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Old 01-10-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
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ya...so..i am (as soon as i get the money) gona build my 1st computer, and i was wondering, is this a good setup, compatibility wise and such.?


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Pro. Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 2.93 w/ ltra / ChillTec / Socket 939/775/AM2 / Thermal Electric CPU Cooler
Mem. OCZ SLI-Ready Edition Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) ( gettin 4GB)
Vid. Card. PNY GeForce 8800 GTX Overclocked / 768MB GDDR3 / SLI Ready / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV
HDD-Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB Hard w/ Vantec 3.5" Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler
CD/DVD - Lite-On PLDS DVD-ROM/CD-RW Retail Combo Drive - 52x32x CD-R/RW, 16x DVD-ROM, Black (x2)
Case- Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Mid-Tower Case with Ultra X2 750-Watt Power Supply

also with Vista ultimate, 2x 21' samsung moniters (dvi) , couple case fanes, a pci fan, and all that good stuff
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:17 PM   #2
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i would go for the dvd-rw personally and i dont really rip or burn dvd's but its a good feature to have if you need to. other than that im pretty jealous
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:27 AM   #3
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nice build, minus the vista os of course
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:37 AM   #4
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nice build, minus the vista os of course
Vista is good, you obviously havent tried it on a computer that can run it. My PC runs it just fine and i find getting places in Vista faster than in XP, overall i like XP better. only reason im using XP now though is because my vista is kinda screwed up because of a virus got it off though
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Vista is good, you obviously havent tried it on a computer that can run it. My PC runs it just fine and i find getting places in Vista faster than in XP, overall i like XP better. only reason im using XP now though is because my vista is kinda screwed up because of a virus got it off though
I don't think it's obvious. I've used Vista on relatively powerful hardware before. It didn't impress me.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:06 AM   #6
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Awesome build
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Vista is good, you obviously havent tried it on a computer that can run it. My PC runs it just fine and i find getting places in Vista faster than in XP, overall i like XP better. only reason im using XP now though is because my vista is kinda screwed up because of a virus got it off though
lets double that i hated vista at first because compaq decided to put it on my celeron laptop but when i ran it on my E2160 with 2Gb RAM ir ran ok. dont get me wrong it still didnt run it perfect because thats still not that greatly powerful but with a mid - high end C2D vista would be my primary OS

also the -- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 ??????

now i just think you have more money than sense .. to me it doesnt seem worth having that CPU when the Q6600 is about, obviously the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 is more powerful but i just dont think the price increase is justified.

also new CPU's in feb - march so im waiting
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The weakest machine I run XP on is a P3 866mhz. It runs just as well as 2000 and 98se did on it.

I mean come on, vista is what, 13 gigs install size? why?
requires 2 gigs to run smoothly, why?

I don't care if $80 can get you a 320 gb hard drive, thats still 10 gigs bigger than a typical XP install.
Fun fact: Gears of War is about 10 gigs install size. So what the hell does Vista have in there that rivals the size of a game like that? Bill's porn collection?

I don't care about eye candy. I turn that crap off. Why can't vista run as well as XP on the same hardware with the eye candy turned off?

Even if I have a powerful system, those two reasons will stop me from using Vista. I don't think having a powerful system is enough to stop caring about the OS being a complete memory and hard drive space whore.
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I personally wouldn't go with the 8800 GTX, I would shoot for an 8800 GTS (G92)

similar performance but much cheaper!
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Get a G92 GTS or a G92 GTX. And that CPU is a waste of money, if I were you i'd buy a Q6600, and use the rest of the money on a second GPU for SLi. You should also try a dual layer DVD-RW instead of a DVD-Rom.
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