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Old 02-21-2008, 05:26 AM   #11
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Alright.... either the e8400(if I find one) or the Q6600

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130098

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145033

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127298

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152052

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106228

I still need a case. Make any changes as I have not ordered yet.

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Old 02-21-2008, 05:51 AM   #12
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The real-life performance difference between 1066MHz RAM and 800HMz is nil. It's not really worth the extra money, plus the 800MHz stuff has 4-4-4-12 timings whereas the 1066MHz modules have 5-5-5-15 timings which aren't as good. Also the 800MHz Corsair XMS2 memory can reach 1100MHz when overclocked.
BTW, ATI has just released a new card which replaces the 2600XT, it's called the HD 3650 and it has a bit of a performance advantage over the 2600 I think. Also Newegg should have the E8400 back in stock very soon so just wait a week for that.
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:47 PM   #13
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It seems the 2600xt has better specs than the 3650.

I already bought the processor, I over paid a tad though. $239
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:43 PM   #14
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The 3650 uses a revised core and is slightly faster than the 2600XT.
EDIT: It's also manufactured using the 55nm process so it's cheaper to build and therefore cheaper to buy.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:30 PM   #15
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Question, I will be running home 32-bit, would I benefit from 4gb of ram?

Sorry this thread is all over the place, kind of using it as my scratch pad since I want to purchase everything tonight.

So far I have the e8400, freezer pro 7 hsf, vista hp 32-bit, and am set on the recommended mobo.
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Also, I wasn't planning on oc the ram, so would the 1066 be a better move?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:13 AM   #17
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:36 AM   #18
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Ok, I understand better now and will stick with the ddr2-800. Now 2 or 4 gigs?

And I'm also going to stick with the 2400xt, since noise is a concern(HTPC)
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2 gigs of RAM should be fine unless you're doing intense video/photo editing.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:37 AM   #20
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any opinions on this mobo compared to the MSI?

Kind of liked the wi-fi but have never even heard of ASrock

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