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Old August 23, 2009, 10:20 AM
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I will be making all my purchases at tigerdirect.com so please keep that in mind. I have a 400$ish spending limit. PLEASE if you think there is a better choice then what I have selected and it's in the same price range please point it out on tigerdirect.com only please. Thanks.

This pc will be used for slight gaming which I think the 8800GT is enough, and just everyday stuff. I don't plan on overclocking cuz I don't know much about it, lol.

These are my parts that I have:
LSP Ultra 550w ATX
Q6600 2.4
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
CD/DVD Drive
Hard Drive

Things I have in mind:

Mobo:
EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, eSATA, RAID at TigerDirect.com

Case:
Cooler Master CM690 ATX Mid-Tower Case at TigerDirect.com

Ram:
Corsair Dual Channel 4096MB PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2x2048MB) at TigerDirect.com
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Old August 23, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Goos case for the money, but before I advise you on the motherboard- are you going for the 790i to get the SLI capabilities- will you definitely be going for SLI?

That is a good price for that board (159 after MIR)
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Old August 23, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Ninja'd.

Since the PC is only being used for slight gaming, as you said, you won't need SLI. Get a Gigabyte mobo instead, something like an EP45-UD3P. With that said, you won't need that DDR3 ram, so get a good set of G Skills or something like that. They're all fine, since you're not overclocking anyway.

The case is a good choice.
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Old August 23, 2009, 10:27 AM
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In the future yes, once I get more money.
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Old August 23, 2009, 10:33 AM
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Are you located in the US? I noticed your links point to the american T.D.
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Yes I am, and tigerdirect isn't too far from where I live so I'd be really convenient to just drive out and buy the parts from the warehouse.
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Old August 23, 2009, 11:23 AM
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That is alot of motherboard for your purposes, and if it weren't such a low price, I would definitely direct you toward a cheaper p45 board (which ar crossfire capable) that uses the cheaper ddr2 memory such as the gigabyte ud3 mentioned by infiniti, which would allow you save some cash for a GPU upgrade (or a PSU upgrade)- especially if you have some DDR2 memory around. However, if the idea of SLI (as opposed to crossfire) really turns your crank, and you don't have DDR3, the board is a good price, and EVGA has great service and warranty- If you do go for this board, though, I would recommend using an aftermarket CPU cooler and overclocking it- it's wasted performance otherwise. You could learn how to OC, and crank up the CPU to a modest degree wihin an hour. Good luck
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Ok thanks, but is my RAM choice good or can it be better for the same price range?
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Old August 23, 2009, 12:05 PM
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You're fine with that memory- it's good stuff, but anything on the list below is compatible (plus quite a few others that aren't on that list)

790i Series Memory Support
DDR3-2000
Crucial BL2KIT12864BE2009
OCZ OCZ3N2000SR2GK PC3 16000

DDR3-1800
AXH860UD20-18J (2GB 1866Mhz)
Corsair CM3X1024-1800C7DIN
Corsair TW3X2G1800C7DFNV
Crucial BL2KIT12864BE1808
G.SKILL F3-14400CL7D-2GBHZ
Kingston KHX14400D3K2/2G
Kingston KHX14400D3K2/2GN
OCZ3N1800SR2GK PC3 14400
OCZ3N1800SR4GK PC3 14400
STAREX STH100UD0814-2000A

DDR3-1600
Aeneon AXH760UD20-16H-K-2G
AXH860UD20-16H (2GB 1600Mhz)
AXH760UD10-16H (1GB 1600Mhz)
Corsair CM3X1G1600C8D4 (1GB 1600Mhz)
Corsair CM3X2G1600C8D4
Corsair TW3X2G1600C7DHXNV
G.SKILL F3-128007L9D-2GBNQ
G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBP1
Kingston KHX13000D3LLK2/2GN
Kingston KHX13000D3LLK2 /2GX

DDR3-1333
Elpida EBJ10UE8BAFA-DJ-E
G.SKILL F3-10600CL7D-2GBP1
Hynix HYMT112U64ZNF8-H9
Hynix HYMT125U64ZNF8-H9
Hynix HYMT164U64ZNF6-H9
Kingston KVR1333D3N8K2/1G
Micron MT8JTF12864-1G4D1
PQI MFACR322LA0101-08B8
Qimonda IMSH51U03A1F1C-13H
Qimonda IMSH1GU13A1F1C-13H
Samsung M378B2873CZ0-CH9
Samsung M378B5673CZ0-CH9

DDR3-1066
Elpida EBJ10UE8BAFA-AE-E
Elpida EBJ10UE8BAFA-AG-E
Elpida EBJ21UE8BAFA-AG-E
Hynix HYMT112U64ZNF8-G8
Hynix HYMT164U64ZNF6-G7
Hynix HYMT125U64ZNF8-G8
Kingston KVR1066D3N7/512
Kingston KVR1066D3N7/1G
Micron MT8JTF12864-1G1D1
Micron MT8JTF12864AY-1G1BYES
Micron MT4JTF646AY-1G1B1
Micron MT16JTF25664AY-1G1BYES
Micron MT16JTF25664AY-1G1BYES
Micron MT16JTF25664AY-1G1D1
Micron MT8JTF12864-1G1D1
Nanya NT512C64B88A0NY-BE
Nanya NT1GC64B8HA0NY-BE
PQI MFABR403PA0101-07D3
PQI PQI38500-2048DB
Qimonda IMSH51U03A1F1C-10G
Qimonda IMSH51U03A1F1C-10F
Qimonda IMSH1GU13A1F1C-10F
Qimonda IMSH1GU13A1F1C-10G
Samsung M378B2873CZ0-CF8
Samsung M378B5673CZ0-CF8

DDR3-800
Elpida EBJ10UE8BAFA-8C-E
Elpida EBJ21UE8BAFA-8C-E
Hynix HYMT164U64ZNF6-S5 AA
Hynix HYMT125U64ZNF8-S6
Hynix HYMT112U64ZNF8-S6 AA
Qimonda IMSH1GU13A1C-08D
Qimonda IMSH51U03A1F-08D
Micron MT4JF6464AY-80BB1
Nanya NT512C64B88A0NY-AD
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