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Old 06-14-2007, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just want to make sure there isn't another motherboard that is better out there than what I'm getting. Other than that the rest of the build is fairly solid in my opinion. I do need help deciding on a CPU cooler though.

Motherboard: ASUS P5W DH Deluxe WIFI
Processor: Intel Core2Duo E6600 2.4GHz
CPU Cooler: UNDECIDED!
RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2x1GB) 4-4-4-12
Video Card: eVGA GeForce 8800GTX 768MB
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor X 150GB
Computer Case: Cooler Master Stacker RC-832
Case Fans: 6x Apevia 120mm Red LED

Parts I'm transferring from my old system:

Optical Drives
Silverstone 750W PSU
Dell 2407 Monitor
Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard
Old mouse and speakers

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Heatsink ==
Tuniq Tower or Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme or Scythe Ninja
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The new chipset of the same series is out:
Newegg.com - ASUS P5K WS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Wrong pic - here is the right one:
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Agreed with Ste, on the CPU cooler suggestions.

Those motherboards are pretty pricey. But it seems you have the money. I would suggest the MSI P6N Platinum or P5N32-E SLI Plus.

That's going to be an awesome build, by the way.
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Wow Thats Pricey!!! But A Real Great System U'll Get
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The new chipset of the same series is out:
Newegg.com - ASUS P5K WS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Wrong pic - here is the right one:
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What's the biggest advantage of that new chipset of motherboard? I mean, it's only $30 more so if it's significantly better it's obviously worth it, but if not then I see no reason to spend the extra $30.
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Heatsink ==
Tuniq Tower or Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme or Scythe Ninja
I'm not sure which I like out of these three. I have the Thermalright 120 (not Ultra) and it works fairly well, no complaints here. Nobody know of any reviews, more preferably, personal experiences with these coolers?
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i'd get 2 seagate 320gb 7200.10 16mb cache and have them in raid o. instead of having a 150gb raptor it will just be as fast and more gb
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What's the biggest advantage of that new chipset of motherboard? I mean, it's only $30 more so if it's significantly better it's obviously worth it, but if not then I see no reason to spend the extra $30.
It will support future 45nm CPUs and has a faster memory controller.
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also support for ddr3?
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