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The Striker Extreme is based on the 680i chipset. That means it is PCIe 1.1 and not PCIe 2.0.

PCIe 2.0 doubles the bandwidth over PCIe 1.x (plus some minor other improvements). PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible to PCIe 1.x. A 8800GTS will run fine in a x16 PCIe 1.x slot. It will be bottlenecked in a x8 PCIe 1.x slot though.
okay excellent, the card will work then. I don't plan on putting it in the 8x slot.

Man, this cuts my planned upgrades in half budget-wise. perhaps I can toss some of that money into sound and peripherals.

Thanks everyone!
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that clears it up...exactly what i was looking for...

Now, besides the 4/8 cores and 8 threads, what advantages does the 1336 hold over LGA775?

Unfortunately, as I see it, DDR3 is still slower than DDR2 at 4t (so I've heard).

Will the 1336 offer better overclocking, more stability, higher stock clock speeds?

I don't mean to jack this thread by turning it into a 1336 FAQ, I just want to help the thread author get a better sense of what's coming out, and whether it will be worth the wait.
Don't worry, I appreciate the help! I love learning more about computers.

What does everyone mean by DDR2 at 4t?
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4t = ram timings. DDR3 ram timings are very loose at the moment, for example 7-7-7-20, so i think there 7t. DDR2 however runs much tighter and 4-4-4-12, so they are 4t's. The timings represent how much time the ram takes to do each read/write process and with the DDR3 stuff taking almost twice as long, without twice the speed it underperforms the DDR2 at 4-4-4-12, 800mhz/1066mhz
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Thanks Biskitz! +1
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