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Making a new gaming rig, need advice

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August 20, 2007 12:31:42 AM

Hello.

I made my comp 2 years ago and it's about time for me to make an upgrade and say bye to my 6800GT.

What I had in mind is to keep most of my peripherals/monitor/tower and "just" replace the mobo, processor, ram and card.

Here's what I had in mind:

Mobo: ASUS P5PL2-E, LGA 775, Intel 945PL, FSB 800, 4xDDR2 / 533 dual channel, PCI-Ex16, 2xPCI-Ex1, 3xPCI, U/ATA 100, S/ATAIIx4 ports, 8xUSB 2.0, Gigabit LAN, 6 channel audio, S/PDIF-out, GreenASUS, ATX, support for Core duo.

Processor: E6750 2.67 GHz 4 MB

RAM: [DDR2 1GB 533Mhz TRANSCEND Jet Ram Chip]x4

Card: ASUS EN8800GTS/HTDP, GF8800GTS, PCI-Ex16, 640MB DDR3 320 bit, HDTV, HDCP, TV-out, DVI-I, dual DVI-I, engine clock 500MHz, memory clock 1.6GHz (800MHz DDR3), RAMDAC 400MHz.

So what do you guys think? Any suggestions/advice/corrections?

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August 20, 2007 2:00:00 AM

different mobo, try a p35 mobo if you want a cheap one go for the Ga-p35-s3l, under $100, other than that and a suggestion to get 2x 2gb sticks, so you won't have to throw them away when you upgrade, it looks fine
August 20, 2007 2:11:52 AM

dont go with a P945... its old

Change to a P35 board either Giga or Asus

Processor is a good choice even the 6550 to save a bit more money for the m/b update

I wouldnt run 4Gb on a 32bit OS and you are better off getting a matched pair. Patriot PC2 6400 2x1Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220227

I drop back a 320mb version of the GTS, according to most benchies there is little difference until the res and AA go up
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August 20, 2007 9:23:59 AM

Thanks for the info guys.

Ok they only got 1 P35 variant and it's 4 times more expensive then my latter mobo:

ASUS P5K3 DELUXE/WiFi-AP, LGA775, Intel P35, FSB 1333, 4xDDR3 / 1333 dual channel, 2x PCI-Ex16 Crossfire16x+4x, 2xPCIEx1, 3xPCI, U/ATA 133x1, S/ATAIIx6, S/ATAII externiX2, RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, 2X1394a, 10xUSB 2.0, 2xGigabit LAN, 8 channel audio, S/PDIF-out, WiFI 802.11b/g, ASUS Green, ATX

What do you think?

Ok found another source, much cheaper. They got:


Gigabyte MB GA-P35-DQ6, P35+ICH9R, Socket 775, ATX, FSB 1333/1066/800, 2*PCI-Ex16 (x16, x4),PCI*2+PCI-Ex1*3, Dual channel DDR II 667/800(1066), 4 slots,8 X SATAII, 1 X PATA, 12 X USB 2.0, 1*GbE LAN (Realtek 8111B-GR),ALC889A ( W/DTS), (F 2x5, B 6 jack/8ch; B RCA/ Optical S/PDIF outS/PDIF in by pin header 7.1, Quad BIOS,3 (TI 1394a, 2*F 2x5, 1*B 6pin, no cable),Heat Pipe and Heatsink For NB/SB & MOS

Gigabyte MB GA-P35-DS4, Socket 775, P35+ICH9R, ATX, FSB 1333/1066/800, 2*PCI-Ex16 (x16, x4), PCI*2+PCI-Ex1*3, Dual channel DDR II 667/800(1066) 4xDIMM, 8 x SATAII, 1 x ATA, 12 x USB 2.0, 1GbE LAN (Realtek 8111B-GR), ALC889A 7.1, 3 x 1394 (TI 1394a, 2*F 2x5, 1*B 6pin, no cable)

Gigabyte MB GA-P35-DS3P, Socket 775, P35+ICH9R, ATX, FSB 1333/1066/800, 2 x PCI-Ex16 (x16, x4), PCI x 2+PCI-E*1 x 3, Dual channel DDR II 667/800(1066) 4 slots, 8 x SATAII, 1 x ATA, 12 x USB 2.0, 1GbE LAN (Realtek 8111B-GR), ALC889A 7.1, Dual BIOS Plus, 3 (TI 1394a, 2*F 2x5, 1*B 6pin, no cable),

Gigabyte MB GA-P35-DS3, Socket 775, P35+ICH9R, ATX (305x210), FSB 1333/1066/800, PCI-Ex16 x 1, 3+3*PCI-Ex1, 4 DIMM DDR II 667/800(1066), 8 x SATAII, 1 x ATA, 12 x USB 2.0, 1GbE LAN (Realtek 8111B-GR), ALC889A RCA/ Optical S/PDIF out S/PDIF in 7.1

Any suggestions?
August 20, 2007 10:26:42 AM

There are lots of gigabyte p35 boards get on of them (Under 100$). The motherboard you first posted doesn't support the E6x50 Series SO you have to get a Intel p35.

If you are gona go for a dual core you should get 2x1GB ddr2 PC6400/800

Get a 8800 GTS 320mb OC (core :550-575)
August 20, 2007 10:29:32 AM

There are lots of gigabyte p35 boards get on of them (Under 100$). The motherboard you first posted doesn't support the E6x50 Series SO you have to get a Intel p35.

If you are gona go for a dual core you should get 2x1GB ddr2 PC6400/800

Get a 8800 GTS 320mb OC (core :550-575)
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