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All right Ive decided that I will be building a new pc after christmas. I need to keep the budget around $1500, and I want all you guys to help me get the best bang for my buck. Heres what I had planned to buy so far:<br><br>
-<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115003" target="_blank">Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz</a><br>
-<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131578" target="_blank">Asus P5ND2-SLI</a><br>
-<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145153" target="_blank">CORSAIR XMS2 1GB 240-Pin DDR2</a><br>
-<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033" target="_blank">Western Digital Raptor 74GB</a><br>
-<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824254005" target="_blank">Hanns G 19" LCD Monitor</a><br><br>
The total for all this is $880, so that leaves $620 for everything else(case,graphics card(s),sound card,PSU,cooling, and cd/dvd drives).Change and add anything, and keep in mind I will mainly be using it for gaming.<br><br>
Also was wondering how much I could sell my current rig for, because it will be a major contributor into my funds.It has the following in it:<br>
-AMD Athlon 64 3400+<br>
-MSI MS-7184 with RS482 chipset<br>
-1.5 GB PNY Optima DDR400 RAM<br>
-BFG Geforce 7600 GT OC<br>
-Soundblaster Live! 24-bit<br>
-Seagate Barracuda 200gb HDD UATA<br>
-Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB SATA<br>
-Mad Dog 500W PSU w/ Modular cables<br>
-Belkin Wireless Card<br>
-E15t4 15" LCD monitor
 

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Get a 2nd raptor and go raid.
 

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That nForce 4 board does not support Conroe and it's a shame that you're thinking of going with an nForce MoBo for a kickass CPU. It's like buying a Corvette with 14" wheels.<br><br>
I'd say get a GIGABYTE DS3 MoBo for that CPU and some G.Skill RAM, the one with the black heat-spreaders, cost about $150 for the 1GB module but it's much better than the Corsair IMO.
 

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I have two 74GB WD Raptors that I need to sell. I was planning on putting them on eBay, but if you want to buy them you can. $150 for each on the egg, I was looking for like $240 shipped for both of them. It's only $90 more for a second drive. I defiently would get the extra Raptor for RAID 0. The preformance increase is awesome!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
EDIT: Plus if that 7600GT OC is PCIe I would be interested in a trade and some money.
 

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My suggestion, in complete agreement with Nasgul:
<ul><li>MoBo: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128012" target="_blank">GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express</a> $139.99</li>
<li>CPU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115005" target="_blank">Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775</a> $181.99</li>
<li>RAM: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231065" target="_blank">G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)</a> $299.99</li>
<li>Video: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814102061" target="_blank">SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB GDDR3</a> $199.99</li>
<li>Sound: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16829102188" target="_blank">Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels</a> $92.99</li>
<li>HDD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148140" target="_blank">Seagate Barracuda (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB</a> $94.99</li>
<li>DVD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827106014" target="_blank">LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE</a> $27.99</li>
<li>CPU Cooler: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835185027" target="_blank">Scythe SCINF-1000 120mm CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink</a> $57.99</li>
<li>Case: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811119068" target="_blank">Cooler Master Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel</a> $44.99</li>
<li>PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817341001" target="_blank">OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W</a> $119.99</li>
<li>Monitor: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16824254005" target="_blank">Hanns·G HW-191DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor</a> $189.99</li>
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Total: $1,450.89 + $47.98 shipping = 1,498.87<br><br>
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<ul><li>I dropped the CPU down to the E6300 to free up some budget for the other parts. The E6300 is very capable, and in gaming I don't think you'll notice any difference. (plus it overclocks pretty good in that Gigabyte board - 3.2GHz should be possible)</li>
<li>Dropped the nForce board as fast as I could. If you want to overclock, stay away from nForce on the Intel platform! (with luck you can manage 15% or so)</li>
<li>Savings on the CPU go mainly into the RAM. 2GB of good stuff! You'll need it. A better performence boost than the faster CPU in many applications (games)</li>
<li>The Raptors are nice... but I'd prefer the additional space of the (Excellent!) Seagate 7900.10. Cheaper and plenty fast in daily use.</li>
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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Chozart</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=5f012238fa36186cbb85825ea8d4fba8&p=1389640#post1389640"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">My suggestion, in complete agreement with Nasgul:
<ul><li>MoBo: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128012" target="_blank">GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express</a> $139.99</li>
<li>CPU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115005" target="_blank">Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz LGA 775</a> $181.99</li>
<li>RAM: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231065" target="_blank">G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)</a> $299.99</li>
<li>Video: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814102061" target="_blank">SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB GDDR3</a> $199.99</li>
<li>Sound: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16829102188" target="_blank">Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels</a> $92.99</li>
<li>HDD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148140" target="_blank">Seagate Barracuda (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB</a> $94.99</li>
<li>DVD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827106014" target="_blank">LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE</a> $27.99</li>
<li>CPU Cooler: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835185027" target="_blank">Scythe SCINF-1000 120mm CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink</a> $57.99</li>
<li>Case: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811119068" target="_blank">Cooler Master Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel</a> $44.99</li>
<li>PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817341001" target="_blank">OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W</a> $119.99</li>
<li>Monitor: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16824254005" target="_blank">Hanns·G HW-191DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor</a> $189.99</li>
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Total: $1,450.89 + $47.98 shipping = 1,498.87<br><br>
Comments:
<ul><li>I dropped the CPU down to the E6300 to free up some budget for the other parts. The E6300 is very capable, and in gaming I don't think you'll notice any difference. (plus it overclocks pretty good in that Gigabyte board - 3.2GHz should be possible)</li>
<li>Dropped the nForce board as fast as I could. If you want to overclock, stay away from nForce on the Intel platform! (with luck you can manage 15% or so)</li>
<li>Savings on the CPU go mainly into the RAM. 2GB of good stuff! You'll need it. A better performence boost than the faster CPU in many applications (games)</li>
<li>The Raptors are nice... but I'd prefer the additional space of the (Excellent!) Seagate 7900.10. Cheaper and plenty fast in daily use.</li>
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Is the Gigabyte DQ6 worth the extra $60 for it??? (compared to the DS3)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is the Gigabyte DQ6 worth the extra $60 for it??? (compared to the DS3)</div>
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2 x PCI-E
 

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He always does lol<br>
Thats i nice build from Chozart
 

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Depends on te features you want. If you want RAID on the southbridge, then yes. If you want two PCI-E x16 slots (with possibly x16, x4 SLI/Crossfire), then yes.<br><br>
BUT: if the DQ6 is an option, then the ASUS P5B Deluxe comes into play also, and that's the better board.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Depends on te features you want. If you want RAID on the southbridge, then yes. If you want two PCI-E x16 slots (with possibly x16, x4 SLI/Crossfire), then yes.<br><br>
BUT: if the DQ6 is an option, then the ASUS P5B Deluxe comes into play also, and that's the better board.</div>
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Ahhh. I am still up in the air on which motherboard i'm getting. That is the only thing I still have to decide on.
 

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If you want to get the best out of your E6300, and don't plan SLI or Crossfire, the Asus P5B Deluxe is your choice!<br />
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It can do over 500MHz on the FSB <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">If you want to get the best out of your E6300, and don't plan SLI or Crossfire, the Asus P5B Deluxe is your choice!<br />
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It can do over 500MHz on the FSB <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Yeah and with my RAM i plan on getting, 500fsb should be very possible.
 
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