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I'm thinking about ordering this rig<br />
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<b>Processor</b> <br />
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor<br />
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<b>MoBo</b><br />
ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX Intel<br />
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<b>Case</b><br />
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower<br />
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<b>RAM</b><br />
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB TWIN2X2048-6400<br />
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<b>HD</b><br />
(2x) Seagaate Barracuda 320gb 7200rpm (will raid 0)<br />
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<b>PSU</b><br />
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550W<br />
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<b>Video Card</b><br />
SAPPHIRE 100168L Radeon X1900XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Video Card<br />
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<b>CD/DVD Drive</b><br />
LITE-ON 16x dvdr burner w/ lightscribe<br />
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Now, I need expertise on the configuration of this rig, I want to make sure that this rig will support the new dx10 cards coming out next year, (i probalby wont purchase until at least a year after the cards come out). i'll have around 1700-2000 USD<br />
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any input/convo/advice is greatly appreciated <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Looking good, with one major exception.<br />
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Motherboards for the Intel platform based on the nVidia nForce4 chipsets do NOT overclock well.<br />
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The <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131025" target="_blank">Asus P5W DH Deluxe</a> will be a lot better for $269.99<br />
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The <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131047" target="_blank">ASUS P5W64 WS Professional Socket T </a>is also a very good board, but expensive at $309.99<br />
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Finally, the <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127011" target="_blank">ABIT AW9D-MAX Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X </a>is a good choice also for $239.99, but it only has one PCI slot, which is useless when running Crossfire or SLI.
 

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Here's another pretty popular mobo <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131028" target="_blank">ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP Socket T (LGA 775)</a><br />
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People who own it says it OC's well.<br />
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For the ASUS P5W64 WS Professional Socket T mobo, why would 4x PCI-E 16x be necessary? [As the mobo itself, not related to his rig/use]
 

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I think you should change the ram. Get the G.Skill HZ that has 4-4-4-12 timmings or something. I have that corsair ram and the timmings are really bad im running at 5-6-6-18. Get the crossfire card later. I think a regular x1900xt is better in my opinion.
 

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Ok, some updates:<ul><li>MoBo: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813131025" target="_blank">ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP Socket T (LGA 775)</a> $269.99</li>
<li>CPU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115003" target="_blank">Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775</a> $316.99</li>
<li>RAM: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231065" target="_blank">G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)</a> $314.00</li>
<li>Video: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814102051" target="_blank">SAPPHIRE 100168L Radeon X1900XT 256MB GDDR3</a> $259.99</li>
<li>HDD: 2x <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148142" target="_blank">Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250820AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0</a> $149.98</li>
<li>DVD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827106019" target="_blank">LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner W/ LightScribe</a> $30.99</li>
<li>Case: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811119068" target="_blank">Cooler Master Centurion 5 Black Aluminum Bezel</a> $44.99</li>
<li>PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817703005" target="_blank">PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W</a> $159.99</li>
</ul>Total: $1,546.92<br />
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Better MoBo, RAM, and PSU. Slightly smaller hard drives.
 

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Alright, thanks a lot you guys. This really helps, as, well, i'm rather newbish at some of these things. i know quite a bit about comps, but i've never built one myself. i just am trying to build the best possible system around the 6600 on the budget that i have. thanksthanksthansk
 

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The motherboard is open for discussion. I choose the P5W DH Deluxe, since it's a proven overclocker, and it runs Crossfire (supported) or SLI (modded drivers) at a x8, x8 bandwidth. <br />
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When are you planning to buy?
 

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I think i'll buy within the week. <br />
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I like that the deluxe is an overclocker, but shoudl i really spend the money on dual cards to xfire with the new dx10s just around the corner? (i honestly don't think i'll be upgrading all that soon after i buy this system)
 

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If you don't want to crossfire, the 965P chipset is cheaper and overclocks really well. The DS3 or P5B are really good.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I think i'll buy within the week. <br />
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I like that the deluxe is an overclocker, but shoudl i really spend the money on dual cards to xfire with the new dx10s just around the corner? (i honestly don't think i'll be upgrading all that soon after i buy this system)</div>

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</div>I am not suggesting to get Crossfire right now. GEt a single card, as I suggested above. However, having a motherboard that's ready for it might be a good idea for the future.<br />
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Granted, the P5B Deluxe is the better overclocker, but that only really comes to show with an E6300/E6400. The P5W DH is more than enough for the E6600, given the higher multi.
 

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alright, i think i'll stick witht he single video card, and get the p5w dh. <br />
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thanks for all the input, i think i'll order within the next few days.<br />
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and by all means, post away with any other input <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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What are yuor ideas for monitor and cooling?
 
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for mon, probably a vsonic vp930b (tomshardware <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />) but if i come up short, i might skimp here. as for cooling, i dont know :S
 

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Advice: Get a 7950GS Nvidia GPU and a P5B deluxe Mobo. Then get PC8000 RAM like the GSkill brand. Anything else Chozart suggests is good<br />
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Really...what do you WANT to be able to do with the computer? Play lagless games? Or do you want bragging rights for fast benchmarks?
 

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I'm a gamer, but i also dabble in ps, and premiere vid editing. but hte main thing will be gaming. i just want the best bang for my buck<br />
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]oh and by the way, i thought that 7950s were for extremely high resolution gaming. i wont be on that type of lcd, so is it just superflous?
 

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My advice buy a 6400, there cheaper, i have mine overclocked to 3.0ghz which surpasses a 6600 which is at 2.6 i believe, im going to overclock to 3.5 very soon. So save yourself a hundred or so bucks and get a 6400 <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> just my opinion.<br />
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Edit: get a 1900xt there around 270 bucks now, cheap price, top of the line card.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Advice: Get a 7950GS Nvidia GPU and a P5B deluxe Mobo. Then get PC8000 RAM like the GSkill brand. Anything else Chozart suggests is good<br />
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Really...what do you WANT to be able to do with the computer? Play lagless games? Or do you want bragging rights for fast benchmarks?</div>

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</div>With an E6600, I personally prefer the P5W DH, but that's my liking <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> I lean more toward ATI, and the X1900XT is a great card. I don't think PC8000 RAM is necessary. The DDR2 800 (PC6400) is plenty fast and can hit DDR2 1000 speeds when you overclock it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">My advice buy a 6400, there cheaper, i have mine overclocked to 3.0ghz which surpasses a 6600 which is at 2.6 i believe, im going to overclock to 3.5 very soon. So save yourself a hundred or so bucks and get a 6400 <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> just my opinion.<br />
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Edit: get a 1900xt there around 270 bucks now, cheap price, top of the line card.</div>

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your system looks uncannily similar to the one that i might be building <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> how's it treat you?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">My advice buy a 6400, there cheaper, i have mine overclocked to 3.0ghz which surpasses a 6600 which is at 2.6 i believe, im going to overclock to 3.5 very soon. So save yourself a hundred or so bucks and get a 6400 <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> just my opinion.<br />
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Edit: get a 1900xt there around 270 bucks now, cheap price, top of the line card.</div>

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</div>Point it... the E6600 will also hit 3.5GHz or more... thus, outperforming your E6600 <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> Not a bad idea though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I'm a gamer, but i also dabble in ps, and premiere vid editing. but hte main thing will be gaming. i just want the best bang for my buck<br />
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]oh and by the way, i thought that 7950s were for extremely high resolution gaming. i wont be on that type of lcd, so is it just superflous?</div>

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</div>7950GX2 (500$) is a SLI card all in one. The 7950GS (300$) is sort of a 7900GTX (500$) equivalent. There are a slew of single card Radeons which are incredibly powerful...but I don't do ATI (So I don't know jack squat). The 7950GX2 would probably be overkill.<br />
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So, the 6600 Conroe and just about any 965 or 975 MoBo with fast RAM will be sufficient for what you want.
 
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