Originally Posted by nagasama
e8500 is 20 bucks more than e8400.
20 = worth it if you are planning on overclocking.
i keep looking at that biostar mobo, it rocks for oc'ing...but it is so horribly ugly it makes me cringe. one of the reviews on newegg (and i take them with a grain of salt but havent tried to research this) that the vcore increases in steps of .05...which kinda sucks if you are running a 45nm that may only need .0125 or .025 volt to be stable. anyone know if that is true?
I do plan on OC'ing eventually, will have to consider the e8500.
Yeah that board is quite ugly, glad I picked a case with no window
I haven't been able to confirm the .05v stepping but I'll keep digging.
Newegg.com - OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
How about these or do you not like the 800's?
Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
And ya, I like your build so far!
Thanks! I'm liking it too.
Still undecided on the RAM, might stick with the dominator's simply because I've heard a lot of good things about them.