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What do you guys think?

I really don't know what to do here. I only have about $1200, and its about $1180 right now with tax and shipping
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post #2 of 16
sexy. but for about $20-30 more u can get a 2x2GB set (possibly slower, however easily OC'd), just to futureproof.
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post #3 of 16
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I'm gonna be using XP Pro 32bit... do you still think i should get 4GB? And also, is the 3870 a good card? I've never had an ATI card before... and im debating between that or an 8800 GT. I might get another 3870 down the line for crossfire though
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by brandon6199 View Post
I'm gonna be using XP Pro 32bit... do you still think i should get 4GB? And also, is the 3870 a good card? I've never had an ATI card before... and im debating between that or an 8800 GT. I might get another 3870 down the line for crossfire though
my mistake. yes if 32bit, 2GB is plenty. I assumed 64bit.

As for 3870 vs 8800GT, the 8800GT beats it in in almost every gaming benchmark. I love mine.

*EDIT*
also, if you want to save $45 and get a kick ass case i suggest looking at the CM690
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post #5 of 16
8800GT is better, and costs less. Come on. EVGA has one with a better cooler for $160 with free shipping.

And get 2x2GB of G.Skill Pc8000 RAM.

Plus grab a cooling tower for that Q6600, and get a Corsair CMPSU 750TX from Buy.com.
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post #6 of 16
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low strife, im really short on money . but yeah, ill get the 750TX from buy.com, and probably an 8800 GT
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post #7 of 16
personally I'd stick with either a P35 or a nVidia SLi board, and get rid of the ATI HD3750, you'd get much better performance if you go SLi with two 8800GT's or maybe even 9600s (not sure thou, but 9600 is definitely cheaper).

Also if you are not gonna overclock that CPU you prolly wont need a new cooler, given that the Nine Hundred has great air flow.
post #8 of 16
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How about an ASUS P5K Deluxe? I want to push my quad to it's limits, and hopefully get at least a 3.6 GHz overclock. I'm going to by a TRUE once i get enough money, so don't worry. Anyways, how does the list look now?



Also, does anyone know if that gskill 4GB ram set is good? And how well can that P5K Deluxe overclock my Q6600?
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Samsung 840 256GB SSD EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ 2 x EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Acrylic EK-FC Terminal Dual Parallel 3-Slot 
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Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD Corsair H110 Windows 8.1 Pro ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 
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Corsair K70 RGB Corsair HX850i Corsair 350D Logitech G700s 
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Logitech G930 
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Intel Core i7-4770k @ 4.5 GHz ASUS Maximus VI Formula 2 x EVGA GTX 780 Ti in SLI 16GB G.SKILL Trident X DDR3-2400 
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Samsung 840 256GB SSD EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ 2 x EK-FC780 GTX Ti - Acrylic EK-FC Terminal Dual Parallel 3-Slot 
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XSPC Photon 170 w/ D5 Vario Pump Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280mm Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 360mm Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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post #9 of 16
Now that looks much better IMO.

You should reconsider the RAM thou, I think buying DDR2-8000 is kinda pointless, cuz you can overclock a good set of DDR2-6400 to the same speed of a DDR2-8000 (perhaps Crucial Ballistix)...

just a thought.
post #10 of 16
They are doing wonders with the P5E bios like using the rampage formula X48 version which adds more options. The X38 has really been proven to be a stable platform for quads, I should know. Plus with x38 you get PCI/e 2.0 not really that big a deal now but who knows down the road it may. Your choice of gpu's (8800GTS G92 nice card)supports it why not stick with your original choice. Also you may not want ATI now but with the X38 you at least get full 16x/16x lanes where as the P35 is 16x/4x for crossfire later if you like.

Gskill is great and has very good compatability. 2x2gb would allow better upgrade options to 64bit OS later, and in 32bit it leaves some headroom. I would try for the fastest set you can get in DDR2 flavor maybe 1066 if you can swing it. Maybe check out some of the X38/X48 DDR3 boards. DDR3 is really starting to come down in price and is the future (for as short as that is).
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