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Old 05-01-2008, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is the list that I am going to purchase tomorrow unless I find any opinions otherwise!

- ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
- Using Xeon 3220 Quad Core 2.4ghz
- EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBPK - Retail

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Looks good to me. Make sure you get the G0 stepping of that Xeon.

That 8800GT seems high, because you can get the GTS lower than that:
Newegg.com - XFX PVT88GYDF4 GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

...and GTs even lower:
Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYDF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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from benchmarks I've seen the gts scores lower on a lot of occassions no? this is why I was thinking gt was better.. iono though.

Also what about this ram:
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
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en, stick with the evga 8800gt. STEP UP!
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from benchmarks I've seen the gts scores lower on a lot of occassions no? this is why I was thinking gt was better.. iono though.

Also what about this ram:
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
You sure you weren't looking at the 320mb versions?
These are better
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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en, stick with the evga 8800gt. STEP UP!
Get the cheapest 8800gts you can find. A gts will CONSISTENTLY score better in any game, benchmark, or what-have-you.

Step up is a joke unless you buy a card right when it comes out for full msrp.
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what's the G0 stepping for xeon mean ?
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It consumes less power, overclocks better and has better temperatures
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Yes, and like someone else mentioned, you were probably looking at a comparison of 8800GT 512mb with the 8800GTS 320mb. Get the 8800GTS 512MB and you will see greater performance than that of the 8800GT in any game.

Can I ask why you are choosing the Xeon to begin with? As far as I know, that's more meant for a server, not a gaming processor. Unless you already have the Xeon from an original build, or can get it pretty cheap, it's basically the same as the Q6600 and the Q6600 is cheaper. The only differences I see from looking at Newegg is that the Xeon runs at higher voltages (which means higher temps) and has no L1 cache. Not sure if that would really affect things much, but in all instances it appears that the Q6600 would be better.
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That xeon is identical to the e8400 only diff is in the packaging...
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