actually some of the biggest factor of choosing you guys won't like... lol...
and uh as for the ballistix- on timings on RAM are smaller numbers over all 4 sets better? Iam rather confused on that.
and check this out vs your ballistix- Cheaper after rebate, same timings and speed and all, black in colour and -.1v difference Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
As for video and all that- Id rather not OC my video.. Iam really concearned with it and everything and itll be a brand new build so I won't be OC anything if I don't have to. (at least for the burn-in plus some time to get used to 64 bit, quadcore, over 1gig of ram.. ETC from my current bid which wont even benchmark)
The vid I have is already OC and tested and cooled properly for it, looks kinda neat and reviews are good even though its "Powercolor"
It seems to be already "Overclocked" for performance, Iam pretty sure it wont go any farther (and that doesn't bother me)
Core clock 800MHz
Stream Processors 320 stream processing units
Memory Clock 2400MHz
Memory Size 512MB
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR4
and based on those stats alone, aside from Memory Interface, it has the 8800Ultra beat. Not sure how much difference 256-bit compared to 384bit or whatever would do for performance, and 512MB compared to 768MB... but it's also half the price as ultra.. meaning I could get 2 of these for 1 ultra.. and since my board supports crossfire.... it would blow 1 Ultra away for sure.