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From all of my research, primarily from the excellent posts on these forums I have come up with this build. I would like some "ok good to go" from some people to make sure that everything will go good together, will have the best value and best quality, and more than capable of hitting 3.2+ ghz.<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811103008" target="_blank">XCLIO A380 Silver Case with two 25cm fans</a><br />
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<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><br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814102007R" target="_blank">SAPPHIRE 100154 Radeon X1800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 CrossFire Support<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817709004" target="_blank">Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550-US-BK ATX12V/ EPS12V 550W Power Supply</a><br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115005" target="_blank">Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe </a><br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145034" target="_blank">CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)</a><br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148107" target="_blank">Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3808110AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive </a><br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835185122" target="_blank">Scythe SCNJ-1000 CPU Cooling Heatsink</a><br />
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For the Optical Drives, I will use a NEC DVD/CD burner and a Pioneer DVD-Rom, which I already have. Also, a 180 gb Seagate that I currently use for my multimedia files will be transplanted until I find the need of buying a 500 gb monster to replace it.<br />
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Thank you for the help!
 

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Looks pretty good, I would recommend a cheaper case and better PSU
 
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The NUUO is a proven PSU, it will work fine. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> Overall a good setup.
 
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Just a suggestion, Something like this instead haha<br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817703005" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005</a>
 
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I agree with those choices, since that is the PSU I am going to buy very soon. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 
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Hehe, It looks so amazing, It will most likely be a christmas present, Good price too
 
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Yea, the case is a bit expensive, but I picked it over the centurion for the 2 25cm fans. The psu that Ben recommended is wayy above my budget of a 1k pc. I will most likely end up buying the centurion or Antec Lan Boy. It just is that full towers are so nice and spacious for my fat clumsy hands.<br><br>
Another question... can anyone recommend a PSU that is ultra quiet, and SATA 3.0gbs HDs that are also quiet. The goal is to have a Conroe oc'd, and be able to walk into the room without noticing that the computer is on.
 

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I'm happy with my Enermax NoiseTaker II -- they make more powerful ones too. Very quiet and the design (2 fans) is good.<br><br>
I was told that Seasonic make the quietest (sp?) PSUs.... but I think they are expensive.<br><br>
PS. Unless you want to keep your motherboard for a long time, get the S3. It's cheaper and performs as well as the DS3. Money saved there could be put towards quiet case fans.<br><br>
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Looks great for a gaming rig. However, might want to think about a bigger HDD if you can handle like $40 more dollars you can double your HDD or even more.
 
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<div style="font-style:italic;">From all of my research, primarily from the excellent posts on these forums I have come up with this build. I would like some "ok good to go" from some people to make sure that everything will go good together, will have the best value and best quality, and more than capable of hitting 3.2+ ghz.<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811103008" target="_blank">XCLIO A380 Silver Case with two 25cm fans</a><br><br><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><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814102007R" target="_blank">SAPPHIRE 100154 Radeon X1800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 CrossFire Support<br></a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817709004" target="_blank">Sunbeam NUUO SUNNU550-US-BK ATX12V/ EPS12V 550W Power Supply</a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115005" target="_blank">Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe</a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145034" target="_blank">CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)</a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148107" target="_blank">Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3808110AS 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive</a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16835185122" target="_blank">Scythe SCNJ-1000 CPU Cooling Heatsink</a><br><br>
For the Optical Drives, I will use a NEC DVD/CD burner and a Pioneer DVD-Rom, which I already have. Also, a 180 gb Seagate that I currently use for my multimedia files will be transplanted until I find the need of buying a 500 gb monster to replace it.<br><br>
Thank you for the help!</div>
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Nice setup! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb"><br>
My recommendations:<br>
Either get an X1800XT retail or try out an X1800GTO or a 7900GS: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130056" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056</a><br><br>
Go for this OCZ, it may OC better, and it is a lot cheaper. <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227139" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227139</a><br><br>
Hard Drives fill up FAST. go for a 250GB one for only $26 more: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144417" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417</a>
 
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I am more than happy with the GPU of a X1800 XT... it is faster than 7900 gt and much faster than an x1800 gto unless you hack the GTO, but the prices of these 3 cards are nearly the same range +/- 20 dollars or so. Also, the x1800xt smokes the gto and 7900gs in <a href="http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html?modelx=33&model1=582&model2=552&chart=198" target="_blank">this</a> benchmark. I will mainly be playing Source, Doom 3, FEAR, PREY, Hellgate London (sooo pumped up), and other worth while games.<br><br>
OCZ is deffinitly a good consideration.<br>
The HDDS will be in RAID 0 for WinXP, applications, and games, with a beast 500+ gb later down the line to hold large amounts of data.
 

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ok...<br><br>
I am going to change the RAM to the OCZ previously stated.<br>
P5b-e instead of ds3...<br><br>
p180 black instead of that case<br><br>
and an antec phantom or ocz 700w<br><br>
should i go for e6300 or e6600?<br><br>
is the double in price worth the extra OC potential?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">From all of my research, primarily from the excellent posts on these forums I have come up with this build. I would like some "ok good to go" from some people to make sure that everything will go good together, will have the best value and best quality, and more than capable of hitting 3.2+ ghz.</div>
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Swamp Man, it sounds like you're doing exactly what I'm doing. I want a 3.0+ machine for similar price, mostly for Elder Scrolls Oblivion, and this is my first overclock experiment too. I don't know whether I should piggyback your thread or start my own though, but I'll be watchin' either way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">ok...<br />
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I am going to change the RAM to the OCZ previously stated.<br />
P5b-e instead of ds3...<br />
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p180 black instead of that case<br />
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and an antec phantom or ocz 700w<br />
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should i go for e6300 or e6600?<br />
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is the double in price worth the extra OC potential?</div>

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</div>The E6300 can hit 3.5GHz easily. Go for it. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 
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Wouldn't he be able to hit a nice overclock using PC5300 or 5400 ddr2? I noticed a few people ocing close to pc6400 speeds.
 

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Maybe, but that OCZ is Cheap and PC2 6400 at stock.... It could hit PC2 7200
 
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ok I have seen some ddr2 900+ and higher ram for the same price as ddr2 800<br />
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how come it appears that high quality ddr2 800 will help the mobo and everything else OC better than a similar or lower quality ddr2 900 or 1066 etc...<br />
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and when I start overclocking, what are the temperatures I need to be aiming for.<br />
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I will be using the big typhoon unless someone can reference me to a solid link to a tuniq tower. BTW they all work the same pretty much... anyways<br />
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the golden range and upper limits of temperature for the following parts:<br />
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e6300 or e6600 (depends on how much money i get for xmas <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />) using BT HS and TAT sensor<br />
7900 GT gpu and memory (getting ThermalTake HR-03 and RAM heatsink)<br />
ddr2 ram (TWIN XMS2 1024 or 512 or 2x TWIN XMS 256)<br />
northbridge (p5b-d g965) (should i get new cooler on these?)<br />
southbridge (p5b)<br />
case (p180b) (yey! so nice looking)<br />
hard drive (raptor(boot and programs/games) and 7200.10 or caviar(music and video))
 

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Well here is your tuniq tower. <a href="http://www.xoxide.com/tuniq-t-120-hsf.html" target="_blank">Link</a> <br />
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50 to 55C Load are the maximum temps you should stay within range up. Like the setup though! I'd get a new NB cooler just cuz I like the look of pure copper but its not really needed. Can't answer your RAM question though sorry!
 
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If you guys need to buy a computer that has already proven itself, I need to sell my computer. It is at 3.4Ghz right now and I am trying for 3.6Ghz soon. I have the tuniq tower 120. I also have Crucial 10Th Anniversary edition DDR2 667 right now at DDR2 974 speeds. I will be able to get DDR2 1000 soon. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> Let me know if you would like to buy my computer. If you need some good feedback, PM me and I will give you my eBay id. 100% positive there.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you guys need to buy a computer that has already proven itself, I need to sell my computer. It is at 3.4Ghz right now and I am trying for 3.6Ghz soon. I have the tuniq tower 120. I also have Crucial 10Th Anniversary edition DDR2 667 right now at DDR2 974 speeds. I will be able to get DDR2 1000 soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Let me know if you would like to buy my computer. If you need some good feedback, PM me and I will give you my eBay id. 100% positive there.</div>
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Are you allowed to post a thread in the for sale section? If not, don't advertise your stuff...
 
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