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Old 10-15-2007, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The CPU is just temporary in this build and will be swapped out for a new quad core such as the Q9450 or Q9300 when they come out.

*edit* updated the mobo/GPU/CPU

As for a case I'm in the current process of Modding a LIAN LI PC-A16B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower

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Newegg.com - LIAN LI PC-A16B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

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MoBo:Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

GPU:Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

PSU:Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

CPU:Newegg.com - Intel Dual-Core E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

RAM:Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

HDD:Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

DVD:Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 1.5MB Cache SATA Combo Drive - OEM

HS:Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
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everything looks great
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looks great to me, but why only 250GB?
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GET AN E2180 SINCE IT overclocks better

get a p35-ds3l if you don't want RAID or more than 4 HD's

get a 320mb GTS instead... and if you want quad-core later on.. you'll need like a Tuniq Tower 120 or TRUE 120
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GET AN E2180 SINCE IT overclocks better

get a p35-ds3l if you don't want RAID or more than 4 HD's

get a 320mb GTS instead... and if you want quad-core later on.. you'll need like a Tuniq Tower 120 or TRUE 120
alright i'll go with the tuniq tower 120
and for 20 bucks more that e2180 looks good i didnt even recognize that thanks

quick question what is RAID and why should i have or use it?

*edit* also can linux run DX10 games? or do i have to dual boot it with vista to be able to play DX10? if so could someone tell me how to dualboot (everything i need, where to get it and how to do it when i have all items) Thx a ton!
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RAID stands for Reduntant Array of Inexpensive Disk's. I'm not gonna go into the history of it or the diff types at this time, but basically you can hook up different Hard Drives in a RAID config for increased performance, or for data securuty. Its a good idea to do because its relatively cheap and makes your comp a lot faster. Btw, why only 250 GB HD? would cost little to upgrade that too a 500GB or a 750GB.
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RAID is connecting drives together in different configurations to gain certain advantages such as speed, better reliability, both, etc. I'm guessing you probably won't need that though.

DX10 is Vista only. Dual booting doesn't require any more items. Its just the process of either partitioning one drive (can be done by following the step-by-step instructions when you boot a Windows disk) or by installing Linux on one drive and Vista on another. Its not complicated whatsoever. Nothing extra required.
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2900pro now performs better than the GTS especially when you flash it to XT
the 620hx is not needed, the 520hx is plenty enough
its a small improvement but this is a faster HDD, its a seagate and 16mb cache
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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2900pro now performs better than the GTS especially when you flash it to XT
the 620hx is not needed, the 520hx is plenty enough
its a small improvement but this is a faster HDD, its a seagate and 16mb cache
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
nice catch... i missed that... since i saw a HD i sorta assumed (i know stereotypical me.. ) that he got a Seagate... my bad guys :0
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BTW, whats the main diff betwen WD and Seagate? Most people tell me WD is the netter choice, better performance. Yet most of you recomend Seagate?
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