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Old 09-04-2009, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New gaming build ideas?

I was thinking about building a new pc some time this winter-summer. Ill keep my E8400 cpu and case, but I will need new ram (4gb), motherboard, and video card (nvidia). 700-900$ budget. Post all suggestions. thanks!
I really like the GTX 2xx series cards. Also, I want to stay away from crucial for ram because ive had 4 pairs of bad sticks already through them, not giving them another cent. I was thinking an EVGA video card with an EVGA motherboard. thanks
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since you got $900 to spend you could most likely go for an i7 and one of the new DX11 GPU's that are coming out this fall.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Trident 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL6T-6GBTD - Desktop Memory

that adds up to about $700. leaving $200 for a new card.
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You can also sell your E8400 for some extra cash.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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how much do u think I can get for the E8400? Its like 4 months old only.
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you could get like, $120 mabye? really depends on the steeping and who is buying.
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Wow cas6 for a reasonable price. Could save like $60 on some cas8 but that ram smells tasty for some OC action.
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i know. i want that ram so bad. because i am finding out now that my crappy 1333Mhz ram is holding back my OC.
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I dont plan on OCing at all. got my e8400 to 4ghz, dont Oc anymore. I dont see the point.
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lol.. they're talking about the i7.
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If you are not planning to OC the i7 then save some cash and get the OCZ Gold 1600 3x2gb set. The gskill set while sweet will be wasted in a stock machine.
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