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  1. Thanks for the tips on the links. As far as the heatsink/fan combo goes, this will be the first non-stock I plan on using. I had just looked at the top sellers on newegg and went with the one that had the most reviews and 5 eggs. I'll swap over to the Xigmatek. The 216 core is about a 30 dollar difference if I factor in the mail in rebates. I'll still be within budget so is it worth it?
  2. Thank you all for the advice and suggestions. I think this may be what I end up going for: CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115037 Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128358 RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231166 Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130370 HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136218 PS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139006 Fan/Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835186134 Brings me in a bit under budget including shipping plus another 60 in Mail-ins. It should scream compared to my current setup.
  3. Yeah, It's probably been between 6 and 7, not 5. I haven't really paid attention since my last build so in the last month or so i had to catch up on multiple core CPUs, SLI, and PCI-E among other things. I was still planning on going with a new drive as well and putting the OS on it but using the old one still. Maybe I'll see if I can fit in 2 new drives and scrapping the old one. So AMD huh? I've been using AMD for 11 years or so now and I haven't ever had a problem so I could stick with em. Are the Phenom II's their current heavy hitters? I'm looking for a CPU in the range of 150-200 or so.
  4. Overall budget is roughly 600-800 bucks. I think the case, dvd-rom and one of my hard drives is all I plan on keeping from my current machine. I'm not against AMD I have just liked what I'm seeing from Intel more. My current CPU is an Athalon 64 3000+. I'm probably only going to at least start with only a single video card since I doubt I can make the case that I need 2 to my financial director a.k.a WIFE. When I was leaning towards the EVGA board I was looking at getting an EVGA GeForce 9800 to go in it.
  5. Hi, first time poster here. I haven't done a build since 2002 so I'm a bit rusty. I'm trying to stay within a decent budget. Here's what I'm looking at: Motherboard options: EVGA LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813188044 GIGABYTE LGA 775 Intel P45 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128359 GIGABYTE LGA 775 Intel P45 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128358 CPU Options: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115017 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115037 RAM: ????? - So basically I'm a gamer so that's what I'm building this towards. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Also, I've never tried OCing anything but would like to try to start learning how to with this build so something that may be a bit more OC noob friendly would be nice.
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