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for your new quad you have w options, go with ddr2 or ddr3. the egg only has one ddr3 board at the moment the Asus P5K3. If you go ddr2 quite possably the best OC'ing board out there is the Asus P5B Deluxe. DDR3 is just starting to get on it's feet so the performance compared to DDR2 is very comparable but once we start to see some lower latencies and higher rated chips, I see DDR3 taking off real quick. On the other had G-Skill has some really nice D9 chips that are really cheap compared to what they were 6 months ago and overclock very well.

On the HTPC side, I would ditch the graphics card and get ATI's HD 2600XT when it comes out. Sapphire has announced a passively cooled version, can't find the link right now, but that would be amazing for any HTPC. ATI also has Dedicated unified video decoder for H.264 playback, which means that all video decoding gets done on the video card instead of the processor. And for you tuner card(s) I've heard some good things about the ATI theater 650 pro. It is vista compatible and works with GBPVR, the free pvr software I use.

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I've already purchased some Ballistix DDR2 D9's so the board needs to be DDR2. Between the P5B-Deluxe and the P5N-E 650i which is the better?

As far as the graphic card goes the passive ATI card would be ideal, however it sounds expensive. It may be a later investment but a very good idea. I guess what I'm looking for is a list of parts for each build, that way I can get an idea of what I need to get and what's good etc.. I know it's a lot, but thank you guys! OCN!!!!


REP!

EDIT: Which board is the better overclocker is what I meant in the question.
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As far as the graphic card goes the passive ATI card would be ideal, however it sounds expensive. It may be a later investment but a very good idea.
Word on the internets is that the 2600 is going to be 150-170, not to bad for a midrange card. Gaming performance will be very poor but thats not why you are getting it in the first place.


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I guess what I'm looking for is a list of parts for each build, that way I can get an idea of what I need to get and what's good etc.
Here is a great guide for choosing you motherboard. The P5b Deluxe is pretty much the best overclocking boards on the market. Little more expensive than some of the alternatives and the overclocking options can get a little overwhelming, but the opinion of many is that the P5B is the board to get.
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Can you wait a little for the motherboard using Quad-core? If so, an Intel X38 motherboard would be the best and the most stable.
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Can you wait a little for the motherboard using Quad-core? If so, an Intel X38 motherboard would be the best and the most stable.
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This may be a stupid question but is Intel X38 DDR2 or DDR3?

EDIT: Also which revision is better of the Gigabyte GA-P65P-DS3? (1.3 or 3.3 links below)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128042
http://www.clubit.com/product_detail...emno=A4830994#

I'd assume the 3.3 is the better, since revisions tend to repair faults without changing other things. Also the manual for the 3.3 states it supports quad cores whereas the 1.3 manual doesn't specifically state such.
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