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Old 05-11-2006, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is this a good deal?

For a mear price of $190 and some shipping at $17+ I can get this from Tiger:

ABIT UL8 ULi Socket 939 ATX Motherboard and an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHz OEM Processor

Problem I have is that seems like a lot of shipping. Is that make up costs or something standard?

Also what is the difference in latency?

I almost got Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz CL3 Memory for $40 same place w/no shipping when coupled w/the mobo/cpu.

I looked at OCZ because I've noticed it so favored. That just got me more confused with the mached pair thing and a higher latency.

Only need about 512 for one sys to build and I think that board is dual channel too so using a matched pair of 256 might be great. Don't think a pair of 512's would make much a diff since there's no gaming etc going on.

what da ya think?

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Old 05-11-2006, 11:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you give us some links to all of this stuff please?

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Old 05-12-2006, 12:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oops! the Links

Mobo/CPU bundle
I just noticed there isn't a pciE slot and I've just been reading the sticky in this forum about pciE vs AGP and now I'm torn. Anyway here's the ram link. In my email from tiger it said they're $35 this links price of $40

Ultra 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz CL3 Memory

Is Latency important?
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