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I have about $1500 and i want to build a computer. I have the case, PSU (1000w) and video card (8800GTX ultra). So those 1500 are just for mobo, cpu, ram and hd. i also have a water cooling system. So my question is what should i buy.... thanks
 

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ddr 3 sucks dont get it right now dd2 is still better the ddr3
 

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will the asus striker extreme be a better choice?
Unless you plan to heavily tweak/overclock your system, I would say no. I think it is overpriced for getting a nice display and a couple of reset buttons on the board.
 
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i want to overclock alot, i have a really nice water cooling system, so i do want to overclock alooot
 

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:) whats your water cooling set up like?

Yeah get the asus premium board and a e6850, or if you want quad find a SLCR/G0 stepping q6600 locally.. for the ram get some crutial tracers and that ocz cooler.


Edit: ha heres a deal for the ram I just mentioned :O http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=41139 hes asking 140 shipped new sealed box... crutial ram owns for they are the suppliers of micron chips to other companys.
 
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chewy i have thermochill 120.3 d5 pump, and fuzion cpu block 1/2". and the asus premium is CrossFire and i kind like sli :(
 

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The crossfire on the board is weak.. one is @ x16 the other runs @ x4.. if you wait a month the new 780i board will be out! November 12th... you have the monnies you might as well wait for it.. me I dont see myself going sli.. Im not settled into a lifetime career so the asus will suit me just right.. also the premium is ment for watercooling.. it has fans you can add to the heatsinks if you use a water block on the cpu.. its an ! board.
 

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thats ddr3 and its the dulexe if you going with a p35 board get a gigabyte.. (though they can be picky with ram) or the asus p5k premium its an updated dulx no pwms on the backside and made to acomadate watercooling better, it has thoses NB/PWM fans you can add if you use a cpu water block.. truely owns.
 
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so, let see if i want sli with out waiting and i want a really good overclocker mobo which one should i pick?
 

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humm a 680i.. there were some threads on what 680i to get.. the reference design had a few flaws I guess (nothing to major). but the 680i is what you should get for sli.. its the best current sli board me thinks.

find out what flaws were int he 680i.. I think the quad core problem was fixed.
 
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I would just wait for the newer mobos cuz if you get a low OC you going to wish you waited ;)
 

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