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Old 12-04-2008, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK folks, I am brand new to this forum and the build your own PC world, but I've been thinking about doing this for awhile and want to give it a run. I stumbled upon this list (with a few changes I made) from a previous thread which looks like about the right mix for what I need which includes streaming video to a website, a few games and my son's Flight Simulator X game which brings our old Dell Dimension Pentium 4 to its knees.

So, assuming this is a pretty good build list, my question is about the CPU and the motherboard. The CPU FSB is rated at 1066 Mhz while the MOBO is 1600/1333. I assume this is OK and the MOBO will slow down to match the CPU? Probably simple obvious question, but I want to make sure I don't need to pay the extra bucks for a 1333 CPU for this board, or get a cheaper board.

Thanks for any tip on this!

Build recommended from another thread . . . .

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N971-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

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You'll be perfectly fine.

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dont forget the operating system.
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And a case.

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Thanks, I did pick out a case and I already own a copy of Windows Vista which I plan to use since I will be retiring the old Dell.
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