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Ok, a friend of mine has a budget of (MAX) 800$. He's got 500$ so far, and hoping for 300$ for bday. He's 100% sure he'll get 200$, so we've got 700, and he can work at it for another 100$.

I've got a build that looks like this right now.

-Q6600
-Tuniq Tower
-Asus P5K-E (p35) Mobo Linky
-PC P&C PSU Linky
-eVGA 8800GT 512

He's got a case, monitor, kb, mouse, etc...

I'm a bit unsure about the mobo. The NB cooling looks weak....

The entire list is here

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...stTitle=Steve2

e8400 is also a possibility if 40$ needs to be shaved off...but anywhere else savings?

Suggestions?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 16
Looks good. Also, this $65 Corsair 550VX is a good deal. At $140 price range, Abit IP35 Pro is worthy to take a look.
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Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post

e8400 is also a possibility if 40$ needs to be shaved off...but anywhere else savings?

Suggestions?
From what i've gathered, e8400 is performing a lot better than the q6600 due to software structuring for dual as opposed to quad. (any1, correct me if i'm wrong)

I'de think of getting a better mobo then eventually getting a quad later on.


Just my 2 cents.
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Looks good. Also, this $65 Corsair 550VX is a good deal. At $140 price range, Abit IP35 Pro is worthy to take a look.
I'm not familiar with corsairs products...will that be able to provide ample power for ocing the quad and the 8800GT?

Will take a look at the abit p35 board.

Thanks!
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post #5 of 16
For the mobo, save 10 bucks and get the best overclocker at the moment, the DFI Blood Iron. Rock solid motherboard, Raid on ALL six sata ports, 6x usb, supports penryn etc...

Aside from that, go with LinsKingdom's suggestion of the corsair vx 550w psu. it's areound 99$. That psu will be more than enough for overclocking. your system will barely use 400W, or even peak at that for that matter. plus, corsair PSUs are known to be VERY robust.Guide HERE
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For the mobo, save 10 bucks and get the best overclocker at the moment, the DFI Blood Iron. Rock solid motherboard, Raid on ALL six sata ports, 6x usb, supports penryn etc...

Aside from that, go with LinsKingdom's suggestion of the corsair vx 550w psu. it's areound 99$. That psu will be more than enough for overclocking. your system will barely use 400W, or even peak at that for that matter. plus, corsair PSUs are known to be VERY robust.Guide HERE
Ty for the reply. Yeah, I'll let him have a look at that PSU. The blood iron...is an awesome board. But it has so many options. I'm scared he's gonna screw something up majorly which is why I didn't pick it.
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post #7 of 16
P5k-e Ftw!!!!

I can get such a stable overclock no matter what i throw on
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DFI LANPARTY DK P35

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From what i've gathered, e8400 is performing a lot better than the q6600 due to software structuring for dual as opposed to quad. (any1, correct me if i'm wrong)
I would also vote for the e8400. Not only for the above reason but I have seen people hitting 4.5Ghz as well
    
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post #9 of 16
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DFI LANPARTY DK P35



I would also vote for the e8400. I have seen people hitting 4.5Ghz
lol I'd take a 2.4ghz Q6600 over a e8400 at 4.0ghz any day. whats the poin of paying just about 200 dollars for a cpu when you can pay another 40 and get the best cpu there for performance when your gonna spend 60-400 on Cooling just to make it as fast as the quad seems ignorant to me lol
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lol I'd take a 2.4ghz Q6600 over a e8400 at 4.0ghz any day. whats the poin of paying just about 200 dollars for a cpu when you can pay another 40 and get the best cpu there for performance when your gonna spend 60-400 on Cooling just to make it as fast as the quad seems ignorant to me lol
This is why.

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From what i've gathered, e8400 is performing a lot better than the q6600 due to software structuring for dual as opposed to quad. (any1, correct me if i'm wrong)
How many things actually utilize all four cores?

Overclocked Q6600 v E8400 Compared. (Benchmarks included)


Also look around some, people air hitting 4Ghz+ on AIR
    
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