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February 16, 2007 4:26:14 AM

I've been away for a while and Core 2 Duo and PCI Express are new things to me. So I figured I'd post the parts I planned on buying here so I could get some feedback since typically I've noticed the biggest problem isn't buying good parts, but buying good parts that work well together.

ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP Video Card - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail

CORSAIR XMS2 DOMINATOR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4D - Retail

Titan TWC-A05 Economic Water Cooler - silent and effect cooling soultion - Retail

I'm considering a Western Digital Hard Drive. I hear SATA is the way to go now?

So do you think those would play nice together ? I've overclocked my prior rigs and plan to OC this as well, I just don't know what to look for in this new tech, well new to me anyway. I've picked up a copy of Vanguard and I'd like to actually be able to turn up the graphics on it.

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February 16, 2007 11:59:58 AM

http://www.diamondmm.com/X1950XT256PCIE.php
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450-Watt power supply or greater, 30 Amps on 12 volt rail recommended (assumes fully loaded system)
For CrossFire™: 550 watt power supply or greater, 38 Amps on 12 volt rail

You'll need a psu that meets or exceeds those:

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?nam...

Any of these hdds is good:

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

For overclocking parts & guide:

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/Core2Duo-Overcl...

They play nice together. I don't know about the water cooling which seems to be compatible with 775.
February 16, 2007 12:42:18 PM

Your build is similar to the one I just built.

SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model SH-S182M/BEBN - OEM 32.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

XION Onyx XON-303 Black/Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $25 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...
64.99

HITACHI Deskstar T7K500 HDT725025VLA380 (0A33423) 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail 184.99 $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Thermaltake Purepower W0129RU ATX12V 600 W Power Supply 115/230 V CE, FCC, UL, CUL, TUV certification - Retail 104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

GeIL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GX22GB6400UDCK - 199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 126.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail 222.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

I'd suggest the ram/mobo combo.
Just up the ram voltage +.3 and it went to 3.2 Ghz.
(follow wusy's guide on stuff to disable first however)

On stock cooling it didn't get over 130F(55C)
While running 2 stress tests, playing CIV 4 and downloading 4 torrents.
With water cooling I'm sure you could push this combo a bit further.
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