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Old 08-28-2009, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I'm gonna be future proofing my machine, not like, super future proof.. but its pretty much gonna last me a long time anyways. here are the parts

Newegg.com - XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A77TD Pro AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R489OC-1GD Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Acer X233Hbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 (ACM) - LCD Monitors

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1333C9 - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

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What's your budget? Got a lot of revising to do :P
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If you want to use triple channel ram you have to buy an Intel Core i7 CPU and mainboard. AMD does not support triple channel, you picked 12GB of triple channel DDR3 RAM (6 sticks of RAM) and your motherboard only has 4 RAM slots.

If you want something more future proof I would recommend getting an Intel Core i7 build because it has triple channel DDR3 ram, and Core i7 is faster clock per clock compared to the AMD Phenom II chips. The only issue is that the Intel set up costs more then the AMD one.
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nubblet - my max budget is 1500.

35g700 - thank you for pointing out such a small detail that i totally wouldn't have noticed
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nubblet - my max budget is 1500.

35g700 - thank you for pointing out such a small detail that i totally wouldn't have noticed
Since you have $1500, Core i7 is probably the way to go. Unless you don't want to spend extremely close to $1500 and its just a round figure.
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Ok, with that budget, i7 is the way to go. I'll post a build here in a minute.
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Your build seems fine, just change the CPU and board and its solid..

I'd get the MSI x58 and the Core i7 920 ($200 @ Microcenter)
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Link to MSI X58.
Newegg.com - MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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Newegg.com - MSI X58 Platinum SLI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for. With a $1500 budget you should get the Asus X58 mobo.

Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

this one is even better

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I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for. With a $1500 budget you should get the Asus X58 mobo.

Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

this one is even better

Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
^ yuck the P6T v2 is stupid.

if you want an all around good board then this is for you,

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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