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Old 04-05-2007, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default processor/motherboard combo to go with a EVGA Geforce 8800 320MB video card

i am trying to figure out what a somewhat affordable match for an EVGA Geforce 8800 video card may be. I don't plan on overclocking or doing anything too elaborate with it as i'm still pretty much an idiot when it comes to hardware. I just need to find a motherboard/processor and compatible memory. any help...?
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i am trying to figure out what a somewhat affordable match for an EVGA Geforce 8800 video card may be. I don't plan on overclocking or doing anything too elaborate with it as i'm still pretty much an idiot when it comes to hardware. I just need to find a motherboard/processor and compatible memory. any help...?
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188015
Processor : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145168

it ends up to be about $750. its a little pricey but good parts. its my dream computer.
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yeah, that's about what i had it budgeted out to in my head. appreciate the response.

still need to save up some up some money for the power supply/case/dvd/other random junk.

oh, speaking of which, you want to point me in the direction of a case as well?
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also, in the event that money runs a little tighter than i expected, what would the next best thing be?

sorry for being such a leech - i just have a very busy life right now and the extreme desire for a new computer.
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here are some cases: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...Computer-Cases

with the PSU, DONT GO CHEAP! i made that mistake when building my rig. get one with good reviews and a name brand. the psu i more important than you think lol.

what would ur cheaper budget be? 3-400$?
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cheaper budget would be like, 300-500, yeah. but then again, my attitude is like, "why not spend the extra 250"?
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cheaper budget would be like, 300-500, yeah. but then again, my attitude is like, "why not spend the extra 250"?
Yea you should go for the better parts and dont go cheap. I still regret getting a cheap case(VERY flimsy) and PSU(Died in 2 days).

Just keep saving and before you know it, you have all the money you need.
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You can do a lot better for the money with those Corsairs. Even if they are labeled as "Dominator" They don't dominate that well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146563
Those use the best chips on the market right now. They will do CAS4 1000Mhz with 2.2V easily. And yes, don't go cheap on the powersupply.
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