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Old 10-15-2006, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, first post on forum but have been reading most posts for long while. Am looking at building a gamming only rig for overclocking. Was looking at the intel/nvidia route but after much discussion with my friends and their experiences with these they suggested an AMD build, this is what im looking at but any opinions on what could be changed including going for a duo core would be much appreciated. Thanks

AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 512K Retail Socket 939 Item=N82E16819103547

Corsair Twinx 2x1GB matched XMS3200
TWINX2048-3200PT Platinum

NZXT Classic Alu Tower Chassis
2x usb, 4x 5.25" 2x 3.5" Led Cooling fans & Led Thermostat

Hiper 580W Modular PSU HPU-4B580
atx 2.2 12 Device connections SATA, APFC, SILENT 14db BLUE LED 92mm FANS SLI READY

Connect3D Radeon X1950XTX 512MB

Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe Socket 939

Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Music

Tell me what you think guys, not sure whether to go for duo core head hurts

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Old 10-15-2006, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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IMO I would go with C2D, but if you're going AMD can I suggest going with AM2 socket?

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Old 10-15-2006, 01:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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fpr the money youre spending you definatly should go core 2.

not to say that isnt a bad *** system
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Old 10-15-2006, 03:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Go for the core 2 duo, and get a more conservative card, I know we say it alot but it really doesn't make sense to spend so much money on a DX9 graphics card with the DX10 cards so close to release.

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/// Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 at 3.8 ghz /// 512MB Nvidia 7900GT Gainward Golden Sample \'Goes Like **** Edition\' /// OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC5300 Dual Channel Gold GX XTC Series /// Intel Extreme D975bx-304 975X Mobo /// 2x Western Digital Raptor X 150GB in RAID 0 /// OCZ GameXStream 700w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply ///
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Go C2D. Even a E6300 would destroy that CPU with a minor OC.
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah the dx10 thing has really been in the back of my mind, think ill tone down the card and go with C2D and upgrade video card at a later date when dx10 in full swing. Thanks for help guys ill pop my intel build up soon.

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