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With the new 4000 Series ATI card.

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A few revisions.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
2 sticks put less stress on NB than 4 sticks, plus you get 2 free slots for future expansion.

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218
New 2-platter drive, 320GB on each platter, more performance.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
Much better PSU for less money.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137
Looks better than the 590. Admit it.
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A few revisions.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
2 sticks put less stress on NB than 4 sticks, plus you get 2 free slots for future expansion.

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218
New 2-platter drive, 320GB on each platter, more performance.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
Much better PSU for less money.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137
Looks better than the 590. Admit it.
I like them all, the case does look good the other was nice because of the front was all open. The ram though, I heard G Skill was good, is it a good OCing ram? Thanks for the HDD, that is a deffinate! The OCZ I read good things on and after rebate it's $90.
    
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I like them all, the case does look good the other was nice because of the front was all open. The ram though, I heard G Skill was good, is it a good OCing ram? Thanks for the HDD, that is a deffinate! The OCZ I read good things on and after rebate it's $90.
Those G.Skill sticks will do DDR2-1066, which will leave you with potentially 533FSB if you can actually reach it. I like keeping things 1:1 so I have mine set to DDR2-900 with my FSB at 450. That OCZ is good, but the Corsair is just so much better.
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oh yes. Do get that Corsair PSU.

And I am again pushing the Q6700. Recent batches of the Q6600 don't overclock very well, while the Q6700 still rocks
    
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A few revisions.
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
2 sticks put less stress on NB than 4 sticks, plus you get 2 free slots for future expansion.
I've heard this before. So why would he want to upgrade if putting in 2 more sticks will strain the NB? Shouldn't he swap out the 2 for another better 2 if that's the case? Hell, why not get a single 4 GB stick?

Also, I'm throwing in a vote for the E8400. 45nm, cooler, faster clocks > current Quads.
 
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Last thing:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136046
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136045

I am thinking the 38 is less money although I want the other more, it's not like I don't have a job. But sometimes you feel better when you save a bit =P
    
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what is so big different btw 1333 and 1066 mhz in term of performance?
    
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I've heard this before. So why would he want to upgrade if putting in 2 more sticks will strain the NB? Shouldn't he swap out the 2 for another better 2 if that's the case? Hell, why not get a single 4 GB stick?

Also, I'm throwing in a vote for the E8400. 45nm, cooler, faster clocks > current Quads.
If he wants 4GB, it's better to have 2 sticks instead of 4. If he wants to stress the NB more with 4 sticks, why only 4GB? And FYI, current desktop motherboards do not support single 4GB sticks. Even if they do, single stick can't be ran in dual channel.

And it's been discussed why faster clocks isn't really better than more cores. Faster clocks don't really benefit in games after a certain speed. Go through the whole thread.

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Last thing:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136046
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136045

I am thinking the 38 is less money although I want the other more, it's not like I don't have a job. But sometimes you feel better when you save a bit =P
Get the X48 in the FS section for $220, best of both worlds.
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I've heard this before. So why would he want to upgrade if putting in 2 more sticks will strain the NB? Shouldn't he swap out the 2 for another better 2 if that's the case? Hell, why not get a single 4 GB stick?

Also, I'm throwing in a vote for the E8400. 45nm, cooler, faster clocks > current Quads.
The best pick is 2x2GB. 4x1GB puts some extra stress on the memory controller (a tiny bit), causes more heat, and indeed limits upgradeability. A single 4GB stick... can't do dual channel with just one stick, and 4GB sticks still cost you.
    
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