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Oct 26, 2010
  1. elmoreas
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    I have this:

    EVGA NFORCE 680I SLI MB Motherboard
    2 Core Duo Extreme 2.93 GHz X6800 4M Cache 1066MHz Processor
    4GB DDR22 Low Latency PC-6400 RAM
    Seagate 750GB SATA 7200 RPM 8MB Cache HDD
    NEC 18X DL DVD+-R/W RAM Recoderder CD/DVD Drive
    NVIDIA HD C55-MB Audio
    Dual SLI GEFORCE 8800GTX 768MB PCI-E Video


    I want to know if I can with the current MB upgrade the CPU and if so whats the best I can go to, also can I upgrade/increase the RAM if so what type and how much of it, lastly whats the biggest internal 3.5 HDD that will work with this MB. Oh and one last question where can I get all of this stuff for less than $700USD, if possible? I could go $850 but that would be pushing it. Thanks all. Later.
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115130
    That's the most powerful processor which will work on your motherboard. You can use up to 8gb of ddr2 ram (2gb max per card), and there is no limit to the harddrive size, use the biggest you can afford.

    A good ram would be http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231194 to add to your current 4gb( if your current ram is 4x1gb, then you'll need 2 of those, but its probably 2x2gb), then get as many of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148413 as you need, all for far less than the $700.
     
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    Wouldn't a Core 2 Extreme work aswell? Sure they're expensive and run very hot, but I would've thought they are more powerful than normal Core 2 Quad.
     
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    They will, but I couldn't find any on Newegg, and I don't know any other cheap American sites.
     
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    Well i know of tigerdirect.com and frys.com but I don't know if you would consider them cheap. Also the system is liquid cooled and has 5 fans plus 2 gpu fans and 1 cpu fan. I also had the case changed out for a refridgerated case so the case itself (the metal/plastic) is cooled from the inside so I am not concerned about heat just maxing the system out for less than $850 USD. Preferably $700. The RAM that is in it is 2x2gb so which one and how much should I buy? I found a good 4TB HDD that I am going to get for the internal its SATA compatible so all should be good there, but it shoots $349 of my budget so I am considering skipping the int HDD upgrade and getting a 2TB ext and a bluray burner drive instead and put the difference $49 towards a better cpu. Thanks for the help mates. (I used to live in London) [​IMG] During Uni I lived near Victoria station in London on Thrombly Thremble something like that road in a dorm for Uni of Westminster.
     
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    Last I checked, getting 1.5TB drives was most efficient in capacity/cost, but that also means balancing the space inside/outside the case for extra drives.
     

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