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Old 03-12-2006, 12:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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i dont kno how water cooling works and my rig is already about 1k
if i do watercoling i could put like uv reactive glitter in the water with my uv cathodes! lol that wouldnt work rite?

Im now looking for an SATAII mobo. Ne suggestions? Prob DFI rite?
found this one
I like the 6 usb, as i only have 4 now and i need to plug in 5 things

ok, now im having second thoughts. Is sata2 worth it now, or should i get whatever is the latest when i do decide to upgrade? I already have 250gb pata HDD. The only differnce between pata and sata is TRANSFER speed? Will this help read speed n just overall performance?

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Old 03-14-2006, 09:01 PM   #22 (permalink)
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i dont dont know much about oc'ing, so the operton is not for me. I want this!
that pushes the 1k mark :-/

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Already have 250bg Barracuda ATA/133
and some fans n AS5

and this if i find my fans dont cut it:

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Old 03-19-2006, 04:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Should i get this
over the 6800GS. It would be a no brainer if it wasnt for the 128bit RAM interface.

that one is factory overclocked, so does taht i cant oc it as much my self?

Is this one non factory overclocked and there i would be able to oc it more than the other card taht is factory oced?
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:57 PM   #24 (permalink)
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A couple of things.......
Especially from newegg......i've ordered a couple batches from them and keep getting doa ram....
Its not easy to diagnose....if your system doesn't wake up, then swap the ram with some guaranteed ram from a working unit to test it....

Samsung doesnt have a good reputation for writers.......
At least with me it doesnt......
Unless you really need dvd-ram and lightscribe.
Benq has very good dvdrws with lightscribe, but no dvdram.
Pioneer (A10) has very good dvdrws with dvd ram, but no lightscribe....

Have you thought about a non-oem cpu an asus star ice.....

Opteron would give better performance.........
Also, L0 cache is always 32 bytes.
Only 24 bytes can be used, but truely 8 bytes are accessible.....

You want the biggest L1, L2, L3 caches you can buy......
It does improve performance data gets further away from the processor, it slows down.
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Old 03-19-2006, 08:46 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I dont plan to oc much so i dont think the operton is for me.
the stock cup heatsink should be sufficent as im not gonna oc, but if i do replace it the star ice looks like a good solution, thanks

As for my writer, I really want light scribe and i just got a dvd player taht can read DVD-RAM so that is kinda a must too. Ill look into other, non Samsung wriers.
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:37 PM   #26 (permalink)
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New Mobo:
$93 with my processor

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Old 03-30-2006, 04:23 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:41 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally posted by GuitarFreak1857
ok, first, NEVER buy xfx products, eVGA is your best choice. second, stay away from coolermaster PSUs, go with antec,OCZ.... and what's your budget?
only reason why I didn't initaly flame is because you're from dc....but this has to be addressed. xfx USED to have bad product quality a while ago, and even then they wernt that bad. saying NEVER buy from them is ignorant. all companies are given base cards and they modify the HS/Fan and maybe the ram sinks. basically all cards are identical to the origional card unless it's some wacky company

I'd reccomend this mobo over the biostar

they usually have better product support
Because people hate searching.
Best ram guide.
Different cpu types.
Good video card guide
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Old 03-30-2006, 05:52 PM   #29 (permalink)
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im sry i didnt understand that link to the Optical drive, you wanna replace a video card with a drive? for mobo i suggest the DFI LP UT Ultra-D. I dun think you should spend so much on a CPU, get the Opteron 165 and overclock, i assure you if u spend one hour asking and reading about OCing, in a few trials you can get the opteron past the speed of the 4400+.

for ram go with OCZ, if u not gonna oc it go with the Value ram if you want. or premier series its all good. or go with G.Skill, or Corsair, or Crucial, all good.
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corsair XMS is good, its gone down in price too.

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