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Old 10-06-2008, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am building a new machine that will be used mostly for gaming, occasional video edting, and a lot of image editing/processing and video converting. so i need a few opinions:

i plan to buy C2D E8400, 4GB DDRII, GF 9800GT;

1.)which mainboard should i choose; what about these two (just to mention that i don't intend to do any overclocking): MB GIGABYTE P35-S3G 1.0 Sck.LGA775 and MB ASUS P5K SE/EPU Sck.775?
2.)is OCZ memory good; which OCZ series is better GOLD or PLATINUM?
3.)some people told me that E7200 should be enough for my needs in next 2 years, do you share their opinion?

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1 i would get his mb over those other 2: - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards the other ones are p35 boards, which by no means is outdated but a p45 is better.
2. yes ocz is good. im pretty sure platinum is better but these are better then both.: - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
3 if u got the money get a e8400, if u dont get the e7200.

also i wouldnt get a 9800gt, i would get a 4850, if a 4850 is out of your budget im selling some 9800gtx's for very cheap.

- INTEL Q6700 @ 3.2 - ASUS P5Q Pro - EVGA 9800GTX - 4GB Patriot Viper @ 1066 -
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