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Nice Build RJacobs28. My next upgrade, if I were you, would be an SSD drive for a boot/main application drive. Has made a very noticeable difference when I did mine.

I think the previous posters may have missed that he is from Australia. US based myself, but have seen lots of comments on OCN that things are WAY more expensive down under. So don't get hung up on price and quash his enthusiasm!
You quoted my build

Ok, yeah, Australian dollars ... the prices I quoted were Canadian dollars and I didn't notice so didn't mentally translate.
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Hi Quantum, I'll be sure to add some pics when I get home from work! As for the Memory, I've had to underclock it; My Mobo/CPU combination (not officially supported) produces a Coldboot issue with 800MHz

Conner, you're not wrong. It certainly hasn't been cost-effective! But it sure has been interesting and very rewarding. Although I would like to point out $560 of that was on the GTX 560 Ti and the 2 Monitors brand new!
What is your main concern with the upgrade potential; the MoBo?

Cheers guys!
Ah, with the monitors -- yea, without the monitors your build's price is a lot more sensible!

Also perhaps a BIOS update to try and fix your compatibility issues with the Phenom II?
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I bought most parts from my local Computer store (MSY (Australia)) which are comparitively speaking, very affordable. As above, the graphics card set me back $260 but the Main expense was actually dual 22inch monitors @ $150 each.

So i guess, to clarify; the "System" cost was closer to $700 i guess.

Does a Solid State Drive yield largely noticable improvements?
 
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Also perhaps a BIOS update to try and fix your compatibility issues with the Phenom II?
I'm currently running 5001 on the Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe, would you happen to know which BIOS would eliminate my Coldboot issues?
 
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Originally Posted by RJacobs28 View Post
I'm currently running 5001 on the Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe, would you happen to know which BIOS would eliminate my Coldboot issues?
its supposed to support 800mhz. but why not go with a mobo that supported AM3 stock and DDR3?
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Thread Starter 
So far, what I'm getting is that I should look at an SSD & an AM3+ Board with some good DDR3.

With the SSD, what is a good recommendation on Brand and size, considering value for money and given that I already have 2TB in-system for non-essentials?

With the AM3+ board, good recommendation? I wouldnt rule out SLI down the track..

Thank you guys for your responses so far, I honestly expected a "Pfft, ANOTHER rate my rig post" approach but you guys are really helpful! Cheers
 
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If I were you I'd sit back and enjoy it while gathering money (~1000$ just for rig) to do it all again. Hopefully that will take you at least as long as it will take for BD to come out. Figure it out then. Go with SB, IB if you wait long enough, or BD...
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I would definitely vote an AM3 board that can take SLI, but that will be hard to find I think
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post #19 of 23
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@Quantum - Why's that?
 
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post #20 of 23
Did some digging --

M4N82 Deluxe nForce 980a SLI board

Put that one on your to-do list if you're not going to go Bulldozer nest year.
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