Originally Posted by Chozart
Hi, and welcome to the forum
It depends on your total budget. If spending the extra money on the E8400 means you only can get an 8600 series GPU instead of an 8800GT, then I'd definitly choose the E7200...
And the DS3L is indeed a good board.
Give us your total budget, and we can give a suggestion for the entire build.
Well, My total budget is now 900-1100(assume $900, but i may be able to pull the $1100)
I want SLI(maybe even 3-way)... I was thinking a evga 680i or 780i(a bit worried about the 780i video corruption though)
I just made a list, all item #'s are from newegg.com
I made this one with a quad core..., If I use the quad, I'm hoping to get ~3.6ghz.. as for the video card, I know it is a POS, but in a few months when I have another $800 or so, I will upgrade it then.. I am still stuck on whether I am using the right MOBO, DDR2, and CPU, as I will be OCing(as far as possible, yet stable)..BTW, also worth noting, I plan on running XP(got some old games i play), Vista64, and Linux64(this is why i want nvidia ;-), but most important, I do online school stuff, and IT MUST BE A STABLE machine(or at least stable when not highly OC'ed)
1xCORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
1xECS GeForce 8400 GS N8400GS2-512DS Video Card
1xRosewill RCX-Z300 92mm Ball CPU Cooler
1xIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor
1xArctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
1xWestern Digital Caviar SE 160GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
1xCORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W Power Supply
1xEVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 ATX Intel Motherboard
1xAPEVIA X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-RD Black Body/Red Front Panel Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Grand Total: $1,091.93
+ ~30.00 shipping and handling
any suggestions, personal experience, better deals???Edited by zero_himself - 5/25/08 at 11:32pm