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I've been reading non stop for days and I think I'm FINALLY ready to order my stuff tonight. My cash is here and everything is a go but I still can't make up my mind on what memory and GPU(s) to get. Please help me decide. I want to order tonight if possible. Heres what I got so far.


A900 case (just got at BB)
2x 250gb Seagate HD's
Silverstone DA750
EVGA 780i

Now for memory I'm thinking 4gb ddr2 1066 Crucial sticks. I'm not sure about these because I keep hearing bad things about the newer single sided chips. I wanted 4gb because I'm wanting Vista64 instead of the Vista32 I have now and will get it eventually so 4gb will be utilized with the newer 64bit OS. If someone has something better or another idea please help me out.

For the GPU I want to go SLi and the 8800gts (g92) are what I was thinking. However I just noticed the price drop on the 8800gtx cards and they're only $60 more each after the MIR. With the 780i board the ability for for Tri Sli is there and the G92 can't use it. But will the DA750 be enough to run the GTX's in Tri Sli if I go there later. Plus I only have a 19" monitor right now but plan on saving up for a 24" over the summer.

The rest of the stuff from my sig will be carried over to the new one. The CPU cooler, mem coolers and CPU will all be added. After I part out my old rig I hope to get enough for either a Q6600 or a Q9450 cpu but thats later. My brain is fried from all my research and I can't make up my mind. Please help!!
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Don;t get 4 GB DDR2 1066 get a DDR2 800 G.Skill 1 GB kits or Crucial DDR2 800 2 GB kits so this can match ur fsb. For the CPU go with Q6600 (note: if ur not buying it now wait a week to see if the Q9450 price drops) For the GPU if ur planning to do high resolution get the 8800 GTX but however the 8800 GTS in SLI should beat it so I won;t bother with that. The PSU needs more wattage to run 8800 gtx tri-sli get at least a 1000 watts

EDIT: uh u said Please help!! but what help are you asking for help you pick parts?
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For me I would take the two 8800 512's because there are not many games out there that can even utilize all that memory. But to each his own. Make sure when you do buy a monitor Resolution > Size
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So do you think the g92's would be a better setup for me? It's just so hard to decide with all the options and all the prices keep dropping. Plus the 9800Gtx's are comeing out in like 2 days. I don't know if I even want to get another monitor yet. I just got this one last year and I'm really happy with it lol!

If I don't go 1066 then what about the G-skill Hz's or the G-skill 2x2gb kit that I see everyone recommend? I'm just scared of those crucial sticks because of everything I've been reading about the single sided chips being used now.
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Originally Posted by rex4223 View Post
So do you think the g92's would be a better setup for me? It's just so hard to decide with all the options and all the prices keep dropping. Plus the 9800Gtx's are comeing out in like 2 days. I don't know if I even want to get another monitor yet. I just got this one last year and I'm really happy with it lol!
Well 8800GTX will do much better then any G92 that is 8800GTS and 8800GT in reslotution 1900*1200 so if you plan to go that high get the GTX but having 2 GTX its more like 600+. With that much u can get 1 GX2 and u are set and if you want to upgrade further get another GX2.
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Yeah I keep reading about the GX2's too. Those and the new 9800gtx's look awesome!

I think I'm going to stick with the 8800gts g92 for now. This way I won't have to spend more on a bigger PSU and I can keep my monitor for another year or so. My wife will kill me if I buy another monitor after just getting this one. So that settles my GPU headache. What about the memory?
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