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Old 05-01-2007, 05:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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OK, about the motherboard. I looked at the P5N-E board, but after browsing around everyone seems to swear by the abit AW9D-max. Whats the difference?
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I love the AW9D-max very stable great bios for overclocking but both are good boards look through the specs and compare them according to what you will use the board for either one yo choose you can't go wrong really
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OK, here is the final product of what I am going to go with. Any suggestions/changes are more than welcome, especially if they bring the price down, lol. I decided to go with 2 HDD's and just put my OS and system stuff on the raptor. As I previously said, this is going to be for a lot of multitasking (I am at school and thats what it will mostly be used for) but in my free time I like to game so I want to be able to game on it as well. How will this hold up with some of the newer games out there? Should I add any fans or anything? Also, I will not overclock it. Never have and don't know how so I don't want to risk ruining it. Once it is old and I am getting a new one, I may experiment with OCing but not for a long time and not until I don't mind it getting ruined.

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And: Western Digital Raptor WD360ADFD 36GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
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Well, I don't really think you need the Lightscribe DVD Burner. They cost a little bit more and the disc's for them are also more expensive.

Everything else looks excellent, enjoy. Post pics when its done.
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