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To start, I was hoping to be able to purchase my new system all at once, but that doesn't look like it will be the case. Here is what I'm looking at getting:

XFX 790i
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813141009
Mostly for the DDR3 support, just so I could have it around for a while, (Possibly might settle for 680i)

BFG 9800 GX2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143128
But also concidering just adding another 8800GTX (Opinion Wanted)

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115039
This one just seems like it could last a bit.

OCZ GameXStream OCZ850w (Possibly if I end up going SLi with another 8800gtx, or 2x 9800 Gx2's down the line.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341003

OCZ Gold Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227246
(x2 for a total of 4gb)


These are the main players of my upgrade, I welcome comments, or suggestions but would mostly like opinions on the video card issue, should I just SLi the 8800gtx now, and give it a short term upgrade, or a single 9800 GX2 and leave the option to SLi that later.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341003
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post #2 of 16
how about 2x2 ram? besides that, very nice!

i would get another GTX, BECAUSE a BFG 8800GTX AR new is a little over $300, a gx2 will cost you an additional $200 (unless you plan on selling the GTX)

2x GTX should beat a GX2

and you could always do TRI SLI LATER
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post #3 of 16
Just get yourself another 8800GTX to go SLI , the ram would be better if it were 2x2GB instead also.Everything else seems good.
 
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
Just get yourself another 8800GTX to go SLI , the ram would be better if it were 2x2GB instead also.Everything else seems good.

I thought there was something about better utilizing the channels by using 4 smaller amounts instead of 2 larger (Clueless tbh about memory)
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post #5 of 16
maybe...but oc'ing is supposed to be better with 2x2 and then you can go 8gb later...
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Also, does anyone know if stressing for a mobo with dd3 support is worth it at this time?
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post #7 of 16
yeah, if you have the $$. my friend built a new 790i rig with 9800gx2 quad sli, 4gb ddr3 2GHZ and a QX9770. the ddr3 really makes his E - 8==D bigger (no one else use that symbol, its mine!)
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post #9 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by carl25 View Post
don't think you can buy that cpu anymore
http://shop4.frys.com/product/553994...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
It's available, I saw it in store today also, while gathering my thoughts lol.
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post #10 of 16
no, on newegg it says deactivated and there's not price. Also that's almost double the Q6600
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