1. your an idiot, look around(god forbid) MANY people with the c stepping 2.56 have o/c'd on air to as high as 3.4 ghz you just cant get the true c stepping as easily as the 2.4b but god forbid people had to know what they were looking for and actually have the know how to tell them apart...and the 2.4b becomes unstable before it comes close to 3.0 ghz mark...god
2.you wanna pay 200 extra (yes 200 the 9700pro can be had for $220) for mild architectural changes with mediocre performance increases go for it..and thats just for the 128mb version...and even the 128 meg version has the f-buffer revision...still not worth it.
3. the topflowing blowhole on the xaseriii is what makes it the best flowing air case there is. period! AND you don't have to get the psu that comes with the case... i told you antec was the way to go... your fucking blind... get thicker glasses...
4.but scsi is and will be the way to go for a while, and it is not as expensive as your making it out to be. they defrag in an hour and have incredible access times. anyonebut the computer inept will defrag monthly or even biweekly.... have fun on your 7500rpm western digital. itll only take, ohhhhh, a day or two for 120 gigabytes.
not to mention wester digitals warranty with the se's is dodgey at best, heh, pray you dont have any problems. sata is buggy? example? and linkage to back it up? Oh and to that guy who said 10k rpm drives are over 200, you can get dual 36.4's for about $250 you just gotta look around. but yes it is very noticable change and i think he is pulling the sata raid issue out of his ass...everywhere it has gotten good to rave reviews...
5. try pricewatch.com and googlegear.com for ram and sometimes nexttag.com cd roms speakers and monitors can be found cheaper than pricewatch. and i said WITHOUT monitor or speakers it can be done easily.
6.I find that hard to believe
7.check hard ocp then
8.go to the hard ocp forums and they will tell you quite frankly you don't know jack shit and laugh in your fucking face.
Don't know why I'm bothering... you deserve to be robbed by bleeding edge cpu market games, you can have the same performance for less but whatever, shell out the extra bucks for your cpu.
This is my last post on these forums. Dont even bother responding. bunch of ignorant assholes. later kids.