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e6300 conroe build... suggestions and comments plz :D

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August 6, 2006 5:28:10 PM

Hey sup... heres yet another compy build with a $1300ish budget... This is my current shopping list...

Intel e6300 core 2 duo cpu (retail w/ stock heatsink/fan)
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 P965 mobo
eVGA 256mb Geforce 7900GT KO (the "revised" model with SKU 256-P2-N584-AR) gpu
2x Corsair XMS 1gb pc2-5400/ddr2-675 ram
2x Western Digital 320gb 16mb cache sata 2 hd
2x Samsung 16x DVD Burners
Antec TRUEPOWERII 550W psu
Cooler Master Centurion 5 case

what do you guys think? Also, should I dish out some extra money for a better heatsink and some artic silver thermal paste? I plan to (lightly) OC this ish

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August 6, 2006 5:36:09 PM

An aftermarket heatsink won't be necessary if you're only planning lite overclocking, but some Arctic Silver 5 is never a bad idea.

Suggested Changes:

RAM: OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800, or if you want CAS 4 ram and don't mind the added cost, go for Corsair XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800

DVD Burners: Drop one of these. There is no reason at all to ever have more than one dvd burner in a computer anymore.

Everything else looks good. Enjoy the new system.