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Old 06-01-2007, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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lemme know what to add or remove or wait for..

Motherboard

DFI LP UT NF680I LT SLI-T2 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI ATX


Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6700


GPU
EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP


Ram
mushkin 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)



Hard-drive
SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM



Sound-Card
Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why get 2x2GB? 4x1GB will be cheaper and faster just becuase 1GB sticks have much better timings than 2GB.

Get 2 Seagate 7200.10 HD's and RAID0 them for better performance.

The E6700 is a waste of money but you look like you have cash so go for it.

I don't like the X-fi Fatal1ty cards just because you are paying for the name.
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The motherboard, CPU, and RAM is excessive.

For motherboard:
MSI P6N SLI Platinum or MSI P6N SLI-FI(For cheaper)

For CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or Q6600($270 on July 22)

For RAM:
2GB G. Skill HZs
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will G-skill perform almost like Mushkin too ?

i read alot of good things abt E6700 hence its in the list..

but i will highly consider ur suggestion.
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Why would you want to spend about $200 more, when the E6600 can easily go past that for free, through overclocking?

And yes G. Skill is the way to go for ram. That G. Skill ram, can easily overclock to 1066 speeds, and higher.
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The HZ's can do DDR2-1200 with 5-5-5-15 timings and you can get 4GB for 220 bucks...now thats a good deal hah. Why not instead spend the money you have saved on ram to upgrade to a Q6600?

EDIT: PLEASE tell me that this is NOT the ram you were considering

Newegg.com - mushkin 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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Why would you want to spend about $200 more, when the E6600 can easily go past that for free, through overclocking?

And yes G. Skill is the way to go for ram. That G. Skill ram, can easily overclock to 1066 speeds, and higher.
b1gapl i dont want to overclock anything, so in this case if u still feel that E6600 would do it, i'll add to the list.


Gskill it is then.
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Even if you don't overclock, the e6700 is not noticeably faster than the e6600. It's just 200MHz. Save yourself the $200, and get the e6600. Then use the extra $200 towards, something else.
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Overclocking is completley safe and how do you feel when a chip that is 110 bucks (E4300) can overclock to past the speeds of an X6800?

Overclocking is easy safe, and smart.

However if you don't want to overclock then I guess it's fine.

EDIT: 266mhz B1gapl :P
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lol.....I stand corrected.

Agreed with Sora. Overclocking is nothing to be afraid about. That's why we're here.
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