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Old 03-30-2009, 04:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You definitely will need rum. I suggest Mount Gay. It should drop your cpu temps.

As for other items your motherboard and case will have everything you need. You might want some zip ties for cable management but aside from that you are ready to go.

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Old 03-30-2009, 10:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I ordered the build listed...would it be a good idea to switch out the MOBO and RAM for these two different ones? I know more money, but everything is still compatible right? and this new board is reliable? thank you for thoughts.

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1 x ($54.99) HD 320G|WD 7K 16M SATA2 WD3200AAKS - OEM $54.99
1 x ($54.99) PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-400CX 400W RT - Retail $54.99
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1 x ($39.99) CASE CM|RC-330-KKN1-GP BK RT - Retail $39.99
1 x ($104.99) MB BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M RT - Retail $104.99
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1 x ($9.99) MS ROSEWILL|RM-1600L LASR RT - Retail $9.99
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That is DDR3 ram and isn't compatible with that motherboard. That is the same motherboard I suggested to you.

Make sure you buy the cpu and motherboard as a combo:
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Together as a combo it's $195, without the combo is $240 all together.

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Done get that mobo and RAM. There's almost no point to buying DDR3 RAM unless you absolutely have to, and in this case, you really don't. You won't see much of an increase in speed with that stuff.

Besides, if you get that you void the combo, and you end up shelling out an extra 100 bucks for nothing. Not worth it, especially in a non gaming machine.

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