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E6600 Build Less than 1K!

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November 5, 2006 8:06:17 PM

Hi,
I haven't built a PC in about 3 years now and I feel it's time to upgrade. My budget for CPU, RAM, MOBO, GPU total will be 1K.

Here are my choices so far:
C2D E6600 (for sure, not changing)
ASUS EAX1950PRO (75% sure, any other suggestions)
ASUS P5B Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 (Any other suggestion would be nice)
Ram (2Gb) = ??? (No clue which set to get, Moderate OC only)

If I wanted to OC the E6600 will stock cooler be sufficient? If not what cooler you guys suggest? How does this system look so far? My current PSU is the Antec Neo HE 430. I am going to do moderate OC only, nothing extreme. The Video Card is kind of a replacement for now until DX10 comes out.

All suggestions welcomed!

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November 5, 2006 8:28:02 PM

everything looks good but if your already OC-ing you could save some cash by getting the E6400 instead, unless the 4MB cache means alot to you. that graphic cards is a great choice, best card for the money right now. ill leave the ram thing to somebody else. for a mild oc the stock hsf should be enough but you should really look into an after market one if you have some extra cash, a good couple good ones are:
scythe infinity
Zalman CNPS9500
Thermaltake Big Typhoon
November 5, 2006 8:54:16 PM

Well maybe in the states you can build one that cheap,but I'm in CANADA,and things are not so cheap as the us gov't likes to rip off Canadians with all those duties when in fact there are not supposed to be any duties as we supposedly have a free trade agreement.But since when does the U.S. gov't stick to its agreements?Goodluck.

Dahak

AMD X2-4400+@2.4 S-939
EVGA NF4 SLI MB
2X7800GT IN SLI
2X1GIG DDR IN DC MODE
WD300GIG HD
EXTREME 19IN.MONITOR 1280X1024
ACE 520WATT PSU
COOLERMASTER MINI R120
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November 5, 2006 9:22:25 PM

Here's a thread that I recently upgated for a $1,000:

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/000-Gaming-Rig-...

You can use it to give you an idea how to fit things into your $1,000 budget. Of course if you are going to be recycling some old parts then you'll have more money to play with.

That build only includes 1GB of RAM, and the cost of Windows XP Home is included.
November 5, 2006 9:24:09 PM

You can probably use the stock cooler for overclocks up to 3GHz since the X6800 uses the same HSF.

A 3rd party HSF is recommended for anything faster than 3GHz.
November 6, 2006 7:49:19 AM

Thanx for the suggestions so far!
Anything for RAM? I need to order the parts soon
November 6, 2006 1:12:04 PM

I listed 1GB of OCZ DDR2 800 RAM which is currently going for $108 after a $10 mail-in rebate:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

You can also try G.Skill RAM. I never used them before, but people do seems to like thier RAM and it is reasonably priced at $110 without having to bother with rebates:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Personally I perfer Corsair XMS RAM, but it does cost more:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

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If 2GB of RAM fits into your budget then go for the same namebrands above, but get the 2 x 1GB sticks instead.

G.Skill:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

OCZ:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Corsair:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

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I would go with G.Skill for the affordable price and no hassleswith mail-in rebates.
November 6, 2006 1:34:59 PM

Hey - as soon as you folks up north figure out that Canadian Bacon is really ham and not bacon - then we can start to discuss dropping the duties we charge on electronics.


Just kidding - Canada is a great country with lots of natural splendor, great people and more official languages than the US.


Cheers.
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
November 7, 2006 5:39:14 AM

Quote:
Well maybe in the states you can build one that cheap,but I'm in CANADA,and things are not so cheap as the us gov't likes to rip off Canadians with all those duties when in fact there are not supposed to be any duties as we supposedly have a free trade agreement.But since when does the U.S. gov't stick to its agreements?Goodluck.
As far as I can tell the only one "ripping off" the Canadians is the Canadian Govt.

If you guys want to order from US online stores all you need to do is find one like http://www.directron.com/canada.html
Canadian customers are responsible for any Canadian customs or Canadian duties, GST, etc.
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