Critique my E6600 build

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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    My target is a mild OC (2.8-3.0GHz) so I don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of money to get a nice system. My current Athlon XP that was running at 2.0GHz on a DFI Infinity w/ 1GB of Corsair PC3500 DDR just crapped out and I took it as a sign to upgrade to a Conroe.

    I'm a gamer but I also do video encoding as well as a lot of Excel work.

    I plan to overclock both the CPU and the GPU.

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
    Motherboard: ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    Video: SAPPHIRE 100177 Radeon X1950XTX 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM
     
  2. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    As stated in another post I just made... i'd stick with the E6300 and the Gigabyte DS3 mobo, $340. My buddy has this combo and it easily overclocks to 3.5GHz on air, so 3G would be a walk in the park.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115005

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128012

    As for the video card, I'm not familiar with Sapphire, but I know the X1950XTX rocks. I got to play on an ATI a few weeks ago. I'm probably going with the 1950 myself (although I said I'd never go ati again), but I'll probably go with an ATI brand.
     

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