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System Builder's Guide 2006

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Sorry to comment but remove the x-connect. THey used to be good, but now if you look they all overvolt and they have very weakrails

Also you might want to add something about cooling
 
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Xclio makes an EXCELLENT PSU. One of their PSU have been EOCF's power supply of the month for months now :)
 
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Ok, thanks guys, will do. Good idea about the cooling Steven. ;) I kind of did this all in one go the other day so I am slowly making it better.

-Dan
 
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You got a phase change cooler don't you? I will mention it... ;)

-Dan
 
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Sweet, ever have any cold bug problems?

-Dan
 
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Added cooling, tell me if I missed anything.

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not with intel no, lol done it on a 561, 540j, 1.8 go the 1.8 to 2.8 then it died, well it was dieing, got hte 540j to 4.6, and got the 561 to 5.3
 
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Nice, I didn't what components you were running. How does the cooling section I added look?

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Done. :) No point in having to much detail on that sort of thing. lol

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Its going to guide in the article section.

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If you guys have suggestions to make the sample systems better or if you think the price should be differerent. I just thought of the part off the top of my head. Plus I know all the prices in Cnd dollars too, so I took a guess at them in USD.

-Dan
 

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As Xeonslut I'd like to say that Xeons aren't exclusive server processors. The Xeon DP's are aimed at low/mid end servers and workstations. In fact various Xeon DP boards work with cheap RAM (nonECC/reg) and have AGP/PCIe slots. Some of these boards are even pretty cheap (under $200) which makes the Xeon a very viable option for a system unlike the Opteron which lacks any cheap board and needs ECC RAM. ($$$)

Instead of building an P4EE or FX-57 system dual Noconas are cheaper and faster, 2.8Ghz models overclock to nearly 4Ghz, have HTT, 64bit support and cost around 200$ a piece.
Seeing the budget you're taking for several PC's a Xeon system could easily beat the price/performance of some of those systems.
 
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"Xeonslut" lmao...thats good. :D So some more on Xeon's then. You may have to give me a few pointers on these bad boys, as I have never really looked into a Xeon system build. I'll take a wack and see what you think. ;)

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djbbenn said:
If you guys have suggestions to make the sample systems better or if you think the price should be differerent. I just thought of the part off the top of my head. Plus I know all the prices in Cnd dollars too, so I took a guess at them in USD.

-Dan
You can use some of the infor from my overclocking, the basics article on the cooling section if you want.. its fairly extensive :)

I found a few typos and fixed them for you too.

Also might wanna mention selection for overclocking parts, such as specific IC's or brands.
 
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Thanks... typo's there are plenty of them lol. I don't think I will put overclocking it, as its a building computer guide. Thanks though, but I think I might list some parts that tend to tailor to overclocking.

-Dan :)
 
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Thanks though, but I think I might list some parts that tend to tailor to overclocking.

-Dan :)

Thats what I meant to look more at.. like how tccd and bh overclock Vs generic crap.. and why not to buy generic crap if you wanna oc :)