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Old 12-17-2006, 04:33 PM   #11
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and kjman87, I think you are correct about the OS supporting the amount of ram. Now I'm not sure about this, but I think win xp won't recognize more than 2gb. (or was it 3gb?)
ok yeah Thanks I didnt want to lie thanks for the input!
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:39 PM   #12
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well ill probably go with the 2 gigs for now and take the other $281 i was going to spend on the other ram chip and put it towards the 8800gts
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:05 PM   #13
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ok well heres the stuff im planning on getting so far, tell me what you think and also tell me what else ill need,
heres the case,motherboard,processor, and power supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...u=I69-2132%20A
heres the hard dirve
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=2253211
the cooling system
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...5458&CatId=499
the cd/dvd burner drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3&Sku=N27-1895
the ram im planning on using
http://www.oempcworld.com/Merchant2/...GCID=C8090x019
and heres the graphic card im going to use now
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071


now i still need the sound card so anyone wanting to help on that then go ahead but make it afordable(try to be under $200) and im still going to be getting the monitor, keyboard and mouse but im not woried about that yet, but if you think of any other parts i need please post it
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:53 PM   #14
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hdd: personally I don't really like maxtor, had some awful experiences with them (my hdd broke, and as if that wouldn't have been bad enough it took 5 weeks to get it back after sending it for replacement)

ram: I'd get some faster ram. ddr2 800mhz would be great.
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:21 PM   #15
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Sound card for under $200? That should be easy. Try this one:

Creative 70SB046A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005

You sure picked one hell of a video card. I would have picked the GTX though.
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:50 PM   #16
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Dude that HDD you picked out was an IDE i would get SATA
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:58 PM   #17
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ok well i changed my ram to a ddr2 800mhz, and im looking for a new HD. so right now im looking into getting a system that will cost me about $1800 before i get the monitor,keyboard, and mouse and speakers.
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:31 PM   #18
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yeah well i changed it and heres the new one that i choose, tell me what you think of this one

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Thought I might add this, I'd wait before I build unless its something you need real soon, because two things are coming, the r600, which will most likely make the 8800gts drop in price, and the intel quad core processors, the consumer priced line. They still might be a lot though.
From what I hear, the conroe (core 2 extreme) you're getting has some mad overclocking capabilities. It should be a great computer when its done!
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:49 PM   #20
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yeah but im not going to wait for that because ive got my stuff priced out and its not going to bother me with what i have because its really good and its afordable. im on a minimum wage budgit and cant spend a fortune
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