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Old 07-23-2009, 02:42 AM   #21 (permalink)
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i7 builds are expensive. Either go Core 2 Duo and overclock the **** out of it, or go Phenom II X4 and overclock the **** out of it.
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I'm going to pass on the i7 then.

I don't plan to overclock anytime soon so should I stick with DDR2 or DDR3?

ASUS M4A78-E AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard supports DDR2 1066.
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I'm going to pass on the i7 then.

I don't plan to overclock anytime soon so should I stick with DDR2 or DDR3?

ASUS M4A78-E AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard supports DDR2 1066.
Overclocking is very simple and extremely safe now. My outdated 3 year old E6300 clocked at 3.6ghz which is worth around 50 bucks now will run with a phenom such as the 940 if you get it in games. Don't let that happen lol


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Ok! So a AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz + ASUS M4A78-E AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard combo?
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What's a good DDR2 1066 Ram that's good for overclocking and cheap?
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This is great overclocking ram, 800 is fine:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B - Desktop Memory
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Even though standard memory is 1066, you can use 800?
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Standard pretty much means the highest speed it can handle (pretty much). It can use 800. If you feel the need for higher speed, OC them. But you should be fine.
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Good quality RAM can overclock as well and yes DDR2-800 will work just fine. G.skill is an excellent company.
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Are OCZ ModXStream Pro for PSU good? There's a really reduced deal on a 500W one. (Assuming that 500W is enough for me)

Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies
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