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Well I just got some good news, I am gonna be getter more money for Christmas then I originally thought, So I am thinking about doing a new build. I want to keep my case, psu, cooling and sound card. Also the hard drives.

What I want is a nice budget DX10 build.

I was gonna base the rig off a eVGA 8800GTS, which leaves me room to upgrade a couple parts. And the option to step-up to a GTX if I want more power.

I have like $1200 for it, after selling my cpu, ram, gpu, and mobo. (I am figuring about $500 for these) I might be able to get another $200. But I would really like to stick to the $1200.

Can it be done?

I was thinking maybe a E6300, 2 x 1G Firestix, and the eVGA 8800GTS. I don't know what to get for the mobo, as I haven't been following Intel at all.

Any recommendations?

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For the motherboard I'd go with the one I just linked.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045

As for the cpu. I'm not sure if you want to use a E6300 with a G80, GTS or not I'm thinking your cpu will the be the bottleneck.

However, my knowledge on the G80's is low so take my advice lightly.

Edit: Firestix I heard is some pretty good ram.
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I'd recommend the P5B Deluxe as well
    
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Wehy are you going to get an e6300 with an 8800gts. That will bottleneck really bad. I would try to get a nicer conroe If I were you.
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Originally Posted by blackeagle View Post
Wehy are you going to get an e6300 with an 8800gts. That will bottleneck really bad. I would try to get a nicer conroe If I were you.
Bottleneck? Not really, depends on what you're going to use.
It will hardly bottleneck in any games.
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For the people saying the E6300 will bottleneck the 8800GTS, I have one word...

Overclock
    
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For the people saying the E6300 will bottleneck the 8800GTS, I have one word...

Overclock
Exactly I don't have water cooling for nothing lol, I don't plan to have it running stock for very long, maybe an hour or 2

Whats a round about figure for the e6300 to OC to?

And what would you recommend for it to not be a bottleneck?
    
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I have seen these overclock too over 3Ghz before
    
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http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1075792 Towards the bottom are the e6300s.. 3.62ghz
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Thanks guys, Mad brought up another point. Is my PSU gonna be enough to power this thing??
    
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