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Old 06-29-2006, 01:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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edit 2: Ok then, I've sent both to my father to let him decide since he's fronting about 70% of the total budget. Does the more expensive corsair for $350 really do that much more for it since we are overclocking the 850?

Ah god. thank you kaname. I just re-read the specs for the mobo and found that it does indeed require DDR2...

That Ram is a titch expensive ($100 more than the previous) really that worth it?

edit; heh, you edited as I posted. thanks looking into it
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It's worth it if you're OC'ing with hardcore performance in mind, they're more stable with the tighter timings. You can always go with the PC-5400 instead of the PC-6400, NCIX has it listed at $220 CAD for a 2GB DC kit which is a little cheaper. If you wanna stick with the PC-6400 just go with the 5-5-5-12 for about $280 CAD.
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i really wouldnt get a thermaltake psu, just get a truepower 550watt
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Whats wrong with the thermaltake, mind elaborating? IIRC, thermaltake is a really reliable PSU and 500watts should be enough to do it.

note; There is no truepower at Ncix.com mind browsing and recommending another then?
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Not all 975X chipsets will necessarily work with Conroe. It might be best to at least wait until Conroe motherboards are out. (I believe they're 965G.)
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OK, here it is. This appears to be the final after more research and discussion with my father:

The plan is to overclock it to 3.6 or so ghz for starters and then when games and the like actually require me to use 4.1, we'll do that


Pentium D 805
Asus P5WD2-E Premium (Intel 975x)
nVidia 7900GT (eVga brand!)
Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS
Thermaltake TR2 W0093 500W ATX12V V2.0 24/20 Pin Black Power Supply 120MM Fan /W SATA PCI-E Conntors
Zalman CNPS9500 LED Copper CPU Heat Sink
Thermaltake Swing VB6000BWS ATX Tower Case Black
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB (The expensive but req. one for extreme overclocking)
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Yes the more expensive ones do operate a little faster because of the stability in the lower timings, and you can try lowering the timings a little more when you OC your memory.
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Once again, thanks to everyone and especially kaname.

One last question; Is a 500W power supply enough? I was quickly browsing through and it appears to be a 12V at 15Amps. Will that do for all of the above mentioned parts, or do I need a better one?
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