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Old August 18, 2007, 09:07 AM
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Hi guys!

I'm new here and I must say that forums look awesome!

So, I have been thinking of getting a new computer that would overclock well for about 1000-1200 $. Since I am somewhat new to overclocking, I wondered what setup you guys think I should go with?

Anyways, any input is appreciated!

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Old August 18, 2007, 09:20 AM
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Old August 18, 2007, 04:10 PM
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Welcome to the forums!!!!!

It'd be a good idea if you posted a bit more info about what you want to do with the computer and if you have any existing gear/OS that can be ported over.

For +$1000 you can certainly start with some flavour of 8800 for vid card. What else goes in will determine whether it's a 640 meg or 320 meg.
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Old August 25, 2007, 03:34 PM
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It will be used mostly to play games, although I like to listen to music and am always multitasking. I don't need a big ass harddrive, 200 GiG is plenty for me. I also don't need a DVD burner or that kind of stuff, simply a basic optical drive. I have no idea as to what case get so far, but was looking at a core 2 duo processor with a 8800 Video Card, but I have no clue as to what motherboard to get...

Anything else you need to know?

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Old September 3, 2007, 12:32 PM
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Old September 3, 2007, 01:22 PM
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Where are you located? I find NCIX a bit pricy over smaller stores in Toronto.

As for case/power supply, get the Antec Sonata III (3). Comes with a Antec EarthWatts 500W PSU.
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Old September 5, 2007, 07:13 PM
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If you're overclocking, don't bother with the P5B Vanilla, get a Gigabyte 965P-DS3 instead.....far better overclocker and cheaper to boot. Even a Biostar 965PT will do the trick. Then just take the money you've saved and buy some cheap DDR2-800, any stuff will work fine, especially with a 9x mutiplier on a 4300 ;)

If you're not overclocking and have no need for alot of features, then you can even drop down to an MSI 965 Neo-F for an even better deal. Score a better aftermarket heatsink like a Arctic Cooling Freezer for $25 at DirectCanada. Take that bit of money left over and buy a few 120mm fans.....Coolermaster LED ones are probably the best kept secret out there......virtually silent and push very respectable cfm numbers.....and only cost $5 at DirectCanada.....gotta love that.

The Sonata III is a GREAT deal for a good case/PSU combo...that'll save some money there as well. Take that money you've saved, grab a Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II northbridge cooler for $25 and then you have a heckuva system that you can overclock to your heart's content.

Trust me, it'll kick alot more A$$ for the same overall price ;)

Good luck.
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