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I think that 1066 minimum timing is 5-5-5-15
     
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About the MOBO, i think there's the DFI BLood Iron at 120$
     
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About the MOBO, i think there's the DFI BLood Iron at 120$
I like it $120. But it doesn't have 'true' 2 PCIe x16 slots.

A strange thing that.. In a couple years I want to put a second 8800gt in this thing, so I'll need both of those x16 slots that B.I. sports, but (like all of the other boards I've looked at) when i put a second card in, the two slots operate at x8. I don't get it. I looked all over the place, and can't find a true x16. Is there a scam gong on?


I am giving up on figuring this out via Google. Am going to go read the Intel Motherboard section until I understand this crap.
    
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If you want to SLi you have to go with a nvidia chipset so you are going to have to go with anything with an SLI chipset... for both at true x16 you have to go with a 780i board (i believe not sure if the 680i has the same thing) but i know the 780i has SLI with both running at x16 (it really does not make a big difference but it is good for future proofing i guess)
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Yeah. Not that big of a difference. I found reference to the drop to x8 not being that big of a deal. Way back, I decided on a p35 chipset, I didn't realise it wasn't an nvidea chipset. I thought that the P35 was a type of nvidea. I see that they are peers now. And I think I am not going to worry about 'true' SLI. In fact I am not going to worry about ever putting a second card in this thing.

SO that mean I am thinking of the BI and also of my cheap DS3-L I was looking at. All reports say it is OCing just fine. And the MSI Neo2 FR looks interesting. MSI boards apparently coming up in the world a bit.


Two hours later:
Okay I decided to grab the DFI B.I. P35-T2RL $120. And now I'm tired. I might change my mind and demand 2 PCI-e x16 slots. but for now this is good.

I only have the RAM left to figure out.
    
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Patriot, G.Skill, Ballistix, Ballistix Tracer, etc are all good. You might want to look for 800 or 1066 if your board supports it.. lowest timing for 1066 is 5-5-5-15. Mhz are better than timing, 1066 mhz 5-5-5-15 is better than 800 mhz 4-4-4-12
     
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You know. x8 or x16... it's not much. remember agp 4x/8x. Those looking for world-record sure gets benefits for true x16... but even if you're at pcie 8x, with sli, and a good proc, you'll be up-to-date for a t least 5 years. and that does not include changing the video card after 5 years to get 2-3 more years proofing. [warning; after 5 years PSU tends to fail].

So, i would be damn happy to have a blood-iron motherboard, compared to my sig rig that can't run team fortress 2 higher than 15 fps, and does 11513 in 3Dmark 2001.
     
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Thinking of:
cpu e3110 (or e8400) oc'ed $220
mobo GA-P35-DS3L $105 frustration! (post 13)
ram uhm, balistic? 2G for now? ~$125
gpu evga 8800gt oc'ed $195
psu Corsair VX550W 550W 41A $90 (was a modular 600W Corsair $140, post#5,9)
fan Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 $25


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CPU: The new dual E8400 beats the Q9300, which is good. and the Q9300 beat the Q6600. You might want an E8400

mobo: 780i SLI, 790i, Blood-Iron, and finally gigabytes are your choices

Ram: Patriot, G.Skill, Ballistix, Ballistix Tracer, etc are all good. You might want to look for 800 or 1066 if your board supports it.. lowest timing for 1066 is 5-5-5-15. Mhz are better than timing, 1066 mhz 5-5-5-15 is better than 800 mhz 4-4-4-12

GPU: BFG/eVGA/XFX 8800 GT, then overclock. If you want stock o/ced, you can choose eVGA superclocked, ssc crysis, XFX alpha dog, or BFG OC2

PSU: If the mobo supports quad-core, take it into consideration. But if youll change it in like 5 years, then stay with a good and less expensive PSU, 450-550 watts, preferably 700 to insure that youll have enough. But 550 is good.

Fan: OCZ Vendetta 2 is the best for 2008. Get some OCZ Thermal paste, or the good old-school Arctic Silver 5
     
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Originally Posted by Cr4zYH3aD View Post

CPU: The new dual E8400 beats the Q9300, which is good. and the Q9300 beat the Q6600. You might want an E8400

mobo: 780i SLI, 790i, Blood-Iron, and finally gigabytes are your choices

Ram: Patriot, G.Skill, Ballistix, Ballistix Tracer, etc are all good. You might want to look for 800 or 1066 if your board supports it.. lowest timing for 1066 is 5-5-5-15. Mhz are better than timing, 1066 mhz 5-5-5-15 is better than 800 mhz 4-4-4-12

GPU: BFG/eVGA/XFX 8800 GT, then overclock. If you want stock o/ced, you can choose eVGA superclocked, ssc crysis, XFX alpha dog, or BFG OC2

PSU: If the mobo supports quad-core, take it into consideration. But if youll change it in like 5 years, then stay with a good and less expensive PSU, 450-550 watts, preferably 700 to insure that youll have enough. But 550 is good.

Fan: OCZ Vendetta 2 is the best for 2008. Get some OCZ Thermal paste, or the good old-school Arctic Silver 5

cpu:
Apparently the e3110 IS the e8400. I consider them interchangeable, I will go with what is cheaper. I will go up to a quad in the future perhaps a few years.

mobo:
Yes, i was stuck on p35, but my search has widened. I am not stuck on 2 true x16s, but wouldn't mind 2 x16 slots (running at x8 is fine) in case I want to buy another 8800gt in a few years as a cheap upgrade.

Ram:
Some of the boards don't have 'native' 1066. I don't think it is so important? I plan on touching these timings as I OC. If i find a board with what i want but only 800mhz, I won't shy from it over that issue.

GPU:
I will be OCing myself. I like the vanilla eVGA I picked out because of the price.

PSU:
Most likely I will not be going over 550-600W.

Fan:
For sure on the paste, I know about that. I stayed away from the $50 fans because of the price, also this chip is a pretty cool one, and was thinking of messing with stock fan for a while before I upgrade. When I do upgrade it makes sense to go with a good one like this (even thought the one I picked is very well reviewed). I am taking the fan off my list of want tight now, but will keep note of the OCZ Vendetta 2.
    
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personally, people suggested me the gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ATX LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2.

It's really nice. Not SLI, but 1066 DD2, 1333 FSB, and 1pcie x16, plus support of the quad-core and new 45nm cpu.
     
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