francois wrote:Do you think they are worth waiting for even if I'm not going to buy the very top of the line of whichever component?
francois wrote:Sure. So I should wait until they release. Hmm. Don't really feel like waiting but I guess I will. My wife will like that
More memory would help significantly, but there's no point in buying DDR2 now if you're about to upgrade all three of these components to a new system with DDR3.francois wrote:ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor
2 Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
These are good and should carry over to your new build. You may want to add a Blu-ray player for $50.francois wrote: Crucial C300 128GB 2.5 SATA Solid State Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply
You need a 64-bit operating system and a new graphics card.francois wrote:EVGA 640-P2-N825-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32BIT
Chrispy_ wrote:My Q9550 with an SSD is noticeably slower at loading things than the i5-2500K with a similar SSD. I'm not sure if that's the difference the processor makes in decompressing things on the fly, or whether the 775 board's 3GB/s SATA ports are noticeably slower than the 1155 board's 6GB/s ports.
francois wrote:should I get 4 sticks of this for now?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231122
(G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ