Approval requested for new system memory

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I am rebuilding my system kinda piece by piece as I wait for the new 8800GT cards and the penryn (too greedy to wait all the way till penryn) and would like advice on my memory modules. Here is the set I think I have narrowed it down to after reading up on some posts:

4x1GB of:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...top+Memory)-_-Corsair+(XMS+Series)-_-20145177

Here is what I am also considering for purchase within the next few weeks:

E6850 (would like to OC to at least 3.5 using the Scythe SCNJ-1100P ??)
w/ the Asus P5K Premium MB (what is the diff between deluxe, premium and WS?)
this P/S: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817139002

I will not be running SLI or a RAID set up but will be OC'ing hopefully like I said, 3.5+

A big consideration is for all of this stuff to work well once penryn and the 8800GT are released with little hassle for a moderate OC. (like I said, had a huge hassle OCing this C2D with 2x1 OCZ DDR2-800)

I am currently running an E6600 OC to 3.0 with a P5W DH Deluxe MB but the cpu I have does not OC well (maxed it out at 3.2 requiring upwards of 1.6V to run stable)

Good memory or should I chose something else? (would like to keep the 4GB under 200 after rebates)

*edit* saw this pack as well selling as 4x1 GB set rather than buying 2 2x1GB sets. latencies are higher yet the memory is more expensive? any reason to chose this kind? (i did notice it is listed on corsairs site as compatible with that asus board and the 2x1GB is listed as well but only in the 2GB configuration)
QUAD2X4096-6400C5DHX
 

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Corsair are usually good with compatibility... however, Crucial have great for OCing, i would suggest looking for some 2x2gb as its generally easier to OC.

You wont be able to do SLI with those boards anyways
I believe the WS has an extra PCI-e16x slot (3 all up) but obviously doesnt run at 16x
the premium supposedly uses better components than the deluxe, however, the premium has known issues with SATA drives that to my knowledge havent been solved.
The P5K-e is the same as the deluxe minus an RJ-45 and some copper IMO id get the P5K-e (ive got one ;))

Just saw your edit... as i said Corsair generally better with compatibility... 2 sticks at 2gb would be better in this case as 2 will be more stable in OCing and use less power than 4. You will not notice the difference between CAS4 and CAS5 (cas5 is what most 2x2gb sets are at).
 

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Thanks for the advice. Tough cause seems like half the people say 4x1GB and the other half says 2x2GB.

as for the MB.... mainly I am looking for a MB that OC's very well and has wifi (most of the other stuff I need is standard such as sata, pci express....) again, no SLI or CF planned.. Seems most recommend that p5k from Asus
 

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If you want Wifi on board i think its about the only one that offers that...
Gigabyte and Abit have nice P35 chipset boards also.

2x2gb will also be better for future upgrade
 

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Would I get a better performing board for OC if i went without onboard wifi and just bought a separate wifi card? If so, any recommendations? (would still like to keep the board+wifi card under say $220)
 

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thanks for the tips about the MB. now I am looking at the P35C-DSR3 as my primary choice. any downside to going with the p35C-DSR3 rather than the P35-DSR3 (other than the cost I guess which still i'snt bad) Also, should I expect as good of an OC with the gigabyte one? seems like it lacks the MOFSET cooling like the asus, yet tomshardware says it OC'ed great

**EDIT**
currently the planned upgrade parts would be the P35C-DS3R, Corsair XMS2 4GB (2 sets of 2x1gb) and the E6750 along with a scythe ninja to hopefully get it OC to say 3.5GHz

memory note: gigabyte website does not list compatibility for the 2GB modules or i would have gone the 2x2GB
 
Get the GA-P35-DS3R, it overclocks better than GA-P35C-DS3R and costs less and who cares about DDR3 compatibility.

I have a Scythe Ninja myself and I like it very much. However, the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme/SFF21F combination beats it. Also, the Ninja with a SilenX fan (or a Scythe SFF21F) can do much better than a Ninja with its stock fan. Look at the numbers here:
http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3068&p=6

Crucial Ballistix is compatible with the GA-P35-DS3R and overclocks better than other brands.

 

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I couldn't agree more!! The Crucial Ballistix 6400 is great at overclocking, mine are running at 1200MHz 2.2v 5-5-5-15 or they can run 889MHz @3-3-3-8 2.1v. I think right now at NewEgg there going for 94.99 for a 2x1 GB kit.
 

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Should I spend the extra 50 bucks and get crucial DDR2-1066 or just stick with the 800?
also: 2x11gb 2x2gb or 4x1gb (basically will i notice running the great deal of memory vs 2gb)
-running vista 32bit playing games like FSX, bioshock.... on 1620 res or higher

again, it is planned to go with a E6750 with an OC to about 3.5-3.6
(eventually a quad core penryn)

*edit* I am now leaning towards just getting 2x1gb for memory as I am only running vista 32bit (is it true that vista 64bit wont play games as well? also, am I hurting myself with games like bioshock, crysis and call of duty 4 by sticking with 2 gb vs 4?