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Given that DX10 is coming soon, and you'll likely have to upgrade your video card soon again (within a year) if you want to play the newest games, I'd focus a little more on the CPU/MoBo...

For that $540... you need... which parts? CPU/Mobo/Video only, or also something else?

For $200, the ATI X1950PRO should be able to handle anything right now.

For $170, you can get an X1900GT, which is also a pretty capable card. Great deal I think.

At the nVidia side of things, you're talking 7900GS for $180 (minus $20 MIR).
    
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Given that DX10 is coming soon, and you'll likely have to upgrade your video card soon again (within a year) if you want to play the newest games, I'd focus a little more on the CPU/MoBo...

For that $540... you need... which parts? CPU/Mobo/Video only, or also something else?

For $200, the ATI X1950PRO should be able to handle anything right now.

For $170, you can get an X1900GT, which is also a pretty capable card. Great deal I think.

At the nVidia side of things, you're talking 7900GS for $180 (minus $20 MIR).

With that 540 I need mobo/processor/video and then Im good with the rest..I have Ram..but only if I stick with 939..cause its 400 pci3200. I recently bought a New case and a good Power supply too. So I think thats all I need..I just want a well Arounded System as fast as I can Get it...thats can handle games out there now..I have np Making Big upgrades down the road video card, Ram, and processor wise..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150209

how about that for a grphics card.
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getting a whole new system for PCI x16.
of course, we wouldnt recommend anything without PCI x16 (reasonably).
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This is what I would get:

Total: $461.97

Some room left for a nice aftermarket cooler.
    
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This is what I would get:

Total: $461.97

Some room left for a nice aftermarket cooler.
Everything looks great but are you sure thats my best bet for a graphics card..did you see the one I linked? 20 pipes instead of 12..and the clocks are better.
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Clocks don't say anything (check Core 2 Duo clocks v. older Intel ones )

Also, the ATI has 36 pixel shaders (like all X19xx series cards), and each shader shares 1 pipeline. thus, I'd rate the ATI card better than the nVidia.

But, both are good cards!
    
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Hey, I see your delema and I propose this.

ECS P4M890T-M2 (V1.0B) Socket T (LGA 775) VIA P4M890 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135023
$51.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
$181.00
BFG Tech BFGR7950512GTOCE GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143071
$259.99

You said you don't mind spending more on ram etc. later. So here's what I suggest. That mobo can use DDR 400 has a pci express slot and runs a core2 duo. So there your have a Sweet ass conroe system with which you can use your existing ram, until you get more money for some ddr2 800 and then eventually a new mobo to overclock that suckah. A non-overclocked core 2 duo will Keep you going until then. Trust me!

In fact, I don't know why I didn't think of that for myself... I just might do the same damn thing.
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I'd rather go for the Opteron socket 939 solution than for Core 2 Duo with a motherboard like that.... be sure that ECS does not overclock AT ALL..... just my thoughts.
    
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I'd rather go for the Opteron socket 939 solution than for Core 2 Duo with a motherboard like that.... be sure that ECS does not overclock AT ALL..... just my thoughts.
True, the ECS will not OC but even not oced a core 2 duo is a powerful processor and he did say he could buy more parts down the line at which point he will be able to oc. Why go Socket 939 only to have to upgrade to a whole new system again soon?

That build makes for a smoother transition.
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True, the ECS will not OC but even not oced a core 2 duo is a powerful processor and he did say he could buy more parts down the line at which point he will be able to oc. Why go Socket 939 only to have to upgrade to a whole new system again soon?

That build makes for a smoother transition.

I like your thinking but I dont like Intel at all..lol I dont know why just dont...
I like that graphics card though but I want to focus on my mobo/processor..and get that x1900..Then In a year or sooner Ill upgrade to the highest card on the market 8 series..probaby.
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