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As I posted in another thread, I came across a nice gem in my closet, so it prompts me so start my latest overclocking project.

Maximum Budget: $450

What will be supplied:

1. Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition LGA 775 Retail Boxed 3.20 GHZ, 800MHZ FSB

2. Windows XP/Vista Home/Vista Business- your choice

3. A video card- I have a couple lying around, thinking of using the 512mb 8600GT

I want to build a system with this processor as a foundation. I know it was given to me quite some time ago, sadly, I forgot about it. Your job is to spend my $450. All I supply is above. I do not need a monitor either. What I hope to do is overclock this sucker as far as I possibly can with the budget above. I'm looking for help on all the components to go into this build. I'm not using it for any specific purpose, I'm just doing this to have some fun. Once I get some input and decide on the components, I will assemble it and begin beating the crap out of this system. I will of course post all results.

With that said, help me get the components so I can start rolling on this enthusiast project!
    
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DFI LP DK-P35-T2RS motherboard - Nothing like a good foundation to start off of. $140 at MotherboardPro
2x1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 RAM - great for overclocking, $65 at Newegg before mail-in-rebate (I'm assuming those don't count).
Corsair VX450w power supply - because it's always good to have a stable power source. $75 at ZipZoomFly before MIR.
Cooler Master Centurion 5 - $50 pretty much everywhere
Western Digital Caviar RE 160GB - $60 at Newegg
SATA optical drive - $30 or so pretty much anywhere

Still got $30 or so leftover for shipping, although it might be worth picking up something like a Freezer 7 Pro with this money.
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Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
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BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
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I was thinking of getting this mobo instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

Seems to be a popular overclocking product.
    
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QX9650 4.2 eVga 780i PNY 9800 GTX in SLI 8GB Corsair Dominator 
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320 GB Seagate Vista Ultimate x64 Samsung 22' Widescreen LCD 1100 Tagan BZ 
Case
Silverstone TJ-10 ESA 
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QX9650 4.2 eVga 780i PNY 9800 GTX in SLI 8GB Corsair Dominator 
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Originally Posted by grooverider View Post
I was thinking of getting this mobo instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

Seems to be a popular overclocking product.
It's certainly not a bad board, but I really like the more powerful BIOS of the DFI. Still, on your budget that is another $50 that might be better spend elsewhere.
The Replacement
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I5 6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra  EVGA GTX 750 Ti Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x16GB DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
CM Storm Xornet II Steelseries QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sennheiser PC-360 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I5 6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra  EVGA GTX 750 Ti Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x16GB DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
CM Storm Xornet II Steelseries QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sennheiser PC-360 
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