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Well I was so tempted to build an am2 rig, but for some reason the e6400 keeps popping in my head...<br />
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If I was to go with a e6400 build, what would be my best combo, ram, mobo, etc? I want to go with a x1900xt for the vid card, shoot me some links, give me some ideas <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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Same here!<br />
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Its those comercials Intel has on TV for the core Duos. Every time I see one i feel like i need to own one or im a loser (kind of like the ipod)
 

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This mobo is a great for overclocking<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131028" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131028</a><br />
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And this ram is good<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145034" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034</a>
 
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<div style="font-style:italic">This mobo is a great for overclocking<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131028" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131028</a><br />
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And this ram is good<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145034" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034</a></div>

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</div>I would go with the ASUS P5B Deluxe, but i really wouldn't need the wifi edition, plus right now, my budget is a little tight, i have to squeeze ram, vid card, mobo, processor, sound card, into a $800 usd budget <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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im just going to remind you that AMD sold intel that technology... if not for AMD selling intel that intel would still not know how to make a 64bit core for desktops that would be affordable..<br />
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dumb sale if i say so...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">im just going to remind you that AMD sold intel that technology... if not for AMD selling intel that intel would still not know how to make a 64bit core for desktops that would be affordable..<br />
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dumb sale if i say so...</div>

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</div>err, i'm only 75% addicted to porn, you win
 

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This Cpu $220<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115004" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004</a><br />
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This sound card $121<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16829102188" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188</a><br />
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This mobo $139<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813131030" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131030</a><br />
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This video card maybe? $276<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814195016" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195016</a><br />
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Theyare before tax/delivery prices which would push you over $800 but you could have a tinker with the bits, maybe cheaper soundcard and cheaper GPU
 

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since your budget is so low, i think you should get like a E6300, Gigabyte S3 or Ds3 , X1900XT, Dunno what ram, X-fi sound card<br />
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Go for: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128017" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017</a><br />
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I know I am bias, but seriously, for the price, this motherboard is a beauty. It has been known to reach more that 450 FSB. However it is a little skimpy on the features (namely raid). <br />
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If you just want to overclock, get this.<br />
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As for the ram, don't get the OCZ ram for this build as it is incompatible as of now (the bios changes this). Go for some XMS2-800.<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566</a><br />
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The E6300 is a good overclocker, but you need ridiculous FSBs. With the E6400 you do't. With the set-up above howveer, you'll have no problem taking it to 3Ghz.
 
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damn, i missed the ram out of the equation! damn hangover!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">since your budget is so low, i think you should get like a E6300, Gigabyte S3 or Ds3 , X1900XT, Dunno what ram, X-fi sound card<br />
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ill get sum links up in a bit</div>

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</div>yeah, my budget is kinda limiting, but i'm scraping what i can for a new build, money is tight after some problems in my love life
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Go for: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128017" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017</a><br />
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I know I am bias, but seriously, for the price, this motherboard is a beauty. It has been known to reach more that 450 FSB. However it is a little skimpy on the features (namely raid). <br />
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If you just want to overclock, get this.<br />
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As for the ram, don't get the OCZ ram for this build as it is incompatible as of now (the bios changes this). Go for some XMS2-800.<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566</a><br />
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The E6300 is a good overclocker, but you need ridiculous FSBs. With the E6400 you do't. With the set-up above howveer, you'll have no problem taking it to 3Ghz.</div>

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<div style="font-style:italic">damn, i missed the ram out of the equation! damn hangover!</div>

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If you are on somewhat of a budget, drop the ram down to the XMS2-PC5400, it will overclock to 800 easily. Then running a 1:1 ratio, the E6300 will reach 2.8Ghz.<br />
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For the video card, I reckon teh X1900XT is good, but check out the 7900GTO. THe cooler is the same as the GTX (ie. awesome <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />), and it'll be quieter than the XT.<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130065" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130065</a><br />
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eVGA has an awesome warranty as well.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">For the video card, I reckon teh X1900XT is good, but check out the 7900GTO. THe cooler is the same as the GTX (ie. awesome <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />), and it'll be quieter than the XT.</div>

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</div>as far as noise, i'm not too worried, wild woody already sounds like a wind tunnel <img src="/images/smilies/lachen.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Lachen" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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plus it will eventually go to h2o
 

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GPU - eVGA 7900GTO 512mb - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130065" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130065</a><br />
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CPU - E6400 - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115004" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004</a><br />
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MoBo - Gigabyte S3 - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128017" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017</a><br />
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RAM - Gskill 1 Gig (get another stick when you got money for 2x1 gig) <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231063" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231063</a><br />
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SC - Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS - <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102178" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178</a><br />
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Total - $815ish<br />
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You could always go OB for a while and save up for a X-Fi.<br />
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To save money you can always get a E6300.
 

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Nice one option. Thats pretty much good. I would question getting an expensive sound card on such a budget. Put it into a nice pSU I reckon.
 

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i would probably be happy with a turtle beach sound card, my hearing isn't the greatest, so i prolly wouldn't notice much difference <br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829118109" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118109</a><br />
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I used to have a santa cruz and it was good enough for me
 

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OB is a option also.</div>

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</div>if i was to go with a e6300 over a e6400, what's the main difference, just mainly the multi?
 
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