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Thread: Suggestions on this combo?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007

    Default Suggestions on this combo?

    You guys were a great help last year, and that pc is running fine.

    How does this combo look?

    MOBO GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard

    Ram G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor

    GPU EVGA 640-P2-N829-AR GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    I havnt kept up with hardware since building my last PC, so if you have any suggestions for alternatives or if you have any of this hardware I'd like to hear about it. I was not able to find a board that supported PCI 2.0 and did not require ddr3..
    Last edited by killian27; 04-03-2008 at 04:06 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Default Re: Suggestions on this combo?

    from what i see it looks like a pretty decent system. THERE are some gripes tho...

    the 8800GTS 640MB is OUTDATED!!! and overpriced!!! try to swap it for an 8800GT for extra performance without outrageous prices.
    PLUS, now you CAN get pci-e 2.0 specs in recent motherboards such as the nforce 750SLI which supports true dual X16 SLI at pci-e 2.0 speeds.

    If your budget could extend further you could consider an SLI motherboard since you've already got an nvidia card.

    Everything else besides the video card looks sweet, looks like its gona b a really good all-rounder system.
    Asrock P55-Extreme
    Core I5 @ 3.2GHZ
    2x2GB G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600
    ASUS HD5850
    1TB Samsung SATA II
    Corsair TX650W PSU

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    Feb 2008

    Default Re: Suggestions on this combo?

    Don't get a Q6600, really not required if your primary purpose is gaming.
    Better to get a C2D, they usually have more headroom for overclocking
    as they run cooler than the 4 cores variety
    Intel Core i5 4670k C0 @4.2Ghz - Corsair H80i
    Gigabyte GA-Z97x-SOC Force (Rev 01, BIOS F6C)
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866Mhz DDR3 9-10-9-27 1.5v
    Gigabyte R9 280x OC Windforce

    OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
    Small print - All suggestions I give on this forum are just that - Suggestions.
    I'm merely suggesting an approach/opinion which I would have taken - You are welcome to try at your own risk.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Suggestions on this combo?

    An E8400 would do the job or if you are feeling flush an E8600.
    Andrew "Eightball103" Jones

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