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    Default performance vs cost

    I have a system which is still viable
    Memory
    Mine ddr2,cost originally-like 50% of cost now sad.
    Hi lvl ddr2 mem,its priced to make it uneconomic vs NEW ddr3 stuff now.

    I personally have started to drop my overclock down to the 450-460 cpu ref(1800-1840) fsb for memory tweaking around that speed.

    As long as there is some gx card improvement on pci express,my next "bang for your buck" impovement seems to be something like a gtx 460 nvidia card.

    the ddr2 memory(unless you already have some from when it was good value),seems waay too expensive now.

    Value ram ddr3,seems no worse > so once again marketing is nudging us o upgrade.
    Current Systems:

    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

    hoping to upgrade to http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/habicase.shtml
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    Default Re: performance vs cost

    Do you want to add more ram or just tweak what you have?

    I bought the same ram you have (G.Skill Pi Black PC6400) for $65 used/shipped. I see it go for $60~70 every now and then. Thinking of getting 4 more GB.

    I used to have some budget XMS2 rated at 5-5-5-12 at 1.9V. I like staying behind the curve to save money though I did see reviews on Newegg of the Pi Black selling for $45~50 last year.

    Using a 9600GT SSC right now that I bought for $63 new sixth months after it came out. Should be receiving my 768MB GTX 460 today that might have a total cost of $135 if I can get $15 for the Just Cause 2 key (used bing cashback and the entertainment book coupon).
    EP45-UD3P rev 1.6 BIOS FE || Q9550 E0 at 3200MHz (8x400) 1.15V || 2x2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2800

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