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Alright, I'm looking to build a new system...

I am thinking about getting a
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
and
an EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB

However I don't know if I should get DDR2 or DDR3 RAM along with a motherboard that supports SLI.
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These are my opinions, and just my opinions. I would look into the Q6700, it has a high multi, so you will be able to o/c well. The 8800's do very well performance wise, I don't think its necessary to go sli. As for the ram, I would stick with the DDR2 for now, you can get 4 GB of DDR2 for $85 or less. I would suggest this RAM, it works very well.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
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tbh i think it depends on how often you upgrade? it could be cheaper in the long run to splash out on ddr3/9450 but they are a bit over priced atm imo.
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I'm thinking right now that the Intel chipset boards are pretty awesome. X38/X48 will do you well (no SLI support). Gibsonnova74 is right about the Nvidia's performing pretty well. Unless you're going to run some crazy resolution on your monitor (above 1680x1050), the 8800gts (G92) will do fine with all modern games.

The ram he mentions works so well that I got 8 gigs of it. It will give you some oc room since it's stock at 1000mhz. DDR3 is still super expensive.
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I still want to get a SLI mobo because I want this computer to last me about 4 years. That way in a year or two I can just buy another 8800 GTS. My one question is does the nforce 780/790 support my CPU. I read on wikipidia that they Support 45nm Penryn but does it support the Yorkfield?

Also, what PSU should I get for this machine.
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well the 780 is ddr2 so if you go ddr3 you will need a 790. both will do 45nm quads tho.


as for a psu well it depends what you want to spend. you can get a good corsair 720w one that would do the job or spend twice as much on a antec signature series which will also do the job but more effciently (read cheaper utility bills). for the type of system you wanting with sli i would want 700w plus from a good brand.
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I still want to get a SLI mobo because I want this computer to last me about 4 years. That way in a year or two I can just buy another 8800 GTS. My one question is does the nforce 780/790 support my CPU. I read on wikipidia that they Support 45nm Penryn but does it support the Yorkfield?

Also, what PSU should I get for this machine.
In four years, SLI-ed 8800GTS's won't get you very far. Look back: four years ago, the top-dogs were the 6800GT and the 9800XT.

I'd get a nice, but not too expensive, motherboard, and a single 8800GTS. Pair it with a Q6700, and you've all you need for some time to come. The money saved can be put aside to save for a new rig two years from now (or at least a new video card, which will be a much better upgrade by then than putting 8800's in SLI).

I do hope you're getting a new monitor also. SLI on that 17" screen won't matter one bit.
    
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