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Old July 25, 2007, 01:42 PM
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Default Pc parts help.

Hello all,
I'm going to be ordering some parts from Directcanada.com come the weekend or first of the week. I need a motherboard, cpu and ram.
motherboard was thinking:
EVGA Nforce 680I SLI LGA775 Conroe ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GBLAN 1394 (A1 version I think) -->232.14
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->Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box -->294.99

->Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 3.0GHZ 1333FSB 4MB Retail -->308.07

Really unsure so I would like to hear what people think.

Things I already have:
1 Evga 8800GTS Superclocked 320MB I have 90 days to do the step up program, so will most likely trade for there 8800GTX 720MB card.
1 pc power & cooling
1 sata 200GB hdd
1 sata2 500GB hdd
1 dvd burner
1 case

I like my 19' crt and in sayin that my desk top is running at 1280-1024 and all my games run at 1024-768. I was told that the 320MB card would be lots because of the low res I run my games at, but I'm not sure.

So, I any one could give me some insight it to this stuff and what you think would work best for me, this pc is just for games...no real work will take place on this computer....I promise
Thanx in advanced.

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Old July 25, 2007, 03:08 PM
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Any of the higher-end OCZ and Corsair stuff would be fine for RAM. Mushkin and Geil are also good too.

Motherboard is fine.

Video card is also fine, unless you have the money to get a 8800GTX then go for it. I have the same card with a 22" LCD and it seems fine.

As for the CPU, if your gaming, dual-core is probably better as you can achieve a higher overclock resulting in better single-threaded performance which is what most things still are. Quads also run hotter, unless you get the new G0 stepping which apparently runs a bit cooler.

Of course if your overclocking, then you'll probably want to get a decent CPU heatsink. The Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme is basically the best of the best.
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