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    upgrade advice

    Hi i am in the proccess of building a new pc for someone. One thats no too expensive whilst having room for future upgrades. I would like to overclock a bit as well. would these components be enough to overclock the hell out of a E6300?

    specs

    Mobo: Abit AB9 Pro i965
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=433274

    gtx: 256MB Sapphire Radeon X1600Pro
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=462640

    Memory: 1GB CorsairXMS2
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=239017

    Cooler for cpu: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=340995

    dvd drive: LiteOn 16x DVD+/-RW/RAM SATA beige
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=520882

    PSU:460W Akasa Ultra quiet aPFC (can this power up a 8800 in the future?)
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=154679

    Case: Thermaltake Soprano SECC Silver, Window
    http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx...0080&InMerch=1

    btw does anybody know any good reliable sites that sell a large range of fancy cases and reasonable prices? cheers
    Last edited by j.o.s.h.1408; 07-01-2007 at 01:31 AM.

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    Doesnt DDR2 have to run in dual channel?

    i think that the 460W PSU might be enough to run a 8800GTS, though i'd go up to atleast 500W.

    And yes..you should be able to overclock the hell out of a E6300 with that, im planning to do that sometime with my current E6300 System (see "My System" )

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    • j.o.s.h.1408's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • Memory:
      • 3GB DDR RAM
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung F1, 500GB Seagate baracuda + 320gb Seagate PATA +150GB WD PATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 480GTX SC edition
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic M12 600W Module PSU FTW
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A7010B (the rolls royce of pc cases)
      • Operating System:
      • vista ultimate edition and windows xp
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      • 22inch 2005FPW dell monitor
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    umm im not sure, if so that means i would have to purchase two 512's.

    btw is that cpu cooler any good? i read in custom PC that there was a cpu similer to that one that got voted the best cooler for a core 2

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    apparently that coolers really good...i almost wish i went OEM and bought a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro...

    and yeh...i got the 2x512mb corsair DDR2 6400, good ram

    whats the guys budget?

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    • DratUK's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • I5 3570K with Antec Kuhler 920
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair Vengance
      • Storage:
      • 120Gb OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit Jetstream 670
      • PSU:
      • Enermax 720
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A10B
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    Josh give us a budget M8 then we can help further. As it stands your fine but I would look at changing the Akasa PSU. Its not the strongest psu I would spend an extra tenner and go for this
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=355398
    Stronger 12 amp rails better quality all round. Silverstones PSU's are made by Estasis a very reliable PSU manufacturer.
    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=295

    Review


    If you can give us your budget so much the better.

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    • j.o.s.h.1408's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • Memory:
      • 3GB DDR RAM
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung F1, 500GB Seagate baracuda + 320gb Seagate PATA +150GB WD PATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 480GTX SC edition
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic M12 600W Module PSU FTW
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A7010B (the rolls royce of pc cases)
      • Operating System:
      • vista ultimate edition and windows xp
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22inch 2005FPW dell monitor
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    ok i dont want to go higher than 600. thanks

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    you/he got fans, operating system etc?

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    • j.o.s.h.1408's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P6T Delux
      • CPU:
      • Intel core i7 920 @ 3ghz
      • Memory:
      • 3GB DDR RAM
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung F1, 500GB Seagate baracuda + 320gb Seagate PATA +150GB WD PATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 480GTX SC edition
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic M12 600W Module PSU FTW
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A7010B (the rolls royce of pc cases)
      • Operating System:
      • vista ultimate edition and windows xp
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22inch 2005FPW dell monitor
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    case comes with fans and yea we have xp pro.

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    ah. good good, ill have a look around for stuff

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    • DratUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P877-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • I5 3570K with Antec Kuhler 920
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair Vengance
      • Storage:
      • 120Gb OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit Jetstream 670
      • PSU:
      • Enermax 720
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A10B
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24" 1900x1200
      • Internet:
      • VM 100
    Same here M8 will have a look tonight. The 600 gives a good margin.

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    • DratUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P877-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • I5 3570K with Antec Kuhler 920
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair Vengance
      • Storage:
      • 120Gb OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit Jetstream 670
      • PSU:
      • Enermax 720
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A10B
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24" 1900x1200
      • Internet:
      • VM 100
    K
    I wouldnt go for the ABit to many issues with that one.

    Well if I was in your position this is what I would go for.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=492010

    Asus Radeon X1950 Pro new revision chipset with the Accelero "Quiet" cooling fan
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/386/
    Review: note this review is of the 512mb version

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=520885
    Lite on DVD Writer SATA

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=375887
    X-Clio 700 watt Modular series. Built by Channel Well Technologies


    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=437051

    X-Clio Case I noticed you wanted a fancy case well this will fit the bill extreme cooling and a very diff look. Cases are very subjective though LOL.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=340995
    Freezer Pro 7

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=430631
    Intel 6300

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=491969
    MSI Platinum 965 mobo Hexus have done a review which u will find on the above link.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=239017
    1 Gb Corsair Value Ram
    Total £602.14
    Hope this helps



    Hopefully as you did not mention needing a monitor, if you do, its back to the drawing board

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    • timtim86's system
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    DDR2 doesn't HAVE to be run in Dual channel, i'm using one stick of XMS2 (1gig) right now and it's fine. however, pairs make it run faster, i'm getting another as soon as i figure out how to afford it!

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    Does the MSI board allow you to alter the multiplier, have read that some boards won't let you do this when used with an E6300?

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    • j.o.s.h.1408's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P6T Delux
      • CPU:
      • Intel core i7 920 @ 3ghz
      • Memory:
      • 3GB DDR RAM
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung F1, 500GB Seagate baracuda + 320gb Seagate PATA +150GB WD PATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 480GTX SC edition
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic M12 600W Module PSU FTW
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A7010B (the rolls royce of pc cases)
      • Operating System:
      • vista ultimate edition and windows xp
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22inch 2005FPW dell monitor
      • Internet:
      • 24mb BE There Broadband
    Hi i have conected and setup all of m components but when i try to turn it on, nothing happens. only the fan from the psu, cpu and gfx card comes on i also recieve a red light from the case's LED ights.

    i have connected the atx24pin nto the mobo succesfuly as well has the atx 12v power connector (2x4).

    it should come on but i dunno whs wrong

    hope yo guys can help, thanks

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    • j.o.s.h.1408's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P6T Delux
      • CPU:
      • Intel core i7 920 @ 3ghz
      • Memory:
      • 3GB DDR RAM
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung F1, 500GB Seagate baracuda + 320gb Seagate PATA +150GB WD PATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 480GTX SC edition
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic M12 600W Module PSU FTW
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A7010B (the rolls royce of pc cases)
      • Operating System:
      • vista ultimate edition and windows xp
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22inch 2005FPW dell monitor
      • Internet:
      • 24mb BE There Broadband
    ahh not to worrie. i figured out the problem. the cables attached to the case wasnt on correctly doh!!

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      • 850W
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    I suppose this is built? If so what components did you go with?
    If you went for the AB9-Pro i pray that you dont have lots of problems
    The silverstone PSU is good but for another extra £6 you can get a 520W Corsair (better).

    But from your posts i think youve already built.

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