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    Question Quad Core spec?

    Hey people

    I have spec'd this pc for me...
    But i am wanting to make sure that it will all work together?
    Not wanting anything to special so dont recommend a different hard disk or memory!



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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    looks pretty solid

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    It will all work but that RAM is expensive and all it has different to the standard xms2 is led's to show it's use..

    And I don't know how solid the PSU is..

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    Seems pretty solid to me. Personally, I'd have a Abit IP35-pro mobo, but that's my personal preference.

    Also, for ~10 quid more on the Graphics card, you might want to consider this as it has twice the memory:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/124829

    They are all reference designs after all, so it's the same stuff. Plus your graphics card choice is out of stock.

    Only possible question I can think of - which someone else will be able to answer, no doubt - is whether the mahussssive 8800 graphics cards will fit happily on the Asus mobo you've selected. They definitely fit on the Abit IP35-pro. I seem to remember that the southbridge cooler on some MSI boards blocks the card from being seated properly.
    Last edited by Fraz; 03-09-2007 at 03:45 PM.

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    The 8800 GTS's fits all the P5K boards fine.

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    Not sure how the freezer pro holds up with a quad core, I cooled mine with a TT Ultra-120 extrme before I went water and it gave some VERY toastie temperatures when overclocked.
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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    The 8800 GTS's fits all the P5K boards fine.
    Except the EVGA with AC3 cooling, It still obscures 2 of the ports

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    If you plan ocing the freezer pro could be replaced.
    Not wanting anything to special so dont recommend a different hard disk
    Yep understand but must admit i look this way:-

    400GB = 52.86
    500Gb = 62.15 (500 Gb Samsung HD501LJ Spinpoint T, SATA300)
    +25% Capacity +17.5% in £ £10 for 100GB ::

    Looking great otherwise
    Luck

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    I'd change is the AC Freezer 7 Pro for a Scythe Miné and that memory for the stuff without LEDs and crazy heatsinks. Having done that - .

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Not sure how the freezer pro holds up with a quad core, I cooled mine with a TT Ultra-120 extrme before I went water and it gave some VERY toastie temperatures when overclocked.
    @craigtrap My G0 Q6600 idles at 27-28c and struggles to reach 40c with the Freezer Pro, so you should be OK.

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    Quote Originally Posted by MouseMonkey View Post
    @craigtrap My G0 Q6600 idles at 27-28c and struggles to reach 40c with the Freezer Pro, so you should be OK.
    Measured with what?
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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Measured with what?
    Everest 4.10.1062 Beta & Abit EQ

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    Try the latest version of CoreTemp, and get the temps in the actual cores themselves.... bet you find that it reads ~10 degs higher. Regardless, that's still a low temp.

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    Try the latest version of CoreTemp, and get the temps in the actual cores themselves.... bet you find that it reads ~10 degs higher. Regardless, that's still a low temp.
    Thanks Dude, I know the core temps read higher, they always will, the reason I prefer Everest and Abit EQ is that there is no way to fiddle the numbers they just report what they read and as long as there is no fire I can live with that.

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    Quote Originally Posted by Supershanks View Post
    If you plan ocing the freezer pro could be replaced.

    Yep understand but must admit i look this way:-

    400GB = 52.86
    500Gb = 62.15 (500 Gb Samsung HD501LJ Spinpoint T, SATA300)
    +25% Capacity +17.5% in £ £10 for 100GB ::

    Looking great otherwise
    Luck
    I was going to suggest the same thing. Also, the HD501LJ is supposed to be a better performer than the 400gb version, from what I've read, though in real-world terms the difference is probably not all that noticeable.

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    Re: Quad Core spec?

    I have the P5KC on q6600 and a 320MB 8800GTS with the same ram and it runs superbly - mobo came with the latest BIOS from factory too which was excellent. I love Asus boards, they have everything you'd need and the 6 rear USB ports are excellent - no more bracket needed

    My setup is in a P182 case though.

    You will have no problems just remember to disable Speedstep and C1E in the BIOS unless you like a 1600mhz throttled cpu when just using Windows normally (and losing a few marks on performance as I found)

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