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+ step up to 8800GTS 320MB after price cuts
+ Q6600 when newegg gets them back in stock


Well I wanted to go for the regular P5K but is the deluxe that much better??
Also is there another Mobo thats maybe cheaper that i could get???
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post #2 of 15
The P5K vanilla will probably OC better, if you don't need all of those "extras". It will OC just as well too

Also, you might want to reconsider your RAM, the G.Skill HZ's really aren't much more and will OC like mad!
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yes and my budget is 1K so Im alittle over with the P5K Deluxe
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i dont think buying an open box mobo is such a good idea (while that mobo is a fine choice)
if you're budget building..go for the GA-P35-DS3R, only $130 at the egg, a great deal on a P35 mobo plus ICH9R if you decide to go RAID in the future.

get this ram instead: Crucial Ballistixhttp://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=202541818, better priced and better performers
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post #5 of 15
meh, $30 in the long run, i'd say get it

if you really want to save get a good mobo but cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0&Tpk=p35-ds3r

it will OC as good. almost as good but not asus, its gigabyte
    
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Nah the super talents I picked can do DDR2-1000 at its stock timings
and yeah I wasnt sure which DS3 to get, so the R is the best??
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Why do I have a bad feeling about that PSU?

Don't have them in the UK........
    
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Well its under the Recommended PSU guide
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post #9 of 15
don't get that PSU, get a Hiper type R, it is cheaper, modular, and much higher quality.

The PSU is one item that you absolutely do not want to skimp on, paying a bit of some money on a unit is better than frying your entire system to save a few bucks.

that is why I also suggest this PSU :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128008

it is also from Hiper, so it is very high quality, and a higher wattage for if you move to SLI.
    
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Ive heard a lot of bad things about hiper psu's, Ive actually only heard a good thing from 1 personm so im shying away from those, what about the GameXtreme 6000W?

what about this psu?
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