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Old 03-26-2008, 11:18 AM   #11
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Also can anyone find me a case that can support like atleast 6gb ram( i guess all 2gb sticks so 3x 2gb sticks, i wanna make sure like ill have enough room for it
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:26 AM   #12
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If you want 6GB of RAM, you need to buy 2x2 and 2x1 or else the memory won't all run in dual channel. All motherboards will 4 DIMMs will support 6GB of RAM. Just make sure the case you buy is of ATX form factor, not uATX, in other words, you need a midi tower or bigger.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:45 AM   #13
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If you want 6GB of RAM, you need to buy 2x2 and 2x1 or else the memory won't all run in dual channel. All motherboards will 4 DIMMs will support 6GB of RAM. Just make sure the case you buy is of ATX form factor, not uATX, in other words, you need a midi tower or bigger.
i actually am trying to get in 8, but wanna fit ATLEAST 6, man this seems so confusing, ill end up buying all incompatible parts.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:51 AM   #14
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man this seems so confusing, ill end up buying all incompatible parts.
Post up what you've picked out so far and we'll help you with your selections. And more than 4GB of RAM isn't nessessary IMO.
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why is anymore than 4gb worthless? I thought if you have 64bit vista ultimate it can work with up to 8gb great
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can't seem to find a good ddr3 motherboard either
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Wow, it's amazing to see how HP hasn't changed the chassis on their desktop computers.
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simple answer. no. build it yourself.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:57 PM   #19
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why is anymore than 4gb worthless? I thought if you have 64bit vista ultimate it can work with up to 8gb great
You will never actually use all that RAM, you'd be better off getting 2-4GB of DDR3.
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There are plenty of X38 mobos that support DDR3, like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186134 which is compatible with DDR2 and DDR3 (four DDR2 DIMMs and two DDR3 DIMMs) or this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121090 which supports solely DDR3.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:04 PM   #20
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Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115040
Motherboard and RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Size=10&page=1
More RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227244
Hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145166
Videocard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130338
Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103011
Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

what am I missing? or any thoughts on that set up?
Its totaled out to $1889 dollars right now and I have like 3000 to spend what can I do to make it even better or fix it? Need tips of what im forgetting in it.

I have 2 sets of 2x1 gb ram will that fit maybe another set? tipsplease
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