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Old 06-23-2008, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Moving from AMD to Intel. Suggestions?

Looking to make the jump from my system in my sig to an intel setup. I was thinking of going with an E8400 as well as a 9800GTX card. Not sure what motherboard to go with as well as memory. Still thinking I should stick with 2 Gig. Will the memory I have work well with a new Intel setup or do I need to go the ddr3 route?

I know the E8400 has a FSB of 1333 so does this mean I need to get a mobo and memory with the same FSB capabilities?

Really what I'm looking for is recommendations for mobo, memory, and video card. Keeping in mind I do like to overclock so a board that does well in this area would be good.

As far as buget goes I am planning on spending $600 - $700... Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Default Re: Moving from AMD to Intel. Suggestions?

a quality gigabyte ds3r would be fine. and don't go with ddr3 at this point, its a bit silly. just reuse the stuff you have now. and you should be able to use the ds3r with the 8400. and just keep the ram unlinked from the FSB and you'll be fine.
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Default Re: Moving from AMD to Intel. Suggestions?

Well I personall recommend the 750i FTW mobo, a q6600 for future reference or an e8400, and the 9800gtx is good but I'm personally waiting for the 9800gtx+ to see if they are any good. ddr2 will be just fine and plenty fast for ure needs... I run 4gb of ddr2 800 crucial tracers.. all that should run a little under ure budget.. on my 750i with a q6600 I have benched at 3.921 so thats a decent overclock I think.
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haha. 3.92 is **** good in my opinion.
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a quality gigabyte ds3r would be fine. and don't go with ddr3 at this point, its a bit silly. just reuse the stuff you have now. and you should be able to use the ds3r with the 8400. and just keep the ram unlinked from the FSB and you'll be fine.
Sorry for the question but it got me curious, what do you mean by keeping the ram unlinked from the FSB?
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On the 750i FTW board, which is the one I was already looking at, what is this video corruption bug I read about in the reviews?

Would the E8400 be the right choice of processor for this board. I wanted a 3.0ghz processor that I could oc fairly easily.

Would this memory be good as well?

Newegg.com - mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory


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well when you oc usually when you increase the fsb, you increase the ram in mhz as well. and its done by a ratio. usually of 1:2 or 1:3 where the ram is the /2 or /3. and if you don't wanna oc your ram then you just unlink the ram speed from the fsb speed and you don't oc the ram at all.
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I would get a p45 motherboard to go with the E8400. Intel chipsets are generally better overclockers and do not suffer from video corruption bugs like nvidia chipsets. Also sice p45's support Crossfire I recommend a HD4850 which is faster than the 9800gtx and costs the same.

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if you plan on going crossfire I would get a x38/x48 over the p45
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if you plan on going crossfire I would get a x38/x48 over the p45

Why would that be?
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