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May 16, 2006 4:42:28 PM

Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield

pqi TURBO 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5400)

SAMSUNG Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATA/ATAPI 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write and LightScribe

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Computer Case

ECS C19-A SLI (1.0A) Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE ATX Intel Motherboard

Thermaltake Typhoon

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power 713001180 600W Power Supply

eVGA 256-P2-N420-AX Geforce 6600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 w/Update Rollup Release 2 OEM 1 Pack

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (x2 RAID?)

Am i missing anything? Any suggestions for a better potential overclock?

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May 16, 2006 4:47:01 PM

scrap that 6600gt and get the 7600gt and if you can muster the cash get a x1800xt which is 239.00 at newegg :D  but I would say only do that if you are gonna be gaming.
May 16, 2006 4:55:27 PM

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scrap that 6600gt and get the 7600gt and if you can muster the cash get a x1800xt which is 239.00 at newegg :D  but I would say only do that if you are gonna be gaming.


I'll second that. Good choice going with the 600W PSU because that overclocked P-D will need a sh1tload of power. The rest of the build looks good.
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May 16, 2006 5:09:37 PM

If this is the first pc you bild, I should tell you to get some good thermal past for the CPU like Arctic silver 5.
Don't mind with the RAID. I don't think it will increase performance as much as buying 2GB ram or a better gfx-card.
May 16, 2006 5:15:20 PM

Im using that ECS C19 right now and I have to say its very friendly so good for a first build :)  About the only complaint I have about it is that the BIOS options are set up kinda confusing I mean it has all the options but they seem to be organized in a weird way :)  (but hey who spends much time there anyway?) A good machine that will serve you well !
May 16, 2006 5:19:32 PM

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Beef up the graphics, and the RAM, the card and the amount of RAM you have will render any decent OC pointless.
May 16, 2006 5:39:11 PM

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Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 w/Update Rollup Release 2 OEM 1 Pack


get xp home or pro, media centre is so bad! get a good creative card with a remote, their software is better than media centre, plus you get a good sound card
May 16, 2006 5:47:22 PM

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Suggestions:

Beef up the graphics, and the RAM, the card and the amount of RAM you have will render any decent OC pointless.


Have you read THG's article about OCing the 805D to 4.1GHz?
May 16, 2006 6:06:19 PM

Seeing as overclocking is not my forte I obviously didn't read it as deeply as you did, what is it I am missing?

If you OC to 4.1ghz then a 6600 and 'only' a gig of RAM is going to be the bottleneck, surely?
May 16, 2006 6:13:57 PM

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Seeing as overclocking is not my forte I obviously didn't read it as deeply as you did, what is it I am missing?

If you OC to 4.1ghz then a 6600 and 'only' a gig of RAM is going to be the bottleneck, surely?


You must also remember that 4.1 was reached on water. So if you want anything close to that high you wll have to factor in watercooling because the 805 gets HOT HOT HOT
May 16, 2006 6:58:18 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. So, the 7600 is a doable upgrade. Any suggestions for ram sets? I wouldn't mind throwing 2G at it, if the price is right. Dual ch worth it in this case?
May 17, 2006 12:26:00 AM

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Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield

pqi TURBO 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5400)

SAMSUNG Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATA/ATAPI 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write and LightScribe

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Computer Case

ECS C19-A SLI (1.0A) Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE ATX Intel Motherboard

Thermaltake Typhoon

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power 713001180 600W Power Supply

eVGA 256-P2-N420-AX Geforce 6600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 w/Update Rollup Release 2 OEM 1 Pack

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (x2 RAID?)

Am i missing anything? Any suggestions for a better potential overclock?


My thoughts:

1) If this is your first build ever, overclocking might be a bit of problem for you. Its not impossible to destory compoents if you are not careful.

2) Generally ECS motherboards are value boards, and value motherboards do not overclock really well. Find something else.

3) If you expect a decent overclock thats the wrong RAM for it. You need DDR2-800 and a name brand such as Corsair or OCZ.

4) Remember, to get max overclock you need to watercool which is an adventure in itself.

5) There is no guarantee of any practicular overclock, and at stock that CPU is awful and pumps out heat. Expect an overclocked 805 to crank out heat and heat the room up 5-10 degrees.

6) RAID unless you are doing a lot of large writes is pointless and all that you do is double your points of failure. If either drive fails, all data is lost.
May 17, 2006 1:02:09 AM

OMG im getting sick of all these 805 threads.

NOT all 805s go to 4.1 heck 3.3 so don't get your hopes up.
June 6, 2006 8:05:58 PM

Well this one did... been too busy to update

final specs:

Pentium D 805
2 x pqi turbo 240-pin 1G ddr2 667 in dual channel
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS (thing is a monster btw)
ECS C19-A SLI
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power 600W Power Supply
XFX Geforce 7600GT
2 x WDC SE16 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA
nvidia dual tuner MCE

Got it to reach 3.8 stable on air, but I'm keeping it under 3.4 to keep the voltage around 1.28

35 idle, 42 load: the thermaltake combo works really well; the rear 120 sits right in front of the Typhoon. I'm not sure I'll venture into water cooling anymore as I am quite comfy with these temps.

Overall, a stable and cool 3.33 dual core for $120. It was my first build, took me about 4 hours, and came close to costing me under $1000 w/ rebates.

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