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Finally my budget gaming build is complete!

post #1 of 6
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Well after 4 months of research and saving up and $500 i hope i have a PC that will kill in the newest games. Thanks to all your help i was able to order an hour ago here is my final build list
DFI Lanparty DK p35
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200
Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 7
Artic Silver 5
OCZ StealthXStream 600watt v2.2 PSU
OCZ Reaper 2x1GB DDR2 1150 (PC9200)
Zotac 8800GT 512MB AMP! Edition
1x blue led 120mm fan
4x blue led 80mm fans

What Operating System do you guys recommend for this build? XP,vista 32bit or vista 64bit?

What do you guys think this thing can do if i overclock it to around 3.6Ghz, how high of a 3dmark score wil it get?

This is my first time building a PC from scratch so if you have any pointers or tips please tell them!
Edited by Infinitegrim - 6/10/08 at 6:36pm
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i5 2500k Asus P8P67 ATI Radeon HD 6970 Gskill 4x4gb DDR3 1600Mhz Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Black 750GB Corsair H70 push/pull config Windows 7 Profession 64bit HP2311x 23inches of 1080p goodness 
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OCZ 700W ModXStream Smilidon Green (completly gutted) 
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Western Digital Black 750GB Corsair H70 push/pull config Windows 7 Profession 64bit HP2311x 23inches of 1080p goodness 
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post #2 of 6
Oh I remember my first build

Knocked a capacitor straight off my Radeon 9250, still worked afterwords though and is still working to this day
post #3 of 6
Looks like a very good build. No case?
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Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.2GHz Asus Maximus Gene V Asus DirectCU II 290x Corsair Platinum 2x8Gb 1600MHz 
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Samsung 840 EVO 500Gb, WD Black 1TB Windows 7 x64 Thermaltake 1200W Modular Silverstone TJ08 
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Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.2GHz Asus Maximus Gene V Asus DirectCU II 290x Corsair Platinum 2x8Gb 1600MHz 
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Samsung 840 EVO 500Gb, WD Black 1TB Windows 7 x64 Thermaltake 1200W Modular Silverstone TJ08 
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post #4 of 6
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Well the case, hard drives and cd/dvd drives are being reused from an old dell P3, the thing is a huge case and i have measured it, everything should fit, but it will be snug.
Dell 4100 dimension
Im reusing
2 IDE 160GB hard drives
1 IDE 30GB Hard Drive (to put OS and nothing else on)
IDE DVD drive
IDE CD writer
USB 2.0 xbox 360 HD-DVD drive
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Black 750GB Corsair H70 push/pull config Windows 7 Profession 64bit HP2311x 23inches of 1080p goodness 
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OCZ 700W ModXStream Smilidon Green (completly gutted) 
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i5 2500k Asus P8P67 ATI Radeon HD 6970 Gskill 4x4gb DDR3 1600Mhz Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Black 750GB Corsair H70 push/pull config Windows 7 Profession 64bit HP2311x 23inches of 1080p goodness 
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OCZ 700W ModXStream Smilidon Green (completly gutted) 
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post #5 of 6
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Well i got it al running with vista x64 and its such a HUGE improvement over any PC i have scene. I got 12800 in 3Dmark06 is this considered good? I have the e7200 running at 3.6 Ghz on a 1.15vcore the cores idle around 27-30 degrees C, and i only have the CPU cooler and one fan in the case, i dont have any programs to stress it yet, so i don't know the load temps.

For some reason the bios is only recognizing the e7200 of have the multiplyers of 6-9, not 9.5, anyone know how to fix this?

My Vista scores are 5.7 CPU, 5.9 for memory and graphics, and 4.4 for my 6 year old hard drive.
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Black 750GB Corsair H70 push/pull config Windows 7 Profession 64bit HP2311x 23inches of 1080p goodness 
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OCZ 700W ModXStream Smilidon Green (completly gutted) 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Black 750GB Corsair H70 push/pull config Windows 7 Profession 64bit HP2311x 23inches of 1080p goodness 
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OCZ 700W ModXStream Smilidon Green (completly gutted) 
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post #6 of 6
yeah..great score...
saving money to buy similar rig, except with Ati flavor and CM690... :mmm:
maybe a bios update..not sure
    
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E5200, @3.5Ghz, 1.385 :/ Asus P5E3 Deluxe Sapphire HD 4850 Kingston 2*1gb, 1333Mhz, CL9 temp 
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WD Caviar Blue 6400 AAKS Win XP SP3 dual boot Vista Ultimate SP1 Samsung T220 Thermaltake Purepower RX 600w 
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NZXT Tempest 
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E5200, @3.5Ghz, 1.385 :/ Asus P5E3 Deluxe Sapphire HD 4850 Kingston 2*1gb, 1333Mhz, CL9 temp 
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WD Caviar Blue 6400 AAKS Win XP SP3 dual boot Vista Ultimate SP1 Samsung T220 Thermaltake Purepower RX 600w 
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NZXT Tempest 
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