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I just need some help, how long would you guys say this computer would last in terms of playing all the new and up coming games....
(Including O/Cing everything when needed)
I'm hoping to keep this for atleast 2 years...
like my P4 has been doing...

Thermaltake VA8003SWA Armor Super Tower Aluminum case Silver
Pioneer DVR-212D(Black) SATA DVD-Writer 18x
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Socket LGA775, 1.86 GHz
Thermaltake CL-P0401 V1 CPU Cooler
Seagate Barracuda (ST3320620AS) 7200.10 320GB
Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X2048-6400C4D 2GB kit
Asus P5N32-E SLI nVidia nForce 680i SLI Chipset
Enermax Galaxy EGA850EWL ATX/BTX 850 W (950W PEAK)
BFG GeForce 8800 GTS OC2 nVidia GeForce 8800GTS Chipset 640MB

Any suggestions would be great...
i don't mind changing stuff around as long as the budget doesn't go over...
$2000 CND
all my buy is going to be from.... CanadaComputers


Thanks alot in advanced....
    
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post #2 of 22
That's definitely overkill on the power supply. Look at Silverstones or PC Power and Cooling with a single 12v rail.
I would use the money saved to get a slightly better processor...say a E6420 or E6600.
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I figured it might be over kill for now..
BUT say i added another video card plus overclocking the CPU, wouldn't that be like good then?
cause i overclocked my 2.4 P4 to 3.8 and it's sucking crazy power....
soo i would assuming that it does the same?
    
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post #4 of 22
A Conroe will suck much less power. Silverstone makes a 750W power supply for roughly 150USD (I'll see if I can find a Canadian link) that had some earlier issues that I have been told have been fixed. It's a great power supply that has 60 amps on one rail. That's more than enough to power 2 8800 GTS' and an overclocked Conroe.
My admittedly pretty bad power supply with 2 12v rails with 48 amps can supply an E6600 overclocked to 3.2 GHz and an 8800 GTX overclocked to 630/2000 from 575/1800.
Granted, that is the next thing I am replacing.
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Here you go, 183 Canadian. I have no idea how that relates to 150 US.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22897&vpn=OP750&manufacture=Silverst one%20Technology
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I give thumbs up for the enermax company but 850 and 950 max... 700 sounds enough to me.. If you want to make sure you will get enough juice use http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp this calculator. Well *looks left and right* I would stay with enermax *loves its protections*
    
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post #7 of 22
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hummm....interseting...
thanks alot...
in terms of CPU, which one has really good potential for O/Cing...


haha this is always fun...love building new rigs....
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Originally Posted by |2acerX| View Post
hummm....interseting...
thanks alot...
in terms of CPU, which one has really good potential for O/Cing...


haha this is always fun...love building new rigs....
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Well since this has to do with the price. The best of all the dual cores is E6600. It has great Ocing potential and 4mb buffer. Anything other than 6600 has either a lot buffer or a lot OCing potential but non has both.

-Edit-
E6X20 versions has a lot cache 4mb
E6X00 usually has 2 versions. One that is medium OCer and one that is good OCer
E4300 is a good OCer and E4400 is not such a good OCer as E4300
E6600 has both 4MB cache and a lot OCing potential.
    
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post #9 of 22
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ooooooo.....trustly 2.4s.......
E6600....i've been reading about that on the forums....
    
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post #10 of 22
Well as far as power supplies, both the Enermax and the Silverstones are in Tier 2 on johnny guru's list. If it were my rig, I would feel more comfortable with the OP750 because of the single rail compared to the quintuple rail on the Enermax.

Any core 2 is good for overclocking. Again, personally I would go for one that has 4MB of cache like the 6420 or 6600
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