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Old 09-25-2007, 10:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The Timings are CAS5 I believe.

So now I'm looking at...

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Motherboard: ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (x2 for 4GB)
Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40°C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV
CD/DVD drive: ASUS Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A3T OEM
Price: $1,218.93

And I can still get around $60 back in mail-in rebates. Or maybe just $30, I'm not sure if I can do the rebate on both of the memory kits. Anyway, that dropped the price quite a bit. What can I upgrade for better performance? If $1400 is my limit, I may as well get the best I can within it. Oh, also, I've currently got XP and was going to reuse it... But I've heard that DX10 is worth it. I was trying to put off switching to Vista as long as possible, but I think I can put up with it for DX10. Thanks for being patient with me guys.

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Old 09-26-2007, 03:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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If you go down to the Gigabyte P35-DS3R, and go down to 2GB of RAM, because that's all you'll need at the can get Vista. And I don't think you can rebate twice with the RAM, as I believe it's only one rebate per household. Unless you have the other set delivered to someone elses house, under another name.



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