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Old 4th October, 2008, 12:46 AM
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New rig time

I'm going to build a new Intel based rig this month. Looking for some recommendations on CPU and motherboard.

Probably go for a Core 2 Quad, mid-priced, with good overclock potential.
Perhaps a Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz 1333MHz.

For the board, I'm looking at either Asus or Gigabyte.

2GB of 1333MHz RAM.

Any suggestions?
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Old 4th October, 2008, 06:00 PM
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I'm going to build a new Intel based rig this month. Looking for some recommendations on CPU and motherboard.

Probably go for a Core 2 Quad, mid-priced, with good overclock potential.
Perhaps a Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz 1333MHz.

For the board, I'm looking at either Asus or Gigabyte.

2GB of 1333MHz RAM.

Any suggestions?
had a asus P5Q Pro for a bit, good solid board plenty of overclocking options very stable and had the asus express gate utility which was pretty good
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I'm using the Plain Jane P5Q with a 2.44, 4 core, love it! But I'm in no position to make comparisons...
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I'm using the Plain Jane P5Q with a 2.44, 4 core, love it! But I'm in no position to make comparisons...
I dont think you can go far wrong with any p45 chipset especially the asus ones, really stable and great support (albeit a slow website)
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In as much as it took my 2.44 to 3840 on Auto... I think most will get good use of this board! ":O}
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If your a gamer the 8600 is for you. if you do more grunt work with your rig, go for a Quad.Depending on your budget, these things can be beastly.

good luck on your build.
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I've got an 8800 GTX already, in my existing rig.

Haven't decided what to get for this new rig, could just get a cheap card for my old rig, and put the 8800 GTX in the new one.
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Sounds like a solid plan...
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In as much as it took my 2.44 to 3840 on Auto... I think most will get good use of this board! ":O}

Do you mean 3.84GHz????
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I've got an 8800 GTX already, in my existing rig.

Haven't decided what to get for this new rig, could just get a cheap card for my old rig, and put the 8800 GTX in the new one.
8800gtx is still a great card depending on what resolution your gonna play at might not be much point in changing, i can only but recommend the 4870 tho
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