My $800 budget gaming pc.. please help!

bball4life

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Adam Murray said:
So are the new boards supposed to be coming out soon?
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.
 

34erd

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SC7 said:
The Intel chip is way more overclockable than the AMD. The graphics card is very overclockable. The problem is you cannot overclock on an Intel board. Intel boards lock overclocking.
The Bad Axe is an exeption from that "rule", it overclocks quite well. Its up there with the other conroe boards.
 

SC7

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34erd said:
The Bad Axe is an exeption from that "rule", it overclocks quite well. Its up there with the other conroe boards.
Well now, there's always those exceptions.
 

JG30

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Adam Murray said:
Yeah, I found this combo with the intel core 2 duo and an asus mobo for $339
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...etails.asp?EdpNo=2368609&sku=MBM-P5NSLI-E6300 It looks like a pretty good combination.
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.
 

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
 

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?
 

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?
 

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?
 

SC7

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Adam Murray said:
and plus.. i need ddr2 800 ram, not ddr2 667.. but thanks for looking!
Reason being...? You can probably get better timings on DDR2 667.
 

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?""""
 

34erd

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Adam Murray said:
i thought the ram had to be an exact match to work with the mobo.
No, it doesn't, besides that RAM should scale up to DDR2 800, and maybe even further.
 
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