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Old 11-03-2006, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, I finally got enough money to order my computer, and with some rebates this weekend I'm quite happy. Here are the parts, if you can help me out with anything that would be great.

LG 16X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model GSA-H10N - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136091

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136003

eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130017

Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937

G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model F2-6400PHU1-1GBHZ - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231063

ASUS P5B Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131030

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819115003

I'm planning on only getting 1GB stick of RAM right now, and getting another stick later on. Also I do plan on doing some overclocking, maybe later on I will get an aftermarket HSF so I can oc better. If you have any constructive criticism it would be appreciated. Thanks.
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I'm not so sure that that RAM is going to boot up with that motherboard.
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Why wouldn't that RAM boot up with that motherboard?
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The Intel P965 chipset is extremely picky with DDR2 800 RAM. They really only like 1.8v RAM.

I'd get this Kingston RAM, it may not overclock much, but it will work nicely.
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hen said he wants to OC, so why get ram that doesnt OC??? That would be pointless.
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ive got the same ram except the 2gb kit and it booted up fine on my p5b deluxe.

some ppl were saying it wouldn't boot up with my mobo and you had to get a cheap ddr2 ram that was set for 1.8v to set the bois correctly to handle 2.1v for the g.skill ram.

but myn booted up fine the first time with the old bios(0507). But the p5b vinilla might be different.

But if you want to oc, try to go for the deluxe version. It Ocs like a champ with the e6600 and g.skill d9 chips
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If you plan on overclocking I wouldnt get the P5B vanilla. I'd go with the gigabyte DS3, though you might run into memory compatibility issues/
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I'm not planning on ocing like crazy. Just a little extra. Plus I'm pretty sure those boards are out of my price range, but I'll look at them in the morning.
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the p5b vanilla will give you a good oc but if you can, go with the gigabyte ds3. the p5b deluxe, gigabyte ds3, and asus pw5 deluxe have been proven to be the most popular ocing boards for the conroes
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Okay, so how are these motherboards, and what RAM should I pick up?

Motherboards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131070
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