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Old 12-30-2008, 03:48 PM   #61 (permalink)
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that build looks good. nice.


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Old 12-30-2008, 04:48 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by James_78 View Post
I ended up selling $250 worth of old computer junk on ebay, and got some cash for the holidays, so I ordered:


Biostar I45


OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W

Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

50' HDMI and 50' coax SPDIF (figured I'd have to use this for watching HD movies/possibly gaming???!!! on the CRT RPTV)

This will all be stuffed into the Raidmax Smilodon case, and go with the OCZ 4GB DDR2 1066 memory I bought last month. Thanks for your insight -- I didn't go anywhere close to my original $300 plan, but I did learn a good bit from everything else.
You got AS5 why?!

The Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer comes with TX-2, which better than AS5

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You got AS5 why?!

The Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer comes with TX-2, which better than AS5

Didn't know it came with good stuff -- I just cancelled the order for the PSU & Cooler, and then re-ordered w/out the AS5. Thanks
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:58 PM   #64 (permalink)
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actually i think all p45 chipsets drop to 8x when you use crossfire. i may be wrong, there's a first time for everything

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