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Old 10-30-2008, 02:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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are you saying that I could get away with a less expensive one overall, or is that one just better for the same price as the one im looking at?

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems


I just want to make sure that would be the right vista, thanks
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are you saying that I could get away with a less expensive one overall, or is that one just better for the same price as the one im looking at?
Yes, this one is better than the 8800GTS for around that price:
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485F512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

And that is the correct Vista you want to use.
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Thanks, people on another site said I was forgetting RAM. Any suggestions as to which one I should go for.
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This is a good set of ram:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Instead of getting the Arctic Freezer, consider this:
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

It's a better cooler than the Arctic Freezer and comes with TX-2 thermal paste.
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This is a good set of ram:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Instead of getting the Arctic Freezer, consider this:
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

It's a better cooler than the Arctic Freezer and comes with TX-2 thermal paste.

Thanks, what exactly is thermal paste ?
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Thermal paste is applied onto the cpu. It thermally binds the cpu and heat sink together. It aids in cooling and helps draw heat from the chip. Some heat sinks are pre-applied with it. Or they may have thermal pads, which is what comes with Intel cpus. Have you ever assembled a pc before?
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I have not, I was going to buy a pre assembled one, but people convinced me that if I have patience and read the manuals and whatnot then I should have no problem doing it since everything plugs into certain spots. Is it more complicated than something that I could do with manuals and using the internet for support do you think?
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Am I going to need thermal paste with this build or will it already be fine?
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Did you go for the arctic freezer as if you did you will need arctic silver 5 thermal paste. If you went with the sunbeam core contact then you won't.
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I did get the arctic freezer and i got the paste just to be safe, good thing.

Another question, could i get two sets of these just to have more RAM, or does it not work like that.

Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Thanks for everything,, you guys really made picking these parts out a lot easier than i thought it would be.
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