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Old 12-07-2008, 10:49 PM   #41 (permalink)
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get at least 3gb if your going to run vista. 2gb should be fine for xp. that mobo is good. and a e8500 is exactly half of the q9550 it is at a faster clock speed than the quad. the e8500 core for core clock for clock is faster thanall most amd phenoms i think. so it is a very good processor.
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Do you have an instant messenger or something like that? haha.

But i think i might get the e8400 instead of the 5 cause it only gives you .16ghz for 20 more dollars that i could use to get a heatsink fan. And I think i'll just stick with the p5n-d. Ill just get 2 gigs ram then since i'll be running xp.
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the e8400 is the exact same cpu excecpt clocked a tad lower. both are great. that's a good choice. good thinking.

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Okay, then you think i should stick with the 9800?
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since your going with a sli board then a 9800gt is a fine choice.
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