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post #1 of 16
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I know I want this mobo (unless the new Crossfire chipset comes in an Intel mobo, doubt it), but I was wondering about this memory.
Does anyone have it? How does it OC? How compared to GSkill HZs?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136032
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
Guys I think I have a problem.....can't.....stop....buying...PC parts.....
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lol talk to Dr Phil.
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post #3 of 16
I don't know about the motherboard, but the E6600 is good.

I would change RAMs. Are you after that RAM because of the price after rebate?

The Black G.Skill and Ballistix are the best and do similar performance.
Ballistix - After rebate on this, it's even cheaper than what you'll be paying for. Though it's out of stock. =/

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post #4 of 16
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065
Here's the GSKill I'm looking at.
These are some decently priced high density sticks. However I doubt I'll go this route considering I won't need 8Gb for a while, and there will be better prices with time.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
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post #5 of 16
The ram is ok for the Price. If you feel though like spending extra cash http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148076 These Stix are the best in my opinion.

Also are you in such a hurry to spend money that you can;t wait for a month? Not only for Q6600 price drop but to have more option like the new E6750 that according to tank guys or however that online shop is called it will cost 200 usd.
    
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post #6 of 16
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The ram is ok for the Price. If you feel though like spending extra cash http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148076 These Stix are the best in my opinion.

Also are you in such a hurry to spend money that you can;t wait for a month? Not only for Q6600 price drop but to have more option like the new E6750 that according to tank guys or however that online shop is called it will cost 200 usd.
That RAM looks good, but I recall that there is a non-bling version that is cheaper. An LED showing temp, now you're talking! I have enough lights in my case already though.
Yea I know the price is going to drop, and I'll probably end up waiting until then. I'm not buying a quad core for a while. They're way overpriced, considering my only concern is gaming performance and Crysis is the only game I've ever heard of being optimized for quad. I sincerely doubt that it will make a huge difference anyways.
Another reason for not going quad is that I'm waiting to see how the next gen architecture looks like from Intel and AMD.
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post #8 of 16
That's not a great choice (nor price) for a Core 2 Duo motherboard.

For Intel systems, the best choice is going with an ASUS, such as the ASUS P5K-Deluxe $225, it comes with the latest chipset from Intel and will support 45nm CPUs and it's also currently the best chipset for overclocking dual and specially Quad-Core processors.

As for the RAM, G.Skill HZs are among the best for overclocking and very inexpensive for the performance and overclocking that you'll get out of them.
post #9 of 16
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Yea I've heard that's a good motherboard too, but how well does that northbridge run Crossfire? Does it have 2 16X lanes? I'm not looking for a huge overclock on the core/memory, really just enough to hold me over in physics intensive games like Crysis until I can (want) to afford a quad core 45nm chip.
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post #10 of 16
Pyphysics intense games?

Pyphysics will never take off, just like that KILLER network card, both overpriced and no significant performance increase. So, basically, a waste of cash.

But if you must? Then wait for the X38, that'll have a 16x16, the P35 does only 16x4 which is not as good as but.....
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