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New Build: Compatibility Questions especialy DDR2

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December 8, 2005 11:37:38 AM

I've been living with work PC's and secondhand stores for a while and want a state of the art PC. I'll run Visual Studio 2005 with SQL Server 2005 for development stuff, Adobe video editing stuff for the digital camcorder, Photo Impact or Photoshop for photos, and the usual many windows of Firefox or IE, Office, etc. I play games occasionally.

Yes, I like Intel, please don't direct comments to that.

Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Pro: $114 - has about all the Royal has for less
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 630: $171
Case: Thermaltake Tsunami: $115
Seasonic 500W: 129 - has the PCIE and Sata connectors
2 Samsung Spinpoint 7200 SataII 160gb raid 0: $162
eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCIE16: $145

OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) $259
or
GeIL DDR 2 Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 667 (PC2 5300): $198

After doing tons of reading am still a little confused about which ram (PC4200, 5300?) and suggestions on the video card. I want a system I can upgrade and could see myself buying a second $200 video card but not a second $300 video card. When I got to the Crucial, OCZ or Geil sites none of them list the motherboard I selected as compatible but will it take the PC5300 and will the PC5300 be faster? The Geil is currently out of stock, due in shortly and am ready to purchase - these are Newegg prices without the rebates.
December 8, 2005 2:10:03 PM

If you're going to do a lot of video editing. I would highly recommend you buying an Intel Dual Core CPU.
It will help the rendering finish a lot faster than just a single core CPU.
Single Cores are still best for games but for editing Dual core CPU's are the king of the world. :) 

Here is a link for the Intel Pentium D 820 $245.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Intel Dual Core CPU's are named Pentium D.

And the DDR2 you need for that motherboard is DDR2-667
I love Corsair Memory so here is a link http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Manufacto...


Hope this info. helps
December 8, 2005 2:19:28 PM

Intel Dual core are the budget celeron of the playas.
AMD Dual core is the heavy hittas!

Performance is to AMD all the way...
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December 8, 2005 2:30:35 PM

I had considreed the Corsair memory but the budget version doesn't even list latency and doesn't come with heat spreaders. CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) $181

Per the Gigabyte website and others, motherboards with the Nvidia will not run the 820 as dual core - guess that is a limitation of the Nvidia. Do you recommend another motherboard? Should I wait on the Intel 975?

And for the other poster - please start your AMD versus Intel in another thread.javascript:emoticon(':evil: ')
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December 9, 2005 12:30:15 AM

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I had considreed the Corsair memory but the budget version doesn't even list latency and doesn't come with heat spreaders. CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) $181

Per the Gigabyte website and others, motherboards with the Nvidia will not run the 820 as dual core - guess that is a limitation of the Nvidia. Do you recommend another motherboard? Should I wait on the Intel 975?

And for the other poster - please start your AMD versus Intel in another thread.javascript:emoticon(':evil: ')
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Alright i dont give a flying fuck about AMD vs Intel....honestly but if you want fast speed you need DDR1 not DDR2.

The reasons is latency....you have to havd DD2 800 with good timings to equal the speed of DDR1 400 cas2.5 (2.5-3-3-8). So bascially you would have to get a $300 kit of DDR2 ram to equal a $70 kit of DDR1.


Serisouly i dont care if you get intel or AMd, thats not the thing. I know people get all worked up over this stupid arugment.....i dont care. get what you want....but your choices for Intel arn't going to be cheap to get the same performace with an AMD machine.

I am not trying to convert you to AMd, i am trying to convert yout o DDR1 and save some money.
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