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Old 10-27-2007, 11:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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really?
benchmarks?
and if he wants SLI he should get 650i or 680i
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Well if he wants SLI, he should deff do 8800GT in SLI.
But if no sli, then just get the p35-ds3r.
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Old 10-27-2007, 03:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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so should I get a p35 or x38 motherboard and if I go with p35 should I get abit Ip35 pro or gigabyte p35-ds3r? I've been looking at the Coolermaster Stacker 832 is this case really worth the money or should I stick with Thermaltake Armor? Thanx
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Old 10-27-2007, 03:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ip35 pro is a better overclocker... and it has crossfire capability...

so you'd be better off comparing a p35-ds3p and an ip35 pro

or a p35-ds3r vs an Abit IP35
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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X38 boards are still pretty pricey, 250$+. if your not planning on doing a lot of overclocking its not worth it.
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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ok thanxs bro so this is what I have in mind so far:
Case: Cooler Master 830 or Thermaltake Armor
Motherboard: Abit Ip35 Pro or Gigabyte p35-ds3p
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 GO Stepping Conroe 2.66 Ghz
CPU Cooling: Zalman 92mm CPU Fan/Heatsink
Memory: Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 or Cosair XMS2 DDR2 800
Hard Drive: Western Digital Cavair SE 400 GB and mabey Western Digital Raptor X 150 GB
Video Card: 8800
PSU: CORSAIR HX CMPSU-620HX 620W GT
What do you guys think?
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Tthat setup looks awesome to me. ^^ I'm a big fan of the q6600 but that wont make any difference. going with the new 8800GT comin out?
great power supply btw XD i cant wait for mine to come in.
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i think he can wait a day ^ xD
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ok thanxs bro so this is what I have in mind so far:
Case: Cooler Master 830 or Thermaltake Armor
Motherboard: Abit Ip35 Pro or Gigabyte p35-ds3p
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 GO Stepping Conroe 2.66 Ghz
CPU Cooling: Zalman 92mm CPU Fan/Heatsink
Memory: Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 or Cosair XMS2 DDR2 800
Hard Drive: Western Digital Cavair SE 400 GB and mabey Western Digital Raptor X 150 GB
Video Card: 8800
PSU: CORSAIR HX CMPSU-620HX 620W GT
What do you guys think?
Consider for the case: Antec 900.
Motherboard: MSI P35 Platinum.
Memory: with the Corsair, get to 950MHz stable, you need to drop to 4-4-5-15. I dont know how well Ballistix performs so im just giving some numbers to compare with.
Raptors are a rip off.
You should wait for RV670s release in a few weeks. It would be stupid not waiting that little bit longer for a card that could offer so much more performance.
That PSU is good but you should also consider PCP&C 610 if you dont mind it being non modular.
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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nice build, i'm getting the cool master stacker myself, its a bit pricey but you wont be dissapointed. Vaanish is right about the raptors, they are a rip off, you could easily do what i am doing and hook up two 160-250gb drives in raid 0 for less, and have higher performance.
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