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Old 06-17-2007, 02:34 AM   #1
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Am planning on a new build soonish. am a heavy gamer. i have about 2 and a half grand new zealand to spend. so go hard spend my money.

so far i have:

nVidia GeForce 8800GTS .(my own choice) $593.16
E6600 2.4GHz Conroe. (mammikoura) $402.93
INFINITY P965-S $314.21
2GB DDR2-800 $286.43
Zalman ZM600-HP PSU$237.46
Zalman CNPS9500 cpu cooler $101.53
WD Caviar 300gb$171.29
Lian-li case $224.44
Sony DWQ120A10 DVD Writer $101.55

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Old 06-17-2007, 03:49 AM   #2
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well I have no idea about the prices there.
But I'd recommend going with e6600 and 2gb of ram. Then pick a compatible mobo and a good psu with something like 600W.
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:09 PM   #3
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
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the intel motherboard wont be good for overclocking if you plan on doing that
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the intel motherboard wont be good for overclocking if you plan on doing that
Why's that? i heard that a conroe can be overclocked to 3.2ghz on air cooling, so i was planning on that. what would be a good MoBo for OC'ing then??
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Why's that? i heard that a conroe can be overclocked to 3.2ghz on air cooling, so i was planning on that. what would be a good MoBo for OC'ing then??
well it will prolly be picky about ram as well cos i heard someone returning one at my local comp stores returns dep about 2 weeks ago and the tech there said this is the 4th one this month meaning april
well here is a better board for overclocking i have heard great things about this from members here and my local pc store http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136034
another one members here say is a good overclocker http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013
one uses the n vidia 680i chipset and one uses the intel p965 chipset

also see this thread to find out about best overclocking mobo and ram as this is about overclocking a c2d e6600 cos overclocking isnt my area http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013
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ok have changed to the p965
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should i get a 150 gig raptor or 300 cavier??
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get both lol , then use the raptor as a boot and software drive and the cavier for storage as the raptor is blindingly fast and will speed up all the loading times and the cavier is great for storage
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get both lol , then use the raptor as a boot and software drive and the cavier for storage as the raptor is blindingly fast and will speed up all the loading times and the cavier is great for storage
i'll get a 36gb raptor for windows and use the cavier and storage. is there any way to link My Documents to a different HDD so i can store all my stuff on the cavier and only windows on the raptor??
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