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Old 02-22-2008, 05:43 AM   #11
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What kind of multitasking is this going to be. What apps exactly?
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:53 AM   #12
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I think I am going with this case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154

I know it is a little heavy but I don't plan on moving it around to much.

Also, will the motherboard I picked support 45nm technology? Somebody said it will but I would have to flash the bios. I don't know if I feel comfortable doing that. What are some good boards that support 45nm?

One more thing, I am connected to the internet through a network using a router. Both machines are using Windows XP. Would a Vista machine work with a XP machine? The XP machine is connected to the router.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:02 PM   #13
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The BIOS should already be up to date wnd you won't have to flash it. A good board that supports the 45nms is the MSI P35 Neo2. The 680i, 650i and X38 also support the 45nms, but I recommend the P35 chipset.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:13 PM   #14
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The motherboard I picked out does support 45nm processors without a flash to the bios. I went to Gigabyte's website.

I made a few more changes. I changed the ram and case. Tell me what you think.

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=5587685

I think I am going with the E8400 processor. Maybe in the future I will upgrade to quad core when they are cheaper. I found another website that has them in stock and they are cheaper than Newegg.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:55 PM   #15
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All looks good to me, and as for the processor, thats fair enough if you've found it cheaper else where. You can usually save quite a lot of money by shopping at different places.

You do have 2 CPU's listed though, so don't go ordering with both there
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:02 PM   #16
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If I do order the processor somewhere else, I will be sure to take both of them out before I order.

There is no compatibility issues with this setup is there? Will I need to buy anything extra like cables?
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:18 AM   #17
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That will work seamlessly together. I'm dissapointed you swapped Corsair for OCZ though. I always considered Corsair RAM to be of better quality than OCZ. All the cables and screws etc will come with your motherboard and case.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:28 AM   #18
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I noticed on Gigabyte's website on the memory support list, there are only a few 2gb's of ram and nothing higher than that. Why? Is the list outdated? I don't want to buy memory that will not work with my motherboard.

I may go ahead and get 4gb's of ram. I don't know yet. I still haven't decided. I just like the way 4gb's of ram sound.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:41 AM   #19
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If you're running Vista then 4GB will be a benefit. I'm sure Corsair memory will run fine on a GB board.
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Thanks for the help so far.

What would be faster, 4gb(4x1gb) or 4gb(2x2gb)? The only disadvantage I see to having 4 modules is it will take up all the slots on the motherboard.
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