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Old June 3, 2007, 11:57 AM
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You should probably be fine with stock cooling on the evga with the Antec 900 since you'll have a side case-fan blowing on it, but ti isn't that expensive to buy aftermarket cooling- EVGA sells a specially made active SB heatsink for 6.99 USD- I bought two as they were so cheap. Decent NB coolers start at around 15 bucks.

As for memory- the sky's thelimit for DDR2 right now as it is so cheap.

Probably the best deala round this week is the OCZ platinum XTC PC2-8500 for $129 at NCIX
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Old June 3, 2007, 12:21 PM
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i've already orderedthis for cpu coolinghttp://www.xoxide.com/coolit-systems-tec-water-cooling.html from Buy Computer Parts, Computer Hardware, PC Parts at Best Online Computer Shop - DirectCanada. great service from them so far. and free ground shipping on all orders over $300.
what i don't understand is the huge price difference between these two. is it just the manufacturers, or is there a difference i'm not seeing ?
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...y&promoid=1019
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...L%20TECHNOLOGY
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Old June 3, 2007, 12:28 PM
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Just the mysterious ways of supply and demand-- in addition to the flashy LED light long the spine of the tracers that are more expensive to produce.
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Old June 3, 2007, 12:30 PM
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figured as much. more flash=more cost
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Old June 3, 2007, 12:42 PM
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What memory modules do the OCZ Platinum XTC PC2-8500s use ?
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Old June 3, 2007, 02:11 PM
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ok, can someone plz tell what the difference is between these 2 boards
Evga Nforce 680I Sli LGA775 Conroe Atx DDR2 2PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 Sound Gblan 1394 Motherboard - DirectCanada
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EVGA Nforce 680I LT SLI Conroe LGA775 ATX 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard - DirectCanada
i'm confused here
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Old June 3, 2007, 02:19 PM
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680i SLI (NF68):
  • AR - First Revision; Lifetime Warranty; Lots of cables; Paper Manual; Quad core OC Issues
  • TR - First Revision; 2 Year Warranty; Less cables than AR; PDF Manual; Quad Core OC Issues
  • A1 - Same as AR but does not have Quad Core issues
  • T1 - Same as TR, but without Quad Core issues
680i LT (NF67):
The 680i LT is exactly the same as the 680i accept for the following:
  • PCB is Green (680i is Black)
  • Official memory support is DDR2-800 (680i is DDR2-1200)
  • 2 PCI-e (2x 16x) (680i has 3 (2x 16x, 1x 8x))
  • LT has Dual fans (680i has Heatpipe, with optional fan)
  • LT has 1 Ethernet port (680i has 2)
  • LT has no LED Post code display
  • LT is cheaper (go figure? :))
The 680i LT Revisions are as follows:
  • A1 - Lifetime warranty; Lots of cables; Paper manual; no quad core issues
  • T1 - 2 year warranty; less cables than A1; PDF Manual, no quad core issues
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Old June 15, 2007, 11:58 AM
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Question E6700 or Q6600 ?

ok guys, i need some input here.
now that the projected price drop is around the corner, do i go with the C2D E6700, or the Q6600?
unless of course the Qx6700 drops by 50% (not !)

E6700 or Q6600 ?
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Old June 15, 2007, 01:14 PM
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Definitely Q
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I would get the Q because it should be around $300 so that is a steal. Video cards might drop in price as the have been stedially dropping so Waiting for Late July is key. Don't buy any stuff now unless it is on a huge sale. Most likely it will all drop in price. As far as ram well you don't need the greatest for gaming alone so I wouldn't worry to much. DDR2 800 or slightly higher will be fine for awhile so no worries. The ram by OCZ in the link is probably the best bang for the buck right now.

Also what resolution do you plan on using. 8800 GTX might be over kill unless you want 1920 x 1200. You should also consider an X-Fi sound card with your set up. Also hard drives are coming down in price.
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