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Old 02-16-2009, 10:27 PM   #11
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Right,So this is the final config

Cooler Master Centurion RC-590 Mid Tower Case, 5.25"/3.5" Drive Bays, USB, IEEE1394, Audio, ATX (RC-590-KKN1)

Pack of 10 Velcro 5 Colour Cable Ties

Thermaltake Accessory Box Black

LG 22x DVD Burner, SATA, Black, OEM (GH22NS30)

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition, 3.00GHz, Quad Core, Socket AM2+, 125W TDP, 4x512KB L2 Cache, 6MB L3 Cache, Boxed, Deneb (HDZ940XCGIBOX)

OCZ StealthXStream 600W PSU, SLI Ready (OCZ600SXS)

OCZ PC2-8500 DDR2 1GBX2 DC SLI Ready 5-5-5 (OCZ2N1066SR2GK)

PowerColor HD4870, 1GB GDDR5, Dual Dual-Link DVI, TV-Out, CrossFire, PCIe2.0 (AX4870 1GBD5)

Now i have $50 To Upgrade any of these parts,Any ideas or is this the *PERFECT BUILD* (For my needs)?
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You forgot the motherboard! I would definitely spend $50 on it though.
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The Motherboard is the ASROCK One i mentioned to begin with
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Right...but I thought you were putting the whole build in that post so that's why I said what I said. Anyways...spend the extra $50 on a motherboard.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:37 PM   #15
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Only 2 dimm slots on that MOBO...

edit: oh i c it's only micro-ATX. that would explain why. Seeing as you're buying an ATX case you should get an ATX motherboard.
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HD4870 will destroy every game in XP, but won't look as good. HD4870 will destroy nearly all games in Vista, but 2GB of RAM means you'll have to cut down on some multi-tasking.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:08 PM   #18
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nice!
tell us how it goes after you built it.

I would go with XP personally. I tried both for gaming, and i could not tell much of a difference between those two. There are really little noticeable parts when playing between DX9 and DX10.

Vista is really good if you could get another 2GB of ram, but if you cant, then get XP.
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Well i now have 4 DIMM Slots so later on down the track i can get 4gb and maybe run 64 bit

Im Thinking of running vista (Since XP Is no longer receiving updates as of april) but i dont know....



Yeah i'll post pics when it's done
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are places still selling XP? I thought MS decided to not sell them anymore.
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