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i have the current system in my sig and i am thinking of upgrading it. my cpu is Q 6600 (B3), EVGA 8800 GTS 640 (older version)

the upgrades: that i have in mind
CPU: Q 6600 G0 or Q 9450
Mobo : EVGA 780i ?? i need suggestions plz
GPU: 8800 GTX or 9800 GTX or GTX 260 ??
Ram : plz pick one for me ( 2 x 2 GB version )

here is what to keep in mind :
i wont be OCing to max, i just want 3.2-3.5 .
i want a cooler system

thnx a lot everyone
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Originally Posted by hanwinting View Post
i have the current system in my sig and i am thinking of upgrading it. my cpu is Q 6600 (B3), EVGA 8800 GTS 640 (older version)

the upgrades: that i have in mind
CPU: Q 6600 G0 or Q 9450
Mobo : EVGA 780i ?? i need suggestions plz
GPU: 8800 GTX or 9800 GTX or GTX 260 ??
Ram : plz pick one for me ( 2 x 2 GB version )

here is what to keep in mind :
i wont be OCing to max, i just want 3.2-3.5 .
i want a cooler system

thnx a lot everyone
Suggestions in bold above...rest others will need to comment on. Good luck!
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post #4 of 18
I have been told a million times that a Q9450 has a MAX overclock at 3.2-3.4 - so it might be a good choice lol

Anyways, I agree with the bolded choices above. But the 9800GTX+ is coming out at some point soon with a 55nm process..food for thought. Are you planning SLI or is perhaps one of the new ATI cards/crossfire setup an option you'd consider?
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post #5 of 18
Q9450, wait for ATI's cards to come out, and get a 4850 or 4870.
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by rpm666 View Post
I have been told a million times that a Q9450 has a MAX overclock at 3.2-3.4 - so it might be a good choice lol

Anyways, I agree with the bolded choices above. But the 9800GTX+ is coming out at some point soon with a 55nm process..food for thought. Are you planning SLI or is perhaps one of the new ATI cards/crossfire setup an option you'd consider?
You know, I was all gung-ho on SLI when it first came out but found that I am better off with I newer card instead of 2 older cards....unless you got booku bucks to spend and can have the latest cards in SLI all the time.

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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Qbert View Post
You know, I was all gung-ho on SLI when it first came out but found that I am better off with I newer card instead of 2 older cards....unless you got booku bucks to spend and can have the latest cards in SLI all the time.

I was just asking because if nVidia/SLI is not a must then I would push/suggest you towards a 9450 with a DX38BT bonetrail mobo which supports ATI Crossfire and one of the new 4850 or 4870's. I can vouch for that setup and promise a perfect overclock at 3.8 with no over-volting or over heating on AIR or Water cooling. Plus you would be running DDR3 ram instead of DDR2, just a little future coverage or long-term coverage.

What kind of budget are you working with if you dont mind me asking?
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post #9 of 18
It depends on what you want you want your computer to do. If you don't care about 3d mark, and you aren't running quad core apps, then don't even bother with a quad core. Just get an e8400 which can overclock to 4.0ghz on average and it will preform just as well in games or better.

For the GPU.... just wait for benches then decide.
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by rpm666 View Post
I have been told a million times that a Q9450 has a MAX overclock at 3.2-3.4 - so it might be a good choice lol

Anyways, I agree with the bolded choices above. But the 9800GTX+ is coming out at some point soon with a 55nm process..food for thought. Are you planning SLI or is perhaps one of the new ATI cards/crossfire setup an option you'd consider?
i WONT be doing SLI
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