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    My new PC

    What could be improved?

    Processor:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6400, Socket 775, 2.13 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail

    Motherboard:

    Asus Commando i965, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX

    Memory:

    2Gb (2X1Gb) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC5400 (667), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12

    Graphics Card:

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


    Cooling:

    Arctic Cooling (AC-FRZ-7P) Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 CPU Cooler


    Hard Disk (x2):

    320 Gb Seagate ST3320620AS Barracuda 7200.10, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ


    Case:

    Coolermaster Centurion RC-534 Black Tower Case w/o PSU


    PSU:

    600w Seasonic S12-600 SLi Ready Silent PSU 2xPCI-E 4xSATA 120mm Fan ATX1.3/2.01

    DVD:

    NEC AD-7170S-0B 18x DVD±RW/DL/RAM Serial ATA Black – OEM


    Monitor:

    19" Asus VW192S Black LCD, 1440x900, 5 ms, 800:1, 330 cd/m2, Widescreen, Speakers


    Keyboard:

    Logitech G11 Keyboard "The Little Daddy of Gaming keyboards" inc Programable & backlit keys, UK


    Mouse:

    Microsoft Habu Gaming Laser, 2000 dpi, USB 1.1/2.0, 7 Buttons, Black

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    Not much really

    I'd get the Gigabyte DS3 instead of the commando (just personal preference) and drop the Corsair XM2 for something cheaper ? (If there is anything you can find)

    Other than that looking v nice OCing at all ?

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    Hopefully be overclocking it after a bit

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    • redlight's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit QuadGT
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Quad 6600@3.1
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Geil PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 2x250GB Samsung 400GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Leadtek 8800GTS 640MB
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 580w
      • Case:
      • Gigabyte Aurora
      • Monitor(s):
      • Fujitsu Siemens 22" + 42" plasma
      • Internet:
      • 2MB Tiscali
    Change the ram to PC6400 if you are gong to OC.

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    • EtheAv8r's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Maximus V Gene
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570K @ 4500 Mhz
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb
      • Storage:
      • 2 x Samsung EVO 850 SSD; 1 x Samsung 2TB HD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GeForce GTX 970
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S-12 650 Energy+
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713H
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity II
    Very similar to my system, which so far I am please with.

    You might want to cobsider the Seasonic S12-650 Energy+ instead of the older 600?

    And also the Pioneer DVR-111BK (PATA) or the Samsung SH-S183A (SATA) optical drives - I have both, and they too are very good.

    Definitely up the RAM to PC6400.
    Try to make each and every day the best it can be.

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    Change the commando to a P5B deluxe. A quick search of the forums will tell you why
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    Well I was thinking that but the Commando looks so nice and its awesome in the reviews, I've wanted to work with it for ages, is there another similar motherboard to it? Only seems that a few people have had problems, all the reviews I have read look promising..

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    • daza's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI P35 (the green one)
      • CPU:
      • X3210 @ 3.6ghz 1.38v
      • Memory:
      • OCZ Sli PC8500 @ 1050 mhz
      • Storage:
      • 6x 160gb hitachi Deskstars.
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GTS (640mb) @ 630/2000
      • PSU:
      • 750w Corsair PSU
      • Case:
      • Lian LI V2000
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x 19" daewoo @ 1440x900
      • Internet:
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    Scratch the P5b aswell and just go with a Quad GT you wont regret it I promise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffo_ View Post
    Well I was thinking that but the Commando looks so nice and its awesome in the reviews, I've wanted to work with it for ages, is there another similar motherboard to it? Only seems that a few people have had problems, all the reviews I have read look promising..
    Its great on paper. And thats where it should stay. On paper

    You may be lucky, and get a working one. I can imagine it being a great board if they sort the whistling and the ram killing problems.
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    The dominator ram isnt good value for money. If you shop around, you can get some good ram with the same timings from a different manufacturer for around £110. At the same speeds and timings, the cheap ram will perform pretty much the same as the dominators for £60 less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffo_ View Post
    What could be improved?
    Well....

    You could change to a Core 2 Extreme QX6700
    4GB DDR2
    8800GTX
    4x 500GB 7200GB HDD's in RAID0+1
    Dell 3007WFP-HC Monitor
    G15 Keyboard

    Then I think you'd struggle to improve on it.
    (If anyone suggests an nForce 680i + SLI then I'll grot you)

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    • redlight's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit QuadGT
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Quad 6600@3.1
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Geil PC6400
      • Storage:
      • 2x250GB Samsung 400GB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Leadtek 8800GTS 640MB
      • PSU:
      • Tagan 580w
      • Case:
      • Gigabyte Aurora
      • Monitor(s):
      • Fujitsu Siemens 22" + 42" plasma
      • Internet:
      • 2MB Tiscali
    Apologies Griffo for going OT. Clunk what does one long then two short beeps on a P5B mean. For once I am stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlight View Post
    Apologies Griffo for going OT. Clunk what does one long then two short beeps on a P5B mean. For once I am stuck.
    Video usually if I remember right.
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    I've been reading up alot on the Abit and it doesn't seem to be that much of a competitor, especially extra wise than the Commando.

    In short what are the problems people have had with the Commando? Maybe they got a bad mobo, I've not seen many people with problems with it.

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    In the mean time, I've changed the RAM to this:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/118298

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