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    Question New PC Specs

    I wrote a thread on this forum a couple of months ago about a system that I wanted to build. I decided to wait until prices came down a bit and now that hey have I want to buy this week. Here is what I think I'm after, with prices from yoyotech.

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - 138.30
    Asus P5N32E-SLI PLUS - 112.39
    Corsair (2X1Gb) TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC6400 - 95.14
    Asus 8800GTS 320MB PCI-E - 188.39
    Samsung Spinpoint P120 250GB - 35.53
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler - 12.17
    Antec P180 Silver SPCR Advanced Super Mid Tower - 83.35
    Antec NeoPower Neo HE 550 ATX12V 550W - 61.98

    Total - 727.25


    I would like to overclock this to as fast as possbile, and it has to be stable as the wife will be using this as well as me. How fast do you think I'll be able to overclock this?

    I would like the option of SLI, hence no 965 /975 mobo's, and I like the sound of this mobo supporting FSB's of 1333Mhz, so that upgrading to a Penryn processor can be an option.

    My screen is a 24" Dell and gaming will be a requirement, and from what I have read this graphics card should be OK.

    I already have a Creative X-Fi, 2x250GB Samsung HDD, DVD-RW etc.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

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    Theres a couple of problems there.

    Firtsly, you have a 2407 monitor with a resolution of 1920x1200. I wouldnt think that the 320mb GTS is up to gaming at that resolution, is that why you want to go SLI? I would strongly recommend scrapping the SLI idea and getting a decent single card.

    personally, I would ditch the SLI motherboard as well and go for a 965 board, thats based on having done all of the above
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    Deffinatly go for the 640mb GTS minimum for that resolution.

    That board doesn't seem to get good reviews especially when overclocking. Consider the Evga, Abit IN9 or Asus Striker perhaps.

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    I second what Clunk said, scrap SLi, get a 965 based board, and go with a 8800GTX.

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    This is my mobo:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=529752

    Is it crap too, you'v got me scared! (havent got it work yet but I think I am being a breast! Going home on tuesday to make it come alive )

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    Few, that sounds pretty good! Just bought the thing as well

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    I thought the P5N32E-SLI was meant to be a good SLI overclocker, obviously I misheard.

    If a 965 board is the order of the day then is the P5B-Deluxe or the P5B-E Plus a good option? Are all P5B's all the same except for the extra bits they come with? Do they all overclock to the same level?

    I will seriously consider upgrading the gfx card to a 640MB version but I cannot stretch to a GTX, simply too expensive.

    Thanks guys.

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    the 640mb will do your games justice.

    It's not a bad board it's just not as good as the others afaik.

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    The motherboard isn't going to make a huge difference either way......the graphics card on the other hand, will make a huge difference in games.

    Buy an E4300 and overclock it to 3GHz (or above....3GHz is accepted as minimum overclock)
    Get a P5B board in the 75-80ukp range.

    That shaves around 80ukp of the price......add that to the 190 budgeted for a gfx card and you are at 270....That's plenty for a 640MB GTS, or stretch the extra 100ukp for the GTX
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    Can anyone comment on the differences between the P5B boards that Asus offer?

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    Some of the lesser models have less voltage options inthe bios, and other features missing like esata and firewire.

    The P5B deluxe wifi is the one to go for if you want to overclock a lot. Im not saying that you wont be able to with the lesser models, but the deluxe model is well known for its abilities, and it is rock solid.

    The thing I found with the P5N32-E SLI was that the memory dividers were flaky, sometimes a prime run would work at a certain mhz and the same run, the following day wouldnt.

    I agree with what others have said, a E4300 for £63 quid delivered, *should* clock to 3.2 easily.

    So, you can pick up a board for £100 ish, cpu for £63, ram for £70-80, and with money saved, get a GTX, it will definately be of more benefit to you
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    Ok - thanks Clunk, I really value your opinion here. Having taken on board the suggestions above and re-reading Custom PC's Elite list I have come up with the following spec

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 - 136.98
    Asus P5B Deluxe - 111.00
    OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC6400 - 83.13
    Asus 8800GTS 640MB PCI-E - 253.72
    Samsung Spinpoint P120 250GB - 35.53
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler - 12.17
    Antec P180 Silver SPCR - 83.35
    Antec TP3-650 Tru Power Trio - 67.56

    Total 783.45

    Would you say that looks better? I really dont think I can stretch to a GTX as I'm not a massive gamer and play RTS's as well as FPS so a faster CPU would be more benficial to me.

    Let me know your final thoughts.

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    Looks good to me, I'm not familiar with that PSU, maybe someone else knows what they are like? I would probably suggest the corsair 620w.
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    Looks good to me, I'm not familiar with that PSU, maybe someone else knows what they are like? I would probably suggest the corsair 620w.
    As advised by Clunk - go for the Corsair. Much better than the Antec one IMO.

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