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Oh... and also, 'obsolete' ... what does that mean?

Maybe in half a year I don't get satisfactory FPS in the latest of the latest of games, but that does not mean my rig is obsolete... I'll still be MORE than happy playing somewhat older games. I'd just have to be a little more patient for that lates, greatest game...
    
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As far as obsolete is concerned, I won't win any friends here, but DDR2's days are numbered. If you're looking in not buying RAM all over again in a year then it might be worth a look to get cheap DDR3 and of course a supporting motherboard. There are P35, X38 and soon P45 chipsets supporting DDR3. Intel and AMD will phase in DDR3 much stronger this year with new processors.
    
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As far as obsolete is concerned, I won't win any friends here, but DDR2's days are numbered. If you're looking in not buying RAM all over again in a year then it might be worth a look to get cheap DDR3 and of course a supporting motherboard. There are P35, X38 and soon P45 chipsets supporting DDR3. Intel and AMD will phase in DDR3 much stronger this year with new processors.
Well... you'd *only* have to buy new RAM if you also buy a new mobo.... And I don't think he's planning that within a year. He seems the kind of guy that just upgrades the whole rig in one blow. And in that case, this current set up will keep him going for a while.


And will DDR2 be gone in a year? Not completely. DDR3 will become mainstream soon(ish), but DDR2 will not be obsolete. It took a long while for DDR to become outdated, and DDR2 will stick around even longer.
    
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Everything looks fine in my book. However, I would ditch the case. Get a CM690, or a Lian Li PC 7plusB, or even an antec 900 (if the Armor+ for 99$ deal is still lurking around, I'd pounce on that). Basically the Smilodon is not a very good case. Its got a lot of plastic. Think of it as an Alienware case. A case for people that go "Ooo, that looks...sorta cool." But then don't know anything about what they are getting. I'm not saying thats you, but I'm just trying to keep you from getting a case you wont like.

At Best Buy they have the Rocketfish case (rebadged Lian Li PC-A71B full tower case of sex) for ~50-75$ which is a steal.
    
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Thanks for all the input guys, it's very reassuring to see that most of my choices seem to be good ones. And you are correct that i prefer to upgrade in one big bulk I don't mind swapping out the occasional parts but I've never built a new computer from scratch. I have always taken a couple parts from here and there so now i'm building a new one aside from the PSU which I absolutely love.

Now I have some updated questions.

1. Is the Gigabyte mobo I have selected a good choice for overclocking?
2. Is the Ram (G.Skill) I chose known for being good for overclocking? (doing research currently)
3. Is there much of a difference between the TRUE and Tuniq? The Tuniq is available on newegg and i am unable to find the true so i probably will just go with that for ease of one order if there is no major difference or bonus with the TRUE.
4. Is this the Lian Li case you were talking about?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112099
And does it have good airflow, that is very important for me as my room can get rather hot. During the summer it can average over 80 degrees easily.

Thanks again!
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Thanks for all the input guys, it's very reassuring to see that most of my choices seem to be good ones. And you are correct that i prefer to upgrade in one big bulk I don't mind swapping out the occasional parts but I've never built a new computer from scratch. I have always taken a couple parts from here and there so now i'm building a new one aside from the PSU which I absolutely love.

Now I have some updated questions.

1. Is the Gigabyte mobo I have selected a good choice for overclocking?
2. Is the Ram (G.Skill) I chose known for being good for overclocking? (doing research currently). Also, do realize that with RAM at 1:1, you can hit an FSB of 400MHz before RAM even hits stock(!). At that speed, the CPU will run at 3.6GHz, which is quite good.
3. Is there much of a difference between the TRUE and Tuniq? The Tuniq is available on newegg and i am unable to find the true so i probably will just go with that for ease of one order if there is no major difference or bonus with the TRUE.
4. Is this the Lian Li case you were talking about?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112099
And does it have good airflow, that is very important for me as my room can get rather hot. During the summer it can average over 80 degrees easily.

Thanks again!
  1. Yes. Not the best, but for the price it's hard to beat.
  2. G.Skill is just about the best RAM for overclocking. They're very focused on that, and it's very popular among enthusiasts. Even the cheap stuff you picked overclocks decently.
  3. The TRUE is slightly better, but the TT is excellent in its own right (heck, see sig. I see no reason for me to get a TRUE ). It's a proven and trusted cooler that will serve you very well, and currently the price is right.
  4. That's a VERY nice case for that price. I'd get it.
    
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Would this G.Skill be a better choice for the small price increase?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231114

Or perhaps even going to pc8500? Even though this looks like a "cheap" version in that category.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231144

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Will that Lian-Li case hold the latest HUGE GFX cards and the beastly TT? wont it create ventilation/airflow isues to have all those topend parts crammed in a small MID-t case?
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I'd get the DDR2 1066.

The DDR2 800 HK's you listed are pretty darn good. But, with DDR2 1066... you're guaranteed the DDR2 1066 speeds (and if they can't do that, you have a solid RMA reason ).

That's nice RAM for the price.

Regarding the case: I am pretty sure it will fit just fine. The Tuniq is no problem at all (mostly it's only a problem with cases that have a side fan...). Plus, you're getting an 8800GT, which isn't the most monsterous of cards. You'll be just fine with that case.

BUT, before you get it, check your local best buy if they have some of those Rocketfish cases left... (which is a rebadged Lian Li FULL TOWER case which is sold for cheap now)
    
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Will that Lian-Li case hold the latest HUGE GFX cards and the beastly TT? wont it create ventilation/airflow isues to have all those topend parts crammed in a small MID-t case?
This issue worries me as well, the 8800gt is rather large, and the Tuniq Tower is a massive beast in its own right...anybody have first hand experience with this?

And the 1066 i previously posted seems to be pc6400 that is overclockable to 8500 speeds...but it is clocked out of the shop at 6400....hmmmmm might just stick with the 1700+ review 5 star ddr2 6400.
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