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jackflash1991

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Well it looks like the PCI-E x16 2.0 came out. Do you think it is necessary at the moment? It looks like it is not but someone please correct me if I am wrong.

Edit: So for now I am going to get myself a:
*GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L ($90) - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059
*Core 2 Duo E6750 ($190) - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115029

*And any recommendations or new deals on some nice 2x1Gb sticks of RAM? Made a quick list: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227169

I should be able to have the parts here before the end of the year. This way I will be happy for a while and I will be able to convince them easier because I have half the parts for a PC just laying around and ready to go.

PS: The board is compatible with the Penryn if I decide to get one?

Edited by jackflash1991, 18 December 2007 - 08:31 PM.

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Go with THIS one. It has better timings.

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Any P35 board will work fine, 780i or x38 if you feel like spending a little more money. I personally would stick with a Intel chipset at this time as nVidia has been having none stop problems with quad core CPU's on their chipsets.
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Looks like similar choices to what I have, I'm very pleased with it.

Also, the 8800GT I have is PCI-Express 2.0, but the motherboard isn't - and yet, performance is very good :)
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PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCIe 1.x. It'll be a while till we can fully saturate the 1.x bus.
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PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCIe 1.x. It'll be a while till we can fully saturate the 1.x bus.
James

Ok that is what I thought.
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Ok well I put the order through.

1 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy $96.99
1 Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy $189.99
1 ZEROtherm ZT100 thermal grease - Retail
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $5.99

Thanks for the help. :)

PS: The CPU and mobo are for me and I will order the parts for the other 2 PCs later.

Edited by jackflash1991, 20 December 2007 - 06:39 PM.

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Unless you are also buying an aftermarket HSF, you don't need thermal grease. The stock cooler comes with a thermal pad applied already.
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Yeah I know that but when I put together the other two PCs I am going to need to reapply some new grease so I just through it in there $5 no big deal. Thanks though.

PS: I forgot I wanted to get me new RAM while I was at it. So I ordered the "Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail" that Soorena reccomended: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220144

Ordered it separately and ended up only spending like $3 extra. Oh well.

Edited by jackflash1991, 20 December 2007 - 07:10 PM.

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Oh, alright. :)

Btw, I have that memory; it is great. :)
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Btw, I have that memory; it is great. smile.gif

Nice!
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I suggest MX-2 instead of the paste you have, it's better then AS5 and cheaper.
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