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    Quote Originally Posted by TaLL|dUdE
    I prefer the P5K-E Mobo
    Thing is it is twice as much as the P5KPL.

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    I'm on my 5th computer build but I do have to comment on that video card. It makes very little sense to me to have a quad core with such a weak video card that is a couple years old. If you're intent on saving money at least get into the nvidia 7800 or 8600. Definitely the 8600 or higher if you're using vista to utilize up and coming dx10 applications.

    On a side note, where are you guys buying your hardware? I'm used to building in the US where I have everything shipped but I'm at a loss as to where to find good hardware whether it be store bought or via mail.


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    That's why I am looking at getting the 9600.


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    Quote Originally Posted by discobay
    TD, I am in a position to get the Q6600 for the same price as an E6750 or E8200. Bearing in mind the lack of applications written for the quad cores is it (Q6600) still worth considering?
    just coz there aren't a lot of apps now doesn't mean there won't be in the future. i'd rather have more power than i need than not enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discobay
    Thing is it is twice as much as the P5KPL.
    ah true... if you don't have any plans of maximizing the ram to the fastest one available, then you can get the other one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtflies
    I'm on my 5th computer build but I do have to comment on that video card. It makes very little sense to me to have a quad core with such a weak video card that is a couple years old. If you're intent on saving money at least get into the nvidia 7800 or 8600. Definitely the 8600 or higher if you're using vista to utilize up and coming dx10 applications.

    On a side note, where are you guys buying your hardware? I'm used to building in the US where I have everything shipped but I'm at a loss as to where to find good hardware whether it be store bought or via mail.
    which weak card might you be referring to jt?

    the 8800 GT or higher isn't a weak card. check this out for the rankings of all the vid cards based on performance.

    Graphics Card Rankings #2 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

    it doesn't include the 9600 or 9800 or the ati counterparts yet though.

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    you got me.. I was totally thinking of the old nvidia 9600 series from a few years back and not the new cards. my bad. Oh and any speculation on where to buy hardware around here?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jtflies
    you got me.. I was totally thinking of the old nvidia 9600 series from a few years back and not the new cards. my bad. Oh and any speculation on where to buy hardware around here?
    check out this site.

    Jumbo Computer Supplies

    click on the 4th menu from the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaLL|dUdE
    ah true... if you don't have any plans of maximizing the ram to the fastest one available, then you can get the other one.
    I was thinking of getting Kingston DDR2 800MHz ram. The board will take this and the speed is the latest right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by discobay
    I was thinking of getting Kingston DDR2 800MHz ram. The board will take this and the speed is the latest right?
    these are faster
    Kingston DDR3 1066MHz 2G Kit (1Gx2) HK$ 1,380.00
    Kingston DDR3 1333MHz 2G Kit (1Gx2) HK$ 1,400.00
    Kingston DDR3 1800MHz 2G Kit (1Gx2) HK$ 2,300.00

    although if you want a low latency 800Mhz one's you can get these

    Kingston Hyper-X DDR-2 1066MHz 2G Kit (1Gx2) HK$ 750.00
    Kingston Hyper-X DDR-2 800MHz 2G (1Gx2,CL3) HK$ 1,470.00
    Kingston Hyper-X DDR-2 800MHz 2G (1Gx2,CL4) HK$ 740.00

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