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Old May 1, 2009, 06:46 PM
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Default need help figuring out new build

well i was gonna upgrade just my cpu from 6400 to 8400 and keep everything else but i decided to sell my comp and rebuild from scratch.

now i need help.

the new comp will be based on a 8400 since i already have it.

what kind of mobo would be a good bet for this? i used to to alot of oc but i havent really done anything for about 3 years on it. i need a board that would be easy to get back into it. (ie noob proof).

i got a 8800gt 512ram here so i can drop that in there for now.

also what kind of ram would be good the board?

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Old May 1, 2009, 06:53 PM
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Get a ASUS P5Q Pro and G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit.

G.Skill is very good memory but is less expensive than most others.
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Old May 1, 2009, 07:16 PM
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Gigabyte EP45-UD3R ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 1366+ 1PCI-E SATA2 RAID HD Sound GLAN 1394A Motherboard - DirectCanada

Get UD3R is you don't need crossfire or UD3P if crossfire
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Old May 1, 2009, 07:21 PM
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Often ASUS P5Q Pro has free shipping for entire order at NCIX.
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Old May 1, 2009, 08:23 PM
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Get a ASUS P5Q Pro and G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit.

G.Skill is very good memory but is less expensive than most others.
Good suggestion here
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Old May 2, 2009, 06:50 AM
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they both sound very good.

which one would be best for oc from a newb side of view.

i agree the gskills sound very good for price.

also last quick ? for hard drive. would a raptor for OS be any good performance wize? or stick with single.

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Old May 2, 2009, 07:25 AM
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Western Digital Black 640GB should give you as much performance than the raptor but the raptor have faster booting time
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what about the p5q turbo and p5q turbo pro. any good?
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Old May 2, 2009, 02:44 PM
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I will certainly second the P5Q Pro being a good board. I used one a few month ago in my father's CAD system (along with an E8600 and a Quadro FX3700 and 2x2GB Mushkin PC6400 in a TJ09B-W).

not sure what the P5Q turbo is. Looks like it just has some overclocking feature that can be enabled and then toggled on and off with the power switch or something like that.
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Old May 2, 2009, 03:56 PM
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My experience with the Giga P35-DQ6 was that Giga makes one of the most newb friendly OC bios' out there. The memory settings scale quite well (always stable) when bumping up FSB. If anything, it's too easy. :)

The P5Q is also fairly easy to OC, but you would need to pay a bit more attention to the memory settings as you raise FSB.
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