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post #1 of 16
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Well, I've decided to finally make the move to intel. I've needed a new rig for some time now. I'm just going to get a mobo, ram, and the processor; budget is around 300-400$.

Since I'm upgrading, I was thinking about DDR3. Since it is new, it should last a while, at least I hope

Any input?

Edit: Budget up'ed. Read below.
post #2 of 16
Don't Expect DDR3 with that budget. I would go with:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128050
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115015
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Hmm. What if I up'ed the budged a bit? Is it that expensive? :-\\

I guess I need to do my research.
post #4 of 16
If you're looking for 2gb kits, it is about 500 dollars.

I would want to wait a a little. It is first generation and not worth the money. I am pretty sure there is not much difference right now between it and DDR2.
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Don't get DDR3 full stop. DDR2 is so much better at the moment.
    
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post #6 of 16
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Ha I looked it up. Nevermind. :-X
post #7 of 16
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Okay. New choice. I'm up'ing the budget to fit this baby in there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

This baby better last me a good 2 years :-D
post #8 of 16
A core 2 duo will easily last 2 years and still be good as well.....

The Q6600 is a great buy though, specially for the future and for OC'ing, just make sure you get a GO stepping Q6600 for overclocking.
    
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post #9 of 16
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I'm looking @ the combos now. I'm guessing i'll need a new power supply too. Forget the budget. Lets see what I come out with here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=0&PageSize=25

should I do any of those combos?
post #10 of 16
Nah, they are mostly crap. They just want to get rid of the stuff so they combo it
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