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December 13, 2008 12:45:49 PM

Hi there people :) 

My first post on these forums

I'm building a new pc and I need someone to look at my findings.

My rig now looks like this

AMD 6000+x2
Stock cpu cooler
OCZ psu 650 watt
X-fi elite pro
Samsung 1650x1050

Kingston Hyperx 667 mhz ddr2
Zotac geforce 8200 mobo
Club 3d HD 4870 OC edition
2 - WD 1 TB caviar
1 - 80 GB Raptor
2 - Seagate 80 GB

(text in bold=Stuff I'll move to new rig)

New rig

Core 2 Duo E8500 6 mb(Hope to OC it to 4,0 ghz)
ZALMAN CNPS 9700 LED cpu cooler
Corsair TX750W
Asus p5q pro
Antec twelve hundred
2 GB Corsair dominator(1066 mhz)

Later I'l be adding another HD 4870

Both builds runs or will be running Win XP pro

When replying I'd appreciate suggestions like. Ex. - that cooler is crap, buy this instead! Never will you be able to OC that cpu etc.

Let me apologize beforehand about my english(I'm from Denmark)


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December 14, 2008 1:23:12 AM

Like so many from your country, your English is far better than half the Americans I know.

The cooler is crap, buy this instead:

OCZ Vendetta would be good as well, just depends on availability. I had the Tuniq link handy....
My personal big list of recommended parts

The Gigabyte UD3P (the DDR2 version) is the better motherboard at a similar price, if you can find one. Otherwise the ASUS is fine.

When choosing RAM, always look for low voltage. It will make compatibility easier and will OC better:
G.skill 1100 Mhz

December 15, 2008 3:05:17 AM

Thank you very much :) 

I've ordered the parts now. I couldn't find the Tuniq cooler anywhere, so I took your second advice, the OCZ venedetta, only it was called Vendetta 2.

I skipped on the Gigabyte mobo, don't know why, hmm...

Since the ram you suggested was sort of pricy IMO, I thought what the hell and skipped the E8500 and went with a Core 2 Quad Q9550 instead.

I don't know how it overclocks though, time will tell :) 

Thanks for the suggestions, especially the cooler suggestion. Now I only hope the parts arive before the holidays :) 

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December 15, 2008 3:18:00 AM

Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
December 15, 2008 5:09:26 AM

Will do :)