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Old 08-30-2006, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question new conroe build - thinking

I need to get going on my Conroe build pretty soon. I was thinking of waiting a bit for dx10 cards but I need a box now with top o the line power. Budget needs to stay below 2k for the box.

mobo - Asus would be my choice but looking at the P5x series I do not know which one I need. I am not doing SLI yet I will be O/C'ing a little and want the best board for that. If I can get by with something else and be OK I am not opposed to that.

CPU - e6700 I suppose unless it is somehow worthy to spend double for an extreme 6800? How much more performance would I gain? I plan on O/C the e6700 so I am thinking I should be set there unless you guys think otherwise on the x6800?

GPU - No need for SLI as I might want to upgrade to a DX10 in 6-8 months down the road. So whichever ATI or nVidia card is rockin' right now will do. Is the 7950 1gb really a big jump over the 512 meg cards?

HDD - Prolly get one smaller drive for the OS and a few much used apps and games and one larger drive for storage. No need for scsi as SATA II should do the trick nicely. Maybe a 74G Raptor and a Seagate 500meg Sata II 16mb cache for the larger drive. Are those preforming about the best or what should I look at there?

Memory - 2 gigs of DDR2-800 Corsair? What latency and voltage works? I will be O/C'ing a little. I have used Corsair quite a bit in the past and it has always worked well O/C'ing.

Case-PSU - Case just needs to match the PSU well is all I care about. I assume the PSU could be as small as 550 or as large as 750. Just want it to handle the DX10 easily in the future and possibly I will slap a couple more hdd's too that are in other boxes I have running.

Thats enough to get started .. just some advice on what I need and other thoughts are appreciated. I do cad, 3ds, and a few games. Pretty much want to max it out though.
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the only reason to get the x6800 ia just for the unlocked multipliers. The 7950 doesnt just have double the ram it has 2 gpus as well, so you basically have 2 video cards running through the same socket.
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I suggest you rather go for the e6600 or even the e6400, i you're going to be overclocking anyway. The e6800 is just not worth it, the same way the FX60 and FX62 never were worth it!

If you're not bothered about SLi, I suggest the Gigabyte DS3, have read pretty impresive reviews, and for overclocking, it's the best you can buy now.
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Get the PC Power & Cooling 750w silencer for the PSU

Get E6600 as said above
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Could not find the 750w but this one looks up to the task:
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OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112062

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003


Mobo: Back to Asus .. Just gotta go with the Asus mainboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145038

HDD: Still need to know about the hdd's. Would like to go with 74G Raptor and a Seagate 500G .. I do not think raid 0 would help me much but let me know your thought. Nothing to add another 74G and have a faster access time.

GPU: ATI 100-435805 Radeon X1900XTX 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195003

Need more help and a compatibility check!

Thanks
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Wish I had that kind of money to spend on my new system...

So far everything is compatible. In all honesty, a 7900GT is going to run games pretty **** well and since you'll be upgrading, I would suggest getting that and saving some money and then go all out when the dx10 cards come.
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The p5wdh and p5wdg2-ws pro from Asus are good OCing boards, Gigabyte DS3 is too, but a bit picky with ram it seems. For gpu, you could use a 7600Gt if you want to save up and wait for the DX10 cards.
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So the list is this so far:

PSU:
OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817341002

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811112062

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819115003

Mobo: Back to Asus .. Just gotta go with the Asus mainboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813131025

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820145038

GPU: ATI 100-435805 Radeon X1900XTX 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814195003


HDD: Still need to know about the hdd's. Would like to go with 74G Raptor and a Seagate 500G .. How about Raid 0 and two raptors? Or will two Seagate 7200rpm 16mb 80G drives in raid 0 be just as good and quiet?

Also can I go with faster RAM on that Asus board?

Are these components compatible and going to O/C well together or is there something I need to change?
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http://www.pcpowercooling.com/produc...hp?show=S75EPS
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Heres a review on that OCZ psu you chose, http://www.jonnyguru.com/PSU/GameXStream700/
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