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Old July 7, 2007, 01:43 PM
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I say stick with what you have. Since you are buying ram that does not use D9GMH (pretty sure anyways) going with an E6600 will likely need you a higher overclock because of the 9X multi. I have also seen plenty of E6420s that didn't do very well. My E6600 does very well and it is quite a new stepping (711A).

This is just my personal opinion, but i would stay away from Asus. Of the 6 C2D's i've used, 4 of which were Asus, all 4 of them have died.
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Old July 7, 2007, 03:30 PM
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Thanks a lot people for all your great help.

Now many people suggested me the asus p5k. The reason why I have stopped considering it is besause:
-It has 2 PCI-E slots but only supports Crossfire I guess, cuz in a lot of titles I only see its witten crossfire and not SLI.
I wanted to go for SLI in some time from now when the prices on 8800gts drops down.So It might be good if somebody confirmed that for me?

Now I have some questions please::help:
1-Is the ASUS P5K use unlinked memory because I heard its better for easy overclocking.
2-Does the Gigabyte 650i support unlinked memory?
3-Does Asus P5K support SLI?
4-Does the Asus P5K use those strong capacitors?
5-If I was to to some mild overclocking, in your opinions, would it be better to buy a e6420 then a e6600 to save money.

Some info that people have asked:

And I dont know about overclocking was was going to read about it after getting my system and surely mess with it.

And I live in Montreal Quebec.

Now for a very difficult decision, can somebody please suggest me a good mobo for a bout a 150$. After all the research I have come across the gigabyte 650i but it appears that its not so good I guess. Do I still go for a ASUS P5K.:help:
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Old July 7, 2007, 11:58 PM
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1)No, but P35 chipset is one of the best for mem clocking. Unlinked is prob a lil easier to work with for someone starting tho.
2)Yes
3)No
4)Ceramic caps yes (if that is what you are asking)
5)Mild ocing, yeah E6420. The only benefit of E6600 is 9x multi vs. 8x and you donít really have to worry about that unless you are running sub zero.

Bottom line, if you need SLI go w/ a nvidia chipset, ie 650i/680i or if you donít need SLI, P35 may be the way to go.
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you won't go sli. it's as simple as that. you need a monitor 24 inches or bigger to benefit from sli. 1680x1050 does any game just fine with an 8800gtx at max settings. hell, my 8800gtx hasn't limited me yet in any games at 1920x1200. not to mention that if you wait about 6 months before going sli there will be brand new cards out that probably make more financial sense. also, your cpu with only a "mild" oc that you plan will limit you before that video card does anyway.

hardocp has done full articles addressing what i've just said.


if you're still very concerned with going sli then wait a couple months for the intel x38 chipset. it will support sli and crossfire. the 650i was a crap chipset when it came out and still is.
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Old July 9, 2007, 08:07 AM
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if you're still very concerned with going sli then wait a couple months for the intel x38 chipset. it will support sli and crossfire. the 650i was a crap chipset when it came out and still is.

X38 supporting SLI is just a rumour. I'll believe it when i see it.
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X38 supporting SLI is just a rumour. I'll believe it when i see it.
not saying the inq doesn't make mistakes but usually when rumours are rumours they'll say so. they seem pretty convinced.

X38 will do SLI
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Old July 9, 2007, 10:28 AM
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i am pretty sure i read an announcement somewhere about intel having licenced sli.

I doubt they mentioned that they would be putting it into x38 but that would seem like a reasonable target.
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Old July 9, 2007, 10:56 AM
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SLI sucks anyway. I ran SLI with 7900GTs and then with 7950GTs, and honestly, it just plain doesn't work a lot of the time. This was late in nForce4's life cycle with the 7900s, then with 680i on the 7950GTs, which was VERY late in the 7950GT's lifecycle. There was no excuse for all the driver problems I had on a Windows XP system.

Don't get SLI. I'm running a 24" monitor, and honestly I do just fine with a non-SLI video card.
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Yeah its just an unnecessary gimmick to sell double the $600 video cards. All I run is one 7800GTX right now and its fine for everything Ive played even on my widescreen lol.
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So I think I'll go with only one video card, that is the 8800GTS with my budget on my future Samsung 22inch monitor so in that case, I'll get the Gigabyte DS3R P35 OR I'll consider the ASUS P5K but I just don't feel right to get it, the fact that it states Crossfire, to me, it's more like it wasn't made for Nvidia cards and stuff. Sorry to act a little n00bish there.

I'm already late for ordering the stuff I was supposed due to some money problems. My budget went down a little maybe I should wait a little more, for the price drops and then get a E6420, I guess It's gonna be hard a little get the extra cash for the E6600.

I'm also thinking to get the OCZ GameXstream 600watt instead of the Corsair 620watt. But I think that making that decision is a bit hard for myself as I really want the Corsair but then again, MONEY IS TIGHT TIGHT NOW. S after the problem, is that a good decision?
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