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Hi guys I am new to overclock.net somehow stumble across google search engine to here seems like there lot of experts here

Allright guys I been ordering my new computer parts for past 1 month got most of the stuff here

Q6600 GO -Got it at micro center for $200
thermalright 120 extreme heatsink
8800GT 512
GA P35 ES3P
750GB WD
850 watt psu
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel

Now I need just to order Window and Ram I'm having dilemma between getting window vista ultimate 32bit oem or vista 64bit same with 2gb ram or 4gb ram and of crouse I'm going to overclocking my cpu to at least 3.2 Im not sure which to choose window to get.
Mostly Im going to be using my computer for gaming though,Video,editing video.
I heard that Crucial,Dominator ram are really highly overclockable not sure about g.skill but they have 2x2 gb kit 1066 looks pretty good, so which would be wise decision here? I want my compute to last at least 3 year without upgrading anything.

here are the links guys
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145043

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148069
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 ASUS M4A89GTD ATI 5770 1GB 6gb 
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I've had Vista 32bit for awhile now and it's been great, almost no problems at all. I'd like to switch to 64bit though. Partly because I've heard many good things about it, and very few issues at all. Also I want to use all 4gb of my ram, that is once I bother myself to RMA my other bad 2gb kit.

I'd go for 4gb, especially since you're looking for some longevity from this rig, although personally I'd get some Crucial for my first choice. If you only go 2gb now, no problem, but sooner or later you'll wish you had the 4gb trust me. Vista does use RAM very well, 2gb runs just fine, and don't listen to people that say vista is bad with ram or uses too much, alot of that misconception going around. Those are the people that don't understand, that's by design and a good thing. Vista manages ram in a superior way to XP, in anticipation preloading things it knows you may likely do, but will give it to you, if you need it for something else instead. Two is pretty sufficient, but 3 or 4gb, and it will run a little better. While it runs great with 2gb right now for gaming and everything, not long ago I had the other kit in. So 4gb running actual 3.15gb (max since I have 32bit vista), and it did run noticeably better sometimes.

If the money isn't a problem for you, my vote is to get 64bit vista and 4gb of ram now. If you don't, in a year or two when both are even more beneficial, you may just end up kicking yourself that you didn't . Either way you go though, 'tis nice rig man
    
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