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be patient dude. wait for price cuts, x38, and get some sick ddr3 memory. this is the worst time to buy an ultra high end system IMO because so much great stuff is just around the corner. thats just my $.02
i 2nd that
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As for a chair I would suggest this one
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post #23 of 28
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be patient dude. wait for price cuts, x38, and get some sick ddr3 memory. this is the worst time to buy an ultra high end system IMO because so much great stuff is just around the corner. thats just my $.02
I highly disagree. DDR3 is far too expensive right now, and the performance just IS NOT there yet. It's the same situation that DDR2 was in when it was first released: Too low of clock speeds, with too high of latencies, as well as the price being far too dear to be worth it. Every single DDR3 review I've seen to date has stated that fact.

get yourself 2 or 4 GB of GOOD quality DDR2. The performance is there right now, and it's cheap as hell.
    
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post #24 of 28
hmm... seems to me that if he wants to drop three grand on a new rig, he should buy something that's not going to be outdated in a year. Any chance of the x38 supporting DDR2 AND DDr3 because that would be the best of both worlds.
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post #25 of 28
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hmm... seems to me that if he wants to drop three grand on a new rig, he should buy something that's not going to be outdated in a year. Any chance of the x38 supporting DDR2 AND DDr3 because that would be the best of both worlds.
They tried doing that with DDR and DDR2.. yes, it was done, but it pretty much sucked at both, and OCing was pathetic. Too many compromises end up getting made to make it compatible with both types, so it ends up being inefficient at using either.
    
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post #26 of 28
so you're saying that if you had been saving up money, and you had $3000, you would blow all of it right now on a system with DDR2? I really think that waiting until x38 and price cuts is a good idea. It would be even better to wait for DDR3 to gain some momentum but he doesn't seem to want to wait much more which is understandable. What about spending ~$1000 or less on a budget C2D system and then sell it and spend the rest on a new system later on. Just thinking out loud.... Sorry for the long post.
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post #27 of 28
At the current cost of DDR2 vs. DDR3, I think his best route overall would be to buy any/all the high end parts he wanted, minus the mobo & RAM... Just get a decent mobo & 2 (or 4) GB of DDR2 and run with that until DDR3 price & performance catches up with DDR2, then purchase a new mobo and DDR3 RAM & sell off the old mobo/RAM.
    
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post #28 of 28
Dont buy MSI...dont buy 650i

Get the P35 or wait for X38

Go for Intel

Get an 8800GTX or Ultra

Dont buy OCZ RAM, get G.Skill HZ's/Team Xtreem/Crucial Ballistix or anything else with D9 Micron chips on them

If you're gonna get a monitor DONT buy the Samsung Syncmaster 226BW 22'' 2ms screen because they outsourced the manufacturing and equipped them with crappy Chinese displays that suck horribly
    
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