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January 4, 2013 2:56:59 PM

So i recently bought a sapphire 7770 with the recommendation of the toms hardware community. got a good deal on it but one problem... apparently there's conflict issues with my motherboard and new card(solution found in the Video Card Forums) because the card works in another rig in my house but not in mine. so now I'm in the market for a new motherboard which means new ram as well... anyway I'm seeing a lot of combo deals online and I'm not quite sure how to go about doing this. i know little to nothing about hardware but i do have a friend that will help me install all the parts. please help me figure out which direction to go with this be it just a motherboard and ram or motherboard ram and CPU.

i really only wanted to spend 100$ on my rig because I'm quite broke but i also don't want to pass up the chance for a great deal to dramatically improve my rig.(my rig is 5 years old now.)

Specs: Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 80 °C
Kentsfield 65nm Technology
RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-12)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-E SLI (Socket 775) 40 °C
Graphics
W2240 (1920x1080@59Hz)
1024MB GeForce 8800 GT (Undefined) 55 °C
Hard Drives
466GB Hitachi HDP725050GLA SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
Optical Drives
MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR-H30N ATA Device
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

here are some of the items I've been looking at however other suggestions are appreciated:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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January 4, 2013 6:29:59 PM

yes im still using the Q6600
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January 4, 2013 7:04:41 PM

if i get the GA-G41MT-S2PT then what kind of ram should i get?
it says DDR3 1333 (O.C.)/1066/800

does that mean i have to overclock ddr3 1333 to use it will there be compatability issues am i better off with 1066? this stuff is confusing =S
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January 4, 2013 7:05:32 PM

i would get better performance out of 1333 right?
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