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Old 03-26-2009, 08:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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skyrend....you did a pretty nice job on the parts on your first build.

You will get great gaming performance at a fantastic price.
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Alright, let's get this build organized.

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The total comes to $607.92 after shipping, and you get 40 bucks back in MIRs. Not to mention you get a NICE machine. The new pII X3 720 is an amazing little processor, and it will run circles around the E5200, 8450, and 7750 mentioned before.

EDIT: You did a really nice job of putting picking out parts for your first build, I meant to mention that earlier. :P
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I know you mentioned that you ordered that X3 720, did you get it yet?
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I just got done installing it/messing with the cables about 5 minutes ago. About to install Vista, I'll let you know how that all goes.
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CD/DVD Burner - LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
I think this is only a burner, so also need a CD/DVD reader. Any good reader/burner combos I could get in place of this?

No need. It will burn and read CD/DVDs.

I can vouch for the AMD 7750 Kuma matched with 4GB. My brother has it in his PC right now. I messed around with it after I put it together and it does work. His fiance loves photography, so they have photoshop + programs that came with the camera they have and the PC runs them no problem. It's quite the bang for the buck.
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I just got done installing it/messing with the cables about 5 minutes ago. About to install Vista, I'll let you know how that all goes.
LUCKY!!!!

Think I might order mine next paycheck. You planning on overclocking it much? Any Super PI runs?
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LUCKY!!!!

Think I might order mine next paycheck. You planning on overclocking it much? Any Super PI runs?
I ran a stock PI run, got just shy of 25 seconds...just upped the multi to 18x and grabbed a 800mhz overclock to 3.6ghz. Gonna tweak it a bit from there. I'll be limited by my RAM, though...I just ordered the 4gb kit of PI Blacks DDR2 800, so when I get those, we shall see. I'll update the Super PI thread when I get my maxed out overclock with my current setup.

You HAVE to get this processor. It runs like a friggin' dream.

EDIT: By the way, did I mention that I'm on a stock HSF? My idle temp is around 46C though, so I can't do too much, haha.

EDITEDIT: Just did 19.796 seconds with at 3.6ghz.
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Newegg.ca - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W&#47;TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Dude grab one of these and you will be fine. $50 for one of the best air coolers out there.

For my suicide runs I plan to run Super PI at 4.00ghz or higher lol.
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Trust me, the Core Contact is on my list. I just don't have the cash, I just shelled out 45 bucks for the PIs. I have to wait till my next credit card payment for the HSF, lmao.
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Lucky!!!

You going to try your luck with unlocking the 4th core hikari?
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