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Old 01-12-2008, 02:12 AM   #21 (permalink)
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8800Ultra
8800GTX
8800GTS 512MB (G92 Revision)
8800GT 512MB
HD2900XT 1GB
HD2900Pro 1GB
HD3870 512MB

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it is a great card XD just doesnt beat out the gts
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The Abit I-P35 Pro is a really nice mobo and it can OC like theres no tommorow.

Rest of the rig looks good to me, OCZ makes some nice PSU's if your still looking

Newegg.com - OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V - Retail
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No the DDR3 is not worth it. Get some Crucial Ballistix Tracers 800Mhz
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Get a x38-ds4 and you'll have PCI-E 2.0

By the time you're ready for DDR3, socket 775 will be obsolete and you'll be ready for a socket 1366 mobo and proc anyway

800mhz ram with timings of 4-4-4-12 can generally hit 1066 with timings loosened up to 5-5-5-15 so no point in buying PC2 8500 I don't think
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