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post #1 of 10
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well i'm getting ready for my build and the board it what im most confused about.

First i'm trying to save money by keeping my current processor (Pentium D 820 smithfield) so i need a board that will fit that.

case is going to be a Antec P180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154

I'm gonna go with 4Gb G.Skill Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

I'm also gonna get a 8800 GT or GTS and want to be able to sli in the future.

finally what PSU would work good with all this.

nothing is ordered yet so feel free to give me any new ideas.

thanks for any input.
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post #2 of 10
I would really recommend upgrading your CPU. If you could squeeze another $70, you can get a nice duo.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116052
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let us know the total amount you want to spend
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well i dont really have a limit to spend but i would like to keep it around 5 or 6 for now.

as far as the cpu i don't know much about them but mine runs at 2.8 so i figured that was pretty good and i guess that all i looked at but if that processor is quite a bit better than the one i have i dont mind spending the money. All the thing ever gets used for is gaming.

i have heard alot of good things about this board what do you guys think.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142
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post #5 of 10
you cant go wrong with that but why not look at some 680i chipset boards?
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by whipple16 View Post
well i dont really have a limit to spend but i would like to keep it around 5 or 6 for now.

as far as the cpu i don't know much about them but mine runs at 2.8 so i figured that was pretty good and i guess that all i looked at but if that processor is quite a bit better than the one i have i dont mind spending the money. All the thing ever gets used for is gaming.

i have heard alot of good things about this board what do you guys think.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142
If you're not going to get a quad, that board is excellent, especially if you might later do SLI.
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post #7 of 10
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ok so taking gibsonnova74 CPU suggestion
the P5n board
and an 8800 gt
p180 case
4bg g.skill

i'm at 524

now i just need a psu that will power everything.....
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post #8 of 10
I like the Corsair HX series; very quiet and reliable. You would be fine with the hx520, but the 620 wouldn't be a bad idea.

Another good inexpensive mobo is the Gigabyte P35-DS3L. I've heard great things about it, plus if you ever get a quad, it will be able to overclock it.
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post #9 of 10
The PD280 will limit the 8800GT. Depending on your budget, the Corsair 550vx is a good PSU at good price.
post #10 of 10
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alright before i hit the buy button what does everyone think of this.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=11769987

the only thing i'm thinki9ng about changing is the CPU if i go with

Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz

am i gonna notice a big difference or is it not worth the money (and will it still work with the mobo i'm going to get)

also is there anytihng else that i will need to put all this together????
the last thing i want to to get it all and then have to order something else...
Edited by whipple16 - 6/3/08 at 5:40pm
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