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I think it depends on what you are using this rig for. For instance, I intend to use my computer to play games, listen to music, watch movies from time to time, and converse with you fine people here on OCN.

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the rig in my sig pretty soon, so I think we're kinda in the same boat. It comes out to about $1150 after tax, shipping, and rebates, (I already have the monitor) and I believe that it will serve my purposes well.

I find that a quad would probably be a bit overkill for what I use my cpu for and I'd rather spend the money elsewhere.



p.s. In case you were wondering, when I said "watching movies" I was, most certainly, referring to pron .

I changed it and HD Pron
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Right now the only thing a quad seems to be good for is benchmarking, there really is no performance boost when gaming, right now i have a 1080p video playing as my dreamscene backround, a HD DVD video playing, im converting 2 videos and im browsing the internet, plus AIM is running and its still super fast! Honestly i dont see the need for a quad, if your getting a quad just get a q6600 or q9300, the Q9450 is more the motherboard and GPU combined!

Do you need more storage or is your current harddrive ok?
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I like that build a lot, but I would look at the Asus 4850 with the p5q combo thingy. Also look at the none OC'ed OCZ Reaper 2x2gb kits. I plan on returning my 2x1gb for that. Save some money, and OC it yourself. Overall that build is excellent, exactly what I would buy if I were getting something, besides my previous comments.
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Right now the only thing a quad seems to be good for is benchmarking, there really is no performance boost when gaming, right now i have a 1080p video playing as my dreamscene backround, a HD DVD video playing, im converting 2 videos and im browsing the internet, plus AIM is running and its still super fast! Honestly i dont see the need for a quad, if your getting a quad just get a q6600 or q9300, the Q9450 is more the motherboard and GPU combined!

Do you need more storage or is your current harddrive ok?
that should be more than enough I have like 30 Gb used now
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