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    Yet Another Check My Spec Thread.

    Yes, another check my spec thread.

    I have shortlisted the following:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 775, 1.86 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail - Scan.co.uk - £128inc

    Asus P5B (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard - Scan.co.uk - £95.81inc

    G.Skill 2GB DDR2 NR PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS5 Dual Channel Kit (F2-6400PHU2-2GBNR) - OCUK - £164.49inc

    I already have the following from my old PC that I wish to re-use.

    Connect 3d X1800XT 256 PCI-Ex Graphics Card.

    Hiper Type R Modular 580w PSU.

    Zalman CNPS7700-CU Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler.

    Antc Sonata 2 Case.

    NEC DVDRW.

    Maxtor DiamondMax 300GB SATA HDD.

    Just wondering if there are any better options? I would like to overclock it some but not so it has to be noisy. I am upgrading from:

    AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego (@ 2.8ghz).

    ASUS A8N-SLI Premium.

    Crucial DDR400 2 x 1GB Dual Channel Kit.

    Thanks,

    Scott

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    tbh looks like a nice spec mate well done. thos parts should be a big boost from your 939

    its nice to see someone going for conroe for a change

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    He's not going for conroe, he's got an allendale

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry1 View Post
    tbh looks like a nice spec mate well done. thos parts should be a big boost from your 939

    its nice to see someone going for conroe for a change
    Yeh, I thought I would be different & go Conroe

    I do hope I see an improvement over the 939 Athlon as I am losing a fortune by changing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    He's not going for conroe, he's got an allendale
    Do you think I should stretch it & get the cheapest Conroe instead of the Allendale? I will be overclocking??

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    bah intel i will never like them slimy losers.
    although i do have a system in the making atm of the core 2 duo breed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syfer View Post
    Do you think I should stretch it & get the cheapest Conroe instead of the Allendale? I will be overclocking??

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    Personally, no - I think the allendale is a cracker of a chip, it overclocks great and is frankly more power than anyone needs right now

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    kalaniel i think its time you upgraded tbh.

    why not get a conroe for the small extra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry1 View Post
    kalaniel i think its time you upgraded tbh.

    why not get a conroe for the small extra?
    Hmmm, it's a tough one.

    I may go for the cheapest for now & upgrade later when the hype had died down & the prices are cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harry1 View Post
    kalaniel i think its time you upgraded tbh.
    I only just upgraded from my pentium III thanks very much My little baby does everything I need very well. If I was buying new now then of course I'd get an allendale, but now my next system upgrade's due in about 3-4 years

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    Ok, so the cheapest Conroe core C2D (e6600) I can find is nearly double the price of the Allendale e6300.

    Is it really worth it?

    Now I am scratching my head again......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syfer View Post
    Ok, so the cheapest Conroe core C2D (e6600) I can find is nearly double the price of the Allendale e6300.

    Is it really worth it?
    No But that's my opinion only

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    I am asus fan myself but i would change the mobo, u can find this great Gigabyte GA 965P-DS4 for £111.59 in scan. Better board and the Heat Pipe Design should aid u to control the temperatures especially if u intend to OC.
    Scan says the Asus PB5 does not support more than 1 SATA disk in a RAID configuration internally, u should confirm this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Syfer View Post
    Ok, so the cheapest Conroe core C2D (e6600) I can find is nearly double the price of the Allendale e6300.

    Is it really worth it?
    Well if its better, and u should have no doubt it is, the only question left is can it be afforded anyway u cant go wrong the e6300 is a great chip and it wont let u down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Sumae View Post
    I am asus fan myself but i would change the mobo, u can find this great Gigabyte GA 965P-DS4 for £111.59 in scan. Better board and the Heat Pipe Design should aid u to control the temperatures especially if u intend to OC.
    Scan says the Asus PB5 does not support more than 1 SATA disk in a RAID configuration internally, u should confirm this.



    Well if its better, and u should have no doubt it is, the only question left is can it be afforded anyway u cant go wrong the e6300 is a great chip and it wont let u down.
    Thanks for the reply.

    I have decided to go with the cheaper 6300 & spend a little bit more on the board, so maybe around £125ish.

    I am a fan of ASUS myself & have used them for years in my gaming PC's with both AMD & Intel. Gigabyte has never really done it for me but I do still have a GA-7DXR going strong after 4 yrs solid use as a file server. I only bought it as it takes ECC Reg Ram & I get that free from work Otherwise I would have not gone with Gigabyte.

    Heatpipes sound good, my current A8N Sli Permium is solid with my 4000+ @ 2.8 & the temps are low. It is also very quiet!

    I have read the GA 965P-DS4 is fussy with Ram? Do you know if the G.Skill PC2-6400 is ok?

    God I just need to decide & get it bought!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    No But that's my opinion only
    After much reading...........mine too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syfer View Post
    Thanks for the reply.

    I have read the GA 965P-DS4 is fussy with Ram? Do you know if the G.Skill PC2-6400 is ok?

    God I just need to decide & get it bought!

    I am also assembling a new machine cant decide what i want...

    If u are willing to increase the mobo budget u can also try the asus PB5 deluxe version but i heard its a bit fussy with ram (well thinking about it, for that money, u would be better served with the Gigabyte GA 965P-DQ6 )

    I checked the DS4 memory compatibility list from gigabyte site, no reference to G.Skill but u could find lots of models from the usual brands.

    Said that i really dont see any reason for issues, but i will try to find some reviews on the board.
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