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Are you planning on SLi or crossfire? Do you care which one? pm sent.
Does it matter?
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post #12 of 33
my opinions...

CPU: even as an AMD fan, I can say from reading about if you're going intel, and plan to OC someday, the Q6600 is a winner.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227231
LOVE THIS RAM. Will be getting another 2 sticks soon.

MOBO: Intel fans can help you better than I, but Intel boards don't seem to be the way to go, and I have an Asus borad, and they are good quality. I also had to deal with them for an RMA and it wasn't a bad experience, although not perfect.

GPU: Only go with that 2600 if you are on the tightest budget. You said you want somethingthat will last you the longest? Try this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161215
This might be slightly outside your budget, but it is plenty for what you may need in the next few years and will OC like a dream. (see my sig)

Tower: Smart move. The Antec 900 is awesome, and considering you'll probably get a newer model with holes predrilled for cable routing, it'll be nice to have. I love mine. Only thingis plan on cleaning it every 4-6 months because it's a stinking lint trap.

All other pieces: do your research, listen to others, and good luck.
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post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by Hippyguy7 View Post
Does it matter?
Yes, because that would dictate what MB you should get. If you want SLi, then you have to go with an Nvidia chipset (750i, 780i etc), but if you want crossfire, then you need to go with a Intel chipset.
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post #14 of 33
Pardon if I'm behind, but Intel chipsets support crossfire? Thought only AMD did?
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Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Sol... WD 640GB DVD-RW w/ lightscribe stock 
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Win7 home premium 64-bit DCLCD 22" (1920x1080) Samsung 906bw 19" (1440 x 900) SIIG, inc. 
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post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by michinmuri View Post
Pardon if I'm behind, but Intel chipsets support crossfire? Thought only AMD did?
Intel motherboards (not Nvidia based) support x-fire. For instance the Maximus Extreme, supports x-fire.
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post #16 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by michinmuri View Post
CPU: even as an AMD fan, I can say from reading about if you're going intel, and plan to OC someday, the Q6600 is a winner.
Yep. I'm an AMD fan as well, but intel's quad cores really do trump AMD's at the moment, so I'm going Intel for now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by michinmuri View Post
MOBO: Intel fans can help you better than I, but Intel boards don't seem to be the way to go, and I have an Asus borad, and they are good quality. I also had to deal with them for an RMA and it wasn't a bad experience, although not perfect.

GPU: Only go with that 2600 if you are on the tightest budget. You said you want somethingthat will last you the longest? Try this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161215
This might be slightly outside your budget, but it is plenty for what you may need in the next few years and will OC like a dream. (see my sig)
I keep hearing that the Mobo and GPU are iffy. But for a DDR3-compatible Mobo and a decent GPU, isn't $200 a pretty sweet deal? If not, can someone explain this to me?

Thank you as well!
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Western Digital 500gb Lite On w/ everthing but BluRay Ubuntu/ XP Pro Fatty POS 
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post #17 of 33
that is not a bad deal. i have never owned that board so i can not speak for it. Let me see if i can dig up some reviews on it.
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post #18 of 33
i just noticed that you picked DDR2 ram with a DDR3 board.
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post #19 of 33
If you are on a budget, get an AMD Phenom chip, you can buy a 790FX for about $130. Intel may out perform, but I like AMD's prices.
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post #20 of 33
Here is a good build for you, for under 1100.00, not including monitor. Please post what you all think. Most of this you can find for used on here. (i have the 780i and ram for sale, i saw some of the video cards for sale etc, i will get you links if you want)

EVGA 780i MB - 200.00
RAM 4gb - 80.00
Case Antec 900 100.00
HD - 500 gb 80.00
8800gt 150.00
PSU - Ultra x3 1000watt (modular) 220.00
Heatsink - Tuniq tower 50.00
q6600 - 180.00

Total 1060.00
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Intel i5 2500K gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 2 x Sapphire 6950 (unlocked to 6970) 12Gb Gskill Ripjaws 
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