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Old 07-31-2007, 02:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My big upgrade tomorrow. Last second opinions please!

Tomorrow at 10am I'm leaving to buy the last parts for my computer.

Q6600 Quad core $289
OCZ 2gigs Reaper Edition $99.99
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R $129.99


Anyone have any last minute suggestions or changes? I know alot of you are loyal G Skill and Corsair people haha.

I already have my 8800GTS, Enermax Libertey 550W Mod, Thermaltake case, 74 gig raptor, 320, and 160 HDD's.
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Default Re: My big upgrade tomorrow. Last second opinions please!

where are you getting the q6600 for $289? Must be the B3 stepping? I would get g.skill hz's or the Crucial *edit* ballistix like you said... but I have Patriot for my new build, g.skill for my laptop. Anyway, everything (upgrade parts anyway) looks good... go for it.
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I'm getting it at Frys. I'm not really too concerned about the whole stepping thing. Quad core for under $300 is awesome. In fact, almost two years ago I got my current processor (AMD X2 3800+ 939) for around the same price.

I've just used OCZ and it's worked great. I'll check out the G skills and corsairs aslong as they're around or sub $100. I've heard great things about both.

I just hope to get a decent OC on air cooling. I'll find a good heatsink. I'm geting the mobo and hatsink at a local PC store instead. I'm just getting the CPU and mem at Fry's because tey have it cheaper then anywhere else around here.
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haha its Crucial Ballistix not corsair. but ya both of those will do you much better if you ever get into overclocking. I have the G.SKILL HZ's and they are amazing.
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bahahahahahah.

sorry, im half asleep right now.

Wow, what a n000b comment on my part.


I'll go with the G.Skill HZ's. Might as well try something new.
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haha its Crucial Ballistix not corsair. but ya both of those will do you much better if you ever get into overclocking. I have the G.SKILL HZ's and they are amazing.
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haha its ok. Sleepiness tends to do things to the mind. You will definitely not regret the G.SKILL HZ's. I have mine overclocked to 1100 MHz from 800 stock and I could probably push them farther but just haven't gotten around to it.
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Bahahahahha. It happends now and then, even to us who have been around this stuff for years.

I assumed you were right because im so tired haha.

Whatever haha. Thanks for the input though.
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haha its ok. Sleepiness tends to do things to the mind. You will definitely not regret the G.SKILL HZ's. I have mine overclocked to 1100 MHz from 800 stock and I could probably push them farther but just haven't gotten around to it.
Woaaaaaa. You got them to 1100MHZ? What voltage? Timings? What PSU are you running?
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1100 MHz, 2.15v, 5-4-4-10, Thermaltake Toughpower 700w, and an EVGA 680i SLI mobo.
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