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Old 09-16-2008, 04:56 AM   #1
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ok i am building my 1st computer and am looking for input on what y'all think and if you have had issues with any of the parts i am getting


http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=6871174&WishL istTitle=Dano's



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Old 09-16-2008, 09:02 AM   #2
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windows wont fully see all 4 gigs of your ram
so you can cut that back to 3 and you'll be fine
if you want to save a little $ where you can
and a 1000W psu might be a little excessive
the other guys can correct me if im wrong
but i think a 850 W or so psu will do fine
and is less $
i suggest this psu
Antec 850W
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:10 PM   #3
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There are a few ways to save some cash, like the above poster suggested, but damn that machine looks good. What are you plannin' on running on that thing?
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:33 PM   #4
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I agree, there are ways to save money because some of those parts are overkill. For exemple, you could definitely save some money on the PSU, one Phenom 9950 and HD 4870 CF are not going to need 1000W. The PCP&C Silencer 750W is an excellent unit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009

Also, you should get 1066 RAM instead of 800 to make use of the Phenom's IMC, you can actually get 4GB of 1066 for less than your current kit, 8GB is really not needed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220314

Also, why not go with the HD 4870 X2 instead of two HD 4870s? It would mean less heat, more VRAM and it's slightly faster than 4870 CF: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129114

And why a retail copy of Vista? OEM 64bit would be much cheaper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116493
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Looks good., Cut back on the ram and the PSU. like others said
Not to jack this thread but -
How is the case,hdd and monitor free?
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Have you tried shopping around?

www.tigerdirect.com
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:25 PM   #7
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And why a retail copy of Vista? OEM 64bit would be much cheaper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116493
OEM does not allow you to reinstall. Get Retail.

From what I see you're missing a CPU. Cut back on the RAM to 4GB. You don't really need an HD4870X2, they're expensive right now. A single HD4870 will be fine. Other than that everything is fine.
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There are a few ways to save some cash, like the above poster suggested, but damn that machine looks good. What are you plannin' on running on that thing?

Its going to be used for gaming, editing and using some graphics programs(photoshop, after effects.) that's why i plan on the 8 gigs of RAM, Vista can see all of it

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Also, you should get 1066 RAM instead of 800 to make use of the Phenom's IMC
ok i'll look into the faster RAM but i still want the 8gigs


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Also, why not go with the HD 4870 X2 instead of two HD 4870s? It would mean less heat, more VRAM and it's slightly faster than 4870 CF:
i thought i had read that the CF was faster, I'll look into that

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From what I see you're missing a CPU.
weird it was there yesterday, I plan on getting this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103285


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windows wont fully see all 4 gigs of your ram
so you can cut that back to 3 and you'll be fine
that is not true. vista ultimate will see 4 gigs. check this article.
http://www.vistaclues.com/reader-que...windows-vista/
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/aa366778.aspx
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OEM does not allow you to reinstall. Get Retail.
This happen recently?

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that's why i plan on the 8 gigs of RAM, Vista can see all of it
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windows wont fully see all 4 gigs of your ram
so you can cut that back to 3 and you'll be fine
Retail copys give you the option of installing either 32bit or 64bit. I suggest just buying an OEM 64bit copy, as it would be much cheaper and only the 64bit version of Vista can address all 4/8GB whatever you end up getting.
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