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Does this configuration seem good?

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January 26, 2008 9:38:58 AM

I am planning on purchasing some new components in the next week or so and just wanted to get some opinions from others in case I was making any glaring mistakes. I will be using a case, psu and hard drives from my current setup and I already have a bfg 8800gt.

Motherboard- GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Cpu-Intel Pentium E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Ram-G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Need advice as to if this is decent memory. I plan on overclocking the 2160 to at least 3.0 and figure I would need something that can handle it.
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1682...

Will be using a Zalman CNPS 7000 with an adapter clip for 775 that i've had in my socket 939 for the past 2 years.

Do these sound like good choices? Any opinions on somethings I should do different? I am on a budget and can't spend to much more than this but figure I should get decent performance for it. Someone on another site suggested I go with the e4500 but I don't think the $50 difference is worth it.

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January 26, 2008 11:06:17 AM

Your link is no worky.

E2160 has a mutliplier of 9. 9 x 400 = 3.6ghz. Any DDR2-800 ram is fine.

Looks good. Heck, I would go so far as to pick up the $50 celly & o/c this mofo 100%.
January 26, 2008 3:03:25 PM

Link fixed.

I am on a budget but I don't think I'm willing to go the celeron route. I just would rather spend less now on something adequate and later on I can still have the option of getting a quad core or something.

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January 27, 2008 12:04:21 AM

Budgets are made to be broken. Shop around for an E84 or 8500. From the looks of things, they'll overclock like mad and last you until an affordable 45nm quad core comes out. Just my thoughts.
January 27, 2008 1:02:08 PM

The G.Skill HK is second to HZ - the best.
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