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DRen72
10-01-07, 09:30 AM
I think I have narrowed down my PC upgrade plans for this fall. Here is the list (subject to change):


Intel QX9650
Asus P5E3 Deluxe or variation of this board
2GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit
Maybe a new Power Supply, probably 1kw, but I'm not sure I'll need it.

The rest of the machine will incorporate my exisiting hardware noted in my signature below.

What do you guys think?
Also, what do you guys think about Super Talent for RAM?

Gorion
10-01-07, 09:47 AM
I think your power supply should be fine :)

six_storm
10-01-07, 09:55 AM
I'd go with some better RAM than from Super Talent. Corsair or OCZ should do. You're making quite a jump from AMD to Intel with the Extreme Core 2 huh? Nice! :D

jcrox
10-01-07, 10:10 AM
I'd personally shoot for something other than a $1000+ QX product and spend the $500+ you'll save on other components.

Saintster
10-01-07, 11:23 AM
I'd personally shoot for something other than a $1000+ QX product and spend the $500+ you'll save on other components.


I second that. Anytime you spend that much on a cpu you are not getting nearly the return for what you are paying for. Ask yourself what are the benefits this has over the other quads. I would bet that there aren't enough to warrant 3x the cost,unless money is not a problem and the sky is the limit then why not. It's just my personal opinion,i used to buy the Fx cpus just to say I had one but the real benefit for me was 0 because the unlocked multi the feature i paid for i never used.

DRen72
10-01-07, 12:29 PM
I'd go with some better RAM than from Super Talent. Corsair or OCZ should do. You're making quite a jump from AMD to Intel with the Extreme Core 2 huh? Nice! :DIndeed.
Thanks for the RAM tip. I've never used anything other than Corsair or OCZ. I may stick to one of those.

I'd personally shoot for something other than a $1000+ QX product and spend the $500+ you'll save on other components. True, but the QX9650 is out in November and the other 45nm CPU's aren't out until January. Basically, I'm tired of waiting and I've saved enough dough for the job. Besides, my other components don't need upgraded. I also like the idea of the unlocked multiplier. My upgrade isn't entirely based on gaming advantages. While thats part of it, I also need more power for video processing.

nightmare beta
10-01-07, 12:36 PM
I actually think kingston hyper-x is the best ram for the money.

Lowest voltages are plus also. Hyper-X ram has lower voltages.

Get the gigabyte motherboard instead of the asus one, as far as i know gigabyte is superior to asus.

walterman
10-01-07, 01:05 PM
Sounds like a good plan to me.

I'll upgrade around January too, but i dunno yet if it will be DDR2 or DDR3.

SOAD
10-01-07, 06:34 PM
I personally dont think you should wait til Jan. Its still a 1/3 rd of a year away.

HOWEVER dont get that CPU. Get the Q6600. Barely any speed difference and what there is you could make up in overclocking really really easily and save so much whether you need the money or not ;)

I would recommend Crucial Ballistix 533 @ 3-3-3-10 stuff. Overclocks like hell. Just type in what you want its so great.

I would get a good p965 chipset. Will allow Quad core, 45nm and are exceptionally cheap.

This is will give you a Superb pc when combined with your current stuff, will cost so much less than your planned pc its frightening and will last you.

SOAD
10-01-07, 06:35 PM
imho DDR3 isnt work it.

I aint no DDR2 fanatic, but with the speed increase that you will get, it will translate into nothing in fps or anything useful.

Something else will be bottlenecking your pc before your ram. ;)

DRen72
10-01-07, 08:00 PM
I know I could get a current generation CPU but I want the next gen 45nm CPU for sure. Might as well get the beast. :)

nekrosoft13
10-01-07, 08:59 PM
I think I have narrowed down my PC upgrade plans for this fall. Here is the list (subject to change):


Intel QX9650
Asus P5E3 Deluxe or variation of this board
2GB DDR3-1600 Memory Kit
Maybe a new Power Supply, probably 1kw, but I'm not sure I'll need it.

The rest of the machine will incorporate my exisiting hardware noted in my signature below.

What do you guys think?
Also, what do you guys think about Super Talent for RAM?

don't buy DDR3 :headexplode:

Slammin
10-01-07, 09:34 PM
I know I could get a current generation CPU but I want the next gen 45nm CPU for sure. Might as well get the beast. :)



Yup, and NEVER have to worry about fsb limiting your OC.

My mobo taps out at 1200 fsb with the current bios I'm using. If my cpu was locked, I'd be so screwed!

Granted, now, long after the fact, there are mobo's that can attain high fsb with quads, but this was not the case when I jumped in. So, I've been enjoying high OC's from the beginning, though at a price. :thinker:

jcrox
10-01-07, 10:12 PM
Indeed.

. Basically, I'm tired of waiting and I've saved enough dough for the job. Besides, my other components don't need upgraded.

You might be changing your mind on that if the 9800's come out in November :D

LORD-eX-Bu
10-01-07, 11:44 PM
I doubt we'll see anything in november:D

DRen72
10-02-07, 07:37 AM
You might be changing your mind on that if the 9800's come out in November :D True, but...

I doubt we'll see anything in november:DI agree.

DRen72
10-02-07, 07:38 AM
don't buy DDR3 :headexplode:Its starting to look much better these last few weeks. Besides, I don't think the Asus X38 boards will support DDR2. The jury is still out on the RAM and motherboard though. I'm 99% sure on the CPU though.

nekrosoft13
10-02-07, 07:41 AM
Its starting to look much better these last few weeks. Besides, I don't think the Asus X38 boards will support DDR2. The jury is still out on the RAM and motherboard though. I'm 99% sure on the CPU though.

the way i see it, there is no point in buying DDR3 for atleast next 1-2 years.

by the time you really will need DDR3, you will be looking for new board already.

currently DDR3 is not really faster then good DDR2, and cost about 3+ times as much.

walterman
10-02-07, 07:57 AM
Its starting to look much better these last few weeks. Besides, I don't think the Asus X38 boards will support DDR2. The jury is still out on the RAM and motherboard though. I'm 99% sure on the CPU though.

Asus mobos with X38:
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=572

The Asus Maximus Formula supports DDR2.
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=572&l4=0&model=1850&modelmenu=1

If DDR3 continues expensive around January, prolly i'll get that mobo & DDR2.

DRen72
10-02-07, 09:22 AM
Asus mobos with X38:
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=572

The Asus Maximus Formula supports DDR2.
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=572&l4=0&model=1850&modelmenu=1

If DDR3 continues expensive around January, prolly i'll get that mobo & DDR2. Wow, thanks. I tried looking through the Asus site last weekend and never saw these. Time to put my research cap back on. Still not sure about DDR2 vs DDR3, but thanks guys! I really appreciate the links. :)

walterman
10-02-07, 02:33 PM
Wow, thanks. I tried looking through the Asus site last weekend and never saw these. Time to put my research cap back on. Still not sure about DDR2 vs DDR3, but thanks guys! I really appreciate the links. :)

We're on the same boat :)

I plan to upgrade too around January, and it's time to start the research :)

DRen72
10-02-07, 03:13 PM
This article has me leaning toward DDR3...

http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=3053

crainger
10-04-07, 07:21 AM
This article has me leaning toward DDR3...

http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=3053

I sometimes lean towards certain kinds of PC hardware. One time the shop assistant asked if I was ok leaning like that. I vomited on his shoes. Haven't been allowed in the store since. :(

qube
10-04-07, 08:35 AM
go fore the X48 and the CPU thats have 1600MHz fsb 3.2GHz and it will arrive soon
i think (rumors) and soom nice 2000+MHz DDR3

nekrosoft13
10-04-07, 09:14 AM
You should get 4GB DDR2 until Nehalem next Year and than switch to better and cheaper DDR3.
true

500-600 dollars for 2gb of ddr3 is insane

over 1,000 dollars for 4gb ddr3

avoid ddr3 for at least a year.