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If I am ever able to earn this much money for computer parts, I am thinking I would spend it like this...

Case: XCLIO A380BK Black
Mobo: EVGA NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra
GPU: BFG TechGeForce 9800 GX2 (2)
PSU: COOLMAX 12V 1200W
CPU: Q6600 2.4GHz
HDD: Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10,000 RPM
Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
OS: Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders
Sony NEC Optiarc 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe

First off: I assume of have probably messed something up
Second: This doesn't have any ram, I was thinking of 4gb... can anyone recomend a certain brand and model.

Thanks for your help!
(yes, I really am worried that I messed something up, including breaking the forum rules but here it goes...)

*Edit* I am considering overclocking and want to bring the Q6600 to at least 3ghz
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post #2 of 9
4GB of decent DDR3 will set you back around $850+ for a start. I would certainly not worry about planning a build until you are closer to having $2500 to spend on one. New CPU's etc are still to come.
 
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post #3 of 9
Based on what you have, a good 800W such as Silverstone DA850 should be fine. If you are looking for a bigger PSU, Silverstone OP1000 is a good PSU. May go for 780i with a 2x2GB DDR2 GSkill ram kit. The 790i board with DDR3 ram may give the rig few percentages of performance boost but cost double more.
post #4 of 9
First off, welcome to OCN.

Second off, I don't think you broke any forum rules. This post seems to be in the right area.

The build looks good to me (although I don't know why you'd spend $2500 just to play Crysis on the very high settings, but whatever floats your boat). Just be aware the 790i has trouble overclocking the Q6600, I've heard. If you plan to oc it at all, you may want to consider another SLI-capable board.

In terms of RAM, Crucial Ballistix are good. I've heard the HZ version of my RAM is pretty good, too (they're black, IIRC). Although I'm not sure of the speed range for that board, so this is only a starting point, sorry. Someone else should be by soon with more advice (if they haven't posted already, that is ).

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by HiddenPenguin View Post
Second: This doesn't have any ram, I was thinking of 4gb... can anyone recomend a certain brand and model.
this is the one I want to get for my build: 4GB(2 x 2GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800

can be overclocked to 1066 speeds without even changing the voltage
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post #6 of 9
Like Mhill said, don't worry about it until you have the money ready to spend because chances are, by then there will be a whole new bunch of products out that would be a better choice then those mentioned here.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacko87 View Post
Like Mhill said, don't worry about it until you have the money ready to spend because chances are, by then there will be a whole new bunch of products out that would be a better choice then those mentioned here.
Yup, personally don't get DDR3 until the time of Nehalem. Any DDR3 you buy now will not only be stupidly expensive but by the time Nehalem is here current DDR3 will look really crap.
 
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Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
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2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Nvme 2x 256GB Vertex 4 SSD (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda [Storage] Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x 27" Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 144hz  Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX 80 Plus Titanium 
CaseAudio
Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930K (C2) @ (4.6Ghz) Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Bios 3204) 3x EVGA GTX780Ti's SC Editions 32GB (4x8GB) G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
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post #8 of 9
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Thanks for all the help Some of the stuff there is probably overkill. The thing is, I would like to build a computer that will last for some time with small upgrades, as you can see, I'm currently playing Crysis with two 6800 GT's which isn't exactly the most modern thing. I would upgrade my current computer but I might end up upgrading ever part of it. And, having been made by Dell, the computer confuses me... I think the power supply might be the base of the case but truly have no idea.
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post #9 of 9
Dell machines usually use the BTX standard which makes upgrading a pain, I would start from scratch with a new build.
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