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#2
I would get a Quad before a 6850, that or an E8400
 

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#3
get a quad
make ram 2x2
psu might not be able to cut 2 oced 8800's
good luck with the 780i
better vga choice maybe?
 
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#4
E3110 in stock here

got my X3350 toaday from them
 

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I would get a Quad before a 6850, that or an E8400
I couldn't remember what I was originally going to get...a E8400! Thanks man!
 

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#6
I would get a single 8800GTS over the dual 8800GS's. I also won't get the XFX 8800GS's if you are going to get the 8800GS. They use slower 1.4ns RAM, the eVGA models have 1.0ns RAM on them capable of 1000MHz. With the cut down bus, you want faster memory to make up for it.
 

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#7
the e8400 is a faster and cooler chip than the e6850, not to mention it's $50 cheaper! There is also some evidence that the 750i board will overclock better than the 780i, and it is $75-$100 cheaper.
 

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#8
get a quad
make ram 2x2
psu might not be able to cut 2 oced 8800's
good luck with the 780i
better vga choice maybe?
No point (I have nothing that will benefit from quad)
4x1gb is cheaper
OC'd video cards? lol.. I don't want to blow it up (noob OC'er with VGA)
nothin wrong with 780i afaik
8800 will run my games fine (CS:S, BF2, GTA:SA, HL2)
 
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#9
spend it on a great quality hooker j/k
 

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#10
get e8400 then
4x1 will lower your ocing potential a bit, more strain on the chipset, etc. etc. more heat, more power, less room for upgradability.
w/e
suit your self
why are you sli'ing already, i would get a better card and then use sli to upgrade later, and not put two weak cards in sli and have driver and scaling and all kinds of issues and crap. not to mention increases power usage, heat, noise and less upgradability.
 

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IMHO Antec neo FTL...had one, smoked out, RMA'd it then sold it. Bought OCZGSX700 did so well I got another one. Great PSU

Rebranded FSP IIRC!
 
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#14
e8400
2x2 ddr2-1000
1gb 8800gt
samsung f1 drive
any other motherboard, just not that one
 

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IMHO Antec neo FTL...had one, smoked out, RMA'd it then sold it. Bought OCZGSX700 did so well I got another one. Great PSU

Rebranded FSP IIRC!
I'm taking this into consideration !
 

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@ newtekie1- Holy shiz! The price is way cheaper than the superclocked and xfx one!! :eek:
 
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#21
I think get 2 sticks of 2 GB as two ram chips increase performance alot rather then letting it only pass through one mem stick.. Trust me i know.. :)

As suggested rather get a High end GFX and SLi it later when you do want to play the higher end graphics games with beastly graphics..

Lastly the Power supply has to be a higher wattage..

Another post where i add my two cents :D
 

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#23
3991!!!! Hey man, long time no chat!

Nix on everything. MSI P7N 750i board, 2 9600GT's, Adata 2x2Gb pC8500, your choice of proc but make sure its a Xeon dual or a Core 2 Yorkfield Quad. Power supply, I was thinking maybe a PCP&C 750 Silencer.
 

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Get a bigger PSU 500 will not do 650 + SLI needs 750W
 

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3991!!!! Hey man, long time no chat!

Nix on everything. MSI P7N 750i board, 2 9600GT's, Adata 2x2Gb pC8500, your choice of proc but make sure its a Xeon dual or a Core 2 Yorkfield Quad. Power supply, I was thinking maybe a PCP&C 750 Silencer.
Yeah...get on AIM sometime :)

How reliable are the MSI's? If they're anything like the older stuff, then I'll be a little worried. About the 9600's, I think I read that a 8800GT performed about the same or better? Maybe I'm wrong? I dunno. :eek: Um, ATM I don't see a need for a quad, as I have no applications that'll benefit from it.. 2x2GB may be more, but hell, i dunno. I was looking at a PCP&C 750 silencer..I may get one of those bad boys. [as in good :)]

I was also taking sneeky's post into consideration..