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I am upgrading some parts, need some opinions

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May 25, 2008 4:14:42 PM

Current specs in signature.

CPU is Q6600 GO

new mobo will be Asus P5E x38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

New memory will be Corsair Dominator 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

New PSU will be PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU is a no brainer....

Any alternate suggestions on the mobo or memory? The money fits exactly right as its all I got ($540)

always willing to save some but want quality parts...
May 25, 2008 4:27:43 PM

This board is a little cheaper and has free shipping. One of the guys I work with did a build with this board and it has been nothing but great. He's using the same CPU that you will and 4g of Muskin ram. He's at 3.5Mhz, very stable using a Xigmatek cooler. Working with it has changed my own mind for my build, I'll going with the Abit IP35 Pro instead of the Asus P5K-E.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 25, 2008 4:43:18 PM

^ agreed with Chuckm regarding mobo and cooler.
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May 25, 2008 6:24:40 PM

Exactly the type of advice i am looking for Chuckm... Thanks!

Mihirkula, I already have the TRUE...

Another other thoughts??
May 25, 2008 6:35:05 PM

interesting choice, but I have to ask, why are you getting different RAM? I ask because, DDR2 800 is just fine even for 3.6Ghz.

May 25, 2008 6:52:31 PM

Well, I didnt explain the whole deal...

Wifes computer is an AMD 64 3200+ with an old agp card..... I have a e6300 and a X1950pro video card in my drawer.

So I am going to take this mobo (P965) along with the Crucial and make her a newish puter...giving me the chance to buy new memory in the 2x2gb mode...

I guess I could look at quality ddr2 800 ram and give it a mild OC if I get my q6600 OC fairly high...

I didnt really consider that.. was just kinda blinded at the small price difference between 800 and 1066
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