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arpalermo

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I posted this before and james8970 suggested i get these parts: (i already have a 250gb hdd, case, mouse/keyboard, 19" monitor, and DVD burner, so the 600 is for everything else)

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" I recommend the following upgrade then.
Memory
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145034

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...mp;Tpk=P35-DS3L

CPU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115029

GPU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127329

PSU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139004

This build come to ~605$ after rebates. Remember, rebates are never guarenteed money, if you don't have the spare money to deal with rebates just let me know and I will make some adjustments.
James"

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Anyways this was a couple weeks ago but i never got around to ordering the parts but im going to this weekend, i was just wondering if there was any better deals now that i could go with. This pc will be for gaming and id really like something that will have a lot of expandability because im planning on keeping this computer forever.

*****fixed the links

Edited by arpalermo, 12 March 2008 - 04:29 PM.

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kamille316

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Links doesn't seem to be working.
Found the original post here.

If you are worried that you're above your budget, you can replace the video card with an NVidia 9600GT and save around ~$80.00
Other than that, everything else looks good :)

Edited by kamille316, 12 March 2008 - 04:32 PM.

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No, im not above budget i just thought maybe some new parts came out or something in the last 2 weeks that could be a better choice. My budgets pretty flexible though, is there any significant improvement i can get for a little more? I dont want to stick to my $600 budget and then find out that for like $20 i could of got way better performance :)

Im actually $50 under budget because i found a better deal on the ram and power supply. I was thinking of upgrading to this processor http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115037 but its not in stock anywhere! Is this a good use of my extra $50? Do you think its worth it to wait for it to be in stock? How long do you think that will be anyways? I can always upgrade it later and use the original processor in another system...
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I would suggest this RAM instead. Better price and quality for what you want.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146565
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I would suggest this RAM instead. Better price and quality for what you want.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146565

Actually the RAM the OP had already posted is better. It runs at lower voltages to achieve the same timings and frequencies, overclocking wise, they should be very similar.

No, im not above budget i just thought maybe some new parts came out or something in the last 2 weeks that could be a better choice.

Nothing new has come out over the past two weeks :)
James
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In general, Crucial makes good chips. I haven't talked to anyone that has ever had problems with the Ballistix sticks.
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I've talked to many that has issues with this RAM, but that's besides the point. The RAM you have selected requires more volts to achieve the same timings and frequencies as the RAM I had suggested. This means that my RAM will run cooler and therefore is more likely to be able to overclock further.
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