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As graduation presents, I received a bunch of cash. I'd like to spend some on my computer, and I feel this is the perfect opportunity for me to go intel. Help me upgrade my sig rig!

I'm thinking MoBo, RAM, CPU and GPU... Though I don't know how much that will be. I have yet to check newegg. I'd like a MoBo with good OC'ing ability, as well as a proc with excellent OC ability. Because honestly, there's no point in getting a chip that costs 100$ more when you can simply overclock your to the same performance.

Thanks!
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600$ eh? il edit this post when im done Where do you live? US?
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Yeah, Maine.

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post #5 of 12
For CPU, if you want a dual I'd go E8400, or Q6600 for quad.
As far as GPU's go, it may be a wise decision to wait and see how the 4800 series shapes up from ATI. Rumor has it that the HD4850 will be faster than 9800GTX.
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I heard the 9800's sucked..?
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I heard the 9800's sucked..?
It's basically an 8800GTS
post #8 of 12
Sell everything you have and buy an intel rig?
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post #9 of 12
No prob!

CPU: E8400 - 189.99
MOBO: X48-DQ6 - 289.99
RAM: G.SKILL PK 2GB (2x1GB) - 59.99

Cost: 539.97$

I would hold on the GPU. New GPU's are coming real soon.

edit: I can go way cheaper on the mobo, but from OCN member reviews that I've seen, you can't go wrong with it.
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post #10 of 12
I also recommend waiting for the new GPUs to be released before buying that (at least to make the current ones cheaper). But here's a list:

CPU: E8400 or Q6600 (I'd take the quad)

Mobo: Gigabyte DS3R

GPU: 8800GTS 512mb G92

RAM: 2x2GB G-SKILL DDR2-800
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