My $800 budget gaming pc.. please help!

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Adam Murray, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. bball4life

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    Ya pretty soon there will be a flood of them. Right now asus has a good conroe mobo though, the p5b about $160 if you don't wanna wait.
     
  2. Adam Murray

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  3. 34erd

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    The Bad Axe is an exeption from that "rule", it overclocks quite well. Its up there with the other conroe boards.
     
  4. SC7

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    Well now, there's always those exceptions.
     
  5. JG30

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    I do not understand this! That board is the same old one they had on the market before the core 2 duo was out. Yes it has the same chipset (and supports SLI) but so do many boards out there that are NOT considered to work with the core 2 duo.

    That board from asus was suppose to be replaced by the same model number but with an "SE" at the end of the name and was to support the Core 2 Duo.

    I would be careful about ordering that board if it is not the SE model (that I believe is NOT out yet).

    Does anyone know if that old asus board is actually core 2 duo compadable? I think when I looked on Newegg and others it did not list it as supported on that board.
     
  6. Adam Murray

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    I think I am going to go with the p5b asus board you recommended unless anyone see's any reason that I should wait... here is the link to the p5b... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131030

    Also, if I were to wait, where should I go to check up on the newest releases of motherboards that are duo core 2 compatible?
     
  7. way2evil

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    newegg.com
     
  8. Adam Murray

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    Yeah, I know newegg, but like where on newegg can you go.. for example, i went to motherboards section, I clicked on "intel-compatible", then I chose the cpu type "intel core2 duo", and only 2 come up.. and I know for a fact that http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131030 is compatible and its not listed in the category.
     
  9. way2evil

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    go to advanced search (on the top of the page) and look for any check boxes that say core 2 duo next to them and check them and press seach
     
  10. Adam Murray

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    Thanks guys for all of your help so far... I do have a question that I came up with while looking at some of the games at the store... I saw that F.E.A.R. requires a minimum of a 3.0GHz processor and I know that the duo core2 e6300 is only a 1.86GHz, I was just curious to how a duo core2 1.86GHz compares with a standard 3.0GHz processor?
     
  11. Adam Murray

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    Actually I think I answered my own question by checking out this link... http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/core2duo-e6300_11.html

    It shows that the duo core2 e6300 (1.86GHz) actually outperforms the Pentium D 945 (3.4GHz) in the top games listed (Far Cry, Half life 2, F.E.A.R, & Quake 4)..

    So I am definitely ok with getting the core2 processor now, but I still have one more question and it deals with my currect configuration's ability to overclock...

    ASUS P5B Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131030 $176.12

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz / 2MB Cache / 1066MHz FSB / Dual-Core / OEM / Socket 775 / Processor
    http://www.computerbrain.com/applications/search/itemdetails.asp?sku=BX80557E6300 $222.00

    pqi TURBO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - RetaiL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141064 $149.98

    ASPIRE CONCORD ATX-MR500W ATX12V v2.03 500W Power Supply 115/230 V cUL, FCC, CSA, CB, TUV, CE, NEMCO, DEMCO, SEMCO, TC - Retail $57.63
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817148010

    What do you guys think about being able to overclock this config?
     
  12. Rambo

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  13. Adam Murray

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    Rambo, thanks... it was $150 a few days ago because of discounts.. but i guess the price has gone back up.

    Do you know anything about overclocking?
     
  14. Adam Murray

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    and plus.. i need ddr2 800 ram, not ddr2 667.. but thanks for looking!
     
  15. SC7

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    Reason being...? You can probably get better timings on DDR2 667.
     
  16. Adam Murray

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    i thought the ram had to be an exact match to work with the mobo.
     
  17. baballin328

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  18. prodigio2k

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    so that system he is building is suposely faster than this....


    ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

    Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System


    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800IAA5CU

    eVGA 256-P2-N584-AR Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card



    and im refering to this system
    "Adam Murray Actually I think I answered my own question by checking out this link... http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...-e6300_11.html

    It shows that the duo core2 e6300 (1.86GHz) actually outperforms the Pentium D 945 (3.4GHz) in the top games listed (Far Cry, Half life 2, F.E.A.R, & Quake 4)..

    So I am definitely ok with getting the core2 processor now, but I still have one more question and it deals with my currect configuration's ability to overclock...

    ASUS P5B Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131030 $176.12

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz / 2MB Cache / 1066MHz FSB / Dual-Core / OEM / Socket 775 / Processor
    http://www.computerbrain.com/applica...u=BX80557E6300 $222.00

    pqi TURBO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - RetaiL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141064 $149.98

    ASPIRE CONCORD ATX-MR500W ATX12V v2.03 500W Power Supply 115/230 V cUL, FCC, CSA, CB, TUV, CE, NEMCO, DEMCO, SEMCO, TC - Retail $57.63
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148010

    What do you guys think about being able to overclock this config?""""
     
  19. 34erd

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    No, it doesn't, besides that RAM should scale up to DDR2 800, and maybe even further.
     
  20. Ku-sama

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    like 1066?
     

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