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January 13, 2008 2:44:23 PM

Hi, this is the build I plan to go with, I would like some input on what I should change. Please note, currently this is not a gaming pc per say, but in the future it may be. With the ever changing video card market, I went w/ the cheapest decent one I can find to use in the meantime while a game I may want to buy comes along. The mobo is a very good OC'er, but some people has some issues with its DDR3\DDR2 memory platform.
I'm iffy on it. The powersupply I like because its a namebrand and modular, and it isn't too expensive... I searched TH and there isn't any review on it, so I'm iffy on that. I am deciding between that and the OCZ GameXtreme. In anycase, here it is :

Motherboard: ASUS P5KC ATX LGA775 Motherboard
PSU : Silverstone Strider ST60F 600W ATX12V 24PIN Modular Power Supply W/120MM Fan Active PFC
Ram: Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB 2X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 Dual Channel Memory Kit
Video: Evga E-GEFORCE 7300GT 350MHZ 256MB 667MHZ 128BIT DDR2 PCI-E Vga DVI-I Hdtv Out Video Card
DVD-RW: Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7190A Black DVD-RW 20X6X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 8X IDE DVDRW OEM No SW
CPU Fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 2500RPM 45CFM
HDD : Western Digital SE16 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Cache 8.9MS Ncq Hard Drive Oem 3YR Mfr Warranty
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.33GHZ 1333FSB 4MB Retail

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January 14, 2008 10:50:47 AM

IMO, it's a moot point to get a hybrid board for DDR2 & 3 cuz by the time the DDR3 prices drop to where DDR2 prices are, a new Intel/AMD cpu socket will have been out. Plus DDR3 won't double your pc's performance.

In a nutshell, DDR2 is the best bang price & performance -vice.

An X38 board will let you o/c the new cpu's better. i.e. ASUS P5E with E8500. The Wolfdale E8x00 will be out at the end of the month.

The 600W is overkill unless you plan to get a GTX/ULTRA down the road.

January 14, 2008 12:33:50 PM

I assume you won't be gaming, as the 7300GT won't cut it on new games. If you will play games, check out the ATI HD38xx or something in the nVidia 8800 family.
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January 15, 2008 10:26:37 AM

Onus said:
I assume you won't be gaming, as the 7300GT won't cut it on new games. If you will play games, check out the ATI HD38xx or something in the nVidia 8800 family.



Yes you assume right (as stated in my post). As stated, I will be upgrading the card to something more respectable for gaming when a game that requires a high performance video card comes along that I want to play :) 
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