I've decided on the final make up of my rig except for the ram. I want to o/c to 2.5 - 2.6 Ghz if possible. So my question is, which is better OCZ PC4000 Platinum EB 2GB or OCZ PC4000 Platinum EL XTC 2GB? Or is there so little difference between the 2 that it wouldn't matter?
cheers for the help
My Proposed rig:
Case: Thermaltake Kandalf
Mobo: DFI LANPARTY UT NF4 Ultra D Motherboard
PSU: OCZ Powerstream 520W
CPU: AMD Opteron 64 170 Dual Core Processor
Cooler: Zalman CNPS 9500 LED Cooler
Grease: Arctic Silver 5
GPU: HIS X1900XTX 512mb IceQ
HDD1: Western Digital Digital 160G SATA 16Mb Cache
HDD2: Western Digital 320GB SATA-II 16MB Cache
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum
DVDRW: Sony DRU810A INT 16X DVD +/- DVDRW DUAL LAYER
DVD: Sony 16x DVD
To fill the growing demand for DDR2, the first member of the Platinum XTC family is the PC2-6400 EL Platinum XTC edition; OCZ specifically developed these modules for the extreme gamer and overclocker to give high end Intel based systems that extra performance edge that is demanded by today’s hard core gamers and enthusiasts.
The new OCZ PC2-6400 Platinum Edition utilizes the latest OCZ heatspreader design. XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) Heatspreaders allow increased ventilation and heat dissipation due to an innovative honeycomb design providing more direct access to the actual memory ICs.
Now about the proposed system, why are you going 939-pin when AM2 is already released? I mean, if it was a budget system I'd understand, but this is a gaming rig! You've got to be prepared! Or do you need this rig now and the lack of AM2 CPU's offer no overclocking gaming options currently, minus the extremely expensive FX-62? Well, there are the few X2's released, but the new X2 4000+ is going to be the bomb. 1MB cache per core and probably a good OC'er!
About the hard drives, are you going to have one for storage? If not, buy two of the same, RAID 0. Just a suggestion.
I personally would have two burners over one...Personally.
It wouldnt be smart to build that opteron system no matter where you live.
The AM2's are dirt cheap. YOu can get a cheap AM2 processor, mobo and DDR2-800, then you will be all set for the new 65nm X2 when it comes out.