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Old 02-19-2007, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, just looking for some recommendations


I will be gaming, so a 8800GTS might be neccesary

Will be overclocking
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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"Building PC $1900USD Budget"
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E6600
ASUS P5B E
8800GTS
Corsair 520 Watt
Plextor, Sasmsung or Optorite DVD Burners
Corsair Dominator DDR2 800
WD Raptor 74 GB (OS)
Seagate 320 GB SATA 16 MB Cache (Storage)
Audigy 2 ZS of X-fi
Some large Case
Sceptre 22" Widescreen (Or Hanns G)

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Dominator memory? Ouch...not worth it. P5B E is a great choice but I just don't like the dominator line. I would get some cheaper G.Skill memory as they will take an E6600 to max overclock while saving some cash for other things.

You will need a nice Large case with at least 2 120mm Fans, preferably more. If you get the 22 inch he suggested then get the 640MB 8800GTS although, I would skimp on a few more things and try to get an 8800GTX as at that resolution it will probably be worth it.
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Heard the Dominator series was the best? But, theres always trade off for the price...
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Dominator series are amazing ram, but you don't need amazing RAM to max out an E6600 overclock. And one lower CAS won't make a noticeable enough difference to warrant the extra 100 bucks or so that could be put towards an 8800GTX.
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Forgot to Mention: For the CPU,
Scythe Ninja heatsink + Artic Silver 5 + 120 MM Fan
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I'm making a build right now in my cart and I was going to put in an Arctic Freezer 7 but they are now 70 bucks?????? WTF. They are good coolers and were a bit cheap but now thats just insane.

Also If You can find a Tuniq Tower CPU cooler then go with that becuase it is the best, just hard to find.
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If you like to overclock, you might want to look into the E4300, it's a lot cheaper and has a 9x Multiplier, so just to get your ram to run at DDR2-800 you'll have 3.6Ghz. So get a good cooler with the E4300, and you'll have that baby flying in no time.

EDIT: I don't know when the 8900GTS/GTX is coming out so i don't know if it would be worth waiting for or not.
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Forgot to Mention: For the CPU,
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Or a Tuniq Tower
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Dominator series are amazing ram, but you don't need amazing RAM to max out an E6600 overclock. And one lower CAS won't make a noticeable enough difference to warrant the extra 100 bucks or so that could be put towards an 8800GTX.
no ddr800 isnt enough to oc a e6600 to its max.... my ram is crippling my e6600... its the reason why i can't go past 3.9 ghz.... i need some ddr1066 if i wanna break into the 4's..

unless you get some really high end ddr800 that'll take incredibly high voltage.. thats the only way you'll get some massive oc's
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