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Hi again,

You mentioned in a PM about possibly using a Core i7 build instead. This would change a few items - so what's the potential budget if you went this route?

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Not too sure what that would bring my budget to. A friend just tried to convince me to get I7 but I still feel like my quad core would be more than enough for anything i wanted to do. What are your thoughts on the matter?
Plus, what are your thoughts on this recommended Mobo/Processor package?
http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.238370
Reviews say its a pretty small mobo, but would that be okay?


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I just ordered a package with the exact same mobo! Except I ordered mine with a Q9400 2.66 Ghz Yorkfield.
The mobo is just awesome (Newegg ships very fast, and I live in LA)... didn't finish my build yet though b/c I'm still waiting for more parts.

It comes with everything you could need including an LCD Poster, temperature probes, and 2 heatsinks that you can swap out with the ones on your mobo (and much more!)
The mobo comes with a really comprehensive manual. The Rampage Extreme is a standard ATX board.

If you are going to get this board, you will need DDR3 RAM... I suggest the 2 X 2GB Ballistix Tracers. They overclock well and have some cool LEDs on them.

You might also want to look into a Cooler Master 922M: http://www.newegg.co.....;Tpk=haf 922m
I ordered this one from Amazon since they have free shipping.
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Last MOBO/Processor combo ended right before i bought it. :)
Would this one be just as good? And still take DDR3?
http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.241197
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That is a nice board and the processor is too. It doesn't support DDR3 though... you will have to look at DDR2 RAM. The motherboard supports CrossfireX, so get an ATI card (I suggest a 4870). When you get the chance to get another graphics card, you can use Crossfire.

What is your final build?
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MOBO / Processor

Case

RAM

DVD Burner

Graphics

Power Supply

Hard Drive?
Not sure on the drive. and 64 Bit Windows Vista. What do you think?
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The mobo/CPU combo is good... and I really like that case.
You could also go with an Antec 900. Look at this promo e-mail for subscribers: http://promotions.ne....iyer@gmail.com
You can use the promo code to get an Antec 900 for only 90$ with free shipping.
Here is the code: EMCLWNW24

The RAM you chose is very good... you could also go with these: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227298
If you wouldn't mind slower RAM, then go with these: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227199
The DVD burner is good, and so is the PSU.

I like the graphics card you picked out...
If you could spend a little more on it, I would get this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121291
Or this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814129113
Or this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814131148

I see no problem with the hard drive... but you could go with a Caviar Black instead: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136284
Use this promo code to make the price of the drive 90$: EMCLWNW36
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