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First off welcome to OCN! This is by far one of the best forums I've been on! very helpful folks

Regarding your build, Chozart (I'm going to make you a Chozaapproved stamp Chozart ) pretty much laid it down for you! that's the best setup for that range, for multi tasking c2d's should be perfect, I'd say wait a couple months for prices to go down on the quad core and then you'll REALLY multi task
I would not wait a 'couple of months' if you want a rig now

But... Quad Core should be available for $266 or so by the end of July.
I'd just get the rig now.. and an upgrade to a Q6600 should be easy by then.

However, do note that those quads are hot puppies....
    
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I would not wait a 'couple of months' if you want a rig now

But... Quad Core should be available for $266 or so by the end of July.
I'd just get the rig now.. and an upgrade to a Q6600 should be easy by then.

However, do note that those quads are hot puppies....
Yeah true, I myself wanted to build mine around mid/late June (still waiting on my Laptop back from maintenance to sell it + other stuff + pay money ) but figured I'd wait till then and see what comes out of it. Either way more waiting = more money and price drops.
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If you *really* want to go Quad, but can't wait... pick up an E4300. That will serve you for a few months, and yuo probably get a good chunk of the money back when you sell it. Then, after the price drop, buy the Q6600 and sell the E4300...
    
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post #14 of 18
Skip the C2D for WoW. Just get a A64 X2 or Pentium D. WoW isn't demanding that much at all. Also the 7950GT seems like a overclocked 7900GT. So step down. IMO, I wouldn't spend all that money primarily for WoW.
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If you *really* want to go Quad, but can't wait... pick up an E4300. That will serve you for a few months, and yuo probably get a good chunk of the money back when you sell it. Then, after the price drop, buy the Q6600 and sell the E4300...
For me? Nah I'm not waiting on that I'm waiting on the new C2D's dual core, maybe an E6850 @ 3.0GHZ and oc it to around 4GHZ 24/7

BTW: "Hey Chozart, since you're intimate with the Corsair PSU (620HX) would you say cables are long enough for routing behind motherboard trays in say... an Antec 900 or a CM stacker 830?" from another thread
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Well.. I am not 'intimate' with that PSU...

My recommendations for that PSU are based on multiple reviews, and the fact that Corsair did a good job with the Seasonic OEM parts.

I don't really know about cable length...but they seem long enough to me, based on images
    
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post #17 of 18
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Well.. I am not 'intimate' with that PSU...

My recommendations for that PSU are based on multiple reviews, and the fact that Corsair did a good job with the Seasonic OEM parts.

I don't really know about cable length...but they seem long enough to me, based on images
lol I figured since you recommend it a lot you've had one before or something I'm def going to get it for my build! It's either going in an Antec 900 or a CM stacker 830 depending on the budget.
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Well Chozart, I don't know if you have the power to pick the best parts, but you certainly have the power of persuasion...

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MB ASUS P5N32-E SLI NF680I 775 - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$209.99)
CPU INTEL|C2D E6420 2.13G 775 4M R - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$189.00)
MEM 1Gx2|G.SKILL F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$114.99)

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Shipping and Handling Charge**: $10.84
Total: $814.81


I still don't think you'll ever get me to drop $175 on a psu (though I will look for a better 'value priced' one)

Thanks for all your help to everyone who made suggestions, wish me luck with my new parts! LOL (that just sounds so wrong)
    
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