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August 15, 2007 9:17:58 PM

I am building a machine for video editing and general computing. I also want to experiment with OC'ing. Please give me your thoughts.

config so far:
# ANTEC, Performance One P180 Silver Mid Tower Computer Case, ATX, 450W PSU

# ASUS, P5K Deluxe/WiFi-AP, LGA775, Intel P35

# INTEL, Core 2 Duo Q6600 Quad-Core, 2.4GHz

# TUNIQ, Tower 120 CPU Cooler, Socket 478/775/754/939/940/AM2, Aluminum

# MUSHKIN, 2GB (2 x 1GB) eXtreme Performance PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz w/ EPP CL4 (4-4-3-10)

# SEAGATE, 320GB Barracuda 7200.10, SATA II 300MB/s, 7200-RPM, 16MB cache

# LINKSKEY, LKA-CR15B Black Internal 19-in-1 Card Reader/Writer Drive, 3.5" Bay, USB

# MICROSOFT, Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 32-bit, OEM

# + Some cheap video card :-)

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August 16, 2007 12:40:39 AM

Nice choices Texas especially if you are experimenting...

I dont think i can pick on anything there at all.

Enjoy your experiment
August 16, 2007 1:20:52 AM

Nice system. should do 3.0ghz easy.
For video if your are not gaming. you may want a 7600GT(so you at least have some power)
or 8600(for its video acceleration, but your quad will do it all for you if you want. This card is not recommended for games.)
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August 16, 2007 2:04:38 AM

Maybe a Corsair 520HX PSU?

Vista will need a decent video card. 8600 is actually your best choice if you're not playing games. It's relatively cheap, silent, has HD support.

If you don't need wi-fi or Firewire get the GA-P35-DS3R mobo.
August 16, 2007 2:21:52 AM

Yeah, I was bummed to discover that the GA-P35C-DS3R didnt have firewire. That is key for the video downloading tho.

What about the ASUS P5K (not deluxe). I dont really need the wi-fi, but figured the deluxe would be significantly better for OC??

Any thoughts on the RAM?
August 16, 2007 2:48:14 AM

The Deluxe accepts more SATA devices, has wi-fi, more RAID types, better onboard audio and S/PDIF output, and yes apparently it's easier to overclock. I would probably get the Deluxe, even at $100 more. I read that the P5K overclocks a bit better than the GA-P35, by the way.

I've never used Mushkin RAM but I hear it's good. Lots of people here like SuperTalent or Corsair too. I have OCZ and it's fine. I'll let the experts handle this one.

Edit: how about GA-P35-DS3P, this one has FireWire.
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