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post #21 of 26
I've burned up 2) 550w power supplies with OC quads. The heat that came out of the back was really hot as they were pushed to their limit. Get a good PS the first time and you won't have to worry. This may help but I doubt these rigs had 4gb of ram or SLI, just the bare minimum:

post #22 of 26
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The thing is, if I end up upgrading now, I will buy a new computer in at least 1.5 years or so. I would like to wait until next year to buy a new one , but I've waited too long to play Crysis and I'm dying to get it (as well as CoD4, UT3, World in Conflict, Bioshock)

So I kinda want something that will last me at least 2 years so I can save a good amount (say $3000) for a new computer by then. Which is why I kind of want a Q6600 but a E8400 sounds also really good. With either choice I will get a cooler.

About the motherboard, I may get the GA-P35-DS3L. I'm kind of afraid though because of the reviews about a lot of DOA parts and that you need some bios flashing crap so it can work with Wolfdale chips. However it seems to be cheap and user friendly to OC. Since I'm not in the US (buying the parts through a friend that lives there) it would kind of suck if I got a DoA part.

The PSU I think I may get that OCZ 750W linked above (looks really sweet, by the way is there any advantage using multiple rails?).

Memory I picked these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122 they are very cheap atm.

That leaves me with the CPU thing. I am able to raise my budget to $600 (the less the better). So far with the Q6600, the XIGMATEC cooler, that RAM, that OCZ 750W PSU and the GA-P35-DS3L it is $581.95. Dropping the quad core for the E8400 sounds really tempting and still unsure of the motherboard cause of the bad reviews about faulty parts. However I really would like to keep playing games for a while (2 years as I mentioned above) and I heard games are going to start to use more than 2 cores soon, so...
post #23 of 26
Did you actually read my post in which I recommended the 750W Corsair TX750 from www.buy.com?

It's superior over the OCZ in every aspect (power, quality, etc).
    
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post #24 of 26
Gamax, if you're fighting a budget, I think you may wish to consider the E7200. It's 135 shipped from Newegg, and if you're just gaming I think that it would suit your needs just as well as an E8400. JMHO.
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post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Did you actually read my post in which I recommended the 750W Corsair TX750 from www.buy.com?

It's superior over the OCZ in every aspect (power, quality, etc).
I am dumb, apologies, I meant the Corsair one that you linked.

Also I picked this memory as I said before http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122 but I am a bit concerned because I'm afraid they may hold me back when OC'ing the CPU. I am going to try and at least reach 3.8 -4.0 on a E8400 or 3.4ish on a q6600 (whichever I decide to get).

My budget is fine with either of the CPU's btw.
post #26 of 26
Same price, same brand, faster RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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