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August 12, 2012 1:54:07 AM

hi i want to build a computer and these are the components:

i have :
intel core 2 duo e6300 1.86 Ghzwill overclock
2+1 gigs of ddr2 677Mhz pc5300 non ecc ram
160 gig sata 3 hard drive with windows 7 ultimate
lite-on dvd burner

i will buy:
case and power supply: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
graphics card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
cpu fan and heatsink: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

i want to know if they will be compatable with each other so i can proceed and purchase them

i know the graphics card is pcie 3.0 and the motherboard only supports pcie 1.0 but its alright. i know the cpu is kind of old but ive been running it at stock at 1.86 and its pretty fast in my opinion. i plan to oberclock it so does anyone know how far i can go with it with the zalman cooler that i will buy. i also plan to overclock the memory to 800Mhz.
if it all goes as planned and the components will be goo together i will be building my first computer :D  :D 
August 12, 2012 2:14:25 AM

I would simply get a newer computer than this, but if you have your heart set on that CPU, then you should get a better motherboard.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

No, it's not alright ot use that old motherboard that you looked at. It is kinda crappy beyond being old. You should also get a 2x2GB or a 2x4GB DDR3 RAM kit instead of considering that old, mismatching DDR2 memory that probably wouldn't work anyway (definitely wouldn't work in a DDR3 motherboard). Your other choices look good, but you might want to get a new hard drive some time soon too because that old one might fail soon.
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August 12, 2012 3:24:36 AM

hi so i took your advice and added the motherboard to my cart i also added this memory: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... do you think i can overclock the memory to 1333 or even 1600. do you have an idea of how far i might be able to overclock the CPU that i have. thank you for the reply
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August 12, 2012 4:34:27 AM

I'm not sure of how far you can overclock that CPU. At the most, I wouldn't even try to overclock the memory past 1600MHz, if even that far. 1333MHz is probably doable.

I don't know how far you can overclock that CPU. I've never used it, so I don't have person experience with it. If I had to guess, somewhere between 2.66GHz and 3.2GHz is where you'd find your limits, but that's a very rough estimate and it includes overvolting.
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August 12, 2012 4:40:48 AM

blazorthon said:
I'm not sure of how far you can overclock that CPU. At the most, I wouldn't even try to overclock the memory past 1600MHz, if even that far. 1333MHz is probably doable.

I don't know how far you can overclock that CPU. I've never used it, so I don't have person experience with it. If I had to guess, somewhere between 2.66GHz and 3.2GHz is where you'd find your limits, but that's a very rough estimate and it includes overvolting.

allright thank you for your advice and now i will do it oh by the way i found this cheep card on new egg: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... do you think it will be better than the one i have
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August 12, 2012 5:04:56 AM

hey how about i get a Core 2 Quad Q9300 and overclock it till 3.0 Ghz+ radeon hd 7770 do you think it will last me for games maxed out at 1280x1024
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August 12, 2012 5:05:12 AM

Show me where the 7770 is better than the 560 SE.
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August 12, 2012 5:06:52 AM

for the next 2 years or so
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August 12, 2012 5:18:57 AM

i want to build it so it can last me around 1 or 2 years playing games maxed out at 1280x1024 resolution
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August 12, 2012 5:21:44 AM

In that case, the 7770 might just be good enough to pass you by.
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August 12, 2012 5:24:31 AM

the graphics i have right now are integrated they are intel gma 3000 so the upgrade to a videocard will give me soo much more eyecandy than i currently have which is none lol
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August 12, 2012 6:35:17 AM

what do you guys think i should do with my cpu what coolers do you guys advise for overclocking
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August 12, 2012 6:36:02 AM

The best price/performance is the Hyper 212 PLUS.
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August 12, 2012 6:37:10 AM

but will it fit in my case?
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August 12, 2012 6:41:45 AM

No good cooler will fit in that case, now that I look it is from RAIDMAX.
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August 12, 2012 2:11:59 PM

azeem40 said:
Show me where the 7770 is better than the 560 SE.


The 7770 is better with current drivers. Please don't try to prove your point with highly outdated tests. Keep in mind that Anand doesn't update those tests when new drivers are released, so they aren't relevant except shortly after they were administered.
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August 12, 2012 7:31:01 PM

Oh, I am sorry that not everyone has the updated knowledge you do. Please forgive my ignorance..
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