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    • Asus M2N4-SLI NVIDIA Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / Serial ATA / RAID
    • Centon 2048MB Dual Channel PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB)
    • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Socket AM2 BOX CPU
    • EVGA GeForce 8600 GT / 256MB GDDR3 / SLI Ready / PCI Express / DL Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card
    • Western Digital / Caviar / 80GB / 7200 / ATA-100 / EIDE / OEM / Hard Drive
    • Ultra / X-Finity / 600-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / SATA-Ready / SLI Ready / Blue / Power Supply
    • Power Up Black Corporate ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB and Audio Ports
    • Acer AL2423WR / 24" WIDE / 6ms / 1000:1 / WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / DVI ยท VGA / Silver / Widescreen LCD Monitor
    The setup isn't clear, since there are some parts that don't need upgrading, and others I bought that will be put into the old box, but yeah. Some nice upgrades here. All I need now is to replace my tablet PC. Apparently Intel CPUs finally surpass AMD in power for your dollar, but they're still more expensive. No matter; if anything, I'm hyped about the monitor. $499 at NewEgg!!

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    2. Bucket


      That could be it. I'm not familiar with that brand, but Athlon processors give a thorough thrashing to anything that isn't up to spec (just like the RAM I've got in my old box, which randomly freezes the machine during seemingly mundane tasks like dragging a window). Corsair is your best best.

    3. Szymanski


      Linguica said:

      Waste of money, the 640mb 8800GTS is not particularly faster than the 320mb version.
      lol why even bother

      Pretty much. The 320mb is actually a bit faster than the 640mb due to lower latency ram. It will suffer at high resolutions/texture quality settings, so crysis and future DX10 games may be compromised.

      Anyway sorry to hear about the flaky pc :(

    4. Jonathan


      Well the suggestion of dodgy RAM was on the money it seems, the tech support people got me to run Memtest 86, which threw up a bunch of errors, so I'll be returning the memory tomorrow and hopefully once they replace it the system will be okay. In the mean time I'm using just the one RAM stick which didn't seem to be faulty.