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July 24, 2006 10:45:25 PM

My build, comment on flaws, and what is the bottleneck here?

CPU - Core 2 duo e6300 - 183
Mobo - Asus p5w DH - 240 (would really like a cheaper one, but want to OC)
Video - Radeon X1800XT - 280
Memory - OCZ Gold series 2GB 240 pin DDR2 667 - 148
Sound - Diamond XtremeSound XS71 7.1 Channels PCI Interface - 12
HDD - Western Digital Raptor 74 GB - 160 (optional)
Case - Antec Solo Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 80
PSU - Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - 70
Total = 1013 (1173w HDD)

im looking for cheaper mobo for overclocking ill wait till nvidia releases their core2 duo compatible boards i guess, it will be a while till i get ahold of that CPU anyway.

If you see any flaws or any ways to get same performance for cheaper or how to get these components for cheaper please post.

*edit* oh yeah, what are the overclocking capabilites of this build?

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July 24, 2006 11:24:31 PM

I personally think going for maybe a cheaper mobo, and going for a better CPU would work good.
July 25, 2006 1:06:52 AM

Also, the raptor is *not* worth it. Go get a much cheaper 320GB Perpendicular Recording drive, which may not be as fast as a Raptor, but a good bit faster than the other 7.2K drives out there.

I know little, if anything, on Core 2 Duo, but it looks good to me. Have you thought about a 7900GT?