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Old 01-14-2007, 07:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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...ofcourse it does.

You can drop a Quad Core into any existing Socket 775 motherboard, that's compatible with the current Core 2 Duos.

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Old 01-15-2007, 06:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My bad....just thought there was a reason some motherboards listed quad cores as part of their cpu type list and others didn't.

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Old 01-15-2007, 07:22 AM   #13 (permalink)
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wow... i like your setup, its very upgradeable
(cough) 8000gtx (hum.. hum)
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:19 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Ok, I finally finalized my list, lol. Thanks for the help everyone.

CPU $322.00
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail

HIPER HPU-4K580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V - Retail

ASUS P5B-E LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

RAM $222.99
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

VIDEO CARD $139.99
eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

HARD DRIVE $149.99
SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

CASE $69.99
APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

KEYBOARD $44.99: Pretty cool gaming keyboard
Wolf King Timber Wolf KBWOLDK2588U Black & White 87+40 Normal Keys 8 Function Keys USB Ergonomics Keyboard - Retail

MOUSE $42.99
Logitech G5 931376-0403 2-Tone 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Mouse - Retail

Total: $1,275.92

All I need now are drives, and a good usb drive to DBAN my old hard drive (Bro took my drives already ).
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:53 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Er, can someone do a final confirmation on how viable this setup is?
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:48 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Very viable, though I think you could do better on the videocard if you dropped the processor to an E6300. You're likely to not even notice the difference on an overclocked system.
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
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It looks good to me
nice looking KBoard btw
don't you need an OS also?
I really don't think optical drives matter that much lol because they are so cheap now ($30-$40?)
I barely bother with my drives now days... game disk-> make image-> mount-> GG.
just get something with name brand and you are set.
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:33 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I would get a better graphics card if I were you.
I just sold my 7600GT and got a steal on a 7900GS off eBay, stuck a VF900 on it and OC'ed the h3ll and it is a huge difference.
Definitely get a video card with 256-bit memory interface and more pixel pipes, you won't regret it.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:32 AM   #19 (permalink)
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An OS? Do people actually pay for Windows?

Um, so get the 6300 and a better video card?
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:12 AM   #20 (permalink)
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