I'm planning to do both. Plan is to jump to one of those, get 4gb ram, vista 64 and OC the Q up around 3.0 or so. (And move over to Antec 900 case as well). All that within the next couple weeks.Then maybe get a 9800 card sometime closer to next summer.
Glad to hear you think the OC build will work, I'm pretty excited to try it out. Still hoping for more comments/opinions though
Oh cool, well that's good to know then I'll certainly go with E2180.
Now for cooling, I planned to use the AF7, but then heard something about it won't blow on the north bridge like the stock cooler does... is there something to do about that? Another inexpensive HSF that would solve the problem? Or maybe a third party NB cooler? Or do you think that with the Antec 900 case the NB should be fine?
I initially started with AF7 but took it off because temps were to high. Mine might of been defective. It wouldnt mount tighly no matter what. I dropped the stock cooler on and presto better temps and tighter fit.
Hmmm those are good looking for their low cost... but if I can get by with the stock cooler and be stable at 3.0 I think that'd be nice. Which of those two would be better? And do either of them blow on the north bridge?