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Old 09-08-2006, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my third of fourth build that I've proposed, but I'm really trying to stay on budget and get the best components for my build. I will be purchasing in about two weeks, but I am taking the time to make changes and do some reading before building.

Before asking questions, I will post my build:

Main Uses:
1. World of Warcraft
2. Music/Video storage/playback
3. Photo editing
4. 3ds Max

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB Serial ATA II 7200RPM Hard Drive w/16MB Buffer $77.60

Coolermaster CAC-T05-UW Centurion 5 Mid Tower Case (Silver) Retail $59.99

NEC ND-3550A 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive (Black) OEM $38.49

Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500W Power Supply Retail $68.99

MSI NX7900GT-VT2D256E HD GeForce 7900 GT PCI Express 256MB DDR3 Video Card w/Dual DVI, VIVO & HDTV-Out Retail $275.99

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 P965 Express Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Duo 1066FSB LGA775 DDR2 ATX Motherboard w/Audio, Gigabit LAN, RAID/Serial ATA Retail $151.99

Intel® Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe Processor 1.86GHz, 1066FSB, LGA775, 2MB Cache Retail $190.00

OCZ OCZ2G8002GK 2GB Kit DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Gold Gamer eXtreme XTC Edition Dual Channel Memory Retail $239.50

Total: $1102 shipped through ZipZoomFly (can't do Newegg since I live in TN)

1. First, I plan on overclocking this. How high can you overclock this processor on air as I've outlined?

2. Does someone have a guide to overclocking these processors. I need a guide that covers the basics, since I've never overclocked a processor that much.

3. Does the motherboard a descent overclocking motherboard? I know its probably not the best, but is it ok?

4. Anyone overclocked with the Ram I've chosen? Does it do well?

5. Does the 7900GT overclock nicely?

6. I considered getting 2 160gb or 250gb hard-drives, and running them in Raid0, but I've seen conflicting posts. Some say its a big difference, and some say its not worth the cost. Which is true, and in what situations would it be worth it?

I know this is abit long, and I have alot of questions, but this computer will be my main computer for awhile, and I want to get the best I can with my budget.


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Old 09-08-2006, 01:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you're going to get that mobo, yea, i think it has a good overclocking potential.

about RAID, i dont know...people here will say many different things about it as you might expect but as for me, I like my comp nice and simple, cuz RAID does complicate things a little bit for noobs.

i could help you out with OC'ing if it was an amd 64, but yours is a conroe, and should be a fair amount simpler to overclock.

well, there's my $0.02

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Old 09-08-2006, 03:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey man, i have a similar build ( different case/psu). I'm looking at the ASUS P5B ATX LGA775 Conroe 965P . Do you know anything about it.
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Conroes are overclocking nicely, especially the 6300 and 6400, so you should be fine with that. High-quality OCZ ram OCs very nicely, so you should be ok.

Overall, very nice build for that money. Apparent you did your research unlike 99% of the people who post once and don't know a computer is.
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by supra_chubs04
Hey man, i have a similar build ( different case/psu). I'm looking at the ASUS P5B ATX LGA775 Conroe 965P . Do you know anything about it.

I read some posts that said there was some fault with this board, but I wasn't really sure it was real. I haven't read anything negative about the board I chose, so I went with it.

How important is a CPU cooler for overclocking? When overclocked, do these processors get extremely hot?
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