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Possibly instead of that 650i mobo you could get a more recent P35? Perhaps a IP35 for $60 (after MIR)?
Well, then here's my question: how is the P35 better than the 650i, and how is the 650i better than the P35? What are the pros and cons for both?

I don't need SLI capabilities, as I'm not a hardcore gamer. But I may end up being just a regular gamer once I complete this, my first build. But beyond that, I don't know which chipset is the better deal.

By the way, I do like the looks of the IP35-E over the P5N-E.
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P35 are one of the best overclocking chipsets, more recent than the 650i, and since you don't need SLI I would juts go with a P35 board like the one I mentioned.
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P35 is the best option right now without spending a butt load on x38 (some pointless stuff if your not even going CF or ddr3)
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I agree, P35 > 650i. The Intel P35 chipset is an excellent overclocker (one of the best out there), and also relatively inexpensive. Supposedly, the nVidia 650i supports both Kentsfield (Q6xxx) and Wolfdale (E8xxx) CPU's (through BIOS updates), but the P35 will likely be much better in both compatibility and overclocking. It's a newer chipset designed for newer CPU's.

PS: If you must have SLI, it's hard for me to recommend a board that costs less than ~$150. There really isn't much for selection of inexpensive SLI boards ATM - at least not ones that are good for overclocking Kentsfield or Wolfdale chips.
    
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Cool. That's what my instincts told me, but I can't rely on my lack of education.

Anyway, I just want to get back on track, so check this out:

As before, I'm trying to learn as much as I can from the good people here at OCN.

I've finally narrowed my budget down to the last penny. I learned that I cannot get the 8800GS yet, so I'll stick with my original plans to upgrade later, and just go with the best my budget will allow right now, while acquiring the best bang and quality for my buck.

So, here's the NewEgg comparison page of four 8600GTS cards. There's one BFG, two MSI's, and one EVGA which has the Step-Up Program (but I don't like that I'll be without a card while I wait for them to ship me a new one.. but then again, patience usually pays off, right?...)

I'm not going to be doing any hard-core gaming on this. The most demanding game I currently own is Tron 2.0 (but I haven't played my copy on my own computer yet). I'm guessing that once I put my build together and start using it, I'll probably want to play games that are a little more demanding, but still... The other thing I will be doing is watching dvd movies, copying dvd's (and of course cd's), and the rest is your typical use like e-mail, web browsing, watching high quality internet videos like movie trailors, and the drum videos over on drummerworld.com (which I haven't been able to watch on this pc since they started requiring Quicktime7).

One of the things I'm wondering is, if I "never" upgrade, which one of these is the best value (quality + bang) for my buck? Or rather, if you had to choose between these four, and only these four, and had to use it for the next 6 months to a year doing the things above, which one would you get?

Money is no object with these four choices that I've narrowed it down to. I need some serious education and help here. I appreciate it all so much.
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Out of the selections you provided, I'd say go for the MSI one. It's the cheapest (after rebate); but it also has a dual slot cooler (which personally I like, they tend to cool better), a 1 year warranty, and the memory is clocked higher than the other three. That's my opinion.
    
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post #57 of 64
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Out of the selections you provided, I'd say go for the MSI one. It's the cheapest (after rebate); but it also has a dual slot cooler (which personally I like, they tend to cool better), a 1 year warranty, and the memory is clocked higher than the other three. That's my opinion.
Yeah, that's my favorite one of the bunch too.
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Hey 5Cheese, if you don't have to have the step-up PM me, I have an EVGA 8600GTS 256MB SuperClocked.

I could probably help ya out a bit so you could get a better cpu or something. Just thought I'd offer.
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Hey 5Cheese, if you don't have to have the step-up PM me, I have an EVGA 8600GTS 256MB SuperClocked.

I could probably help ya out a bit so you could get a better cpu or something. Just thought I'd offer.
How much for the vid card? What are it's specs? Is it this one? Does it come with everything (full Retail)?
And I already have the e2180 staring at me from a table about 7 feet away. Thank you for offering, though. I truly appreciate that.

Oh, and I have a question about the specs of that EVGA card I linked to. What does "2100MHz (effective)" mean? I mean, is it good that it's "(effective)"?
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What are it's specs? Is it this one? Does it come with everything (full Retail)?

Oh, and I have a question about the specs of that EVGA card I linked to. What does "2100MHz (effective)" mean? I mean, is it good that it's "(effective)"?

Yes it is that exact one, the mem runs at 1050MHz which DDR is 2100MHz so yea it's good. Run it in my AMD rig.

Ok well, I have the box the peripherals and cables and driver disk(I think I have the driver disk). I can show you some pics if you want.

Just PM me and I'll give ya some more info and price.
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