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Old 12-06-2006, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have put computers together before and have no problem with the basics, but I have no clue how to OC or mess with bios really. Based on this, I would enjoy suggestions on a nice gaming setup. It has been a couple years since I've put one together, so if there are any tips are tricks that might be new that would be nice to know as well. Thanks in advance.


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Old 12-06-2006, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cpu: e6600
GPU: geforce 8800gts
RAM: g skill 2gb ddr2 800mhz
HD: 320gig sata2
psu: ocz gamexstream 520W

Those would be your main parts to look into.


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Old 12-06-2006, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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youd be very hard to fit a E6600 and an 8800gts in the same budget. Heres a trick though, but not really.

Buy a C2D
Buy a well overclockable Mobo such as the DS3, P5B Duluxe or P5B-E.
Get DDR2-800 RAM
get aftermarket fan.
OC that puppy to BLAZING fast speeds.

OC isnt really all that hard and is much safer as opposed to 6 or 7 years ago when parts would blow up. if you were to buy a Core 2 Duo and not OC it I probably would laugh unless your other parts didint alow it. Then i would say shame on you for not picking parts to make your C2D a tad OC'able.
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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1. NEC 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Silver E-IDE / ATAPI Model 7170A-0S - OEM

2. Broadway Com Corp 9968 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 550W Power Supply - Retail

3. Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

4. Acer AL1706Ab Black 17" 8ms LCD Monitor - Retail

5. eVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

6. G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK - Retail

7. GIGABYTE GA-965G-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel G965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

8. Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail

That is what I have so far. Its a little over budget but might be alright. LMK of anything I might switch out to lower price. Also, how do you overclock something? Is it in the bios setup?

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Don't use the power supply that comes with the case, get a good one.
Yes, you overclock in the bios.
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