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Old 10-13-2007, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, it's nice to be back after a long break from tech forums.
It's been about a year since I built my last computer so I feel like I desperately need a new one. I want it to be under 600 without keyboard/mouse, monitor, graphics card, and soundcard.

Here is what I have so far:

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
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OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

I will be doing a lot of video editing and rendering, so those are my priorities
I am open to any suggestions and changes
I will appreciate any help! Thanks
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For video editing and rendering, get a G0 Stepping Q6600. The two cores will make a MASSIVE difference as far as that is concerned. But with that CPU, you will also need a more effective HSF- such as the Tuniq Tower 120, or thermalright ultra 120 (eXtreme)

Keep the graphics, they are just fine.
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Thanks for the reply. The Q6600 is a bit pricey for me. Would it really make that much of a difference? I plan on overclocking the processor significantly.
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Yes, the G0 Q6600 would make a large difference. As far as I know, video rendering and editing (along with music and video encoding) are the only applications to really make efficient use of multiple cores. Besides, the G0 stepping on the Q6600 means that it can also be heavily overclocked like the E6550, as long as you get an effective heatsink, like the ones that I mentioned before.
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I'll think about about that. I also edited my post and added ram.
I need to build this soon so any help is great
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The Q6600 is a good choice for sure, especially for the price being under $300. As for the RAM you should look at some Crucial Ballistix or some Patriot or something other than the OCZ, they are not bad but you can get better for the money.
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if you wanna go with a dual core then scratch of the e6550.
Get the e2180 instead and get a tuniq tower with it and oc it madly...
otherwise get the q6600.
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I'm kind of hesitant on the e2180. It only has 1 mb of cache so i don't know if that's enough for video rendering.
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That Ram is fine. I also wouldnt go with the E2180- get either a 6550 or preferably a Q6600- the difference will be immense.
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I'm kind of hesitant on the e2180. It only has 1 mb of cache so i don't know if that's enough for video rendering.
if you oc the e2180 to about 3.4 and up, it will be around the same as the e6550...
so dont let the cache fool you.
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