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Old February 13, 2007, 08:52 AM
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Default Suggestions On New Build

I'm going to be building a new PC and here is what I am getting thus far.

Intel C2D E4300
Silverstone Strider 560W PSU
NZXT Apollo Case

The questions I have are

What mobo should I get?

Should I not go the SLI route and get a Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 for it's OC capability?

or should I get the
Asus P5N-E SLI and go the SLI route?

Next question is regarding RAM. I was looking at either getting
OCZ Platinum XTC PC2-6400 2GB (4-4-4-15) for $277.20

or should I spend an extra and get G.SKILL F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ PC2-6400 2GB (4-4-4-12) for $389.85?

And last but certainly not least Graphics card. I'm looking at 3 options:

  1. Fork out the $$ and get an 8800 GTS 320?
  2. Buy a low end card for now to do me until I get some more cache?
  3. Or wait till spring when nVidia releases the 8600 Ultra?
Thoughts and opinions would be appreciated.
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