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Old 08-26-2007, 09:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Crucial Ballistix is what we recommend in most builds.
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Ok, can somebody tell me if I should get Crucial Ballistix instead? It's actually cheaper with the MIR than the G.Skill.

Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

and will that TV tuner work with Vista Home Premium?
Yes...get those Ballistix. I was going to recommend them, but it would make it over $1,000...which you said was tight.
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Also, should I buy everything at the same time? or buy some things here and there? If I buy everything at the same time I'll most likely get it after Christmas. I'm planning on buying everything from newegg since you guys recommend them and they have a reliable RMA policy.


Basically, Would I get better deals now? or after Christmas?

EDIT: It is a pretty tight budget, but I can buy the Crucial memory and use the rebates from it to get better stuff.

EDIT2: Good night! (Well, for me anyways. Not sure about you guys)

EDIT3: Feel free to suggest things that go a little over budget (If it will benefit me to spend the little bit extra)
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If you're not in a hurry, get the accessories first. Like the keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc... Then get the major components later, as there will be new things being released during that time.
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There will be plenty of sales around November~Decemeber; and also the Geforce 9 Series is going to come out!
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waiting till christmas prices will be down even more.
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EDIT3: Feel free to suggest things that go a little over budget (If it will benefit me to spend the little bit extra)
Instead of the x2 3600/mobo:

Newegg.com - Intel Dual-Core E2140 Allendale 1.6GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 122-CK-NF66-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

These are nearly as fast as regular core 2 duos at the same clock speeds. Overclock it to 3.0ghz and it'll smoke that x2 3600 (when also overclocked)

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And so will waiting till next summer.. and Christmas 08.. and....................................
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on newegg it only says windows media center 2005...
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Why a Pentium Dual Core when Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane is better for budget builds?
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Or he can keep with the AMD route, and just upgrade to the Phenom processors later on...which are backwards compatible, with that motherboard.
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