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first off id like to say thanks for the suggestions. Ive been working all night and just got in.

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upgrade that to 4 gigs of DDR2 and you'll be set. Looks like a nice build.
Ive been reading about RAM and apparently I would need Vista x64 to use 4 GBs of RAM. So not really sure how that will work out if someone could elaborate for me.

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Have you thought about going with 2 9600GT cards instead of the 8800GT's? They are supposed to perform about the same for a lower cost. Just some thoughts. Good luck with the build and have fun with it
Thanks for the tip with the 9600 GT. If you have a benchmark or anything could you please post it

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Wow, you just missed out on a weekend deal at TigerDirect(tigerdirect.ca) on an
EVGA nForce 780i SLI Motherboard CPU Bundle - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 Processor 2.66GHz OEM

It's $599 now, was $499 over the weekend

Wait, just checked the .ca site & it's $499.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...MBM-780I-Q6700
Thanks for the link Ill definitely consider it.

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Originally Posted by Truambitionz View Post
but as bad as it is, the best advice I can give you is not to get a girlfriend. Then you'll really be broke
I know! I was seeing a girl for like 2 months and expenses exploded!
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Don't go SLI and most certainly not with a 9600GT.

2 medium cards /= a great gaming experience.

Buy what your budget allows (in one card) so either an 8800GT or 8800GTS 512. +100% for a 30-60% increase is not really worth it.

Where SLI really shines is in 2 years and you buy another 8800GT / GTS 512 for $100 off ebay.

For the case, look for a Coolermaster Cosmos (either model) or a TT Armour. If price is a concern, then the CM stacker 690 would serve you well.
    
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