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Old 02-19-2009, 05:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
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IMO, the GSKILL RAM is just fine although, I have had some trouble with quite a few defective sticks of the OCZ Gold series sticks.
I spotted some 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR2 800 (6400) for $29 after rebate. A friend said if I'm not overclocking at all, the G.Skill I posted was overkill. True? False? Will there be a noticeable difference between the two in the rig I've listed above?

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:31 PM   #22 (permalink)
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If your not overclocking then yeah 1066 is definitely over kill. Actually even if you do overclock (which you should) the ddr2 800 is still fine. I would only get the 1066 if it was basically no extra cost or you think you might switch to a different cpu some time soon. Some processors have really low multipliers so you need the 1066. If your sticking with the e7400 heres a combo deal with e7400 and ocz ddr2 1066 Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! $160.

For psu you could go with Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA380 380W ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies for about $40. Or see if you can find a OCZ StealthXstream 500w, I don't know if they stopped making them or what but Newegg doesn't have it anymore but when they did you could regularly get them for about $25-$40 after MIR.

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Old 02-20-2009, 03:19 PM   #23 (permalink)
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me and my brother went to a Tiger Direct store locally and on the checkout they forgot to ring up the case, so that was $75 for free.
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haha i've never been so lucky.

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