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  1. #1
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    My potential new build

    I am going to buy:

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHZ 1066FSB 3MB ($140)
    Motherboard: EVGA nForce 750i SLI FTW ($180)
    Memory: OCZ 4GB DDR2 PC2-6400 OCZ2VU8004GK ($75)
    Video: BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB ($235)

    I currently have:

    Power Supply:
    Antec Earthwatts 430W ATX12V V2.0 20/24PIN Active PFC 80PLUS 80MM Fan
    HD: Western Digital Raptor 74GB SATA 10000RPM, 2x 250GB Maxtor

    I'm planning on upgrading my power supply and HD's later on. I live in Canada, so these are Canadian prices. My question is, have I made the right choices? The motherboard supports DDR2 1066 memory, is it worth is to go with 1066 rather than 800?

  2. #2
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    Re: My potential new build

    I think the general consensus is that the 6400 is going to work fine.
    Heatware = Foxtrot
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    Re: My potential new build

    I recommend a better power supply.

  4. #4
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    Re: My potential new build

    Ok I've changed my wish list a bit. Can anyone tell me if I'll having any problems/conflicts with this setup:

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45
    Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
    Video: BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB or
    DIAMOND 4870PE51G Radeon HD 4870 1GB

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    Re: My potential new build

    I'm not sure running all that on the antec earthwatts 430W is a good idea ...

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    Re: My potential new build

    Quote Originally Posted by xiz0r View Post
    I'm not sure running all that on the antec earthwatts 430W is a good idea ...
    Not enough power? Could it damage my system?

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    Re: My potential new build

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot View Post
    I think the general consensus is that the 6400 is going to work fine.
    But would I feel a noticeable difference using 1066?

  8. #8
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    Re: My potential new build

    Ok I'm a little confused. The motherboard has a FSB of 1600/1333MHz. The CPU has a FSB of 1333MHz. What would be the optimal RAM? DDR 800 or 667MHz? Sorry I'm such a noob.

    edit...maybe I'll ask about this in the memory section.
    Last edited by Marty M; 12-05-2008 at 08:13 PM.

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