How does this sound for an upgrade?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DlocPuWons, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. DlocPuWons

    DlocPuWons Master Guru

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    2x SLI eVGA Gefore 7800GT 460/1200
    Not that my system is that much of a slouch but I would like to upgrade it for some new games coming out.

    I am going to keep everything in my system the same except the motherboard, ram, cpu, and eventually the graphics card.

    I am thinking of an

    EVGA nForce 680i
    $239.99 NEWEGG

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz (this overclocks well right?)
    $309 NEWEGG

    my big question is on the ram.
    OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Channel
    DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    Timing 4-4-4-15
    Cas Latency 4
    239$

    is there ram that might be more fitting for my new system? There is some 4-4-4-12 by corsair, but at 50 dollars more I question wether I will actually see a difference.

    For now I plan on keeping my 7800GT's, and I will upgrade to an 8800GTX when I get the money, and then hopefully add a second one later eventually.

    Basically, is this any good and will I see a large difference in performance? Are there better prices somewhere I might be missing? Is that core 2 duo a good overclocker and about what could I expect on an average oc?

    Thanks for any answers, I have been out of the loop on RAM and processors lately.
     
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  2. Girn

    Girn Master Guru

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    i bought the corsair 5-5-5-12 and im running them at 4-4-4-12!!!! with zero problems and ran memtest fine too! do exactly what i did
     
  3. DlocPuWons

    DlocPuWons Master Guru

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    The OCZ is already 4-4-4-15 though, for 50 dollars cheaper, so is there any advantage to the Corsair? The rest of there specs seem identical.
     

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