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Ok so I have been jerked around with my s939 A8N-SLI Premium board from Umart in Australia. It was originally sent back because it was stuffed. They rang me and said it can't be fixed because there is no serial number on it. The mungruels swapped it with the original board because the original just died one day. So I think these bastards put a RMA'd board that got sent back after repairs. I'm not done with them yet.

So I am going to build a new computer instead of replacing the 939 board. Can people please help me with suggestions and input.

So what I can think of atm is:

EVGA 680i SLI 122-CK-NF68
x6800
Please recommend some ram!
Evga 8800GTX
Silverstone 850Watt PSU
Not sure on case please recommend some!

I've had it being dicked around by aholes.
 

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hey, if money is not an option, i would look at going with a Extreme Core Duo CPU, with about 2GB RAM. also, instead of going with 850W of power, that's a bit of overkill, but what's really good nowadays is a dedicated GPU PSU, 250W from thermaltake, it fits into a 5.25" bay and powers your GPU separately, very nice...(",)

i would check out the cases on thermaltakes site, thermaltake.com - they got some really good stuff there... you'll just need to find out where they supply to in OZ.

get some nice sound, a 19" monitor, and you're set... hope this helps a bit...
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone!!!


$4000-$5000 AUS

I have a 19" 960BF atm so I won't be upgrading monitor till 2007.

I also have a Logitech G7, G15, and a Wolfclaw Type II for FPS'ers.

I got a decent sound setup and I also have an X-Fi Extreme Music but was looking torwards the Elite. I am extremely impressed with the quality of the X-Fi.

I was looking at some DDR2 modules and there are just so many to choose from. I definately need some help in the DDR2 section.

I found this website here in Oz called, extreme pc.
 

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lol, there must be some kind of expletive in that link because it's no good with all the "*********". I can recommend you some stuff but I don't know any Australian websites.

SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model T1000UX2G4 - Retail

BUFFALO Firestix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Those are my choices, depending on whether you want to go DDR2-800 or DDR2-1000
 

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Basically, the RAM you get, you want it to be MICRON D9s. You can check what you are thinking about getting against the list here: http://ramlist.ath.cx/ddr2/

They are the best for OCing.
Lower rated latency is what you want as well. C4 rather than C5, because then if you OC your RAM, you can up the timings from C4 to C5 to get it to be stable. You'll have more headroom and better speeds this way.
 

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Those look awesome to me. Not sure what reviewers say. Let me see...

Ok the general response seems to be they OC extremely well. They are getting speeds of like 1250Mhz on C2D systems on relaxed RAM timings. The best timings they are using are:

3-3-3-8 @ 2.3 volts - 402Mhz ( DDR2-804 )
4-4-4-15 @ 2.3 volts - 551Mhz ( DDR2-1102 )
5-5-5-15 @ 2.25 volts - 626Mhz ( DDR2-1252)
 

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But you missed the most important thing.........

They look DAM sexy!!! (jokes)

Wicked, I'm a bit of a nub when it comes to memory modules, but I'm getting there.

All these timings and T1 T2 stuff, then the overclocking side of it, argh!
 

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buffulo firestix, or Teamextreme FTW!

Serioulsy ...save your self the $$. There are soo many reported issues w/ the 680i, not to mention, it would be kinda a waste to not be able to OC your sick a55 X6800. Nforce chipsets have a bad rep, when it comes to OC potential. Yeilding usually no more than a 15-20% OC. I you are looking at RAM in the 1200mhz range, you might not ever get to use them at that speed w/ that board, considering you would have to OC it some just to acheive the propeer RAM divider.

-> Go for a P5 or a DS3 from gigabyte. They still support Sli, even 16x16 w/ modd'd drivers! Spend tha $$ where your cpu will want it...in the RAM and the GPU, but make sure you get a mobo that can at least take your cpu to some new heights. More and More reviews are coming out reporting the GPU power of the new 8800's.....a stock X6800 will choke that GPU to death.
 

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Yes!

Get the P5B Deluxe, the "best" mobo for an E6600.

I'm yet to hear a successful story about this 680i chipset and MoBos based on this chipset.

It's nForce 4 deja vu all over again.

Apparently your motherboard isn't that great for OCing...
 

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Awesome. Then get the P5B Deluxe, thats what I was going to get when I was thinking C2D anyways. I love ASUS boards. Never had any problems with them whatsoever.
 

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most p5b-DL are good upto around 500mhz. A few lucky souls have gone beyond that already, some w/ no mtherboard mod's.

*My max FSB, just so you know if your planning on a high OC is 482mhz, w/ all mobo voltages set at auto. Just for the record...I have never had a board OC this high w/ mobo voltages at auto. Props to Asus!
 
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