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June 6, 2008 10:19:08 PM

From NewEgg for $260 with a total of $80 in rebates (if you get them)

# OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G8004GK - Retail
# ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


I was planning to get the Intel E8400 and a graphics card (not the absolute latest and fastest) in the ~$150 to 200 next month.

Any drawbacks to this scheme?


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June 6, 2008 10:24:59 PM

go for it 2x2 4 gig ram is usly about 100+ and the mobo it self is 179$ not bad
June 6, 2008 10:31:37 PM

It's not bad, though OCZ ram recently has had a few more reported problems than some other brands (gskill, corsair, patriot).

If you buy the IP35 Pro alone, with MIR the cost is $120. So, 2X2 gigs of DDR2800 good quality RAM usually costs about 85 dollars.

Depends on how much faith you have in OCZ RAM whether it's worth it.
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June 7, 2008 12:22:38 AM

sisyphus said:
From NewEgg for $260 with a total of $80 in rebates (if you get them)

# OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G8004GK - Retail
# ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


I was planning to get the Intel E8400 and a graphics card (not the absolute latest and fastest) in the ~$150 to 200 next month.

Any drawbacks to this scheme?



Can you post a link?
June 7, 2008 12:56:55 AM

I suggest saving about $58 over the E8400 and get an E7200. The E7200 I think is the best bang for the buck as it can easily top 3.5GHz on air.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/690/12/
By OCing this CPU and putting the extra $58 on the GPU you will have a better gaming system.

Xbit even hit 4GHz on air but showed no OC'ed benchmarks.

If you ever convert to water cooling this puppy can get up to 5.2GHz.
http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-4986-view-Core-2-Duo-e7200-overclocking.html

Clock for clock and the same GPU the E8400 would win but spending the extra $58 on a GPU would make a huge gain in FPS. $58 will make the differance in you getting an 8800GT or an 8800GTS and anyone can tell you the 8800GTS is well worth the extra cost.
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