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ok so i need to cut some corners for now. i have money coming, but its not lookin like it will all be here as fast as i would like
so
i need to buy things in stages... which is ok... but in what order
*e6300 (188$/240$ - depending if i buy it here, or in the US and have it shipped here)
*Gigabyte DS3 (965) - 165$ (ebay NIB sealed)
* Ram... 1Gb kit. team is outta stock in canada but would run 170$ for ddr800
*GPU x1950pro (239$)
*Psu OCZ 520W 33A 12V+ (104$)

thats a tidy 866$ canadian. i have about 360 in my paypal right now. and 100 cash on hand. another 100 coming this weekend, possibly 400.


my point is, what should i cut and upgrade later? and, what order should i buy in (ie - least likely to decrease in retail 1st, most likely to get cheaper later last) you know what i mean
    
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Cut the Video Card right now. As soon as more DX10 cards hit the market their DX9 counterparts will drop in price. I would also look at getting a cheaper set of 1gb ram. For another $60 you can have a 2x1gb DM9 setup for that price which will clock to the same settings generally speaking.
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Zippy HP2-6500P 500W $107
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...y%20Technology

36a on a single rail

I would try to get the RAM first, the whole christmas thing is going to cause them to rise here

You could get a 7600gt instead of the x1950pro
    
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what card would you recommend then? i'd like something better than my old 7800GS.. or atleast as good (seeing as to how people were telling me i wasnt seeing its potential on this rig anyways)

also what should i buy 1st. limited funds at the moment
    
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is a gts better than a gt or gs? i dont really understand nvidia's naming
    
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You're getting an E6300 so having cheaper ram won't do you good. You might also want to change your motherboard to a P5B Deluxe, because the D9 memory is limited to DDR2-900 on the DS3.
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It goes...

GT>GTS>GS

or

GT>GS>GTS

One of the two
    
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so a gt ko for 160 is better then?
and i dont wanna skimp on the ram. i'd rather have 2x512 that will not limit me, than 2gb of value ram...
the p5's are almost 100$ more. and thus counter productive for my budget.
the DS3, from my reading. is the best for the buck with a 6300
    
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how about this?
    
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ASUS P5B-E $188
http://www.directcanada.com/products...nufacture=ASUS

I would get the KO, it should either match or beat your old 7800gs
    
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