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BUILDING COMPUTER FROM SCRATCH..NEED HELP CHOOSING!!!

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December 9, 2006 3:43:11 AM

Couldnt fit it all on the subject, but here:

I have recently gotten into the world of custom computers, and i have my system set up for hardcore gaming to purchase as follows:

Sunbeam Transformer BLK case
3 80mm fans, 2 120mm fans
XFX Geforce 7950GT 512MB Graphics card
ULTRA 550W X2-Connect power supply
ANY motherboard rated well for overclocking (needs 2 PCI-E slots)
1 GIG RAM
but here is where i need help on...processors!

I was dead-set on the $300 AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Windsor 2.6 GHz, but i have recently read the article on the Intel Pentium D 805 being an overclocking monster! I wish to get into the scene of overclocking, as i have been interested in it since i was ten. This is a big change from my AMD...not just companies, but price! I plan on overclocking up to 3.8+ if I get the 805, and someday running the graphics cards in SLI. i have superior cooling with the fan cases, and i am ordering a high quality heatsink and fan for the processor. But which of these would be better for gaming? Thank you very much for reading this, and if you do, thank you for the comments.
December 9, 2006 4:02:29 AM

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Couldnt fit it all on the subject, but here:

I have recently gotten into the world of custom computers, and i have my system set up for hardcore gaming to purchase as follows:

Sunbeam Transformer BLK case
3 80mm fans, 2 120mm fans
XFX Geforce 7950GT 512MB Graphics card
ULTRA 550W X2-Connect power supply
ANY motherboard rated well for overclocking (needs 2 PCI-E slots)
1 GIG RAM
but here is where i need help on...processors!

I was dead-set on the $300 AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Windsor 2.6 GHz, but i have recently read the article on the Intel Pentium D 805 being an overclocking monster! I wish to get into the scene of overclocking, as i have been interested in it since i was ten. This is a big change from my AMD...not just companies, but price! I plan on overclocking up to 3.8+ if I get the 805, and someday running the graphics cards in SLI. i have superior cooling with the fan cases, and i am ordering a high quality heatsink and fan for the processor. But which of these would be better for gaming? Thank you very much for reading this, and if you do, thank you for the comments.
Between the two, get the x2 5000+. The 805D was considered a good deal when superclocked, but there are more worthwhile CPU's now. The 5000+ will be a very good gaming CPU. Of course, the best route(and most advice will be the same) would be an E6300/E6400. Once overclocked, it will be an awesome gamer(pretty much is stock). GL :) 

PS. In future threads, don't post in all CAPS, as it really p!sses the forum members off. :wink:
December 9, 2006 4:17:49 AM

Thanks for the reply man, and i appreciate your help.


Anyone also have a good reccomendation for a motherboard? Im currently looking at an ASUS M2N-SLI Delux socket AM2 Nvidia Nforce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard from newegg for $140. Ive read its reviews and they were all pretty good for what i am aiming for (overclocking,Crazed Gaming, etc.)



P.S- sorry for caps...im very exited about my rig coming together lol.
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December 9, 2006 4:29:08 AM

START AT YOUR LOCAL PANEL BEATERS AND GET A CASE MADE! PLEASE TRY TO GET YOU FINGERS CAUGHT IN THE SHEARS!

I hate caps lock...
December 9, 2006 4:37:32 AM

.........k?
December 9, 2006 6:08:41 AM

I HATE CAPS TOO!!!

k?

anyway, get an E6300 and an Asus P5B Deluxe (same thing i got) both oc like monsters (and arnt twice as hot as the sun like the 805.) you wont regret it.
December 15, 2006 5:31:57 AM

ok, ok, ... whitout overclocking.... witch cpu would be best? the E6300 or the AMD 64bit x2 5000+???? please let me know ... cuzz i'm planing on getting an AMD 84bit x2 4800+ ... and i want to know if that's a good idea or if i should do something else...

p.s. I dont really want to overclock... to technicle and risky for me... thx
December 15, 2006 6:51:09 AM

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ok, ok, ... whitout overclocking.... witch cpu would be best? the E6300 or the AMD 64bit x2 5000+?


there basiclly on par with each other, although the 5000+ is about twice as much as the E6300. the choice is clear. GET A C2D!!! for the amount of cash you would pay for the 5000+ you could get an E6600, and that just destroys the 5000+
December 15, 2006 6:16:10 PM

what socket set is the "e6300"?
December 15, 2006 7:36:58 PM

If you are going to spend $300 on a CPU might as well get a C2D E6600. This CPU is faster than the X2 5000. If you would like to save some cash get the C2D E6300 or E6400 and O/C. You easily get 2.6-3.2Ghz from those two CPU's and they will still be faster than the X2 5000.
December 16, 2006 5:29:26 AM

the new C2D series pwns the am2 socket processors fyi...
December 16, 2006 7:56:28 AM

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what socket set is the "e6300"?


LGA775, just like all the other C2D's. for the chipset you should get either P965, 975X, or Nvidia's 6xx line.
December 16, 2006 1:28:32 PM

The P965 chipsets are still the best overclockers for C2D.
The 680i are great, but their maximum overclocking rate is nowhere near P965 ...

I'd recommend these few motherboards:

- Gigabyte 965P-S3 (without RAID)
- Gigabyte 965P-DS3 (with RAID and Solid State Capacitor)

Those motherboards above are great overclockers, and best value for money.

If you're willing to spend a bit more, you could go with the Asus P5B-E Deluxe.

And if you really need the 2x 16x PCI-E SLI, then the nVidia chipsets are they way to go ...

In the end, it's all about budget, how much you're willing to spend. I'd personally go with the S3 or DS3, and spend money on a good HSF, Tuniq Tower/Scythe Ninja/Thermaltake BigTyphoon VX/etc etc ...
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