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Hi! So I got my hands on a fresh from RMA Gigabyte P35-DS3R (My dads old mobo, but he bought a second one to replace it cause RMA would take too long.)

So- I want a new computer. As you can see by my sig, not too much will be reused. I want a Core 2 Duo of some sort... MAYBE a quad if I can get one cheap. New GPU, Ram, and such. My budget is over $300 Under $1000.. But if I get good stuff and keep my 7900 thats fine. Basically- I want a build I can take to COLLEGE and still use for everything. That is, I want it to last me 5 years.

I imagine I will need a new power supply.
I will also need a CPU..
And RAM. Keep it cheap as I can while not limiting the overclock much.. 2 or 4 gigs? I dunno..
And then new hard drive / sata dvd burner and vista and such.

But yea. What is the best cpu/ram combo for this board? Under $350 for the combo please.. Under $250 would be best, but will it last me?

I also want a new case, but Ill start that discussion in a better place because it isn't going to be for a while that I need one..
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If you are keeping your GPU and your mobo then you've got a fine budget for a powerful upgrade.

Q6600
Tuniq Tower
Seagate 500Gb 32mb cache
Geil DDR2 800 4gb
Vista Home Premium 64bit

solid setup for just over $600

Stick with Ubuntu and you can save $100 on the OS and use less ram. Others will have really good suggestions as well, if not better, but this will atleast get you started.

As far as a PSU goes you may just be ok with what you have.
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Intel E2180 @ 3.2 DFI P965 Dark EVGA 8800GTS SC 320MB (648/1728/945) 2Gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
80GB Max, 200gb Seagate Windows XP Pro SP2 Dell 2001FP OCZ Powerstream 520w 
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Intel E2180 @ 3.2 DFI P965 Dark EVGA 8800GTS SC 320MB (648/1728/945) 2Gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
80GB Max, 200gb Seagate Windows XP Pro SP2 Dell 2001FP OCZ Powerstream 520w 
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Rocketfish (Lian Li A71-B) Logitech MX510 Performance Func 
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Thanks! WOW Ram has come down in price..

only a couple things- I kinda need a new PSU..
And also, this will be in a HTPC enviroment eventually, and be moved around a lot, due to college, so I would want to find a different heatsink.. But that's a small issue.

Thanks!!

PS: I WILL be using ubuntu- and Vista 64 bit... Games and such.. plus windows only other software... ah well.
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