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January 19, 2007 4:39:36 PM

here’s the deal I am a noob to all this and I want try and make my on cpu I have done small things on cpu never built one heard its not that hard. I am planning on spending no more then 2,000dls on this system it’s going to be mainly for games so far this is what I am planning to us:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

Asus P5W DH deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

Corsair Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF 2GB Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

Plextor Slot Load PX-716AL/SW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

thats what i got so far i still need:

the power supplier
a nice case

I'll appreciate any input on this setup.

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January 19, 2007 9:06:25 PM

Good thing you did your homework. 6400 is very popular among overclockers. P5W DH DX is very nice.

If you overclock, get either Micron D9GMH or D9GKX ram from the list:

http://ramlist.ath.cx/ddr2/

They're best for overclocking. Speeds don't matter as much as the chips. They can go over 500mhz at 4-4-4-xx timings. Ah, I see yours is:

PC8888C4DF DOMINATOR 4.0-4-4-12 @ 2.4V
Micron D9GMH (B6-3) Handpicked

Excellent o/c ram.

Pick any aluminum case w/o psu from here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Category=...

Take a look at Antec P180B or P180.

Since you got money, I'll suggest Corsair, Enermax, OCZ, PCP&C, Seasonic & Silverstone. 8800GTX needs 450w minimal. Maybe a 600-700w one.

Why do I choose Enermax? I had had one that lasted over 5 years w/o a single hiccup. The one in my rig is a brand spanking new replacement for free. As soon as I got the new 2nd one, I've been sold on Enermax. It draws as much wattage as needed. Not 1000w 24/7/365.
January 19, 2007 10:00:29 PM

Personally I don't like slot-loading drives. Why? I had a cd slot-loader, it took some serious work to get a CD out if it got jammed... But that's just me.

I'd drop the 750 drive and get two 320's... Again just me, but there are advantages to having two drives.

The rest of the advice provided, and your initial selections look good.

Good luck.
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January 20, 2007 4:01:39 AM

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Personally I don't like slot-loading drives. Why? I had a cd slot-loader, it took some serious work to get a CD out if it got jammed... But that's just me.

I'd drop the 750 drive and get two 320's... Again just me, but there are advantages to having two drives.

The rest of the advice provided, and your initial selections look good.

Good luck.


Just Curious. What are the advantages of having 2 320 HDD oppose to 1 750? Other then if one fails at least I didn't lose the other one
January 20, 2007 7:29:56 PM

That's mainly the reason... Some would argue for a small, fast drive for your OS, and a larger drive for data. Also its faster to do backups from smaller drives... But as I said, that is just me. There's obviously no major reason not to get one large drive, a lot of minor arguments could (and have been) be made on both sides of the issue.

I come down on the side of 'eggs and baskets'.
January 20, 2007 7:59:45 PM

Hey Akhilles. Why isn't the Corsair TWIN2X2048-9136C5D or the OCZ OCZ2FX11502GK on that list? Don't they overclock well too?
January 21, 2007 1:36:42 AM

I didn't make that list & I'm not responsible for anything there. Sure there are other good overclocking ram.
January 21, 2007 2:17:19 AM

Sorry. I wasn't thinking. I should remember that your not the one who wrote the list. :oops:  But wouldn't you think they should have been included? In your opinion!
January 21, 2007 11:02:05 AM

You're absolutely right. They should.
January 22, 2007 3:38:52 PM

This is what i have end up with any sugguestions on this setup will be well taken thanks

PLEXTOR Slot Load 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640A 750GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive

OCZ OCZ8800GTX GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

ENERMAX Noisetaker II EG701AX VE(W) SFMA ATX12V Ver 2.2 600W

OCZ FlexXLC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1150 (PC2 9200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor
January 22, 2007 4:10:58 PM

Any reason you are spending $146.99 on that Plextor? You could get this Sony Drive for $44.99? Spend the other $100 on something else :) 
January 22, 2007 4:13:22 PM

Id go for the E6600 personally. Or at least wait for the E6420. The extra cache sounds inticing to me.
January 22, 2007 4:53:27 PM

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Hey Akhilles. Why isn't the Corsair TWIN2X2048-9136C5D or the OCZ OCZ2FX11502GK on that list? Don't they overclock well too?


A problem that is appearing with Corsair ram is that they are switching over to using promos memory chips instead of the Micron D9, and the promos doesn't work as well. Overclocking can get a message of "ram failure" when running tests. Trust me, I have found that out with my own Corsair ram and I'm quite disgusted about it.
January 22, 2007 5:17:43 PM

I have that motherboard and the 6600 my friend has the 6300 and was able to over clock it to 3.4 but he runs it at 3.0. I have not been able to get the 6600 to go stable after 3.2. and the cashe that you get from the 6600 dose nothing for me and as far as memory I don't think spending a lot on it is worth it I have corsair twin at 800 and by friend with the 6300 had kingston value ram at 566 and like I said with that he was able to get his to bench mark higher then mine. I can't remember the mother board he got but it was a gigabyte board and it was in an article on this site. as far as the card do yourself a favor and wait for the ati dx 10s to come. they should be out this week if not the next and the will be better cards if you want the 8800 they will be about 100 less then give http://level505.com/2006/12/30/the-full-ati-r600-test/1...
January 22, 2007 5:46:29 PM

Your last selections are great. Yeah, any Enermax will do.
January 22, 2007 6:01:53 PM

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as far as the card do yourself a favor and wait for the ati dx 10s to come. they should be out this week if not the next and the will be better cards if you want the 8800 they will be about 100 less then as well


Umm... not to sure about that time frame bro.

We hope they will be out in March... as they have not even made that date concrete... and there is basically no data being released which is something that happens at least a month before we start seeing them.

And after spending that kind of money on some really Choice components... I am suprised you decided to go with the E6300... Not a bad CPU, but you could have the E6600 with an unlocked multiplier which make OC'ing much easier.
January 23, 2007 1:54:53 AM

Ok Sailor. What would you suggest then for high end overclocking ram that doesnt use micros :?:
January 23, 2007 2:00:39 AM

Super Talents... great timings and good price.
January 23, 2007 4:54:27 AM

Quote:
Ok Sailor. What would you suggest then for high end overclocking ram that doesnt use micros :?:


I think you got my meaning backwards. I like the Micron D9 useage. I don't like the promos which Corsair is starting to use. I'm planning on using OCZ on my next build. Mushkin is also good stuff. Some of the Corsair ram is good, but you have to pick through it. I've also heard that Crucial is good. Never used it, so i have no experience with it.
January 23, 2007 5:27:31 AM

I probably did get it backwards. Anyway, the ram i want to get is the Corsair TWIN2X2048-9136C5D 1142mhz. They better not be useing Promos for those modules or something like that. That is highend ram and its epensive. It better be the best pick of the bunch.
January 23, 2007 1:59:35 PM

I didn't find a listing on that model ram. From what I did find, the Dominator ram with handpicked modules are still using the Micron IC chips. If this is the DDR2-1142 (PC2 1136) ram, be aware that Corsair has sold very few modules of it and it is listed to work with only the 680i platform motherboards.
January 23, 2007 2:16:48 PM

I have the EVGA 680i mobo so that ram should work fine. I just ordered it last night and should have them by Friday. Also they are not in stock very often because those modules have to be top picks, from what i now understand.
January 23, 2007 2:22:28 PM

Very good. You have the right motherboard for it and some of the best ram for it. I think price is also a factor in why so little is sold, but high price is the cost for the best stuff.
January 24, 2007 1:45:07 AM

Sounds good. Thanks!
January 24, 2007 2:20:41 AM

As akhilles mentioned, the Antec P180 is a good case. Currently, Best Buy is selling the silver 180 for $80. A GREAT price--normally $130. They are out of stock but i would see if you could get a rain check.
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