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post #1 of 8
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I'd like to do a budget build for my work development box that can keep pace with my D820 laptop (C2D T7600 @ 2.33). Mostly use Visual Studio under XP2. I have some existing hardware, so here is the plan:

E2160 OC'd at 3.0gz or greater $73
2x1gb ADATA 800mz RAM $36 with rebate
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L $79
Cheapo x16 video ~ $20

Question 1: Is this a doable over clock?
Question 2: Will the OC compete with D820 for compile times.
Question 3: ATX case has 300W max power supply will than work?

Thanks for the help, haven't OC'd in about 5 years, man have things changed!
post #2 of 8
1. yes the OC is possible but you might need a new CPu cooler such as the tuniq tower
2.Yes of course it will
3.yes but i do not recommend using PSU's that come with cases they usualy have a higher Phail rate than PSU's you buy seperatly. 300 will be enough if you don have a high end video card.
post #3 of 8
kazakia already answered your questions so I just let you know that most of our development machines are using E2xxx. They works fine. Check egg out to see if they have good price for Antec EarthWatts 380W. Sometime, they sell it for $20 after MIR. Also, this is a budget build, maybe get $50 E2180 OEM if you won't mind OEM.
post #4 of 8
Don't forget an aftermarket cooler, you'll never get to 3+ without it... Tuniq Tower 120 FTW!...

Good luck on your build!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Rev 2.0 EVGA 8800GTS 512MB Crucial Ballistix 2x1GB 1066 
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post #5 of 8
Upgrade the PSU, like said before to this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371005

Get a different cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134

Change your RAM to this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565

Spend $26.99 after MIR and get this cheapo video card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127296

Your motherboard looks good.
    
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post #6 of 8
Tuniq tower is great, a little hard to seat, but once you get it its great. another good one is the artic freezer 7.
    
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post #7 of 8
If it's for work, shouldn't your company be paying for it? And usually when companies buy computers, they get em from dell or whatever and overpay the hell out of it..
post #8 of 8
TRUE + 2xSanyo Denki Ace 1011. (at least 1 good fan)
I say this would be needed if you want to do a pretty well high overclock.
    
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