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August 18, 2007 9:30:30 PM

I want this ASUS P5B Deluxe ATX LGA775 Conroe P965 DDR2 2PCI-E16 PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 DTS Sound 1394 Motherboard and E6600 CPU

Will this be good for gaming?

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August 18, 2007 10:41:36 PM

I didn't know you could game with just a processor and a motherboard. :p 
Seriously, post the whole specs if you want us to give you a proper answer.
August 19, 2007 12:31:01 PM

ehhh.... Im looking at both these 2 mother boards. PLease tell me which one is should get/ which is better for gamming. Im hoping their both good So i can buy the cheaper one


ASUS P5B Deluxe ATX LGA775 Conroe P965 DDR2 2PCI-E16 PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 DTS Sound 1394 Motherboard

or

EVGA Nforce 680I LT SLI Conroe LGA775 ATX 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard

OCZ Platinum XTC REV.2 PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-15 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit

E6600

Hard drive... some 200 GB one

Geforce 8800 GTX


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August 19, 2007 1:25:58 PM

Personally, Id prefer the 680i one.

That doesnt mean it is in anyway at all "better" though. You wont find hardly any performance difference from either of the motherboards it mroe dependong on other factors such as graphics and CPU.
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August 19, 2007 2:01:40 PM

Yeah thats good , but why dont u go with P35 ?
August 19, 2007 2:02:25 PM

lx_flier said:
Well, it depends if you are going to run sli or not. I personally don't find sli very beneficial so i would go for a GA-P35-DS3L and funnel the extra money into a q6600. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I second that or a cheaper E6320. A dual core is a waste at more than $200 as its in 3/4 the price of a quad with only half the cores.
August 19, 2007 2:08:42 PM

are quad cores 775?
August 19, 2007 2:13:20 PM

Yes, Quad Cores still used socket 775 I think. :) 
August 19, 2007 2:18:50 PM

I was wondering if theres anything I should watch out for when looking that dual and quad cores.

I remember I bought a p 4 2.40 years ago. After I got it I found out it was a "D" version which was the slowest. Seemed like a dirty trick to me. Are there things like that with the dual and quad? \

also if I go with the rig I picked above will it be considered a high end machine I can use for Gamming?
August 19, 2007 3:09:13 PM

For me, the spec above is a high end machine.You can play most game at high setting.

For motherboard, the EVGA 680I SLI is a nice choice since it optimized for SLI and if you want to do SLI setup future.
August 19, 2007 4:40:25 PM

I looked on Wiki but didn't understand it all about Dual Channel. What is the difference between DDR2 RAM and DDR2 - Dual Channel. Do both the motherboards above support both?
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August 19, 2007 6:19:49 PM

Q6600 is a quad core, it uses LGA775, it's the best value in CPUs there days. I'd recommend a GA-P35-S3L for a low-budget system with up to 4 SATA devices or a GA-P35-DS3R for something better. Both these mobos support Dual Channel, i.e. using two identical RAM modules to improve bandwidth.
August 20, 2007 8:03:12 PM

I would go with the Nforce 680i, but thats just me. the Q6600 is likely the best CPU for high end gaming or other intensive apps. I would pair that with 4GB's of RAM if you can. By the way the 8800 GTS is a large video card. be sure there's room for it in the case. (just in case you might want to know).
August 25, 2007 1:09:16 PM

im going with the q6600 I think. Its only 30 dollars more then the e6600.
August 25, 2007 6:23:49 PM

googleads said:
I was wondering if theres anything I should watch out for when looking that dual and quad cores.

I remember I bought a p 4 2.40 years ago. After I got it I found out it was a "D" version which was the slowest. Seemed like a dirty trick to me. Are there things like that with the dual and quad? \

also if I go with the rig I picked above will it be considered a high end machine I can use for Gamming?



Hate to nitpic, but there never was a P4 2.4 "D", unless you mean a Celeron D 320, which runs at 2.4GHz. There were four socket 478 P4s offered at 2.4GHz: The 2.4A, with Northwood core and 400MHz fsb; the 2.4B, with Northwood core and 533fsb; the 2.4C, with Northwood core and 800MHz fsb; and finally, once again the 2.4A, this time a Prescott Core and 533fsb. Only the 2.4C offered HT.

As for your questions, everyone likes the GO stepping CPUs. Either motherboard will work, but you really don't have to spend that much money on a mobo just to game.
August 25, 2007 6:54:39 PM

I bought the 680i mobo. I know I want a 8800 GTX. I want to buy a case next and CPU.

I cant seem to find a decent one that has enough space to fit the 8800 GTX
August 25, 2007 7:42:25 PM

Are you looking for a plain or a flashy looking case? Do you want a window or not?
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August 26, 2007 12:28:01 AM

Thermaltake Armor, maybe?
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August 26, 2007 2:29:16 AM

WOW!! $245 for a CASE? I wouldn't spend more than $100 for a case, but that is just me. Wish I had the $ to blow like that! I'd rather spend my $ elsewhere on the system, but that is just me.
August 26, 2007 2:37:45 AM

That is the ugliest case I have ever seen. I would get an Antec 900.
August 26, 2007 7:48:36 AM

I love my Antec 900. Its a great case....and I got it on sale....:) 
August 26, 2007 7:57:43 AM

CM Stacker 830 :D 

Has enough space to fit 2 8800gtx's.

Plan on putting water on mine later on aswell..
August 26, 2007 8:14:54 AM

googleads said:
I want this ASUS P5B Deluxe ATX LGA775 Conroe P965 DDR2 2PCI-E16 PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 DTS Sound 1394 Motherboard and E6600 CPU

Will this be good for gaming?


Before you take my word for it look in my sig, the Asus P5B Deluxe mobo is great for gaming and overclocking. These mobo are popular because they OC so well, even if you don't OC. The Asus P5K Deluxe (Intel's P35 chipset) is a little better but not by a huge margin. The P35's are replacing the P5B's so either one is a no brainer.
August 26, 2007 5:26:19 PM

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WOW!! $245 for a CASE? I wouldn't spend more than $100 for a case, but that is just me.


I never said it was a cheap case... just that it would do the job...

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That is the ugliest case I have ever seen. I would get an Antec 900


fair enough... I quite like that mozart though... and I find the 900 to look cheap and tacky, and those awful lights on the front just make me wanna...

Both are valid choises though... so choose whatever you like. Although the Mozart is a bit outside the realms of reason...
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