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if you're going DDR3, the same RAM I suggested (OCZ) make some sweet DDR3 RAM, too. Still, your call on all of this.

[QUOTE=Hippyguy7;4078567]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?QUOTE]

Not sure what you mean by iffy, but if you want your computer to last "a while" and you plan on playing some of the newer video games, your GPU is not a place to beat around the bush. If this is the case, get the Q6600, a good mobo for it, and a GPU comparable to the one i suggested (I can vouch for it. I own it, and it will overclock like a dream!) Honestly though there are a ton of ways ou can go about building your computer, so just be patient and keep looking for compatible parts and nice deals. When I built my rig about a year ago, I got about $200 back in rebates. IT was a pain dealing with it all but worth it, and also I am very proud f my rig. You'll find out that feeling soon enough.
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Here is a good build for you, for under 1000.00, 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

Total 880.00
my two cents..
PSU: overkill. prolly needs 600 at the least, 750 is ok. Unles he's planning on running 3 or 4 GPU's and tons of HDD's, lights, optical drives, etc, 1000 watts seems too much. Please justify if you fel I'm wrong.

RAM: Unles you're running a 64 bit OS, 2gigs should be ok, especially with DDR3. On a 32bit OS, anything more than 2 gigs is really just showing off (unless of course DDR3 has something kwl about it I don't know.)

Other stuff: I vouch for the Antec 900, but wil leave the rest up to the buyer.
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my two cents..
PSU: overkill. prolly needs 600 at the least, 750 is ok. Unles he's planning on running 3 or 4 GPU's and tons of HDD's, lights, optical drives, etc, 1000 watts seems too much. Please justify if you fel I'm wrong.

RAM: Unles you're running a 64 bit OS, 2gigs should be ok, especially with DDR3. On a 32bit OS, anything more than 2 gigs is really just showing off (unless of course DDR3 has something kwl about it I don't know.)

Other stuff: I vouch for the Antec 900, but wil leave the rest up to the buyer.
I agree it is overkill now, but if he wants to have it future proof, why not get that now? I have the PSU and it is great. I do run 3 HD's 2 gpus lights my w/c setup etc, so it is justified for me. Also, the ram i linked to is ddr2, not ddr3. But you are right if he is running a x86 OS he should stick with 2-3 gb, but again for future proofing why not just go with a x64 OS?

The thing is he asked for something that would not cost him much more to upgrade later, and i think those components are rock solid, and probably would not need to be updated for a while. (maybe spend the 50 extra and get a 9800gtx though)
Edited by Mmansueto - 6/24/08 at 10:56am
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Sorry man, you're out of luck, a girl just posted on the forum, so everyone is at her thread.

;d <- that's a guy getting poked in the eye.
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Sorry man, you're out of luck, a girl just posted on the forum, so everyone is at her thread.

;d <- that's a guy getting poked in the eye.
you noticed that too huh? I think i will just say i am a girl next time i need some help.
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[quote=mth91;4078739]Sorry man, you're out of luck, a girl just posted on the forum, so everyone is at her thread.QUOTE]

I know. I posted, but wasn't trying to "get with it."

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I agree it is overkill now, but if he wants to have it future proof, why not get that now? I have the PSU and it is great. I do run 3 HD's 2 gpus lights my w/c setup etc, so it is justified for me. Also, the ram i linked to is ddr2, not ddr3. But you are right if he is running a x86 OS he should stick with 2-3 gb, but again for future proofing why not just go with a x64 OS?

The thing is he asked for something that would not cost him much more to upgrade later, and i think those components are rock solid, and probably would not need to be updated for a while. (maybe spend the 50 extra and get a 9800gtx though)
I feel ya on this. He's going to have to make lots of decisions. My only concern is that if he were to pick one part of his rig to keep it futureproofed the longest, it would be the GPU, cuz they change faster than some people change underwear. That 2600 may be a sweet deal now, but in the coming months (and I mean months, not quarters or years) he'll be shelling out for something better. The 3850 I suggested is as low as I'd go. I made the mistake of getting 1650's a year ago with this rig. That was a bad mistake, even in crossfire, lol!
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you noticed that too huh? I think i will just say i am a girl next time i need some help.
My name is Shannon, but am a guy. I cld swing it I wanted to, lol. Get help quick I bet.
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[quote=michinmuri;4078776]
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Sorry man, you're out of luck, a girl just posted on the forum, so everyone is at her thread.QUOTE]

I know. I posted, but wasn't trying to "get with it."



I feel ya on this. He's going to have to make lots of decisions. My only concern is that if he were to pick one part of his rig to keep it futureproofed the longest, it would be the GPU, cuz they change faster than some people change underwear. That 2600 may be a sweet deal now, but in the coming months (and I mean months, not quarters or years) he'll be shelling out for something better. The 3850 I suggested is as low as I'd go. I made the mistake of getting 1650's a year ago with this rig. That was a bad mistake, even in crossfire, lol!
no question about it. I would not get that 2600. It loks good now, but in a month he will go buy a new card. I agree the best thing for him to do is get the best card that he can now. I suggested either a 9800gtx for 199.00 or a 4850 (can't remember their price off the top of my head)
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[quote=Mmansueto;4078788]
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no question about it. I would not get that 2600. It loks good now, but in a month he will go buy a new card. I agree the best thing for him to do is get the best card that he can now. I suggested either a 9800gtx for 199.00 or a 4850 (can't remember their price off the top of my head)
All of the 4850's on Newegg are $200, if he's willing to cough that up. That would probably be the way to go. The clocks on it aren't far from my 3850, but the fact there are 800 shaders vs my 320, that's some power. OC that card a bit with Riva Tuner and you've got a nuclear reactor for a GPU.
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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
Thank you! Everyone here is much more helpful than I could have asked for.
I think I'm going to research my board that I have planned in my current build, and if not, I'll probably stick with a cheaper Asus. (The reason I chose a DDR3 board with DDR2 RAM is because The board was from what I saw an uber deal, yet DDR3 RAM is really expensive. But I will for sure throw in a stick or two later on. I also think the 100w is a little overkill, but if I have the extra cash I may go for it.

Also, I might be interested in that RAM you are trying to sell.

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