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Old 03-26-2009, 11:47 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Ok so I will go with the mobo and graphics card Trot posted at the beggining of this thread and the AMD X3 Processor mentioned above as well as the cheaper 4 gigs of ram. Anyone objections?

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Processors - Desktops

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Or should I change up something?
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Looks good to me.
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Awesome, I'll get started on it.
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That should run laps around your current set up.
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:10 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I would still go for a am2+ motherboard and ddr2, you will get little if any performance increase from the ddr3.

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You mean like this? And then swap the DDR3 RAM for DDR2?

This saves about 45 bucks as well.
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^^ Yeah, that combo deal is good.

These G.skill PI Blacks are great ram and are reasonably priced.

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Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2&#43;&#47;AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

And with this I have a 500W Rosewill PSU, Case, fans, etc.


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but the DDR3 is not that much more than DDR2 and it is more future proof and it is much more overcolckable
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Is ddr3 compatible with this set up?
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