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Hey, I started a similar thread yesterday (grad gift, ~$500-600 budget, AMD -> Intel, etc.) and we have pretty similar rigs with similar needs. You might want to check it out for some good ideas:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...d-500-a-2.html

Or if you're lazy like me, here's what OCNers recommended:
G.skill RAM - $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
XFX 8800GT - $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150280
E8400 - $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037
DFI LanParty Mobo - $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

About $555
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Samsung SSD 840 Pro Intel X25-M 80GB 2 x WD 750GB RAID 0 (1.15TB) LG BH10LS30 
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Noctua NH-D14 Windows 8.1 Pro Dell 2407WFP Logitech G15 
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Haha, shoulda looked >.<

Nice, thanks for the tips guys and gals. I don't know much about Intel CPU's, just AMD, so I wasn't sure which ones were good/oc'able.

I was under the impression the 750i chipset was pretty good for OC'ing, as well as the 680i. Is that true? The boards used to be very expensive, now their prices can be a steal if you look in the right places. Would that be a good choice?

EDIT

Like this: eVGA NForce 680i SLI
Edited by Pap3r - 6/11/08 at 11:22am
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