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Thanks guys for your precious time on me. To show some appreciation, I have been happily quoting for sometime.

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Originally Posted by Phoebus View Post
Looks like a nice rig. I can't speak to the fittings of those compenents, as I'm not familiar with them.

My piece of advice: if this is going to be a pure gaming rig (no video crunching or other processor-intensive tasks), I'd suggest you go with a higher speed dual core proc rather than a quad core. Higher GHz's are generally better for gaming than more cores, with a few exceptions (some RTS games take advantage of more than 2 cores).

You can get an e8400 for about the same price as the Q6600 -- you'll get 600 MHz more (3.0 vs 2.4). I recently purchased an e8400 and have it running at 4.0 GHz with just a bump to Vcore (just about to successfully finish an 8 hour Orthos test!). It's a sweet proc and overclocks like a charm.
Hi Phoebus,

I have came across this issue while I was planning for my rig. The cache is slightly different and I am not sure if it will affect the gaming experience. If I use TRUE(w/o lapped) on E8400 will I able to get to 4.0 safely? But I think that my fan is going to keep it cool.

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Originally Posted by Barry View Post
I don't know if you just want a DFI motherboard or what. You might try a gidabite,like this
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard -
It has a newer chipset and im sure it'll cost less. I was going to go with a EP35 and someone showed this one,just a thought. What time is it over there? Its 11:00am 7/4 here
Yo Barry,

Just change am to pm will be my time. I have consider gigabyte too. But I was unable to get the GA-P35-DS3L. The replacement for this is GA-EP35-DS3L which is not that good for overclock due to the GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver(DES) technology i heard.

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Originally Posted by Mattb2e View Post
Im making one suggestion not that its a huge one and not that there are other pertinent ones that I may be missing but if you plan on overclocking your CPU and breaking 400mhz FSB you would be better off with ddr2-8500 ram or above simply so you wouldnt be overclocking your ram and possibly losing stability. I know that Corsair is a good name brand but its just my personal preference to underclock ram to rather than overclock it. Nice setup by the way, looks like this is gonna be a pretty sick gaming rig.
Hi Mattb2e,

I agree what you said. overclock one component is always more stable than overclock 2 component. I think you have got me. Will change to 8500. But due to my budget I was only able to get 2GB DDR2-8500. I doubt there will be reduce of gaming performance due changing from 4GB to 2GB. I am running Windows Experience Professional.

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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
Not sure if you can fit it in, but a gaming rig really should have a sound card. Sound is a big part of gaming and there's no onboard solutions that can decode as much sound (or of the same quality) as the current X-Fis. You'd miss out on the total experience if your onboard simply ignored some of the sounds because it's incapable of decoding them!
Hi sccr64472,

My current PC have a Creative Audigy 2 ZS, I think should be pretty ok for that.

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Originally Posted by k1t View Post
from the looks of it should be a pretty sweet rig, but without the local price for parts can't really give you any extra suggestions...

however, you might want to consider the asus P5Q pro couple with radeon 4850 or 4870... this will allow for future crossfire upgrade. however in that case you might want to consider to juice up your power supply a bit.
Hi k1t,

thanks for your recommendation and sorry for not mention that i prefer nvidia over ati and a single GPU currently. I was thinking to stick with the current mobo and gtx260 for the GPU. i don think i will face problem regarding pcie 1.0 and 2.0 right?
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Larry, of course how far you can OC will vary greatly based on processor batch and other factors, but I don't think that heat will be an issue with the TRUE. I'm using a Thermaltake V1 HSF (not lapped), which is not NEARLY as good as a TRUE, and during my 8 hour Orthos test my temps peaked around 57 and averaged around 53 at 4.0 GHz / 1.376 Vcore.

Of course, airflow in your case will play a big factor. I was having excessive heat issues in my Gigabyte Aurora 3D 570 (due to dual 8800 GTX cards and not enough airflow around them), so I switched to an Antec 1200 and have not had any heat issues since (the 1200 is a cooling BEAST!). It looks like your CM case has the option for plenty of fans, so as long as you optimize your cable management, you should be OK.
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Originally Posted by Phoebus View Post
Larry, of course how far you can OC will vary greatly based on processor batch and other factors, but I don't think that heat will be an issue with the TRUE. I'm using a Thermaltake V1 HSF (not lapped), which is not NEARLY as good as a TRUE, and during my 8 hour Orthos test my temps peaked around 57 and averaged around 53 at 4.0 GHz / 1.376 Vcore.

Of course, airflow in your case will play a big factor. I was having excessive heat issues in my Gigabyte Aurora 3D 570 (due to dual 8800 GTX cards and not enough airflow around them), so I switched to an Antec 1200 and have not had any heat issues since (the 1200 is a cooling BEAST!). It looks like your CM case has the option for plenty of fans, so as long as you optimize your cable management, you should be OK.
Well, you have got me too. Will get E8400. Does E8400 have any good stepping for overclock? Like Q6600 will be G0. Argh~~ You just make me remind of the time i planning to get twelve hundred because of Dual 120mm exhaust. But is far beyond my budget. That's the reason I choose Delta fan for it high RPM. But I can't imagine how 6 x 3600 RPM will sound like.
Edited by larrytan - 7/4/08 at 9:49am
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Kaxx has posted a thread on 8400 batches here, you should check it out. I think some of the newer batches aren't listed (mine wasn't), but it is a good point of reference.
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