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Hello fellow OC'ners!!! I'm planning to build a new system based on Intel quad core CPU. I'm looking for a bundle of CPU and MOBO and have $400 budget just for that. What would you recommend? i7 is not an option at this time, something on LGA775 socket please! Think of yourself as if you had this budget. Thanks in advance!!!

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post #2 of 9
you could do a Q9550 with a decent board for that price and do great with it.
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post #4 of 9
Gigabyte UD3P
Intel Q6600
Tuniq Tower

All three can be had for just under $400 total. Don't forget aftermarket cooling, because I'm sure you know the stock cooler can't handle overclocks at all.
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Originally Posted by BiG O View Post
you could do a Q9550 with a decent board for that price and do great with it.
what board do you suggest for SLI ? thanks
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by kremtok View Post
Gigabyte UD3P
Intel Q6600
Tuniq Tower

All three can be had for just under $400 total. Don't forget aftermarket cooling, because I'm sure you know the stock cooler can't handle overclocks at all.
The chip will not be OC'd or just slightly, so tuniq is would be an overkill. Would like something based on 45nm and at least dual SLI...
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russkiy View Post
The chip will not be OC'd or just slightly, so tuniq is would be an overkill. Would like something based on 45nm and at least dual SLI...
In that case.

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115131
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russkiy View Post
The chip will not be OC'd or just slightly, so tuniq is would be an overkill. Would like something based on 45nm and at least dual SLI...
In that case.

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115131
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[2x Seagate 7200.10 320GB] [Windows 7 x64 7068] [Hanns-G][19"][1440x900] [Ultra][X-Connect 2 550w] 
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[2x Seagate 7200.10 320GB] [Windows 7 x64 7068] [Hanns-G][19"][1440x900] [Ultra][X-Connect 2 550w] 
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post #9 of 9
Well if it's a system of my choice then...


ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131363

and

AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6GHz Socket AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103650

BUT this is the Intel section *sigh* So just get a Q9550 and a UD3P
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