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  1. Richieb0y

    Richieb0y New Member

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    hi im saveing up for a new rig i came a cross this set up.

    Case: X-Gear C666B, Blauw, Zilver 2x 120mm 1x 80mm in the case € 47,20
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo, E6420, Socket 775, Boxed € 168,68
    Mobo: Asus P5B,Retail € 95,45
    Ram: Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C5DHX,2048MB, 800MHz, DDR2. PC6400, 2x € 148,37
    HDD: Hitachi Deskstar T7K500, 320 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB, SATA II € 67,87
    GPU: EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS, 640 MB, GDDR3, PCI Express x16 € 374,75
    DVD: Asus DRW1814BLT, Serial ATA150, Zwart, Retail € 33,61
    PSU: Cooler Master eXtreme Power, 650 Watt, Retail € 71,47
    CPU Fan: Arctic Freezer 7 pro € 18,03

    Price: € 1025,43

    what do u guys think or do u have a beter Systeem in mind my € range is about 1000:toast: thx

    update the specs
     
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  2. d44ve New Member

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    to save the money, I would get just the plain jane 8800 GTS. You can OC it yourself.

    Also, not sure about the RAM. I would go with OCZ or G.Skill
     
  3. Kursah

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    If you don't need all the extra wifi junk then just get the P5B Deluxe, Get some better memory...I recommend my G.skill ddr800 phu2-2gbhz (D9's). What about a better cpu cooler, stock coolers are pretty much junk.
    Are you planning on Overclocking? I assume so considering the forum you're posting on! If so have a quick read at the link in my Sig.

    Otherwise it looks pretty good. It'll be a good system for sure!
    Also, check reviews on your case, find out what kind of fans it takes, and what spots it has open, you may want to add case fans for better airflow, espcially since 8800's run pretty hot and will increase your case's ambient temperature.
     
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    Supporting d44ve on both accounts. Also, consider one of the Hitachi T7500 range, they're faster than that caviar. Make sure it's one of the ones with a 16MB buffer though.

    Make sure you get a good after market cooler too.

    For cheap as chips but incredible cooling: Arctic Cooling 7
    For more expensive but even better cooling: Tuniq Tower 120 or Zalman CNPS9700 LED
     
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    go with a e6420 you can overclock it to e6600 overclocked speeds (3.4-3.5) and it has 4mb cache, its like 1/2 the price and you get the same performance :). not sure how the e6320 overclocks but witht he right ram/mobo I'm sure you'll get 3.2+ very easily.

    everything else looks good you going to use a windowed case or non window? you could opt for a gamextreme psu by Ocz thier real good and maybe cheaper... also get some ddr2 6400 ram, I think you'll be better off with it if your going to be overclocking.. are you going to overclock?
     
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    That's a great point Truewill brings up.

    And I agree with d44ve on just getting a GTS..save some money on the MB and the Vid Card, get some better memory and better cooling products. Even if you don't plan to OC, it's peace of mind.
     
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    ddr 800 is a must, if not your going to bottleneck that cpu if you choose to oc and it will also limit the oc, as for everything else, looks good if your not into oc your gpu as some are not, even though they would oc the cpu go with the factory oc and have fun, there one hell of a card anyway despite the stuff that is said about them, there gaming perf and benches go hand in hand with this and ati r600 isnt here yet. hdd i would go with seagate, meh im biased but they have some really good sata2 hdd's out at the moment with 16mb cache and perpendicular recording, i find them nice and fast. im still having teething problems with my p5b (specs not updated) but have still hit 3ghz stock voltage so take from that what you will :toast:
     
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    What do you guys think of the e6420? I think I would def go with it over a e6600 from what I've heard/read. If I could sell my cpu easily I would get one right now. $230 here in Canada
     
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    thx guys but is Ocing realy needed whit so systeem b/c i dont like 2 break new things

    as for the GPU i picked that one b/c of the ohter cooling fan build on i read that the card is hot whitout ocing. does some1 have a good Sec choice on the gpu and does the brand mean much

    @ kursah the P5B deluxe cost 150 and whit wifi it cost 70

    thx
     
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    that one has the best stock cooler. Overclocking is simple with c2d, and very safe as long as you aint prone to messing up/putting in to much volts and hitting ok even than you'll prob live.

    You just have to watch what your doing and your temps and your very safe.
     
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    Man, that took me like 7 or 8 times reading it and I still dont know what all you said.

    I think you said you picked that version of the GTS because you think it has better cooling. However, the cooling is all the same between all the GTS versions.
     
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    @chewy yea here the living room temp is about 20c and asus probe say now cpu is 22c and mobo 28 now but that just i have a zalman 7700 i will check for a 3rd cooling fan


    @d44ve
    LOL i saw on the pic on eVGA it has a bigger fan but oke do u have Secdary brand for the GTS should i go whit asus
     
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    Yep, d44ve has a point.
    And that extra 20 could go towards better cooling fans for that case! Plus ethernet is faster than wifi any day. Unless you wanna lug your case around and use wireless I really see no point to it, at least from my perspective, but it's a very popular version of the P5B series, so obviously my perspective isn't necessarily the popular one!

    No matter what cooling's on the 8800 they run warm.

    And OC-ing doesn't necessarily break things if you're careful and know what you're doing...research and knowlege my brother.

    Keep us posted on whatcha get!
     
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    Stick with eVGA as they give you lifetime warranty (as long as you register your product with them). I'd suggest that you get some other brand of ram and the regular version of the 8800 GTS (there's really no need for you to spend extra cash on something that you can easily do yourself). Other than those two, I think you're good to go :)

    edit: By the way, do you use Firefox 2? You should check it out... it comes with an automatic spell checker that would make some of your posts a bit easier to read :laugh:
     
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    what about saving a few bucks with a e6420/6320? ofc if you dont think you will ever overclock you might be better off getting an amd cpu and mobo combo.. I'm not sure what chip from amd compares to the e6600 @ stock (dont think you can overclock it much anyway) but amd is a cheaper route since you can get a good motherboard for cheaper than a conroe board and thier chips have dropped in price alot.

    I'm going to crash soon, been backing up my data/installing vista but I'm having problems with my raid set-up on my motherboard... hopefully I finish it up soon or 2morrow.

    e6420 overclocked FTW. :)
     
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    Yeah that 6420 is a very tempting option for sure! I'll second Chewy on that and Anticlutch on all the above.
     
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    Make sure you've read my guide if you've never built a computer before.
     
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    Awesome guide zek, I read it a long time ago...and I was thinking of where I read it...now i have the link to it to add to my thread guide.
     
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    Oh yeah, Kursah, great oc guide by the way. I got all my mates to have a look, and link it alot within the forums. :toast:
     
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    Thanks very much! I have good intentions of giving back to TPU, and helping out new users/OC'ers. If you ever have any input or anything you'd like to add, just let me know. I did a huge update yesterday that included a new Bios and Cooling section. I kind of want this to be a deal that includes TPU members, since it's here to help us who have experience help those with little to none. Thanks again!
     
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    I got something to add as well.
    It seems that you could save some money by getting the E6320 or E6430 (I believe thats correct). They are new CPUs that have 4mb of cache, but is clocked slightly lower than the E6600. You could easily OC these beyond the stock E6600 and save some cash as well.

    Also, for the RAM I would suggest getting DDR2-800 RAM.
    I would go with either the Buffalo Firestix, Crucial Ballistix or the G Skill w/ black heatsinks.
    These all have Micron D9 chips and are the best OCers.
     
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    Yeah, I'm planning on adding a section for ideas of what to get when wanting to build a PC...it's just going to be a pain as I eventually will not be on enough to keep it updated. But you have good points.
    I had a set of Buffalo Firestix...they were good, but I think they were some without D9's, they'd OC, but damn they ran hot as hell, even at stock speeds/voltages. I love my G.Skill memory though, it has D9's and the difference is amazing.

    What is the noticable performance difference between the 6300/6400 and 6320/6420? I haven't read much on comparisons...but for the price it'd be worth it to get the 4MB version anyways. Thanks for your input!
     
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    the difference is ~.13 ghz. it's somehwere buried in the super pi 1m thread, but me and someone else did a comparason. he dropped his e6400 to stock speeds, and it was just a little shy of my time. im sure it gets more of an advantage at higher fsb's though.
     
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    The only difference between the 6300/6400 and the 6320/6420 is that the 6320/6420 has 4mb of cache just like the 6600. The 6300/6400 only has 2mb of cache. Hence, they performed a little less when OC to 6600 stock speeds.

    Buffalo did use Epilida chips on ONE batch sent out to Microcenter last year. However, now they ONLY use Micron D9 chips. They are the only company you can call and they will tell you the chips they use. Plus their customer service rocks. The G Skills and these Firestix run the same when OCed, pretty much. However, the Crucial Ballistix slightly outperforms both of these since Micron owns Crucial and these sticks undergo more testing than the other 2 brands.

    If you OC Micron D9s and go above 2.2V I would suggest a cooler for your RAM since they will run hot. Also, some Micron D9 RAM comes in as RMA by not running at the specs, but these can be easily replaced.
     
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    Yeah, well I think some of those Elpilida Buffalo's ended up in Newegg's Stock...cause I believe that's what mine were. But none-the-less my D9 G.skill rock. I use active cooling on my memory, the Corsair XMS Airflow...works wonders! Also adds airlfow for the NB, can't complain about that!

    I understand the difference in cache sizes, but I was more curious on OC-ability and by how much more is performance improved even at stock speeds, if the average OC was higher on the new 4MB 6320/6420..cause I could hit 3.36 on my 6300 with stock 1.32v.
     

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