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New Gaming Rig....Need advice

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January 15, 2008 4:02:33 AM

In a couple of weeks time I am planning to build a decent gaming rig that can run all the latest games at decent settings. This is what I'm gunning for: There are a few items I have already and a few Items I will but but will need some input where I can get cheaper or advice to buy something else.

I want to build my system now since I just cant hold on for the new PENRYN to come out and I've been waiting a bit to long. So I want to configure somethings now so the only thing I have to get rid of is the Q6600 when i'm done or maybe I'll get a new mobo/Ram/CPU when the times comes around, well anyways this is my system.....

What I have already:

2 PNY 8800GTS (G92) 512MB < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... >
Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... >

Logitech MX 5000, Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard & Mouse < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... >

2 Western Digital 150GB Raptor < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... >

Western Digital 1TB My Book Essential 2.0 < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... >

Seasonic SS-600HT 600W < http://www.seasonic.com/letter/products/PC/pi050313.htm >

Dell 24" 2405

Old Case

Need to Buy:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - $274.99

ABIT IN9 32X-MAX LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... > $119.99 (after $100 rebate)

OCZ Vista Upgrade 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... > (PC2 6400) $65.99 (after $25 rebate)
Or

mushkin 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... > $77.99 (after $15 rebate)

Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme < http://www.jab-tech.com/product.php?productid=3762 > $56.95

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January 15, 2008 5:41:50 AM

Just make sure you get the retail version of Vista so you don't have to buy a new copy when you trash (read: re-purpose) this rig and rebuild it in a year or two.

But seriously if your gonna upgrade to Penryn soon after its released, I just don't see the point in building such a high end rig right now... unless you got some really deep pockets (if you do, I could REALLY use an AMD 6000+ X2 ;) ).

I am prolly wrong, but isn't the Penryn chips gonna require a different socket?
January 15, 2008 3:05:29 PM

Anyone else have input on this?
January 16, 2008 4:51:53 AM

I was also thinking if i'm getting the Q6600 then there is no point in getting the Penryn, the dollars doesn't make scene. So if so Should i just stick with the q6600 for the next two years? Or get something like the E6750, which goes for around $185
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