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12-29-06, 12:22 PM

I'm planning to buy a system from Scan UK. Am thinking of the following specs -

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quadro™ Extreme Processor QX6700 775 2.66Ghz 1066MHz FSB Kentsfield QuadCore 8Mb Cache
nVidia VGA-768Mb XFX 8800GTX PCI-E (x16) Mem 1800 MHz GPU 570 MHz Stream 128 2x Dual Link DVI HDTV, 2 selected - SLI
150 Gb Western Digital WD1500AHFD Raptor X SATA150 10000 rpm 16MB Cache 4.6 ms NCQ
750Gb Seagate ST375064AS Barracuda 7200RMP SATA2 7200 rpm 16MB Cache NCQ
Sound Card Specialist Card Option: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro
Speakers: Creative Labs Gigaworks 7.1Ch S750 THX Speaker System

I am thinking of getting the new Dominator RAM chips from Corsair.

1. Should i get the PC8500 or the PC8888? Could someone please throw some light on any major noticable differences?

2. Also not sure if I should go for the 2GB or the 4GB RAM?

needless to say i am going to use his PC for gaming.

please advise!!

12-29-06, 12:35 PM
Well PC8888 is faster or you can use lower timings, it's better if you intend to overclock but the Q6700 processors have a bit of FSB problems. and 2: More memory the better why not, in order to get the most out of the memory you need a 64bit OS otherwise you can only use 3.5GB.

When i say faster BTW i mean maybe 2% but does give more overclocking head room,

12-30-06, 06:34 AM
Hi thanks for your help.

Can you tell me if you know any computer specialists in and around london who can help me assemble a machine please or who can advise on specs etc?

thanks so much,

12-30-06, 06:48 AM
I don't really sadly i live in Newcastle some 400 miles north.

12-31-06, 03:21 PM
I would just go with the PC 8500C5 since the performance difference will be very small if none ,infact the PC6400C4 would work fine ,but some people don'nt like them because they have Promo IC's but they still seem to overclock fine.But you would not see any noticeable performace gain from the PC8500C5D or the PC8888C4D and going with 2gigs or 4 gigs ,you will not see any performce difference with Windows XP.