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Old 11-06-2008, 02:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have settled on buying those components:

INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 KENTSFIELD 2.4GHZ SOCKET 775 PROCESSOR BX80562Q6600, 4X 2MB L2 CACHE,

GA-EP45T-DS3R (rev. 1.0)-Intel® P45 + ICH10R Chipset

ASUS EAH3870/G/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI-E Video Card, CrossFire and HDCP Ready, DirectX 10, HDMI, HDTV

OCZ 2GB (2x1GB) DDR3 Gold Edition Dual Channel Memory OCZ3G13332GK, DDR3 1333(PC3-10666), 240 Pin, Unbuffered, EVP. ds-dh

SEAGATE SV35.3 SERIES 500GB 3.5IN SATA HARD DRIVE, 32MB CACHE, 7200 RPM, MODEL: ST3500320SV

Antec EarthWatts 650W ATX12V & EPS12V Computer Power Supply EA650, Supports PCI-E, SATA, Active PFC, 80 PLUS Certified, SLI Certified, RoHS

Thermaltake TMG i2 Socket T CPU Cooler CL-P0372, for Intel LGA775 CPUs, 4-Pin PWM Function

Gigabyte Full aluminum casing

Need Serious opinions...this is my first OC machine..to be more serious..
gonna buy them from axiontech.com - prices are reasonable...
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You shouldn't get a board that only supports DDR3, that kind of ram is pretty much pointless to buy right now. It isn't fully utilized yet and there isn't much of a difference in performance compared to DDR2 ram. Instead you should get the Biostar I45, as its probably the best board for overclocking and holds highest fsb record. Or if you want to stick with Gigabyte then the GA-EP45 DS3R would be a good choice too. It's like the same board you picked but it supports DDR2 ram instead.

For ram try to get a set with low timings. Choose either DDR2 800 or 1066. A good set for overclocking would be the OCZ Reapers HPC edition.

And you can get a better card for the price of a 3870. Look into getting a 9800GT which is slightly better. Or if you want to stick with ATI look into either 4850/4830.
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