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Old 02-14-2007, 09:53 AM   #21 (permalink)
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what about o/c the extreme. what do u think i could get out of a 2.9GHz due core extreme.

don't get me wrong i am really looking in to the 6600/6800.
even the quad core.
there will still be a ceiling on the extreme. it will likely be close to the ceiling of the 6600. but it will cost a lot more. i think the extreme is more for people who want fast with no overclock. the 6600 will overclock well past the stock speed of the extreme.
do you have a mobo picked out?
i have read that with the 6600 and above the 680i is a rock-solid overclocker.
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:43 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I appreciate all the great info.
That 6600 is looking pretty solid. Might be the choice !!!

What about MoBo's ?
I really liked that EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i

What do you (every one) think?
 
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Get an E6600 and if you want RAID and like Crossfire then get a P5B-Deluxe.

An E6600 is great value, much better than an X6800. They will both overclock around the same as well.
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Thats a pretty good mobo but you can also save some cash there by getting the Asus P5b or the Gigabyte ds3.
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I like the DS3 for RAID and stuff, but the I prefer the Biostar 965PT if you don't need too many features.
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I think I am pretty much set on the E6600 for processor.
I also think I am going to stick to the EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR

There are WAY to many graphic cards to pick from
I checked out EVGA stuff, and a couple others.
I am lookin around 400-500 for the GPU

Any suggestions?
I was first lookg at

ASUS EN8800GTS/HTDP/640M GeForce 8800GTS GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

PNY VCG88GTSXPB GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

^ See first page for links

I might fork the cash out and get a
EVGA 8800GTX (a little over 600)
 
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i had another question

Nividia calls it SLI?
ATI calls it Crossfire

RIGHT?

Not that i am interested in running due cards (2 expensive)
 
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Depending on how much you are going to be doing audio work... and the level that you want to do it at, I would suggest getting a sound card/interface that is made specifically for that (as opposed to getting Creative card). There are so many options though, and I have no idea what you want to get out of your audio so I'll just point you in the direction of a site that have a lot of different cards (some are PCI, some are external connected through either USB or Firewire).

http://www.sweetwater.com/shop/compu...io_interfaces/

That will at least give you an idea of where to start... though you might be able to get these somewhere else (I find musiciansfriend.com to be pretty good too).
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Drop the 680 for a P5B Deluxe and use the money to upgrade to an 8800GTX!!!!!


This isn't a brain buster!!

The 8800GTX is FAR more worth it than a stupid 680i these days.
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Drop the 680 for a P5B Deluxe and use the money to upgrade to an 8800GTX!!!!!


This isn't a brain buster!!

The 8800GTX is FAR more worth it than a stupid 680i these days.
The " EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR" isnt that costly that it will effect me not getting the 8800GTX

What other GPU's in the 400-650 range are recommended?
 
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