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    Upgrade Time! : )

    Hi all,

    I have decided that i am going to need a new project soon as i am getting bored :!:

    I have decided i need a computer upgrade upgrade for home after a recent pay rise - Yeah, a Pay rise, not a deduction! Wow, i know!

    I have placed the links of the main components below, anyone had any experience with these or know of any compatibility issues etc, it has been a year or two since i did a complete system build, like!!! Since i have 9,000 Dells to play with. :twisted:


    Motherboard
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/129039

    CPU
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/124869

    RAMM
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/98708

    Cheers,

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    Personaly I would not get an MSI motherboard, had issues with them. I like Gigabyte, never had any problems with them.

    I think it was socket 775 you wanted.

    Gigabyte Mboard from Ebuyer

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    Quote Originally Posted by Scotmk
    Personaly I would not get an MSI motherboard, had issues with them. I like Gigabyte, never had any problems with them.

    I think it was socket 775 you wanted.

    Gigabyte Mboard from Ebuyer
    That looks Okay, however i need IDE and SATA on the motherboard, AGP aswell, however i am yet to find a motherboard which has both. : (

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    I have that processor, and this motherboard:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...atid=5&subcat=

    and thats a rocking combination, easy overclock to 3GHz without even thinking about it. I use Crucial Ballistix Ram in it, 2GB of it at present running Vista X64.


    Oh and BTW please don't post mutiple thread - http://temp.edugeek.co.uk/index.php?...wtopic&t=11542 needs merging with this one please mods

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    I have that processor, and this motherboard:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...atid=5&subcat=

    and thats a rocking combination, easy overclock to 3GHz without even thinking about it. I use Crucial Ballistix Ram in it, 2GB of it at present running Vista X64.


    Oh and BTW please don't post mutiple thread - http://temp.edugeek.co.uk/index.php?...wtopic&t=11542 needs merging with this one please mods
    I didn't post the multiple thread, i am guessing it happened from a reply or something.

    Cheers anyway,

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    Quote Originally Posted by acrobson
    Quote Originally Posted by john
    I have that processor, and this motherboard:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...atid=5&subcat=

    and thats a rocking combination, easy overclock to 3GHz without even thinking about it. I use Crucial Ballistix Ram in it, 2GB of it at present running Vista X64.


    Oh and BTW please don't post mutiple thread - http://temp.edugeek.co.uk/index.php?...wtopic&t=11542 needs merging with this one please mods
    I didn't post the multiple thread, i am guessing it happened from a reply or something.

    Cheers anyway,
    Oh well, im sure a mod will mop up, but my recomendation still stands

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Quote Originally Posted by acrobson
    Quote Originally Posted by john
    I have that processor, and this motherboard:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...atid=5&subcat=

    and thats a rocking combination, easy overclock to 3GHz without even thinking about it. I use Crucial Ballistix Ram in it, 2GB of it at present running Vista X64.


    Oh and BTW please don't post mutiple thread - http://temp.edugeek.co.uk/index.php?...wtopic&t=11542 needs merging with this one please mods
    I didn't post the multiple thread, i am guessing it happened from a reply or something.

    Cheers anyway,
    Oh well, im sure a mod will mop up, but my recomendation still stands
    Yeah, thanks for that, i am more of a MSI man myself, i have tried a few GigaByte boards and they have either blown or been sent back as there too fiddly to fit to the chassis and swapped for an MSI.

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    Get the G0 stepping slightly better temps + power consumption Q6600 G0

    Also personally would get the Intel P35 chipset P35 Neo although the 650 SLI is also good and the IDE controller is native to the chipset unlike the Intel boards where the IDE is in the form of an additional controller.

    Also prefer MSI myself (mainly because I get priority BIOS support )

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterW
    Get the G0 stepping slightly better temps + power consumption Q6600 G0

    Also personally would get the Intel P35 chipset P35 Neo although the 650 SLI is also good and the IDE controller is native to the chipset unlike the Intel boards where the IDE is in the form of an additional controller.

    Also prefer MSI myself (mainly because I get priority BIOS support )
    The CPU seems okay, however the Motherboard doesen't appear to have IEEE1394, although, that is a nice board.

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    or the P35 Platinum which I'm looking to get next month myself P35 Platinum its about £35 more though I believe.

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterW
    or the P35 Platinum which I'm looking to get next month myself P35 Platinum its about £35 more though I believe.
    That motherboard is awesome, i covers every thing i need and MORE!

    Anyone happen to know where i can get my hands on one, as my usual suppliers don't seem to have the Platinum version.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    CCL put me on to that board or a reasonable facsimile thereof when I was discussing possible upgrades so you could ask them.

    I didn't go with an upgrade in the end but it did look like a good deal... Only thing I would say is that there's been some bad press out there re :the P35's although I think it was early models you might want to double and triple check before you jump.

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    Quote Originally Posted by contink
    CCL put me on to that board or a reasonable facsimile thereof when I was discussing possible upgrades so you could ask them.

    I didn't go with an upgrade in the end but it did look like a good deal... Only thing I would say is that there's been some bad press out there re :the P35's although I think it was early models you might want to double and triple check before you jump.
    Cheers, i will check it out, after all, i always have the previous model to fall back on if needs be. It is nice though!

    Any more suppliers would be helpful.

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    I have just checked CCL out and they don't state whether the board supports Core 2 QUAD or not, however on the MSI site it states it does. Any ideas?

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    Re: Upgrade Time! : )

    Yes all the P35 boards are fine with the quad.

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