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    Conroe and what is needed

    Looking like conroe for July, wondering what exactly will be needed, for now it looks as there is only a couple of boards, badaxe and an albatron. What is expected around release, is there anything that looks good or you have heard about.

    Ram, yup ddr2 but what to get?

    PSU, will a unit with 8 power connector be required?

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    July? Mmm okay

    You need to have a 304 Revision Intel 975 Motherboard at the moment.

    DDR2 - I'd get high speed, low latency stuff

    Any "current" PSUs out will run it

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    July? Mmm okay
    Yup I read it a while ago various forums, they were bringing it forward to July, I take it you know when?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Tractor
    Looking like conroe for July

    Looks like I was not too far off

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    Seems the memory isn't that important, pretty much the same as A64.

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    I've been reading 23rd, very exciting, less than a month now!

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    With Intel's Core 2 Duo "Conroe" CPU, Intel's recommended memory spec is DDR2-800 CAS4 (available from decent memory makers such as Crucial and Corsair) and Intel's current i975X chipsets supports Core 2, as will Intel's new i965, which hopefully will be a slightly more reasonably priced alternative as i975X boards are on the pricey side. As it utilises a S775 board the power supply required is exactly the same as with the Pentium D and obviously i975X and i965 only support PCI-E graphics. Can't think of any other requirements, but it should rock!
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    Core2 isn't as needing of decent latencies compared to AM2

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    Yes, but running the ram synchronously to the fsb of the processor is fairly important though not mandatory (you can also run the ram slightly faster than the cpu at a 5:4 ratio but this is only marginally faster.)

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    Id just get some well priced, stuff, at 2GB.

    You can run a divider. Like i said, These chips seem to be similar to the A64, in that they dividers, and ram timmings aren't that important, it's CPU speed that counts. of course if you want the best possible performance, you'll get better ram.

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    If you could tell us which particular processor model you are going for, your intentions with cooling and overclocking and your budget for RAM, im sure we could come up with something.

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