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Old 12-05-2007, 04:11 AM   #21
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Get the quad if you can afford it. You can overclock it pretty easily if you get a good chip Look what I have mine set too.

If your going Vista 64bit, 4gb's may be good, but if your going for a 32bit operating system, like for instance, what I have, only 3gb's would be seen of the 4gb.

I personally really like the Samsung Spinpoint drives. They got really good reviews, and they are very fast indeed, and also quieter than the Barracuda's I got. I've got 2 running in RAID 1 in a mirror to protect my storage.
With it in the config I have, its slightly slower at writing, but faster at reading.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:20 AM   #22
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well,good luck with ur new computer
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:05 AM   #23
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Thanks

Someone recommended this 4gb hard drive instead if the Kingston--
mushkin 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail Cas 5-4-4 ($120 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146731

which would be $30 more than the kingston...is that worth it?

Also I heard that the sound card is not good for gaming and I should use this on
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Xtreme Gamer Sound Card Retail ($80)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=290247

which is alos another $20 added...is that worth changing?

I think I would rather purchase the Vista 64 bit over the 32 bit. Should I get basic, premium or ultimate?

Thanks for the help guys
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:24 AM   #24
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Well, Kingston is a good brand from what I know, and unless the memories faster (is 5-4-4 faster than the others?) then I wouldn't really bother paying the bigger price.

Hmm... Well, that sound card will be good. Personally, I got the Xtreme Music, but I can't seem to find it anymore, which had game power, and also good audio power.
The Xtreme Gamer will be good though if you game alot yes, as it will have added sound features used for environmental effects in games, but the Xtreme Audio should have them also, but maybe not the latest one used in some new games.

As for Vista...hmm... 64 bit will be worth going for yes, and as for the version, thats up to you. I'd probably opt for the middle ground, so Premium, as the Basic version throws away too many features for my liking, for instance, the Aero effect.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:58 PM   #25
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Right now its a step above $1200, I'm hoping shipping wont be too bad since I'm getting the parts from only 2 different places, then about $100 for vista premium 64x is right now what I need then I'll see how I like my present monitor and find a good deal on another one...then possible a tv tuner to watch some good stuff on my computer

I do not know if I want to upgrade the parts again just cause i've done it a few times and at first it was like a $130 CPU upgraded twice to now $280..I think I should be good about now

I'm about in the final stages of this...thanks alot guys for all your input
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:35 PM   #26
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id try and get a board thats got pci x16 2.0
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:49 PM   #27
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I'm actaully going to try and buy one of these MB

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Intel® P35 + ICH9 Chipset DDR2 1066 ATX GA-P35-DS3L Motherboard Retail ($90)
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/...&prodlist=pricegrabber
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MSI P35 Platinum LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail ($125)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16813130097

not sure which one though...

I might also get a different cooling fan cause someone said the tuniq might be too big...

COOLER MASTER RR-CCH-LB12-GP 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail ($43)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103040
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Scythe SCMNJ-1000 80mm Sleeve "NINJA MINI" CPU Cooler - Retail ($30)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185046

also changing the cd drive to this: if its good enough
CD Drive
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology - OEM ($31)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106055

And I also trying to get the EVGA gforce8800gt because of the warranty and the step-up program and it comes with crysis free from newegg but of course its out of stock I dont know how long it will take to get back but I want to wait as long as it wont be like a month or so

Anybody got any tips Thanks
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:01 PM   #28
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Well I really hope this is basically what I will be buying...

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail ($95)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor 2.4GHz, 1066FSB, LGA775, 8MB cache Retail ($280)
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail ($110)
EVGA 512-P3-N802-A3 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail ($300)
Western Digital Caviar SE 16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s ($104)
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write - OEM ($33)
Antec TruePower TRIO 650 650W Power Supply Retail ($100)
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Mid Tower Case Retail ($50)
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail ($22)

Totals: $1094
This is what I am looking at finalized...waiting for the 8800GT free w/crysis to come back in stock...might get the tuniq tower still/want to see if this works well before I buy the beastly tuniq though...

unless anyone has any better ideas...i think i might be set...thanks for all your input
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if it was me, id go with you current ones
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:56 PM   #30
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if it was me, id go with you current ones

sweet, thanks for the vote of confidence

im in the process of finishing everything up
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