DDR2-800 Ram is the HZ Kit. It has D9MGH Chips making them amazing. I'm just wondering what to get the with the additional money. I'd rather get him a Bad Axe 2 because I have one, so I can help him with any problems.

I might add another 2GB of Ram because he has Windows: Vista - Ultimate. So, I'm looking at:

-Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler
-4x1GB of G. Skill DDR2-800 Ram
-Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor
-Intel Bad Axe 2 (XBX2) Motherboard

I'm thinking of running a 1:1, like I am. 400FSB x 6 Multipler = 2400MHz and a 1:1.

NiNja
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