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July 17, 2008 10:55:45 PM

CPU: Q9450 (Quad 2.66)
RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
GPU: 8800GT 512MB (or an ATI on this level)

I'm planning this eventual gaming rig and one thing I'd like to do is make it future-proof. With my current system (a Dell before I knew any better), I've been severely limited by what I can upgrade/overclock and so on.

On this new system, is not having DDR3 capability a problem? I hear it doesn't make a difference now, but is it worth getting a board capable of using it when it becomes more efficient?

Are there any other glaring issues I don't see? The entire system (with monitor) is around $1,500 on Newegg and I'd like to keep it around that.


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July 17, 2008 11:11:22 PM

How soon is "eventual"?
July 17, 2008 11:12:31 PM

3 months from now
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July 18, 2008 12:12:35 AM

Wait for Nehalem then look again they should be out in the 4th quarter of this year.....if you want "future-proof" that's probably your best shot.
July 18, 2008 12:24:18 AM

Well, probably more like December, but ya if you want future proof, 3 months is not the time to buy.