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Old 07-19-2007, 06:59 AM   #1
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Question Need Some Advice Please

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in the next month or so im looking at building a gaming pc that can play current and new games like crysis on max settings.. im looking at spending around $3000 australian dollers and so far have come up with this system:

8800GTX (asus,Gigabyte or leadtek?)
E6600 C2D
2GB Kingston 667Mhz ram (DDR2)
coolermaster 650W PSU
ASUS P5B Plus-Vista motherboard
500GB SATA 7200rpm HDD
VISTA 64 bit.. or should i get 32 bit?


i know i should upgrade the ram to 800Mhz and i will if i have some spare change at the time.. however is there anything else i should/need to upgrade or change to make this a better system? im open to any ideas and will be happy to change anything and everything if it results in a better system at the end.. i dont want to go over $3000 if possible.. thanks in advance for any help,advice or comments
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:35 AM   #2
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lol does ANYONE have ANY idea??
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:38 AM   #3
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also i could possibly go up to about $3400 at absolute tops!
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:42 AM   #4
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I have an idea. Change the mobo to a 680i chipset. Those work great with c2d and provide beautiful overclocking. Lots of BIOS options, and the warranty cannot be beat.

This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188014
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:00 AM   #5
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The motherboard could be changed to an ASUS P5KC. I'm starting to recommend them to users now.

RAM, try to change the 2GB DDRII-667 for a DDRII-800.

Anoother thing is that if you can wait a bit more for the CPU, I'd wait for the E6650-E6850. The 1333MHZ FSB C2Ds.
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