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OCZ Fatal1ty VS. G.Skill PI Black

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October 21, 2009 4:28:50 PM

Which is better guys?

OCZ2F8004GK - OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 2x2gb DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel (CL5) EPP 5-4-4-18
www.ocztechnology.com
www.newegg.com

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F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B - G.SKILL PI Black 2x2gb DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel (CL4) 4-4-4-12
www.newegg.com

Both have the same prices.

October 21, 2009 4:36:33 PM

Is their difference kinda big? Because if not, I'll go for the Fatal1ty 'cos it has a discount of $10 .
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October 21, 2009 7:40:06 PM

The G.Skills will be slightly faster than the OCZ's due to lower timings. Personally I would go with the G.Skills but make sure that there is enough clearance between the CPU cooler and the Ram slots.

What motherboard do you have? There might be better options at cheaper prices...

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October 22, 2009 12:49:17 AM

I'll be buying either the P5QL PRO or the P5Q SE2. Which is better?
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October 22, 2009 1:11:44 AM

Why LGA 775? Do you have a Core2Duo or Core2Quad already?

I really cannot recommend neither of those boards, too many (legit) negative reviews on both. Umm, the only 775 board I can suggest is the T-Power, might be out of budget but its top-notch :

BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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October 22, 2009 1:35:33 PM

I can't afford any expensive than those two choices sir :(  I'm still a student you know. I just bagged the money for upgrading from a logo designing site.
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October 22, 2009 2:24:48 PM

What CPU do you have? Or what CPU will you buy?
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October 22, 2009 2:42:22 PM

Either e7400/e7500 or e5200/e5300. If i'll buy the e7***, I cant afford to buy an aftermarket hsf anymore, so I'll be using the stock speed with the stock hsf. If e5***, there would be left for me to buy an aftermarket hsf and I would probably OC that.
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October 22, 2009 2:48:54 PM

I think I won't be OC'ing any of my hardware until I can afford to have the appropriate coolers. And I think oc'ing isnt necessary for now since I'm still using a 17" monitor. But ill be upgrading that to 19"/22" when I'll have the money.
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October 22, 2009 2:49:18 PM

If you don't have a CPU and your budget does not allow for a P55 platform then don't buy Intel. The P45 platform (Core2Duo and Core2 Quad) is a dead end and you will end-up having to upgrade sooner than later. You should be looking at AM3 platforms that will give you at least 3-4 years without having to upgrade.

What is your Total Budget for the CPU/MOBO/RAM ?

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October 22, 2009 3:11:50 PM

This is what you should be looking at :

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Less than 280.00$ after rebates and you have a QUAD CORE CPU/DDR3 RAM/AM3 Motherboard vs. a slower CPU/slower RAM/OLD Motherboard ......

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October 22, 2009 3:37:13 PM

OvrClkr said:
If you don't have a CPU and your budget does not allow for a P55 platform then don't buy Intel. The P45 platform (Core2Duo and Core2 Quad) is a dead end and you will end-up having to upgrade sooner than later. You should be looking at AM3 platforms that will give you at least 3-4 years without having to upgrade.

What is your Total Budget for the CPU/MOBO/RAM ?

I agree. Using an LGA 775 chip in a new build doesn't make any sense when AMD offers higher performance for less money. An AMD build also uses current technology like DDR3 RAM and the AM3 socket. Core 2 lived a good life, but it's time to move on.

On the subject, the G.Skill RAM would be the obvious choice over the OCZ RAM. It not only has tighter timings, but it runs at 1.8v - 1.9v. The OCZ RAM requires 2.1v.
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October 22, 2009 4:12:13 PM

Forgot to mention I'm from philippines. Even though the equivalent of a dollar today is about 47 php, that doesn't mean that CPU you've mentioned ($99) is 4700 php here, it's alot expensive than you think it is. It's about frickin 5,500 php here! They order from abroad that's why they kinda overprice it here to compensate with the shipping fee. And those items above are too expensive for me sir :( 

i have $680 on my paypal and the only the thing that's stopping me from buying at newegg is the shipping fee. I don't really know how much the shipping fee costs (from Canada to Philippines, Mindanao). I heard it's very expensive though but I havent confirmed it yet.
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October 22, 2009 4:33:49 PM

Are you purchasing your hardware form a local store or a website?
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October 22, 2009 5:41:25 PM

The AMD setup that I came up with should be cheaper than the Intel no matter where you get it from. There might be a slight difference between both but not something to worried about.
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October 22, 2009 11:48:57 PM

It's a website, it's like a local ebay or something hehe. Why ask? Ok i'll try finding those items now, but I'm pretty sure sir I can not afford the likes of the ddr3. My budget is reallt tight you know.

You might wanna know what I'm planning to buy (prices converted to USD):
mobo: p5ql pro/p5q se2 @ $100
cpu: e5300/e7500 @ $117
ram: g.skill pi black ddr 800 cl4 2x2gb @ $83
psu: fsp bluestorm II 500w (81% proven efficiency) @ $61
gpu: palit gtx 260 sonic 216sp 896mb @ $180.5
hdd: 500gb seagate @ $52

it's pretty expensive compared to newegg's items :( 


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October 23, 2009 12:49:07 AM

I found one "AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail" with the same price as the E7500 here. Is that good? I also found a "AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE", is that better?

And most likely i'll be purchasing this mobo: (same price as the p5ql-pro)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 23, 2009 1:33:59 AM


Can you post a link to that website so we can see what we are dealing with?
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October 23, 2009 1:47:55 AM

And I'm still trying to find out if it's really a "Propus" or "Deneb". Hope it's Deneb so it can be unlocked.
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October 23, 2009 2:03:43 AM

Is that a used computer hardware store?
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October 23, 2009 2:21:58 AM

Nope. Not all. You can sell "brand new", "already used", and "newly replaced" there. Dunno what that "newly replaced" means.
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