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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Raizy, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Raizy New Member

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    Motherboard: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=25369 Planning to overclock an E4500 on air. Although I might resurrect my dangerden kit and buy a waterblock instead -- suggestions for a waterblock?

    RAM (???): The problem is I'm not sure which RAM to buy. The store doesn't sell DDR2 RAM. I don't know if PC2 is the same thing? Any recommendations from NCIX?

    Processor: E4500 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=25412 Is Dual Core as good as Core 2 Duo, or is it the same thing?

    Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream 700W: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18185

    Videocard
    : Some random brand GeForce 8800 GT any recommendations on a brand?

    DVD-reader/burner: Any recommendations?

    Case: I'll be ordering a mid-tower Lian-Li at my local computer store.

    Harddrive: Existing 320 GB and I forgot the brand :eek:

    It'll be my first serious build, my first build was 400 bucks and I didn't do any gaming on it. It was a big waste of money. Game to waste my life on: Hellgate London :D and possibly Starcraft 2.
     
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    the ram is good.. or atleast it should be

    everything else looks good. for the dvd burner, i've got a lite on and it works well for me so im happy :)
     
  4. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    The motherboard is great, I have one, running my quad at 3.7GHZ no problem. It does have some vdroop, so watch that. The processor is a tad weak, but if you get it to around 3.5GHZ, it will do much better. The ram is decent, I am not sure how well it will overclock though.

    All in all, it's a damn fine build. It should do you well.

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    I would recommend hot gluing a 40MM fan to the northbridge, or getting a better heatsink, it tends to run very hot with the passive cooling.
     
  5. Raizy New Member

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    I'll see what my newb ass can do with the OC. I ordered a Zalman CNPS9700NT with it. I'm still scared about OCing though...

    About the northbridge, how hot exactly ?
     
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    you selected great components and later you can drop a quad in :D


    for dvd drive i suggest samsung, they make great dvd drives and monitors
     

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