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Looks good. You should wait for the *possible* price drops after the new GPUs are released. You may also want to wait a few weeks for the P45 to mature. Also if OCing get a good HSF like the XIGMATEK S1283. If going with the P35-DS3L don't forget to check out the OCing guide .
Yeah...you're right. X48 would be overkill. However, I would think twice about buying an Asus P45 board. They seem to have removed them from their website. Don't know what's up with that. Go with one of the MSI or Gigabyte boards.
$50 mir makes this sweet - even if stepping down from 4Gb to 2Gb (I can always get more later on)
What exactly is the dope on the the new cards? I've never owned ATI - been using nVidia since GF3 was the newest and hottest card available (and it really was !). Any links on what to expect and WHEN?
Thanks again for the input.
That's a bad idea. 2gb isn't enough. Crysis itself hogs 2+gb of ram after a few hours of gameplay, so does Supreme Commander on larger maps/unit counts. Most other new games also hog at least 1gb. Add the 1gb hogged by Vista, your computer will be forced to use page file off vastly slower hdd and lag everything down.
If you have the money, get 4gb of 1066 ddr2, if not 4gb of 800.