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Well Seeing as I'm in New Zealand currency is different, Seeing as I'm trying to get bang for the buck maybe $500 NZ excluding Monitor, mouse, keyboard. Will include PSU & Case. Case maybe bought 2nd hand though.

Thank's heaps for all your support fella's!


edit $500 NZ is about $400 US, this is just a drawing point it can be more.
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sorry *bump*
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Sorry for triple post I've put this together so far:

Mobo: Asus P5KR Intel LGA775 Core2Duo/Core2EE/Quad-core/45nm Intel P35

Ram: Transcend aXeRam DDR2-800 2GB CL4 DIMM 2x1GB(can OC up to 1355 MHz!)

CPU: Again this is where i need you fellas help..

GFX Cards: 3870 2 possibly

PSU: What do you recommend?
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Well I would say this is what you will want for your cpu cooler, best bang for your buck !
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134
     
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Hey cheers mate, I'll check all my cooling options out it's just the cpu driving me nuts here because I cannot workout which one overclocks the best.
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Originally Posted by sgdude View Post
e2140 is not good. 8x multi, ewwwwh. get atleast 9x multi (e2160)
I would say sadude has a good point if your going for xstream overclocks on your cpu. You will get more out of the 2160.
     
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What about the 2180?
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Here's a pretty good reference to check out to help- http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/24...40-e2160-e2180
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dead_j0ker View Post
What about the 2180?
The E2180 is an excellent chip. But don't expect 3.5GHz. That's VERY rare. I had mine at 3.2GHz stable 24/7. It still ran everything including Call of Duty 4. http://www.ewiz.com had the E2180 OEM less than $70 last time I looked. http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=E2180 Excellent chip. ~JadeMiner~

EDIT: Linskingdom has an excellent thread on the E2140's E2160's and E2180's at http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...on-thread.html
    
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Thanks, lionskingdom has his @ 3.7 tho

What's another cheap processor that would definitely hit 3.5 and over?
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