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post #21 of 30
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Wow...Such good advice...I think yous sold me on a whole new setup...

So I'm looking at about $500 for everything...Hell, that works nicely, and I got some cash left over for a dozen or so roses for the wife...

I REALLY appreciate all the help and links posted in this thread...Looks like I'll be redoing my rig here real soon...And I get to keep my Artic 7 Pro lol...
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When you get the 965 Neo-F installed be sure to update the BIOS as it unlocks the maximum FSB from 300 to 500 and adds a few voltage options.

I've OC'd with one before and they aren't bad for a budget board. Some options are missing that I like (but hardly ever use) but I've hit 2.5Ghz and left it there for my friend (whom the board belongs to).
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What about this for a video card...The 8600GTS ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130084
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I thought you were getting your wife some roses.

eVGA is always good imo. The GTS won't give you anything overly better than a regular GT. Maybe 10-15FPS.
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Ok the 4 items listed $452.00...And yous think this will keep me content for a couple years...

I'm about to order...Speak now or forever hold your peace(for a couple years hehe)
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Well that depends on how many years we're talking about. Lol I upgraded twice in the last year alone. And just got a HD2900XT and new PSU the other week later this year I'm getting Quad Core stuff. But this will hold you over longer than that Prescott or Cedar Mill would have.

The first C2D I got I was outright S H O C K E D at the speeds. I think I laughed hysterically for at least 24 hours.
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Would it be worth it to change up the video card to the 7950gt ddr3 for the extra $80 bucks...

That's the only thing i keep going back and forth on...
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You may want to wait until July for quad (I want one too). Prices are coming way down! Good luck.

Edit: So sorry, a couple windows open and response was to the wrong post. By the way, good luck on your u/g.
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Would it be worth it to change up the video card to the 7950gt ddr3 for the extra $80 bucks...

That's the only thing i keep going back and forth on...
That's all up to you I think you'll be happy with either one. The 8600 is DX10 though.
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