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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Ok so what do you guys think of this build:
I plan on oc'ing to about 2.8 ghz. I wanna make sure I have the right mobo,case, and cooler for a stable OC. This will be my main gaming rig too.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
CPU cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan
PSU: XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W
GPU: EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3
Thermal compound: Arctic Silver 5
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5
dvd-rw: SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black SATA Model
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM

That comes to about $900 USD.
Am I forgetting anything?
Thanks in advance
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Q6600 @ stock P35-ds3r 8800 gts 640 mb @ stock 4 gig 6400 ddr2 ballistix 
PowerCase
ocz 600 W Antec 900 
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ocz 600 W Antec 900 
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post #2 of 11
DROP THE 20 FOR OVERCLOCKING, ITS BEEN PROVEN THEY'RE NOT AS GOOD.
Get the DS3, the extra OC will help.
Been proven the 9500 generally BLOWS. Get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106080, lap it, and get a Silverstone FM121, generally unbeatable in terms of temps.
Get Arctic Cooling MX-1 thermal paste, cheaper, better.
Spend the extra $25-45 for a 640mb edition GTS, it'll be worth it in the longrun.
AMD :D
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AMD 1055T Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3 XFX 6950 Flashed 6970 BIOS Patriot Extreme Performance Sector 5 G Series 8GB 
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Patriot Pyro 60gb, OCZ Agility 3, 2x 7200.11 50... CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer 230HL 
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Patriot Pyro 60gb, OCZ Agility 3, 2x 7200.11 50... CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Acer 230HL 
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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
From what I've read I heard the 6320s are better since they offer 4mb cache and easily overclock to 3 ghz. And the 640mb gpu is out of my budget
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Q6600 @ stock P35-ds3r 8800 gts 640 mb @ stock 4 gig 6400 ddr2 ballistix 
PowerCase
ocz 600 W Antec 900 
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ocz 600 W Antec 900 
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post #4 of 11
if you are interested i have the Tuniq Tower 120 brand new im selling for 50 plus shipping. Let me know if you are interested.
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E8400 @ 3.7 ASUS P5K-E eVGA 8800GTX SLI 2x2GB Corsair Dominator 1066 
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2 x Seagate 7200.10 250GB SATA (Raid 0) LiteOn SATA DVD-ROM & LiteON SATA DVD-RW Windows 7 (64bit) 2x Samsung 23" 906B Widescreen 
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E8400 @ 3.7 ASUS P5K-E eVGA 8800GTX SLI 2x2GB Corsair Dominator 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x Seagate 7200.10 250GB SATA (Raid 0) LiteOn SATA DVD-ROM & LiteON SATA DVD-RW Windows 7 (64bit) 2x Samsung 23" 906B Widescreen 
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post #5 of 11
Get the budget processor Pentium Dual-Core E2160, they O/C like a champ and save your money for Intel's 45nm cpu's.
post #6 of 11
well you may want to wait like 2 month till the new cpu's come out then the older ones will drop in proce. Also remember to lap the cpu heatsink, you will get better performance that way.
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gb WD+640Gb WD Lite-on 20x Vista Home Premium 64x 1920x1200 24" +1400x1050 20" 
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post #7 of 11
Hmm I agree with saving your money for the 45nm CPUs or at least the price cuts on current CPUs.

The 9500 is generally a shoddy cooler. Check out a Tuniq Tower 120 or a Thermaltake Big Typhoon. Those should both do you good.

I don't know about that RAM's overclockability, so I would say look out for some G.Skill HZs or similar RAM with D9 chips.

Also, that PSU worries me slightly. Are you sure it'll be able to handle the load of the 8800GTS?
    
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
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500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Ok so what about this:
processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz LGA 775 Processor Model
mobo: GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX
RAM :G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ
CPU cooler: Scythe SCNJ-1100P 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler aka Scythe NINJA
PSU: XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W
GPU: EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3
Thermal compound: Arctic Silver 5
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5
dvd-rw: SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black SATA Model
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM

Total is about $840. Is it worth it??? Can I get good stable OC?? with ram and processor and scythe ninja??
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ stock P35-ds3r 8800 gts 640 mb @ stock 4 gig 6400 ddr2 ballistix 
PowerCase
ocz 600 W Antec 900 
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Q6600 @ stock P35-ds3r 8800 gts 640 mb @ stock 4 gig 6400 ddr2 ballistix 
PowerCase
ocz 600 W Antec 900 
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post #9 of 11
some info for the july release hopefuls:


Quote:
Associate with the reference to industrial sources yesterday confirmed that the first intel 45 nm processors will be announced at the end of 2007. The four core model yorkfield will be released in the fourth quarter, and dual core processors wolfdale will be announced in the first quarter of 2008.
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post #10 of 11
Get a different PSU, this one is much better, and I am sure it can handle your Video Card, and you also save 3 dollars-ish: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Power+Supplies You should either get the Tuniq Tower 120 or the Thermaltake Big Typhoon for your CPU cooler. From this you cannot really tell if it is stable or not, since everyone is different and every one's parts are different. Everything else looks okay, but I suggest to change PSU and CPU cooler. Some may not like that case, and some do, I prefer a different case, but that will be your choice.
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