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Hi! all on overlock.net

Hopefully be seeing you around here when building my new system.
i'm not made of money so this build is going to take a few months (unfortunately) but im going to do it right.
These are my planned and some already purchased gear:
corsair 700d case
i7 2600k watercooled with a coolit alc 240
msi or asus z68 chipset mb (im waiting a while for some better boards like a rog) taking full advantage of SRT
16gb 2x(2x4gb) corsair dominator gt 2133mhz
2 x gtx480 with custom coolers SLI
all other other components i havnt decided on yet. hoping to oc to 5ghz

will keep updates
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Welcome to OCN! Glad you found us. Anyway... Good gosh... What the heck are you gonna use 16GB of RAM for? 4GB is plenty, and even 8GB can be overkill depending on what you use your computer for.
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I highly recommend saving a big wad of money and NEVER purchasing parts over the course of multiple months. It's probably the biggest mistake you can make.

If you are going to buy parts I'd recommend things like case, monitor, mouse, keyboard, dvd drives, etc. Nothing like motherboard, cpu, video cards, ram. Technology moves too fast.
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Originally Posted by Khaotik55 View Post
I highly recommend saving a big wad of money and NEVER purchasing parts over the course of multiple months. It's probably the biggest mistake you can make.

If you are going to buy parts I'd recommend things like case, monitor, mouse, keyboard, dvd drives, etc. Nothing like motherboard, cpu, video cards, ram. Technology moves too fast.
This, I mean sometimes you have to save a little at a time and buy a part here or there, but I would recommended setting yourself a budget for cpu ram video and mobo, saving it up then buying the best parts you can for the money then, more than likely the parts will be better than what you would have originally got.
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A-Data N001 SSD  XSPC Rasa 750 Win 7 Ult. 64bit Asus 22" 
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Corsiar TX750 Antec 1200 X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 
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Q6600 (3.6Ghz 1.487v) Asus P5Q-E (2x CF)Sapphire HD 4870 512 & 1GB 4GB (2x2GB) G.Skill PC8000 
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This, I mean sometimes you have to save a little at a time and buy a part here or there, but I would recommended setting yourself a budget for cpu ram video and mobo, saving it up then buying the best parts you can for the money then, more than likely the parts will be better than what you would have originally got.
thanks for your reply, i'm upgrading from a dual core athlon 939 2.4ghz, i bought that system for about 1.5k new in total and was one highest spec at the time, but very soon on the horizon was the AM2 that supported DDR2. now had i waited a couple of months for the AM2 i would of had like 6 years more computing on DDR2. the difference might not be much but over the years how much total banwidth had i lost?
the z68 being a fairly new chipset I would like more of a choice, including extreme version's more polished and refined. all the chinks ironed out, i believe Asus is working on a ROG version.

My budget is pretty much when ill be happy that my system is capable at running the most demanding games at high res for years to come.
but i've learned from the past it better to bide your time and save for a while until something stands out and ticks all your boxes.. i really don't want to spend the next 6 years saying if only....

thanks to all.. o and 16gb ram im sure ill find a way to use it he he
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Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
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