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post #31 of 39
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8ight - we're not talking about a gaming rig here. We're talking about a rig for web browsing and on board graphics.
post #32 of 39
get a x2 255 the 840 is way overkill
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post #33 of 39
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Does Micro Center have a bundle deal with the 255?

If they have that in a bundle deal then that would be the better buy.


EDIT: A slight change in plans.
I went ahead and ordered the Corsair CX430 V2 after reading some solid reviews.

I'll be going to Micro Center tomorrow to pick up whatever bundle I decide on. I tried to call Micro Center but I can't stay on hold for 30min right now as I've got to leave for class. Can anyone confirm or deny the X2 255 bundle deal?

Thanks for all the help guys.
Edited by roadlesstraveled - 5/17/11 at 1:16pm
post #34 of 39
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Just get it all from Microcenter. You will probably not get a good deal on 2GB of ram especially whey you can get 4GB this cheap:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0317832
What
Aside from requiring a totally unacceptable and massive 1.65V for 1333 CL9 generic DDR3, there are DDR3-1600 kits on Newegg that are cheaper in price both before and after rebate...

There's also this deal (still generic 1333 CL9 but at a better 1.5V and $26 shipped for 2x2GB; I highly recommend that you buy 2 DIMMs of 4GB due to dual channel being a significant performance beneift)
Edited by xd_1771 - 5/17/11 at 6:35pm
post #35 of 39
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xd_1771 - Is there really that much of a difference between 1 DIMM vs. 2 DIMM in dual channel?

Final questions before I make the purchase tomorrow:
Should I just go with THIS RAM since of my time constraint?

Do you guys recommend I purchase the X2 255 if they offer that bundle for ~$60 since this computer will only be used for web browsing?
post #36 of 39
it has been over 7 hours and the op said 2 hours
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post #37 of 39
If all they will ever do is surf the web and check email, than go to the store, and buy them an already built computer, there is no point in wasting your time making a new pc when all they do is go on the web.
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post #38 of 39
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dacheungmeister - read the whole thread before you comment. I've purchased the PSU already and I'll be making a trip to Micro Center tomorrow morning. My plans were changed.

Captain1337 - It would cost more to buy a pre-built computer...
Edited by roadlesstraveled - 5/17/11 at 8:03pm
post #39 of 39
It's a big difference, it may not shine as much in web browsing but in many cases i.e. boot times, load times, it can make a really big difference; single channel may very well hold the rest of the system back in some such things
If you can buy you RAM somewhere other than Microcenter (i.e. Mwave deal I posted), I highly recommend you do so. Microcenter is terrible in RAM selection and price. On MWave you can get 2x the RAM and dual channel performance for nearly the same price.
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