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E6600
GA-P35-S3L

8800GTS 320MB is pretty good in most cases, I wouldn't go any lower.

DDR2 800 will work fine. I like OCZ Gold personally, has done at least 1Ghz in the last 4 sets I've bought. Two have done 1040Mhz, I kept those

Heatsinks/Fans? Hmm get a cheap Xion Stacker for $80 and slap three 120mm thunderblades in it, there excellent airflow I thing >$100 cases are a ripoff. AC 7 Freezer is best for the money, Or A scythe/tuniq tower-type cooler is also good. You can switch the fans out in it to improve cooling more.
The GA-P35-S3L seems a little weak. Don't get me wrong, I like the P35 chipset but this board has no room for future SLi upgrade. Also it's not "certified" for Vista, whatever that means. (What does that mean?). Do you know of any other good p35 boards?
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The GA-P35-S3L seems a little weak. Don't get me wrong, I like the P35 chipset but this board has no room for future SLi upgrade. Also it's not "certified" for Vista, whatever that means. (What does that mean?). Do you know of any other good p35 boards?
The Gigabyte P956 DS3 doesn't allow SLI either... No real difference in features. Vista 'certification' is just a gimmick... don't worry about that.
    
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post #13 of 25
/shrug, Go get an ASUS something or other 680i if you want SLI.
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post #14 of 25
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Wow, my thread about his really is useless, huh?

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...000-build.html
it looks as though i just got pwned...

seriously though, I saw that thread and it's pretty helpful but I wanted to have a discussion with you guys about what's good and what's bad before I went ahead and bought anything. Just going by a pre-made list isn't very fun or helpful. I want to know why I should get certain parts and why not others.
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post #15 of 25
I'm gonna recommend you the same thing I recommend everyone else:
eVGa 680i A1

Just update to the latest BIOS and you are good to go. Its a awesome motherboard despit it had some problems in the start.
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post #16 of 25
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The Gigabyte P956 DS3 doesn't allow SLI either... No real difference in features. Vista 'certification' is just a gimmick... don't worry about that.
I'm not planning on going SLI any time soon anyway. So the specs look pretty good on the GA-P35-S3L but it's only got two reviews on newegg and is pretty worryingly cheap. I dunno... looks a bit fishy...
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post #17 of 25
My suggestions:
  • COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $49.99
  • GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard $129.99
  • EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card $279.99
  • CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply $124.99
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6550 $182.99
  • G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK $109.99
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $69.99
  • LG Electronics Black LG Super Multi 18x SATA DVD Burner GSA-H62NK, 10x DVD+/-R DL, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 12x DVD-RAM - OEM $30.99
  • Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler $44.99
Total: $1,023.91

Gotta run off now... so no time for links. All from Newegg though

Upgraded the motherboard a bit (at least the ICH9R Southbridge for RAID), and paired it with a CPU that has the 1333MHz FSB.
    
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post #18 of 25
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I'm gonna recommend you the same thing I recommend everyone else:
eVGa 680i A1

Just update to the latest BIOS and you are good to go. Its a awesome motherboard despit it had some problems in the start.
You're right. This thing looks amazing but a bit pricey.
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post #19 of 25
Nah, Its preety much like the GA-965P-S3 version of P35.
VERY solid, lots of options, although if you never owned a gigabyte before, it takes some getting used too. I still havent gotten used to it.

I did not push it too hard cause Im selling it in a rig, but it could handle my cpu up to 3.0 ghz without voltage increase or heat from the mobo.(428mhz)
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post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Wow, my thread about his really is useless, huh?

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...000-build.html
well he can get a better CPU
    
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