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post #141 of 161
Pity... this was a good opportunity to upgrade to either AM2 or C2D.

Is 2 GB RAM that important in this case?
    
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Revision, based on 2GB DDR2 800 RAM. Cut down on video card and PSU to save. Sorry about the double post
Total: $868.15 CAD

An alternative AMD rig would cost about the same.. just get an AM2 X2 3800+ for $188.24 and an ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe ATX AM2 for $173.88
    
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i love you chozart
sorry i was traveling home, the reason i discounted the c2d was the best price i was able to find, was about 1000$. which is outta my league. but 868$ is pushing it, but you are right, if i get some good coin for my ram and gpu. i could be doable

edit. my dad suggested just stripping my good parts out of my rig, and giving him it now, for a good price, and go without a comp all week till i get this sorted out. the guy is kinda impatient and not at all computer literate (kicked his old on so hard it knocked all the drive bays back) then asked me if i could just fix it
    
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and no i guess 2gb isnt that important, the performance lost by half the ram will be made up for with the increased CPU performance over my current rig

is that MoBo ok for OC?
    
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My lost post inclused 2GB RAM.

And yes, the Gigabyte S3 overclocks really well! You should be able to hit over 3.0GHz with that E6300, which will be amazing performance.
    
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i know it did, but i was playing with the idea of getting 2x512 instead... keep the cost a little lower
i did also notice you put g.skill in there.. that im really impressed with, thats some damned good ram in a value/budget PC
    
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wont it be worth a little more to get a 256bit card over a 128 bit card?
ps, im really liking directcanada.com... i have found them to be atleast 4-5$ cheaper on everything, even NCIX

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Yes, a 256 bit card will be better.

I think you're on the right track now, and you can balance the budget... the choice is 2GB RAM or a better video card.

It's always easy to add two more 512MB sticks in the future. On an Intel rig, running four sticks is not that big a deal
    
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performance wise, what would you suggest? 2x512 +256bit or 2x1gb +128bit

that site doesnt have g.skill in 512's that i could find
    
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Generally, for gaming, the better video card will win. Most games work fine with 1GB. There are a few games, however, that like 2GB though, so those will be the exception...
    
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