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post #1 of 11
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Alright I have $800.00 USD dollars to spend. Anyone wanna give me some suggestions on what to upgrade? I would like to get some new ram 4 gigs or more. And anything else you can think of...

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I do not need Raptor hard drives. I do mostly Video Editing, Animations ( In 3ds max 9), and Model Rendering. So maybe i should get more space as-well?

And no, i do not want another 8800 gtx.
    
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I'm hard-pressed to find something you need to upgrade. I guess I'd save it up for an X38 motherboard when they come out.
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I'm hard-pressed to find something you need to upgrade. I guess I'd save it up for an X38 motherboard when they come out.
No need to save money. I get paid enough each week. Anyways, What is some of the best ram on the market right now?
    
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No need to save money. I get paid enough each week. Anyways, What is some of the best ram on the market right now?
Well at the moment it's a great time to buy RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148069
Crucial Ballistix 2GB 8500 1066mhz RAM. Bloody good RAM there, get 4GB's of that for the price it's at (Although I know it used to be cheaper)

Edit: Sorry for not reading the post correctly about your WC setup...
    
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DDR3 RAM I would imagine..
    
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maybe you can buy a gold blanket to wrap your computer up when it gets chilly at night.
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post #7 of 11
On another thought, Maybe try getting a better radiator or pump for your loop. Also, with that 800 you can upgrade your processor once prices drop.
    
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by TheFatBloke View Post
Well at the moment it's a great time to buy RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148069
Crucial Ballistix 2GB 8500 1066mhz RAM. Bloody good RAM there, get 4GB's of that for the price it's at (Although I know it used to be cheaper)

Also get a good custom watercooling setup (Just for the CPU, or for the GPU as well if you want to overclock that...)Both of these factors will help you to overclock you Q6600 incredibly and also will make your PC run more smoothly overall.
Yellow\\Orange Ram = heck no. And i do have a fairly decent water-cooling setup. ( its custom )
    
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by ThePope View Post
Yellow Ram = heck no. And i do have a fairly decent water-cooling setup. ( its custom )
Sorry about that, I didn't completely read your specs...

Also Crucial do a version of that RAM in black and with LED's ... The crucial Ballistix Tracers if that makes you any happier..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148070

With them get RAM Watercooling too.. as supposedly the LED's make them run hot.
    
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
maybe you can buy a gold blanket to wrap your computer up when it gets chilly at night.


Man save up ,you already have an extremely good rig. Don't upgrade because you have the money to do so , upgrade when you require it
    
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