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well im happy with my decision.... and in my opnion 110 for a power supply is not exactly cheap lol, but its cool, cause like i said, the one i got now works great and never had any problems. And ive seen the same problems mentioned in those cases, on every other power supply brand.
    
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I would say do what I did earlier this year. New case, new cooling, new Monitor, new PSU. Right there is half of a build in upgrades, so I only need the new components when it's time to upgrade. I'll have an awesome rig with just mobo, CPU, RAM, and vid card, instead of having to start from the ground up... Oh, and an X-Fi soundcard you can almost guarantee won't be obsolete when the time comes for a new build, so maybe that too, and save the rest.

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o yeah, the reason i got the new mobo is because the one i got now was an open box budget mobo with AGP and PCIx, so i figure, some resources are wasted on agp (not to mention wasted pci slot, they are rare now lol). There are several annoyances with the current mobo, so im going the tried and true lanparty route lol. I think this setup will be more than capable until xmas. Only things i might get till then is the xfi sound card. Thnx for the advice though guys...

Ps. I still dont know what is the beef with people on this site and aspire products lol. I have one, my friend has 2 aspire psus, and i know some people at temple that have them... and they are all rock solid. You can tell they are high quality too, because they are heavy, and cooled extremely well (3 fans and large heatsinks). When i'm at 100% load, the air coming out is lukewarm at most lol.
    
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I wouldnt wait for Quad core. It wont be anything special. Yes you can have 2 extra cores to play with however its not really justifiable until there software that will take advantage of such things.

I painstakenly agree with you here. Even though Core 2 Quad is looking like it is gonna be MUCH faster than core 2 Duo, and Core 2 Duo is MUCH faster than CPU's in the same price range, I think that quad core will suffer the same thing dual core did, that being: a huge advance in technology without the programs to take advantage of this advancement. If you think about it, a dual core cpu running at 3 ghz could significantly outperform the fastest single core processor but only if the program was coded correctly. We are just beginning to see the true advantages of dual core, so quad core may, and I would venture to say probably, not be all it's cracked up to be...until a year later.

That having been said, I would say that you should wait for the Core 2 Quads to come out, and then buy an e6600 when they take a huge price drop, to upgrade.
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Price drop?

Maybe a little... but only the E6700 mostly... maybe the E6600. As far I've heard, they're going to position the Quad Core in the $500 range or so.
    
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