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post #1 of 5
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Do I stick with my CPU, get some Kingston HyperX memory(only ones I can get) or go for a x2 4600. The price of the two is similar. I mainly the rig to play games. I also don't want this CPU to bottleneck the 7900GT. what do I do? CPU, or RAM. I actually plan on gettin both, but which one first, there'll be about a 2-4 month gap between the two(im a student, broke.)
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AMD X2 4600 MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum BFG 7950GT OC 256mb 2x1 gb OCZ Performance DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 80 GB, Maxtor 300 Windows XP Profession SP2 Acer 19', Proview 15' LCD G15 
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AMD X2 4600 MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum BFG 7950GT OC 256mb 2x1 gb OCZ Performance DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 80 GB, Maxtor 300 Windows XP Profession SP2 Acer 19', Proview 15' LCD G15 
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OCZ GameXtreme 600W Thermaltake Soprano Logitech MX518 SteelPad 5L 
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Hard choice; I used my old Sandy in my wifes system and put all my cash towards the Opty 165 and I think i made the wrong choice. I am going to get a DDR 2x1gb kit and put my Gskills in something else. Ram at least DDR kits seem to becoming harder to find and is just as pricey sometimes higher than DDR2 kits while finding 939 dual core cpus still seem pretty abundant. I can hardly find DDR500 kits at a reasonable price and I think i should have gotten the ram first (missed the price drops by a month and a halve) and then the cpu. Also considering your limited selection maybe thats the way to go.
    
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Q6600 GO@3ghz P5E3 Deluxe X38 Sapphire HD2900XT Gskill 2x1gb, 1gb single channel DDR3/1333 
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Seagate 7200.11 500gb 32mb cache Pioneer DVD±R Burner XP pro 32bit/Vista Premium sp1 64bit/Ubuntu 8.04 Sceptre 20.1" Widescreen LCD 
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some Kingwin USB model Hiper 580w Black Modular Thermaltake Bach VX w/window 92mm fan Logitech G3 
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Q6600 GO@3ghz P5E3 Deluxe X38 Sapphire HD2900XT Gskill 2x1gb, 1gb single channel DDR3/1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.11 500gb 32mb cache Pioneer DVD±R Burner XP pro 32bit/Vista Premium sp1 64bit/Ubuntu 8.04 Sceptre 20.1" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
some Kingwin USB model Hiper 580w Black Modular Thermaltake Bach VX w/window 92mm fan Logitech G3 
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$2.99 Big Lots special 
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post #3 of 5
Why is the HyperX the only one you can get?

Given what's going on on the markets, I'd get the RAM first. It seems DDR is getting more expensive and harder to get, while CPUs still seem to be plentiful.

In either case, I hope you can get both soon, since they might be getting scarcer soon.
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #4 of 5
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the place I get my parts no longer gets ram from any other company besides this. im 16 and can't order stuff off the net. I think im gona go with the ram, loosen the timings and OC to see what speeds I can get out of this 3700.

btw, if the stock timings are 2.5-3-3-7, what should i change it to, 3-4-3-8?
me setup
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 4600 MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum BFG 7950GT OC 256mb 2x1 gb OCZ Performance DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 80 GB, Maxtor 300 Windows XP Profession SP2 Acer 19', Proview 15' LCD G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ GameXtreme 600W Thermaltake Soprano Logitech MX518 SteelPad 5L 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD X2 4600 MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum BFG 7950GT OC 256mb 2x1 gb OCZ Performance DDR400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 80 GB, Maxtor 300 Windows XP Profession SP2 Acer 19', Proview 15' LCD G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ GameXtreme 600W Thermaltake Soprano Logitech MX518 SteelPad 5L 
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Get a checking account and a debit card. Solved my problems.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x640GB WD in RAID 0+1TB Seagate 7200.11 HP LightScribe DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 22" Samsung 720p HDTV 
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