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July 1, 2008 9:24:32 AM

Hi everyone

please would you mind taking a look at what i intend to purchase and give any feedback. would be most appreciated. just one thing, i have decided to go amd. i like to play games.

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor x2 6000

Ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ 700w gamextreme (i already have this)
750gb seagate hdd (i already have this)


thanks in advance

nawfal

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July 1, 2008 9:36:57 AM

Honestly, that memory is a ripoff. You can get 4gb of DDR2 800 with the same timings for the exact same price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Get those if you really want to stick with corsair.
But theres still a lot of RAM which is cheaper and is still DDR2 800 CAS 4.

EDIT: If you wanted that memory because its "SLI ready" its still not worth it in the least bit.
July 1, 2008 10:11:23 AM

Hmmm....go for 2x2GB RAM.
What kind of GPU are planning to use? ATI HD4850 or HD4870 is good. Get 2 if you like. Your PSU is enough for 2.
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July 1, 2008 10:43:53 AM

sorry i forgot to mention that i already have 1 4850

i was thinking about getting another 4850 at a later date once the drivers mature etc
July 1, 2008 10:46:43 AM

doomturkey said:
Honestly, that memory is a ripoff. You can get 4gb of DDR2 800 with the same timings for the exact same price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Get those if you really want to stick with corsair.
But theres still a lot of RAM which is cheaper and is still DDR2 800 CAS 4.

EDIT: If you wanted that memory because its "SLI ready" its still not worth it in the least bit.


hi doomturkey

im in the uk- the ram you mentioned is 2x the price of the one i chose!

thats why. otherwise is the ram i chose good?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142433?gclid=CLDv5vbAnpQC...


one other thing- is there a point in me buying 4gb- im currently using vista 32bit?

July 1, 2008 10:48:36 AM

EDIT- sorry doom turkey i didnt realise that was 4gb!! yes that is much better

but should i get 4gb if im using vista 32?

thanks
July 1, 2008 4:37:55 PM

32bit OS can only use up to 3.2 or 3.3 GB RAM.
If you wanna use 4GB efficiently, get a 64bit OS or make a plan to buy a 64bit OS.
July 2, 2008 9:06:31 AM

can you recommend some other 4gb kits please?

July 2, 2008 7:10:50 PM

Hmmm....recommendation?
Just buy the best deal you can find. Any from Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, Patriot, and Mushkin will do just fine.
I use 2x2GB from Mushkin.The reason, why I have bought it, was simple. If you find a 2x2GB kit that costs only $15 more than a 2x1GB kit (the same brand), which one will you buy?
It was on a special sale.
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