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Old 03-30-2007, 08:05 PM   #11
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This is my final setup, thx for those who helped

DVD/CD DRIVE $31.99

Case $69.99

Hard Drive $56.99

Monitor $179.99

Video Card $389.99

Power Supply $129.99

Memory/Ram $149.99

MOBO $122.99

Processor $218.00

Total: $1,349.92
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:00 PM   #12
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someone suggested that if im going to get a 19" lcd with max res:1280 x 1024
that i should get the 320mb 8800gts instead of the 640mb because the 640mb was if i was going to run at a resolution higher that 1280x1024? Is that true?
Should i get the 320mb if 1280x1024 is the max res. i am going to be running at?
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:11 PM   #13
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so I changed the 8800gts to a 320mb since the max res im going to play at is 1280x1024.

Should i use the extra money to get this CPU Cooling?

or should i update the e6400 to a e6600
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:20 AM   #14
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you really shouldn't need additional cpu cooling, it's never been a problem for me, and the core 2 is supposed to be relatively cool compared to it's single cored predecessor the P4 atleast.. if it were me i'd get an upg. btw.. do you happen to have an OS? i can't believe i forgot to ask that.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:40 AM   #15
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i actually do i bought xp pro from circuitcity because there was a large discount on them.

should i buy a diff thermal paste for the cpu or use the stock one that comes with the cpu?
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:53 AM   #16
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I have the GTS, and have no problems with resolutions. Video cards are smart enough to only work in modes that the moniter supports (unless you changed a master setting). And good pick on the evga. love thier products. make sure you register and you get a life time warranty.

If you could scavange some extra money, i'd get a E6600 in addition to what you have, but if not everything looks good.

as for the thermal paste, the stuff that comes with a C2D is relitily decent. i've seen people use the stock cooler with stock paste and OC the 6400 to 3.0+. If you do have an extra five dollars tho, i'd get Arctic Silver 5, best stuff on the market for paste.
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Old 03-31-2007, 10:33 AM   #17
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In my opinion, I'd spend the few extra bucks to get this case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103008
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:21 PM   #18
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its seems newegg ran out of the dvd/cd drive any other good suggestion for the something around the same price?
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:38 PM   #19
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106045
It even comes with Lightscribe technology. That means when you buy a Lightscribe DVD, all you do is flip the DVD the other way and the burner will burn an image, like a CD cover.
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