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Planning to get this for my next rig! NO MORE P4!!! YAY

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  1. W2hCYK New Member

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    I am going to take advantage of some of the "back to school" parts sales coming up soon, and I hope some of my parts will be on that list.

    Tell me if anything should be revised. I have about $1500 to spend, and heres everything I think I need.

    OCZ 700w PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817341002
    E6600: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2280512&CatId=2396
    DFI Infinity: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813136168
    X1900XT:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121554
    OCZ 2gb Dual Channel PC2 6400 RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227139
    Seagate 7200.10 Perp. Write 250gb drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148144

    Total: $1395
    Budget left: $105


    The total should be $1395, so I have a bit of headroom here. Any suggestions are welcome. I will probably upgrade in April of next year, so I hope this will last me. Probably a DX10 compatible card will be tossed in before then. Hoping to stick with Intel for a while again.

    Thanks for the help!!
     
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  2. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    You should check out the DFI Infinity motherboard. it's 975X, not P965, but it still supports Core 2 Duo and CrossFire.
     
  3. W2hCYK New Member

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    DFI..mmm how much? I'll give that a good look over right now.

    well haha first sight and I said, im switching, its the same price and its on newegg, fits in my budget. Thanks!
     
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    ::nod Azn:: And, Im assuming your getting that cpu for the 4mb cache (Definately worth it, but I see you wont budge on the proc so Im not saying anything about it) Everything looks great. Id go with a bigger hard drive myself, of course, I download alot of games and movies ::haha:: I would pick a different motherboard, something inteL didnt make, like the DFI or an ASUS model. Love the power supply, and Im sure it could handle crossfire, but I would bump it up the the enermax liberty 620w just to be safe (could go pc power and cooling 850 or 1kw, if you have the room for it) Love the memory (that board you selected only seems to support the kingston ddr2 1066mhz, Corsair has excellent overclockable pc800 1066mhz memory) Nice card, Im sure it unlocks to the XTX speeds and what not. Overall, not too bad. Cant wait to see what your benchmarks are when ya get it. Let me know will ya?
     
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    from what i hear, perpendicular drives toast standard hdd's.

    althought these have a rebate right now (i think these are the same ones you pointed out, but with a rebate and a bigger cache=bigger performance)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144701

    but... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148144

    is the same thing i just listed but perp tech, so it's supposed to read faster. and it's not a price diff b/w this and what you had originally, + this one has the 16mb cache
     
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    ok so if I upgrade to E6700, it will put me @ $1552, which is ok... I'm going to stick with the PSU for now... probably a stronger one later on.

    The harddrive, yes I'm switching to that now also, because its the same price.. I remember reading reviews of that tech, but then put those thoughts to the back of my head. Thanks for bringing that back to me, lol..

    so hrm...

    Switching HD, Motherboard, possibly cpu.. if I go with the new CPU, I'd have a $1552 bill, so nothing more expensive could be added, only cheaper parts..

    Revise off of these parts from now on...

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817341002
    CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2280512&CatId=2396
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813136168
    Video Card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121554
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227139
    Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148144
     
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    sweet!

    idk bout the cpu... there is no difference other than clock speed (read: random clocking:temp ratio that intel sets.), cache, everything. i say get the cheaper one and either get a big typhoon or put that money towards wc (if you feel like it). i, personally, don't feel like the price discrepancy between the 66 and 67 is a decent value.
     
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    Stick with the E6600 man, it's good enough. What motherboard are you getting?
     
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    ok, 6600.. lol..

    Gives me another $240 on hardware... I have a cooler, XP-90C should be plenty...

    That OCZ PSU is very tempting, im going to switch to that...

    now I have $105 to tinker with.

    Everything I plan on getting so far is in that last post with all the links, and now is updated in the first. I will keep the first post of the thread updated, and how much $ left in the budget is available.
     
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    What about your motherboard? Are you going with the DFI I showed?
     
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    yea if 975x is better than P965.

    I want to get crossfire, and I want the best performing chipset.. idk whats better... ahh confused...
     
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    Get the Mobo, you wont regret it.
     
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    Get the DFI!
     
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    Mmk, the DFI is what im picking.. I think I'm going to buy 2 40gb drives to run RAID with, dedicated to windows. Are there any perp. hard drives in 40gb capacity? SATA 3.0 preferably.. 2 for under $95 or so, gotta calculate tax and shipping with that other $10 left. Cant wait to run this rig!!!!


    **scratch that request. Theres 80gb seagate perpendicular SATA 3.0 drives available for $50 each. Going to grab 2 of them for dedicated windows. I can go over $1500 for a small cost like shipping. The final(i think and hope) Total is $1506. Pretty good keeping a new system to my budget. How do you think this computer will perform?

    Do conroes overclock well? Does anybody know yet? I havnt been following the air cooling arena of Conroe overclocking on other forums... hmm..
     
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    NOOOOO I FORGOT TO CALCULATE IN THE RAM THAT WAS OUT OF STOCK!!!!

    so now.. the total is...... $1795.. i knew it was too good to be true.. maybe I can get an early++++++ christmas gift? ahh noo!! I should be extra friendly at my job to earn more tip.. or sign up for more hours this month, last month of summer.. :-(

    probably going to have to cut back some parts.. ahhh noo... ill post back if i will have to... usually I can estimate my paychecks by counting hours up from the schedule...
     
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    conroe on zipzoomfly.com is $339 vs $359 on tigerdirect... hrm.. sweet! Savings!

    And newegg dropped the ram from $290 to $230!!! and then a $40 rebate! HOLY CRAP!!! :-D $190!!!

    rebate on the PSU too!!

    new total... $1515, down from $1795

    i think I can fit the perp. drives in quite fine. My paycheck for this week gives me $240 to splurge.. what should I get? the hard drives? PSU? I could use the PSU for now.. hrmm...
     
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  18. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Get a PSU...the OCZ I showed you earlier. DFI Motherboards require at least 480 Watts, and that's what you have. get the OCZ 700W I showed you for $139 after rebate...really good PSU!
     
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    I dont see how a motherboard itself could use 480 watts.. where does all that power go? Should I go with the ASUS 975X Crossfire board? I heard that that board is what the majority of people use for overclocking conroes in reviews.

    I think that I can use the hard drives right now if I get them, and the PSU I have currently is perfect for my computer now.

    Eventually I'll have everything in my list above, but it requires money, and money is something I am short of right now. lol
     
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    Your choice...but the reason why they have a high requirement is because they are built with overclocking in mind, and they are meant to be stable with the right amount of power.
     

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