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Old 09-09-2008, 10:01 AM   #21 (permalink)
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ddr2 800 is the most common due to the fact you can't really tell the difference between ddr2 800 or 1066, and the 800 is about 40 dollars cheaper in some cases.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:24 AM   #22 (permalink)
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What about my case? Do you think I should upgrade or will it be okay for the new hardware?
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:12 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Okay so after everyone's well used input on all of my parts I came to this decision:

Motherboard- Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
CPU- Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Memory- Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
HD- Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
(really am thinking about getting Newegg.com - Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
CD/DVD - Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners
Video Card- Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:19 PM   #24 (permalink)
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looks good. like the vid card. are you using a 64 bit os as you will need one for the 5 gigs of ram in your system.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:53 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Actually I was not aware that Windows XP Pro wouldn't be okay to run on this build... I really am not fond of vista.. Do I have to upgrade my OS?
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