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Old 21st March, 2009, 09:44 PM
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New Wolfdale System Build

My current system is getting a bit long in the tooth now and I'm considering building a new computer this year to replace it.

I've been looking at building a new system based around the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 'Wolfdale' 3.00GHz cpu but its going to depend on how much the other components cost that match up to this whether I'd be able to afford or if I'd have to consider something less expensive, maybe an AMD Phenom II X3 2.8GHz instead or a cheaper Intel or AMD chip. I think my main criteria is going for higher Ghz rating over number of cores and ability to overclock a decent amount.

Can anyone tell me what other components you'd recommend to match up with the 3.0 Ghz Wolfdale? What Mobo and memory would you recommend? And how many Ghz's should you be able to overclock this chip to (non-watercooled) while maintaining stability?

Thanks for your help,

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Old 22nd March, 2009, 09:21 PM
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Old 22nd March, 2009, 11:46 PM
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I have mixed feelings about recomending my setup.
Onn the pro side: This set up will more than meet your OC needs. Withe just 2 bios changes she runs happy at 3.87G, smoothe and stable. The board has developed a problem in the 1st memory slot & it can't be used ay more, but I just moved the 2x2g sticks to the 2nd banks and it's running the 3.87g as before. it realy is a sweet board.
I am a bit behind in the benchmarks. I'm not to fanitical about it but I'm happu with them.
Check out the cooler-ranks 3rd but costs a lot less, just make sure it will fit in your case! It's big!
Good luck and you'll get some more recommendations by others that are more qualified than I. Just giveing you my E8400 Wolfdale setup. it's all in the sig.
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