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Old 05-20-2007, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have spent alot of time going over the parts for my new gaming computer. Im almost ready to buy. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. I also have one question. I will need another motherboard besides the one I have chosen because I plan on upgrading to a quad-core in july. So I need some good suggestions on one that supports duo-core and quad-core/1333 fsb and will overclock very well. Thanks for taking the time to look it over.

All item numbers are for newegg.

> Computer Case: GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 GZ-FA1CA-ASB Black 1.0 mm Aluminum body ATX Full Tower (Item #: N82E16811233013)

> Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel (Item #: N82E16813131045)

> Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W (Item #: N82E16817139001) ... or possibly N82E16817139002

> CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor (Item #: N82E16819115003) ... until july

> CPU Cooling: Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 (Item #: N82E16835154001)

> Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s (Item #: N82E16822148140) ... x2 in raid0

> RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel (Item #: N82E16820231065)

> LCD Monitor: SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen (Item #: N82E16824001096)

> Video Card: EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP (Item #: N82E16814130071)

> Sound Card: Creative 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi (Item #: N82E16829102005)

> Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional with SP2 (Item #: N82E16837116195)
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably one of the most well informed builds I have seen in ages. I recommend absolutely nothing else...

Hah if you were to purchase that you would have one **** of a nice system :P
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wow...finally, no recommendations to do. I can tell, you've done your research. Good job.
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Considering I believe this is his 5th build he has had posted I would hope heh. Still I'm glad to see someone has retained the knowledge and yes excellent build no recommendations....order up!
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Thanks, I did have alot of help from everyone here picking out parts.

Do you have suggestions for a motherboard? Need one that supports duo and quad at 1333 and overclocks good. I plan on upgrading to a quad once prices drop.
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Would the P5B Deluxe support quad core, with a 1333 FSB, via BIOS update? Or are you planning on a second rig? If so, then I will suggest the MSI P6N Platinum.
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Im not sure if a bios update would support it, I will read up on it. I will be upgrading the computer im buying now, not a second rig.

Edit: I went here...

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

asus says its quad-core ready with a bios update, but it doesnt list 1333.
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Can't you overclock the FSB, to 1333?
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Yes, could overclock it. Just wanted to double check it wouldn't limit a quad-core's power.

Well, with your final approvals and the motherboard question solved, im ready to begin buying. Thanks!
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I would get the 620W just cause.. The 520 would be enough but still.. Quads use a lot of power and upgrade headroom is always good.. And you don't want to put too much load on it. It just like $20 more, worth it imo.

Also, I really wouldn't buy XP now if you're using a DX10 card.. DX10 games will start coming out in about a couple months and why waste $100 for two months of a slightly less buggy OS?

And I'm not really a fan of RAID0 since 1 of them dies and all your stuff is lost but it's ok if you don't mind risking it.

Other then that it's good
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