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December 15, 2008 2:37:15 PM
December 15, 2008 3:06:02 PM

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

I've got this ram and it OC's like mad... at least for me. Also starts out at STANDARD voltage. That is important for compatibility. I would be willing to bet that the EVGA board you have here is compatible with either, but still, standard voltage for the ram does mean increased likelyhood of compatibility.
December 15, 2008 3:10:29 PM

that set i was going to get but they are out of stock, hopefully they get a restock before i buy.
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December 15, 2008 3:15:07 PM

Well i'm trying to save money but i would like to get one of those metioned maybe even a quad. but that is the cheapest i've seen the e8400. And i won't be buying the graphics card right away, it'll be a few months at least.
December 15, 2008 3:25:35 PM

Um.. I'm not sure I understand. You wont be getting the vidoe card right away... If you are not buying any of these components right away, then this pricing exersize means nothing, if you don't get a graphics card with the rest of the system, then you won't have a complete system (unless you already have a card that you plan to use for now). Whats the deal here?
December 15, 2008 3:29:24 PM

Yeah i have a XFX 7200 i'm going to use for the time being. Then when i get some extra money the 260 will be bought.
December 15, 2008 3:53:41 PM

If this is a gaming computer you really need to upgrade to an E8400. Games are really affected by the extra cache.

I'd also upgrade to a 640GB HD.

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99

or

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99

You could go with the Antec 900 to save some money for a CPU upgrade. The E5200 is a nice budget chip, but the E8400 is quite a bit better for gaming.

If that RAM is still out of stock when you go to make your purchase you could go with this kit:

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99
December 15, 2008 4:02:36 PM

Thanks, why should i upgrade to the 640gb?
December 15, 2008 4:04:17 PM

The 640GB drives have higher data density making them faster. The first one I linked above is also $5 cheaper. A higher-capacity, faster drive for cheaper makes sense to me.
December 15, 2008 4:05:29 PM

What about the 640gb Caviar Black, it's probably really fast from what you are telling me.
December 15, 2008 4:11:08 PM

It's about the fastest 7200RPM drive you can buy. It would be $85 very well spent IMO. Especially since it's only $10 more than the drive you originally listed.
December 15, 2008 4:20:14 PM

Ok i'll take that into consideration, and i'll try to see if i a open my budget a little more and get a e8400 for this. Anymore suggestions?
December 15, 2008 4:21:17 PM

Dude, spending $159 for a case is just silly in your case. Get the Antec 300 instead, and use the $110 saved on a better CPU and GPU.
December 15, 2008 4:23:56 PM

DXRick said:
Dude, spending $159 for a case is just silly in your case. Get the Antec 300 instead, and use the $110 saved on a better CPU and GPU.

+1
December 15, 2008 4:26:35 PM

Yeah thats probably true.... I just wanted a nice case, hows cable managment in the 300?
December 15, 2008 4:27:16 PM

The Nvidia chipset's aren't the most reliable chipsets around. You might want to consider a P45 chipset motherboard and a 4870 1GB GPU. It will save you some money without sacrificing much.

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $136.99 - $20.00 MIR

SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $239.99 - $15.00 MIR

That GPU is very popular. It keeps going in and out of stock multiple times per day.
December 15, 2008 4:32:11 PM

+1 ^ the Nvidia chipsets are unstable at best, get a P45 Chipset...
December 15, 2008 4:38:07 PM

Thanks, I orginally was planning on going with that motherboard/GPU combo but i heard really good from the GTX260 but if your saying it's not reliable, i'll switch back.
December 15, 2008 4:48:23 PM

PC Phreak said:
Yeah thats probably true.... I just wanted a nice case, hows cable managment in the 300?


Get some Cable Ties for that.
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