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Which components can be recycled to build a Nehalem PC

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August 15, 2008 7:20:58 AM

I need to build a fast, high-end PC as soon as possible. However, I read that Nehalem will be out in October. If I build a PC now, which parts can be reused to build a Nehalem PC later? I suppose that the case, RAM, drives and probably the power supply can be reused. For the RAM, should I get the DDR3 running at least at 1600MHz?
August 15, 2008 7:27:15 AM

DDR3 at 1333 or 1600 (I'd go 1333).

As for what can be recycled? Assuming you use good parts, everything but the motherboard, CPU, and CPU cooler. Do you absolutely need it before Nehalem though?
August 15, 2008 10:38:39 AM

Why 1333 is a better option? Do you know when Nehalem CPU and motherboard will be available? Earlier, middle of end of October, 2008?
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August 18, 2008 4:05:03 PM

CD/DVD drives and floppy's can also be reused
August 19, 2008 2:42:27 PM

If you have a motherboard with DDR3 memory, then you should be able to reuse everything but the mother board and CPU cooler.

If you buy a DDR2 setup, then you'll likely have to buy new RAM, as I have not heard that Bloomfield/Nehalem will be available with DDR2. Though I could be mistaken on this.
August 19, 2008 3:11:11 PM

hajime said:
Why 1333 is a better option? Do you know when Nehalem CPU and motherboard will be available? Earlier, middle of end of October, 2008?

I don't know exactly when. As for why 1333? Mostly because it's cheaper.
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