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Old 03-21-2007, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright I overestimated what my budget would be and it's now split in almost half . It is around $1000 after shipping, taxes (CA), and Vista. Here's what I got so far.

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $119

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail $110

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail $140

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $75

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $50

XCLIO STABLEPOWER 460W ATX 460W Power Supply - Retail $50

LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-16A7S-05 - OEM $30

nVidia 8600GTS 256mb ~$180-$200

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro $20

I don't know which RAM to get since I only need DDR2 667 to max out my overclock but this set is **** cheap.
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For ram get one or two of these when they come back into stock.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory - Retail

There are better budget overclocking boards like the S3 and the P6N.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll get that RAM. The DS3 however is only $5 more then the P6N and is probably better and because it's so popular, it'll probably be easier to get more exact overclocking help .
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The P6N is a better overall board and honestly in overclocking forums it is becoming the new standard budget overclocking board becuase of it's SLI. The DS3 is still a good board but P6N supports RAID 5, SLI, and is cheaper. Go with either one though really. I just like the P6N 650i better.
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