Originally Posted by mortimersnerd
The older version of the 9800GTX+ (65nm) is the same as the 8800GTS 512MB. If you can find some used ones, that would be a way to save.
The "+" on the GTX is what shows the difference between the 65nm from the 55nm (ie 9800 GTX is 65 nm (same as 8800GTS 512mb) and 9800 GTX+
is 55 nm).
The 55nm should theoritically use less power and run a little cooler than the 65nm, while being a little more powerful.
Originally Posted by Livinstrong
Well, the 7750 CPU is only 7 dollars more so I went for it. It's the Phenom architecture, so I thought it would be better than the X2 5050e I was thinking of getting. Hopefully it will overclock a bit better. For those two reasons, I thought that it would be able to do some SMP.
Seeing how you account for half the posts in this thread, I would like to thank you again for all the help.
Glad I could help. It is easy to spend other peoples money
Also, Chris (Gibsonnova74) will be able to get you all set up and running (and if he is not available, you can always ask here).Edited by blupupher - 2/14/09 at 4:41am