Originally Posted by Chozart
Regarding another question you had:
Yes, RAM speeds will go up when you overclock your FSB.
Example: stock Core 2 Duo runs on an FSB of 266MHz. RAM at 1:1 runs at DDR2 533 speeds (= 266MHz external). When you increase FSB, the RAM will stay at 1:1. Thus, when your FSB hits 400MHz, your RAM will run at DDR2 800 speeds (= 400MHz external).
OH MAN!! I GET IT NOW!! THANKS Chozart!!!! Alright, that deal on the ram I found isn't available anymore, bummer. So I will wait and see what IS available at the time of purchase from the brands you guys mentioned.
I did some calculations and this PC should cost me around 1800 Canadian bucks....within my budget...but scary none the less. Hope it's worth it.
I hear however that the 8800 series is going to get a price cut soon, hope it's sooner than later.
Anyway, I guess I'm good for now but I will definitely post again right before I buy to double check or if I get anymore questions
Thank you guys for all your help and advice, you've been very helpful
If there is anything else you think I should know or got any more advice or pointers for me (perhaps type of hard disk or mouse/keyboard), it is very welcome and much appreciated!