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Old 10-06-2005, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Basically an overall computer. Here are the links to my system...may be changing my video when ATI has their new cards come out.


case:

mobo:

cpu:

psu:

HD:

total comes to 1861.88
memory (2gigs total):

vga:

liquid cooling:

any comments or suggestions welcome.
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Umm... why is that link for 512MB of ram?
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it's not suppose to be, my bad. here is the new one...

memory:

and there will be 2 gigs total.
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Don't use 4 x 512MB sticks (they run slower). For the same price use this:

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Dual channeling runs faster.
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Umm, 4x512 is generally faster than 2x1, because they have tighter timings, and they do indeed run in dual channel.
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memory:

so ill definetly go with this, 2Gigs of this should be perfect. thanks for the advice.
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Hmm, is that better than http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145579
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For watercooling, make your own system. Here is an awsome water-cooling setup for just a little bit more.

CPU Block: Swiftech MCW-6002($45)
VGA Block: Dangerden Maze4($45)
Pump: Swiftech MCP655
Resavoir: Swiftech MCR80
Radiator: Look at the water-cooling sticky at top. It says how to turn a car heatercore into a watercooling system. Cheap and doesn't look too hard. Or get a Thermalchill 120.3

If you make your own radiator(read above) then it should cost about $235 and the watercooling system will be awsome for keeping you system cool during some good overclocking.
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You can only get dual channel with 4 sticks on certain motherboards, and I don't know if yours compatable.

Since 4 sticks are harder to match than 2, the timings will get iffy and some A64s dont support 4x512 at pc3200.

Just stick with 2 x 1GB sticks; it's gaurented to work with your mobo, and it's much easier to configure (BIOS automaticly picks up the 2 sticks in dual channel.)

Besides even if you do get them to work good there won't be much of an improvement plus you use up all your DDR slots.
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sweet, ill look into the water cooling sticky, and the memory thing isn't quite for sure yet, i was just looking at the best for the price, i only wanted to spend about 2000, and thats what i did, so for the price, i thikn the system will work out sweetly. thanks for the input though, ill work on the cooling system should be fun.
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