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hipster

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Inspite of everything being changed over next year I'm debating an upgrade now? I will be doing alot of video work while having a stable "family-pc". Up 'til now I only have/use udma-ide 7200rpm drives with a Sony dvd writer.Eventually (1or2yrs) I would migrate over to BTX anyways I guess? It seems the Asus P4P800D is maybe the way to go but isn't that board been out for a long time. The Ai7 it seems would be the other way. What do you think is the better board for my situation? I would probably get a 2.4C and maybe OCZ or Mushkin PC3200 or PC3500. But that's another story. Thanks for your opinion, ill
 

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Im sure either of those boards will meet your needs.If you dont plan to oc just go with the 3200 mem and save a few bucks.
 
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hipster

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I was planning on a little OCing and I think the Ai7 fits my needs because it has the ability to switch back and forth from stock settings to OC thru the OCguru. I still would want to have some good compatible memory though which also has the abilities to really crank it up if I wanted to mess around alittle. I would hate to be restricted just because I didn't get the right stuff to begin with, that is why I'm taking it slow before I actually buy since this is all new to me. Thanks for any suggestions. BTW I do have the SL6z3 sitting on the table waiting for it's new home.
 

AudiMan

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Have you considered the 4PCA3+?

It's an awesome OC'er with gobs of voltage options and tonnes of onboard features.

Unfortunately, for some reason, not too many people talk about it. :(
 
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hipster

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well actually I have finally decided to go with the Asus p4p800-d and I know it will perform well for my needs. Thanks for the suggestions though.