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      • Motherboard:
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    System thoughts:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, £113.85

    Asus P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP iP965, £123.36

    2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2 Dominator,DDR2 PC2-6400,240 Pins, NonECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12, EPP£169.95

    320MB XFX 8800GTS, PCI-E (x16), Mem 1600MHz, GPU 500MHz, 96 Streams, 2x Dual Link/DVI HDTV £187.86

    plus about another £100 for vista home prem or ultimate oem.

    Thinking of getting the above.

    Any Thoughts.
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    Looks fine, only thing is that the dominator ram is identical to the standard XMS2 apart from the heatsink and more importantly the price. Unless u are going to be really upping the volts on the ram and need the better heatsink, its probably not worth it.
    The P5B deluxe is very good but also look at the commando or the abit ab9 quadGT.

    What about cooling that processor? you will need something decent to keep those temps down.

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    Agreed about the Dominators, for that money, you can get some pc2-8500 ram.


    The rest looks fine, but you really should get yourself a decent cooler if you havent already
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    If you intend to overclock, perhaps an e4300 would be a cheaper way of doing it?

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    as far as the cooling the cpu goes, I was initally looking at an arctic 7 pro and change to water cooling later on.

    opted for 6300 over 4300 as there is practically no price diff(normally less than £10 depending where you get it) and the 6300 has a higher fsb.

    Thanks for the heads up about the ram, didn't really realise that the dominator was standard(ish) ram but with a good heatsink on it.

    If I want the ability to overclock well and want 2 gb of ram, what speed of ram and what timings should I be looking for(bearing in mind my current ram is 3200 ram which I got before timings became more important than just the size of ram).
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Have you already got a case and psu ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by starbuck View Post
    as far as the cooling the cpu goes, I was initally looking at an arctic 7 pro and change to water cooling later on.

    opted for 6300 over 4300 as there is practically no price diff(normally less than £10 depending where you get it) and the 6300 has a higher fsb. If you go for the E6300, you will need to get faster ram to acheive the same overclock as the E4300 as the E4300 has a higher multi. The lower stock fsb means nothing the minute you start overclocking.

    Thanks for the heads up about the ram, didn't really realise that the dominator was standard(ish) ram but with a good heatsink on it.

    If I want the ability to overclock well and want 2 gb of ram, what speed of ram and what timings should I be looking for(bearing in mind my current ram is 3200 ram which I got before timings became more important than just the size of ram). See above
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