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Roughneck said:
plus Ill need a new sata dvd writer cause the mobo only has 1 ide connector :(

Do any of these new boards have 2 ide connectors. The 965 chipset doesnt support ide at all as standard, boards have to add other chips to support it
 
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lowrider007 said:
Nice, I really want 2x150gb Rapters as well but I'm not sure I can fit it into my budget. r u sure your psu is bigger enough tho ;)

Better to be safe than sorry :D I'll be powering the watercooling off it too (probably 120.3).
 
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Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-128-IN) £214.95 £214.95
MY-014-GS

G.Skill 2GB DDR2 NR PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS5 Dual Channel Kit (F2-6400PHU2-2GBNR) (MY-014-GS)
£114.95 £114.95
MB-044-GI

Gigabyte 8N-SLi Pro nForce4 SLi (Socket LGA775) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-044-GI)
£69.95 £69.95
HD-015-WD

Western Digital Raptor 74GB WD740GD 10,000RPM SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-015-WD)
£89.95 £89.95
HS-017-AR

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775) (HS-017-AR)
£14.95 £14.95
GX-086-LT

Leadtek GeForce 7950 GX2 1024MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-086-LT)
£344.95 £344.95
SC-000-HT

HDA Digital X-Mystique 7.1 Gold PCI Dolby Soundcard (SC-000-HT)
£46.30 £46.30
SP-021-LG

Logitech Z-5500 THX® Certified 5.1 505 Watts Speakers - Retail (SP-021-LG)
£176.95 £176.95
CA-100-CM

CoolerMaster Stacker 830 - Black Trim (No PSU) (CA-100-CM)
£139.95 £139.95
CD-033-LG

LG GSA-4167BAL 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-033-LG)
£22.95 £22.95
CA-024-TT

Thermaltake PurePower 560W Silent Power Supply (W0023R) (CA-024-TT)
£59.95 £59.95

Subtotal £1,295.80
Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £54.45
VAT £236.30
Total £1,586.55

My only concern are the Motherboard and Ram.. but this will essentially be what I buy.

Can anyone see any potential shortcomings, or something that I may have overlooked.. any help would be appreciated.
 
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-|ScottFree|- said:
Gigabyte 8N-SLi Pro nForce4 SLi (Socket LGA775) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-044-GI)
£69.95 £69.95

Can anyone see any potential shortcomings, or something that I may have overlooked.. any help would be appreciated.

That mobo will not work with Conroe AFAIK. :)
 
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-|ScottFree|- said:
ok thanks for the reply.. I cannot find the 7950/Conroe compatability listings.. have searched to no avail :(
The sound card you have is a waste of money.
The PSU is pap,get a seasonic or enermax
And as said that mobo does not support conroe.

Get the Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi instead ;)
Oh and a nice big drive for storage.
 
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-|ScottFree|- said:
ok thanks for the reply.. I cannot find the 7950/Conroe compatability listings.. have searched to no avail :(

7950 is not my forte but I think you can use one of them on the current conroe boards (no SLI conroe boards available yet).
 
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For the wife; to replace a P4 HT 2.6GHz / 865PE / 1GB Ballistix system:

Asrock 775i945GZ
Core Duo E6400
2Gb Corsair DDR2 PC4200 Value select

Will run at stock :eek:
 
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Ok Motherboard will have to be changed to something that fulfills both the Conroe and 7950 requirements. I already have over 500 GB for storage that I can use. Raptor is for OS only.

I have to start reading a little more, thanks for the help guys :)
 
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Don't you still have to get an SLI bridge chip tho? Are the flexible versions easy to get hold of?
 
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£659.95 x 1 - Intel Core 2 DUO Extreme Edition X6800 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.93GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-130-IN)
£136.95 x 1 - Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-044-CO)
£149.95 x 1 - Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-152-AS)
£301.95 x 2 - Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C3 TwinX (2x1GB) (MY-110-CS)
£193.50 x 2 - Western Digital Raptor X 150GB WD1500AHFD 10,000RPM SATA 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-073-WD)
£145.95 x 2 - Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB 5000KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-075-WD)
£28.95 x 1 - BenQ DW1655 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LightScribe ReWriter (Black) - Retail (CD-000-BQ)
£11.50 x 1 - Samsung SH-D162 DVD-ROM (Black) - OEM (CD-002-SA)
£63.95 x 1 - Thermaltake VA3000BWA Tsunami Dream SuperMidi Aluminium Tower - Black (CA-010-TT)
£84.95 x 1 - Seasonic S12 600W Silent ATX2.0 Power Supply (CA-002-SS)

With an eye to upgrading to 2 crossfired rv600 cards when they hit the shops. Transfering a Creative X-fi elite pro (best piece of kit ever) accross from my current machine and will be running vista out the box (crazy i know). Also sorting out water setup outside of ocuk
 
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lowrider007 said:
Conroe Extreme X6800 (Pre-orderd)

Scythe Ninja Plus Heatpipe CPU Cooler (Not Yet Orderd)

Intel Bad Axe D975BX (Purchased)

G.Skill 2GB DDR2 LA PC2-5300 (Purchased)

Nvidia 7800GTX (Keeping from currunt setup - Waiting for DX10)

physX PPU (Keeping from currunt setup)

Samsung SpinPoint T HD400LJ 400GB SATA-II 8MB (Not yet Orderd)

Tagan 480 (Keeping from currunt setup)

Antec P180 Case (Keeping from Currunt setup)

Why did you buy the pc2-5300 instead of the pc2-6400 stuff? PC2-6400 will OC more and only £15 more.
 
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A whole new pc!

Core 2 Duo E6400
965 or nForce5 motherboard
G.Skill 2GB DDR2 NR PC2-6400
X1800XT
80GB Western Digital SATA II (for windows and other bits n' bobs)
250GB Western Digital SATA II (for games, music, videos)
Pioneer DVR-111DBK 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black)
Lian-Li PC7 PLUS (Black)
Tagan Easycon Modular 530W
 
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Revised!!!.. may change a few components but this is it!!! essentially

CP-128-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-128-IN)
£214.95 £214.95
MY-014-GS G.Skill 2GB DDR2 NR PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS5 Dual Channel Kit (F2-6400PHU2-2GBNR) (MY-014-GS)
£114.95 £114.95
HD-015-WD Western Digital Raptor 74GB WD740GD 10,000RPM SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-015-WD)
£89.95 £89.95
HS-017-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775) (HS-017-AR)
£14.95 £14.95
GX-086-LT Leadtek GeForce 7950 GX2 1024MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-086-LT)
£344.95 £344.95
SP-021-LG Logitech Z-5500 THX® Certified 5.1 505 Watts Speakers - Retail (SP-021-LG)
£176.95 £176.95
CA-100-CM CoolerMaster Stacker 830 - Black Trim (No PSU) (CA-100-CM)
£139.95 £139.95
CD-033-LG LG GSA-4167BAL 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-033-LG)
£22.95 £22.95
MB-152-AS Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-152-AS)
£149.95 £149.95
CA-001-SS Seasonic S12 500W Silent ATX2.0 Power Supply (CA-001-SS)
£69.95 £69.95
SC-034-CL Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music - Retail (SC-034-CL)
£66.50 £66.50
Subtotal £1,406.00
 
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CP-128-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-128-IN)
£214.95 £214.95
MY-013-GS G.Skill 2GB DDR2 HZ PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit (F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ) (MY-013-GS)
£147.95 £147.95
GX-053-HT HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ 3 SILENT Heatpipe 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-053-HT)
£234.95 £234.95
HD-046-WD Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-046-WD)
£49.95 £49.95
CD-030-NE NEC ND4570 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-030-NE)
£21.95 £21.95
HS-010-ZA Zalman CNPS7700-CU Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail (HS-010-ZA)
£22.50 £22.50
CB-004-GE Akasa Rounded Ultra ATA133/100/66 IDE Cable (0.45m) - Black (CB-004-GE)
£2.95 £2.95
CA-054-LL Lian-Li PC-7 PLUS Black Aluminium Midi-Tower Case (No PSU) (CA-054-LL)
£48.95 £48.95
CA-023-EN Enermax Noisetaker 535W EG565AX-VE(W) SFMA ATX2.0 SLI Compliant PSU (CA-023-EN)
£54.95 £54.95
Subtotal £799.10
VAT £139.85
Total £938.95

I need to add a motherboard to that and a monitor. I will move my wifi card and audigy 2 ex plat. across so there is no need for onboard sound or wifi. Any motherboards that OC well, but dont cost the world for features i wont need??
 
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CP-128-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-128-IN)
£214.95 £214.95
MB-152-AS Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-152-AS)
£149.95 £149.95
MY-013-GS G.Skill 2GB DDR2 HZ PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit (F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ) (MY-013-GS)
£147.95 £147.95
GX-053-HT HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ 3 SILENT Heatpipe 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-053-HT)
£234.95 £234.95
HD-079-SE Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB ST3250620AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-079-SE)
£52.50 £52.50
CD-078-SA Samsung SH-S182D 18x18 DVD±RW ReWriter (Black) (CD-078-SA)
£21.95 £21.95
HS-003-SY Scythe Ninja Plus Heatpipe CPU Cooler (Socket 478, 754, 939, 940, LGA755) (HS-003-SY)
£26.95 £26.95
CA-005-AK Akasa Eclipse 62 Aluminium Case (CA-005-AK)
£69.95 £69.95
CA-025-EN Enermax Liberty 500W ELT500AWT ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CA-025-EN)
£59.95 £59.95
FG-024-AK Akasa AK-183-L2B Ultra Quiet 120mm Fan - 3 pin (FG-024-AK)
£9.95 £19.90
AC-000-AC Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g) (AC-000-AC)
£5.95 £5.95
KB-015-SK Saitek PZ30AU Eclipse Illuminated Keyboard - Blue (KB-015-SK)
£24.95 £24.95
KB-013-RA Razer Diamondback Plasma 1600dpi Gaming Mouse Limited Edition - Retail (KB-013-RA)
£29.95 £29.95
GS-001-IC Icemat - Black 2nd Edition (GS-001-IC)
£16.70 £16.70
SP-064-CL Creative SBS380 2.1 Speakers - Retail (SP-064-CL)
£18.95 £18.95
Subtotal £1,095.50
VAT £191.72
Total £1,287.22

This is what I hope will be uber :p. I need to add a monitor still, don't know what though... probably VP930 :) Hope that this'll last me for a long while. If anyone sees any mistakes or anything let me know please!
 
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After i've finished my current computer, my next rig will consist of:

*Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz
*Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2
*Team Xtreem DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel 2G -got
*The upcoming DX10 cards (none of these current ones)
*2x750Gb Seagate HDD in RAID
*2xPlextor PX-716AL/T3B Slot Feed DVD-RW
*Tagan 900w Turbojet PSU
*Watercooled *Custom*)
Coolermaster S4000 SX1 Extended -got
 
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