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Old Jan 5, 2010, 3:16 AM   #31
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The Asus P6T is an excellent motherboard with tons of features. It has 4 memory slots (4x2gb)
I think all of their LGA 1366 type boards in their P6T series have six slots (allowing up to 24GB of memory using 4GB sticks). That allows for tri-channel memory addressing using sets of 3 DIMMs. The P6T is about mid way down on this page:

http://www.asus.com/Search.aspx?SearchKey=p6t
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Old Jan 5, 2010, 10:29 AM   #32
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I miscounted the memory slots. More than likely, they will give you 8 gb in terms of 4x2gb configuration because 4gb strips are still very expensive.Memory prices are very high compared to last years. The memory manufacturers were told to sell the memory cheap for price fixing. I guess the court order must have expired.
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Old Jan 5, 2010, 10:38 AM   #33
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Asus Essentio CM5570-AP006 Desktop, 2.33GHz Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8200 Processor, 6 GB, 750 GB, Standard DVDRW drive, 802.11b/g/n WLAN, Genuine Windows Vista® Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1, Refurbished - ASCM5570-AP006-R - (DO NOT INCLUDE KEYBOARD OR MOUSE) for $430 shipped from buy.com
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Old Jan 5, 2010, 10:41 AM   #34
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Yes, it's rare to see anyone using 4GB sticks yet, unless you need more than 12GB (6 x 2GB) with X58 based systems (at least on the PC versus Server side).

Dell is still using 1GB sticks in some of it's XPS 9000 configurations (going with six 1GB sticks for 6GB total); or 9GB using three 2GB sticks + three 1GB Sticks; and they're using four 2GB sticks for 8GB total if you want one that way (although you don't get tri-channel addressing with the 8GB configuration).
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Old Jan 5, 2010, 2:12 PM   #35
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I pulled the trigger. I upgraded the video card.
The beast will be delivered in 24 hours.

Processor: Intel Quad i7 920, socket 1366, 2.66 GHZ.
Motherboard: Asus P6T PCI express + DDR3.
RAM: 6 Gb (3x2) DDR3 2048 1600 Mhz, Kingston (life garanty).
Video: Invidia GForce GTS 250 1 Gb DDR3.
Hard disk: 1 Tera 7200 rpm Serial Ata II Western Digital.
Power source: ATX OCZ 500W 20+4 (real watts).
Cabinet: Antec Three Hundred Box (2 USB ports, card reader, DVD RW dual layer, etc.)
All parts boxed. 1 year garanty.

Total price: U$ 1495.

I'm happy as a kid. Thanks a lot! No excuses for bad p&p.
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Old Jan 5, 2010, 2:15 PM   #36
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How about an operating system?
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How about an operating system?
Cough...Linux...Cough...

Win7 right?

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LOL

Yes, if you want to use Windows apps, your best bet would be 64 Bit Windows 7. 32 Bit Windows Vista or XP won't be able to use all of the memory.
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Beast comes with Linux. But I know nothing about Linux.
They charge me U$103 for Win7 Home Premium.
What should I do?
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Switch to Linux. ;-)

Actually, Linux is pretty nice anymore. I use it most of the time. But, if you've got existing Windows applications you're using now, you may want to get an OEM copy of 64 Bit Windows 7 and install it.

You could also set up a PC in a dual boot config with both Windows and Linux on it if desired. That's real easy to do. That way, you could see how you like it, while still having Windows at your disposal.
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