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post #11 of 21
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Nevermind. I did it. I read through many more reviews on NewEgg, and it became obvious that I should go ahead and do it.

Now I'm totally committed to this. WOO-HOO!!
post #12 of 21
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Pardon the bump. I seek the expertise of OCN.
post #13 of 21
Your build looks good. Nice work.
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post #14 of 21
The CM690 is an awesome case, especially considering the price. I've used one in a friend's build and liked it so much I got one for myself.

I also use the Tuniq and I am VERY impressed with it's performance. If you have the motherboard clearance issues worked out I can assure the Tuniq is a nice fit in that case.

In complete honesty, I hope that motherboard treats you well. I've had one in the past and it didn't treat me all that well. I could have had a dud...who knows. Nice build!
post #15 of 21
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Thank you pbpenguins and MNiceguy!

Yeah, I hope it does too. I was looking at the Gigabyte DS3L, but then I learned that it doesn't have the ability to manually adjust detailed memory timings. Also, the NewEgg reviews on the DS3L are much better than the reviews for the P5N-E.

BUT, mcogan10 is using the one he's selling me right now. He just wants to upgrade to something higher end.
post #16 of 21
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beyond that, I don't know WHAT I'll end up doing with it once I feel its power
or lack thereof... even overclocked its about an equivalent to an E6600 stock... which btw will be discontinued as of March 8th 2008. There might be a problem when your cpu heatsink and the cpu itself cost the same.

What you could have done is hock the dvd-rom and the x-fi xtreme gamer card, and added in a Q6600, adding a total of 88.49 to the final price. That is bang for your buck, on a larger scale.

With a better processor, much more is possible. I dont have the money to buy a new computer every 2 years so my computer is gonna have to last a while. My previous computer cost me a whopping 2800 bucks in 2002. 6 years later, I purchased my new rig, spending half the money.

I realize that you are an enthusiast and overclocker, but I always try to keep in mind some sort of longevity. For under 100 dollars, you could go longer without replacing your outdated chip, and run more demanding programs.

We all know you can't future proof anything but why buy something that is not even close to top of the line? You'll just end up repeating the process again in two years, whereas if you buy something moderately 'future proof', you can wait 3 or 4 years to replace it, which is a better value in the long run.

I rate this 7/10. You will be replacing it soon and/or you may be frustrated with it.
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post #17 of 21
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Because I can't really spend over $800 right now. And if I go over $800 or so, I'll have to wait another month. I'm tired of waiting. I've been waiting for like 5-6 years now.

I'll get it now, and upgrade the CPU later.

This way, I can get everything I want right NOW (okay, the first week in April). I'm not about to sacrifice other components all to upgrade the CPU when I can just do that in the middle of the summer.

Besides, I'm not like most of the members on ocn: For what I'll be using it for, this system will last me a lot longer than it would for you (based on what you said) - a whole lot longer.

But thank you for such a high rating: I don't think very much of it. Well, not yet at least. I know that, for me, this is going to be like it is for some of you who have a quad core.

You also have to remember what I'm using right NOW (my sig rig).

The fastest CPU I've experienced beyond my sig rig is my mom's notebook I have used when I have to go help her with it. It's a P4 2.8GHz. I don't know much else about it anymore.

But again, I'll probably be upgrading the cpu to something a whole lot better later this year.
post #18 of 21
With all the space the RC690 has for fans, I'd pick up a few more. At least one more for the door, and another two or three for the bottom intake and upper exhaust. The upper side fan is really awesome if you have a downdraft style cooler (like mine), since it pushes a lot of air across the board (might help to cool down that northbridge, I know mine dropped around 5c), but if you get the Tuniq Tower, it's not quite as helpful.
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post #19 of 21
Seems fine for your needs.
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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by tensionz View Post
Seems fine for your needs.
hehehe it's like the Tim Allen budget build. More POWER!

Well, sorta. I learned that the P5N-E SLI 650i can easily reach FSB of like 450. And with a 10x multiplier.... hmm.. I'd at least like to see it post.
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