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PC died - looking for advice on a rebuild

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mel123, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. mel123 New Member

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    Hey,

    Been a long time since I posted here So my 3500+ A64 system has died and rather than fiddle around trying to fix it I have decided to upgrade. I would like to have waited for a while to upgrade, but I really need a computer for uni so I need to get this done ASAP. I was wondering if you guys had any thoughts on what I have put together? Have I done anything blatantly retarded? Been out of the scene for a while :p

    I am looking to play upcoming games like Crysis and Bioshock on my 2405FWP, which is why I am going for the quad core over an E6850. The mobo I chose because it looks like I will have a reasonable upgrade path with it in the future.

    I am just using an 8600GT as an interim card until the next gen of dx10 cards come out. I am a little unsure about 2GB vs 4GB ram. Seems for now on 32bit a good 2GB pair is what you want? I'm not really prepared to run 64bit vista just now to really take advantage of the 4GB.

    So here is my list! Any advice/thoughts would be great! Thanks in advance!

    Intel Q6600
    Asus Striker Extreme
    Corsair T2X2048-64C4DHX 4-4-4-12 timings
    OCZ 850w gamexstream
    8600GT, asus atm -256mb but any point in the 512?
    2 X 500GB seagate 7200.10
    Vista Ultimate 32bit (upgrading from win2k)
     
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    Nice list of parts. This will definitely be an upgrade lol. One bit of advice. Just get the 256 MB version of the 8600 GT..it only has a 128 bit bus and it won't do well at higher resolutions, so the extra memory would be wasted.
     
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    Don't get the Striker Extreme- get a P5K/P5B deluxe and get an 8800GTS 320MB instead. And go with 2GB of RAM.
     
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    My advice:
    Order now fool!
     
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    Yes, that could work out for you as well. I can't really offer any advice on what chipset to get, considering I know NOTHING about Intel chipsets and their OC'ing capabilities. The 8800 would be a big step up from the 8600 though.
     
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    The P965 (P5B deluxe- older) and the P35 (P5K deluxe- newer) chipsets overclock just as well ,and most of the time better, than the 680i boards. The only thing they don't have is SLI. they represent far better value and the chipsets are actually faster.
     

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