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Old 09-23-2007, 08:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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well im not waiting till july...just 1-3 months...i thought they were gonna be released in november. i kno they'll be rlly expensive then but will they be that much better than the current-gen procs?
In about that time, AMD will release their K10 CPUs, which I think, will be better than the current processors.
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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do u kno when the new intel procs will be released?
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ok ive come up with a MODEL build plan...most definitely not the final build. Im looking to keep the proc, vid. card, OS, and DVD drives the way they are but im open to suggestions on changes for the other parts. Im hoping to drop anywhere from 70-170 off my price tag.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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ok ive come up with a MODEL build plan...most definitely not the final build. Im looking to keep the proc, vid. card, OS, and DVD drives the way they are but im open to suggestions on changes for the other parts. Im hoping to drop anywhere from 70-170 off my price tag.


1. EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel
CPU Type: Quad-core / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium
Dual Channel Supported: Yes
FSB: 1333/1066MHz
Maximum Memory Supported: 8GB
Model #: 122-CK-NF63-TR
Item #: N82E16813188019
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well im not waiting till july...just 1-3 months...i thought they were gonna be released in november. i kno they'll be rlly expensive then but will they be that much better than the current-gen procs?
If it is what I am thinking Santa Rose processors the only difference I believe is that they have more FSB (Front Side Bus). I could be wrong but I have a little bit of confidence in this post
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:07 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Hey Cheeseking...

On your model build plan, you selected the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro. That is only for AMD processors. So that's not compatible, with your choice of the Q6600. If you're into overclocking, I would suggest you get the Tuniq, which is a much stronger heatsink, for cooling a quad core.

I would also drop the XMS2 set, and get the Crucial Ballistix, because they're cheaper, and perform better for the money.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:53 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Stick with a p35 board not the older 680i's. What b1g posted earlier is probably going to be the best bang for the buck. There is some room to play around with some of the stuff, but what he suggested is probably the most cost effective build going right now.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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heres my newest build plan...does it look good to you guys for high-end gaming? im trying to stick to a budget of around 1200$ which is around what this costs but if you guys see any way to drop that price without sacrificing ANY performace let me know.


1. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
CPU Type: Quad-core / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium
Dual Channel Supported: Yes
FSB: 1333/1066MHz
Maximum Memory Supported: 8GB
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2. Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case

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3. Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - Retail
+12V Rails: 3 x +12V
Efficiency: Up to 85%
Fans: 1 x 120mm low noise cooling fan
Input Voltage: 100 - 240 V
Model #: TP3-550
Item #: N82E16817371002
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Your Price:$99.99



4.Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model AW-Q170A-B2 - OEM
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16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
2MB Cache
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Average Seek Time: 8.5ms
Average Write Time: 10ms
Cache: 8MB
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Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
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3 Business Day Shipping $6.33


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If you don't absolutely hate ATI, check out the pro. It's pretty sweet. Not sure which version is best though.
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