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Old 02-18-2008, 03:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail - 8800gt 239.99

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail

Newegg.com - APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 ATX 500W Power Supply 115/ 230 V UL, CSA, TUV, CE - Retail - APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 ATX 500W Power Supply 115/ 230 V UL, CSA, TUV, CE - Retail

Now if someone can find me an MB to use for these things I can pick out my RAM too. lol, I need an MB that an novice can install. around 200 or under as long as I can use that cpu

Would you guys swap out anything thats near the same prices?
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Single 8800gt is a lot better and comes in only a bit more than the 2x 8600.

Newegg.com - ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

I recommend the asus line for overclocking (most people will go with gigabyte, also a good choice)

Asus has improved memory performance and this board comes with WIFI so if you have wireless or are taking the comp anywhere, its a nice feature. Other than that, its the board i wanted to get and my current board is great so this one must be excellent


Edit: And i would maybe change the power supply


DoubleEdit: Newegg.com - ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Thats a really good board if you want to spend the money, and has crossfire if you want to in the future.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Dual cards do not equal double performance. Your better off with one good card compared to dual 8600gt.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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ya your better off getting a 3850 or 8800gt
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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thanks. im gonna go with the first listed ASUS cause that money is good.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You asked about what amount of ram earlier. You said your running XP pro, which is probably 32 bit. So chances are you will only be able to use 2 gbs of ram, that is all that 32 bitt XP will read. And thats all you will need for that matter, 2gb is still a decent set up for ram.
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The Apevia PSU you choose is a joke....Apevia sources are all jut a big joke IMO.
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yes i agree....they suck....
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Got it, thanks.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:20 AM   #20 (permalink)
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What is the best memory for this motherboard? 2gb.

Newegg.com - ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

pc6400? 8500?
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