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Old 07-22-2010, 01:57 PM   #11
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Can I get 2 dual dd3 which makes it 4 cards total of 8gb. Because that will cost around 150 while the triple card cost around 180-200
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Blu-ray player: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136181

This would save you some money and allow you to possibly put it in to memory. In the case of the x58 boards they are built to do triple channel it will help to increase overall preformance. But its not going to kill you if you chose to go with the dual channel.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:21 PM   #13
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Found this on tiger for 460
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...521&CatId=4139

Will this mother board be good?

What the difference between the p6x58d-E and the Premium? The difference is 60 dollars.

also decided to go with the trip
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

It being 125 more then the reg dual ch ddr3. Is there much difference?


Just did an estimate of how much this comp will cost and it came to be around 1300. Little over my budget what do you guys think?
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Can I get 2 dual dd3 which makes it 4 cards total of 8gb. Because that will cost around 150 while the triple card cost around 180-200
It won't be as fast, and I don't think overclocking will work well
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:25 PM   #15
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I think this will be my final build.

Motherboard- Asus p6x58d-e or premium not sure which one yet. $240/$285

Or might get Combo motherboard and CPU
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...1&Sku=B69-4234
Cost 470

Case- Cooler Master HAF 932
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Cost 140

Memory- Corsair TR3x6g1600c8d
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Cost $200

Hard Drive Seagate 1.5 TB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...8742&CatId=139
cost $90

PSU
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...567&CatId=2533
$70

Video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-490-_-Product
$180

Cpu fan
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...236&CatId=4314
$50 or the 212 for $30

Any other suggestions or changes you would make?Thanks for all the help guys this will be my first custom computer. Very much appreciated.
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So now I'm really interested in figuring out what the difference would be in a numerical form. And what it looks like is that it depends on what kind of work load you are going to give your computer. If you are going to be doing processor heavy tasks the triple channel doesn't matter as much but if you are doing something that requires a large amount of memory then the triple channel allows you to split up the load to make it flow easier.

Heres a good article:http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/16..._it/index.html

Basically its saying that right now if you don't have the money for triple channel the dual channel is fine but it seems that maybe the next line of processors (speculation) will put more stress on the memory.

Looks pretty good, did you decide to drop the Blu-ray player?
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:52 PM   #17
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I will be using this for mostly gaming/hw/online browsing. But I can spend a little more so that I don't need to upgrade right away.

But if it will make my computer run more smoothly I wouldn't mind spending 100-200 more, If it will be a huge difference.

Still undecided on which motherboard I'm getting but how is the Combo? its only 460 which price wise is very good. But how does that P6T perform against the P6X58D Premium or P6X58D-E?
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niice, i always prefer the 216 to the 192 core gtx 260s, but just to let you know, it shoudltn affect anything but the gtx 260s are no longer in production
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:40 PM   #19
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So what video card would you guys suggest going be using it for some gaming. Keep it around 200 please?

I'm going drop the Blu-ray player for now. I can always upgrade that later when I save some more money. Right now I have a Ps3 and a 5.1 speaker set up with a large TV. I will eventually upgrade to wide screen and maybe a blu-ray player when I get some more funds.

Thanks Rakuma for the good read, might get the dual for now and save 125. I can always upgrade later. If i can stretch my budget, I might go for the tri ch dual
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I have a 5770 ATI card that im very happy with and you can get it for around 150-165. Its a good solid card.

Also with the video set up you have now if its with in sight of your comp I wouldn't be to worried about the blu-ray player/burner less you have some specific use for it.
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