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Hi there, im planning to build a new system ( the whole shebang )

What system config would you recommend me ? A system wich is good to OV.

CPU= INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8500 ( suggestion ? )
MOBO= ? ( i want a good overclocking motherboard ) suggestions
MEMORY= ? suggestions
CPU FAN= ? suggestions

i have a budged of about $ 1000.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks
Edited by acc41d - 5/29/08 at 7:55am
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For a motherboard i would go with the DFI DK P35 or DFI DK X38 they are great motherboard for the money. Ram 4 gigs of G. Skill ram For a CPU fan the tuinq 120
    
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Get an EVGA 790i mobo, heard some of em can hit 600 FSB o_o
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Well at newegg the Q6600 is $199.99 even though its not a 45nm quad, it will last you a bit longer in the long-run. Next, look into the DFI DK P35, that is a fantastic mother board at about $129.99. Memory; look out for G.Skill branded memory, they have fantastic memory, get a 4GB(2x2GB) kit... their about $84.99. Lastly, do you need monitor keyboard.... the whole thing?
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thanks for the suggestions. i just want a new system. no monitor, keyboard, mouse etc.

So;

CPU: INTEL CORE DUO E8500
MOTHERBOARD: DFI DK P35
MEMORY: G-SKILL 4GB (2x2gb)
CPU-FAN: TUNIQ 120
POWER SUPPLY: ???

My goal is to build a new system that can be overclocked. for exampple, i want to be able to overclock my intel e8500 to about/or above 3,8Ghz. is the config described above here good enough ? ( im kind of new into overclocking so...)

Im not really looking to build a SUPER gamer system so i don't need a fancy/expensive graphics card
Edited by acc41d - 5/29/08 at 10:31am
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Originally Posted by chesterp View Post
Well at newegg the Q6600 is $199.99 even though its not a 45nm quad, it will last you a bit longer in the long-run.
Would you recommend me the intel Q6600 over the intel E8500 ??

By the way, i live in The Netherlands so... i don't think newegg ships here
but im planning to buy from us, in us dollars .
Edited by acc41d - 5/29/08 at 10:26am
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Would you recommend me the intel Q6600 over the intel E8500 ??

By the way, i live in The Netherlands so... i don't think newegg ships here
but im planning to buy from us, in us dollars .
Q6600 is more for the future, but in the future i believe you will switch your processor out, Q6600 most known overclock is 3.2 ghz, another know OC is 3.6ghz, hardcore overclockers would go over that under high volt. it will probably last for awhile, just not for long.

E8500 are great overclocker, but you can't go over the voltage, or you'll dmg your chip (you cant really go over the recommended voltage for any processor) they will die from overvolting or die over time. D.O.T.

As for me, i have the Q6700 at 3.8 ghz 24/7, im planning to get an E8500 soon, for my gaming rig, this Q6700 is only for benching and encoding, also gaming.

It's up to you, if you're keeping the computer for 1-2 years, the E8500 is a good idea, if you're planning to keep it for over 3 years, Q6600 is another choice.
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Get an EVGA 790i mobo, heard some of em can hit 600 FSB o_o
bleh, i only see the 790i mobo for its ddr3 compatiability... the 780i is a good mobo too, but as up to date. i probably would go with the intel series.
But again, NVIDIA chipset are great. dont get me wrong.
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Seagate 300GB// Sata 3.0 [Raptor X on the way!] Window XP SP2 32Bit [64bit soon!] 21.6' Samsung 216BW G11 
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by acc41d View Post
thanks for the suggestions. i just want a new system. no monitor, keyboard, mouse etc.

So;

CPU: INTEL CORE DUO E8500
MOTHERBOARD: DFI DK P35
MEMORY: G-SKILL 4GB (2x2gb)
CPU-FAN: TUNIQ 120
POWER SUPPLY: ???

My goal is to build a new system that can be overclocked. for exampple, i want to be able to overclock my intel e8500 to about/or above 3,8Ghz. is the config described above here good enough ? ( im kind of new into overclocking so...)

Im not really looking to build a SUPER gamer system so i don't need a fancy/expensive graphics card

power supply, you can get a 600w OCZ xtreme gaming. they're good power supply, 2 of my friend's system have them, i have the 700w, they never fail out on me. except i have the OLDER version of the 700w, so i don't have a 8 pin connector =\\
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 300GB// Sata 3.0 [Raptor X on the way!] Window XP SP2 32Bit [64bit soon!] 21.6' Samsung 216BW G11 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 300GB// Sata 3.0 [Raptor X on the way!] Window XP SP2 32Bit [64bit soon!] 21.6' Samsung 216BW G11 
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