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Personally, I'd try to go for an Asus P5N-E for your budget It's 650i and overclocks more consistently than the DS3.
Your probably right, but then we would be over budget :[

Windows isn't even included in my total heh.
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THanks for the input! Tell me what you guys would truly recommend that would put me over the budget a little bit. i will consider going over budget...
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If you want to go over budget i suggest getting a aftermarket cooler.

That will allow you to overclock more.
You are going to overclock right?

The next step would be to get a better motherboard that overclocks more.

You familiar with overclocking?

And you have good timing, i just went inside to take a break from working out and checked this thread

*edit* Or upgrade your GFX card, it depends on what resolution you are running though.
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Get two 250GB Seagate 7200.10 in RAID0 on the DS3. It's a cheap combo, and gets you incredible speeds. My RAID setup with those exact drives netted me higher speeds than those of many Raptor 2-drive and even some 4-drive RAID0 setups.
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In that budget I'd look into a lower end C2d and pair it with either a 8800GTS or a 7950 gpu. Between the two you'll be looking at under $500, assuming your monitor is not large enough to demand the 8800gts640 (you can get by with the 320 with up to 1024x768 at least, but not 1980x1080). With the remaining 500, I'd make the mobo the biggest expenditure. If forward compatibility is the major issue, you'll want a mobo that can handle upgrades. Since mobo upgrades are the most time consuming, make that your most future proof component.

That's how I would start.
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Get two 250GB Seagate 7200.10 in RAID0 on the DS3. It's a cheap combo, and gets you incredible speeds. My RAID setup with those exact drives netted me higher speeds than those of many Raptor 2-drive and even some 4-drive RAID0 setups.
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In that budget I'd look into a lower end C2d and pair it with either a 8800GTS or a 7950 gpu. Between the two you'll be looking at under $500, assuming your monitor is not large enough to demand the 8800gts640 (you can get by with the 320 with up to 1024x768 at least, but not 1980x1080). With the remaining 500, I'd make the mobo the biggest expenditure. If forward compatibility is the major issue, you'll want a mobo that can handle upgrades. Since mobo upgrades are the most time consuming, make that your most future proof component.

That's how I would start.


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$165.50
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115015

$149.98
2x Set up in RAID0, meets your 500gb requirement, and your fast C drive requirement!
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144

$55.99
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

$99.99
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128042

$99.98
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231087

$108.01
SILVERSTONE ST50EF-Plus ATX 12V 2.2 500W Power Supply 100 - 240 V - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256008

$34.12
LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106075

$276.12
EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082

Total = $989.58
Hehe, that is basically what i came up with.
RAID0, and Penryn ready mobo.

But i would get a cooler before i upgraded the mobo, i'm pretty sure the DS3 can handle some decent overclocks. Am i right?
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wow i feel pretty dumb... what is DS3?? i would like to overclock if i knew how. i'm afraid overclocking is not safe
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wow i feel pretty dumb... what is DS3?? i would like to overclock if i knew how. i'm afraid overclocking is not safe
DS3 is the name of a popular mid range gigabyte motherboard. It's the motherboard i posted in my list.

Overclocking is totally safe as long as you don't set you vcore to like 1.7 lol.
It's pretty idiot proof, worst that would happen is your CPU overheats and your PC shuts off, then you just lower the vcore.

Overclock by raising the FSB, and keeping 1:1 FSB : RAM ratio preferably. When PC becomes unstable, add more vcore until it is stable. Add voltage to NB, MCH, vram, as needed.
All of this is done in the bios.

Browse around the forums for a while and you will learn everything you need. I didn't know what FSB was when i got here... but just look at me now LOL

Personally i think you are wasting money if you don't overclock a C2D.
It's like driving 25 MPH when you can go 40MPH
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Lol $1000 will take care of those games like nothing else.
Except for FEAR, unless a significant portion of the budget is devoted to a GPU.
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Note that the DS3 only supports RAID on a secondary controller on the PCI-E bus...

Same PSU, but cheaper:
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