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Well I had planed on just updating my current system from a dual core to a quad, but I figured what the hell lets completely rebuild my system.

Now I have about 1700$ to spend , I use my computer for mostly multimedia, gaming and photo/video editing.
However I also enjoy having local bragging rights.

My current system is below. (I think, I'm not 100% how this forum works)

The only items that I know I will be getting is 2 500gb Spinpoints. So thats 200$ out right there.

Planing on the Q6600, a 8800gtx(with afer market Zalman VF1000 and RHS88) ,Raptor for boot and
a fully modular power supply(I'm not sure of the watts/amps I would need)

The ram and the motherboard are my current issues. I'm looking at either the xfx or the evga 780i boards.

Any help/or insight would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 41
wait until the 25th and get a 9800gtx. it should be cheaper and faster

for ram i suggest these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

great price. i just picked up a kit myself
   
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post #3 of 41
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The only problem for me with that ram is I'm not running windows 64 Bit , I really only need 2gb.
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post #4 of 41
me either. but 32 does utilise 3 gigs. i plan on getting x64 so i figured might as well jump on the free shipping.

really though, you should grab a 9800 when it comes out it is slated to be $300-$350.
   
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post #5 of 41
You still can use 4GB but just somewhere around 3Gb. Or go for 2GB Ballistix DDR2-800. $32.
post #6 of 41
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Whats your source for that 9800gtx, i cant find anything about it thats reliable.
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post #8 of 41
Single GPU why get 780i ?
post #9 of 41
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Any reviews with bench marks?

That ram seems dirt cheap, whats the catch.
I'm looking for an improvement over my current ram and I will be over clocking it.
Single gpu for now, I dont have my heart set on it , but it had very good reviews regarding overclocking a q6600
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post #10 of 41
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Originally Posted by kkbob33 View Post
wait until the 25th and get a 9800gtx. it should be cheaper and faster

for ram i suggest these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122

great price. i just picked up a kit myself
9800GTX is utter crap. It uses same core, nothing new (G92). It's an 8800GTS 512 with 768MB of memory. Its complete junk. And how will it be cheaper than an 8800GTX. It wont be. The 8800GTX will be cheaper, cause its older..
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