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Old 03-15-2007, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz.................$183.00
EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB.....$304.99
MSI P6N SLI-FI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI......$114.99
Patriot 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800..............$74.99
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro..............................$34.99

Total: $728.09 w/shipping

Sold my M2N-SLI/3800 X2/1GB DDR2 800/7900GT/19" LCD for $550.00

So this upgrade cost me $178.09

Did I get a good deal? Furthermore, will it be easy to swap out the parts? (not physically)

P.S. - The $280 ($260 w/MIR) 8800GTS went O.o.S. for 12 hrs...and I bought the expensive one lol.
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I would use 1GB G.Skill DDR2-800 as they are faster. Other than that what you sold was a good deal in my book.
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Yea I was iffy on the ram, but its set to 1.8V, so i figured at 1.9-2.0V it should be stable if not OC'able to 850. (Some reviews claim 950 :amazed: )

But the guy who's recieving my parts,(after mine arrive from newegg), will he be able to swap and go pretty much? I mean, will he run into any kind of problem related with his HDD?
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he will have to reinstall windows
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if he is just gonna pop in his hd onto that system youre selling him its not gonna work most of the time you will need to reinstall windows
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Does that mean installing everything on your C: over again? Or is it just a revision.
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Benny in response to the RAM. My one stick of G.Skill is set at 1.8v and when overclocked up to 2.15v It can hit DDR2-1192. The other stick of the same stuff at 2.15v hits DDR2-1140.

I have them running in dual channel now at 430mhz 4-4-3-9.

Keep in mind that this stick is only 90 bucks now I believe.

Just get the G.Skill....best price/Performance there is.

Also good choice on the cooler becuase the Arctic Freezer keeps my E6300 under 58 max load on 1.456 vcore 3.22ghz
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Why does your sig already say E6300 @ 2.8 GHz even thought you haven't put together your computer yet?
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Because it's an easy OC for the e6300's. Call me optimistic...call me crazy, but I will run that chip at 2.8GHz at the least, hense the cooler.

So will I too have to reinstall windows to swap motherboards???

PS - AS5 or the MX1 (stock) paste on the AF Pro 7? I heard its debatable...

Also, Is there a proper way to "break in" a core 2 duo to increase OC-ability?
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I kept the MX1 on it and it works great. As far as from what I did I didn't have to burn in my new E6300 at all.
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