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Old 11-20-2008, 09:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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dont the ram have to be tri channel or else it wont work with i7?
Nope just have to be DDR3, its like not using dual-channel on Core2/AM2.. it still works, but its worth the extra performance from having the right channel
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eh, don't look like enough of performance boost to me for tri channel
plus you can always add another stick later
Analysis--Triple-Channel Memory Does Not Impact Performance - Tom's Hardware : UPDATE: Core i7: Blazing Fast, O/C Changes
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3gb is plenty anyway.
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get a logitech g5 mouse, not a g9. and get a saitek eclipse keyboard or a logitech g11 insetad of g15
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the new g15 is good thought the g11 doesnt come in the orange colour. g5/7 might be better choice though, havent heard to much abou the g9 looks ugly imo xd
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You can remove the lower "ugly" part of the G9 if you want, i.e. if it's uncomfortable. Any reason to change mouse/keyboard other than price?
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Rofl, I thought we said Powercolor cards are bad...

Oh yeah, do you have all of the other parts, scepstein?
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Nope I don't. By other parts, you mean case/fans? What else am I missing other than RAM, which is being dealt with. I need suggestions for case etc. as well, but getting my electronics sorted first.

On another note, I had a talk with a friend today and he basically said ATI cards suck and I should get an Nvidia one. Is this true? Should i change?
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On another note, I had a talk with a friend today and he basically said ATI cards suck and I should get an Nvidia one. Is this true? Should i change?
age long question
do I go with AMD or Intel?
do I get hot dogs or corn dogs?
do I get a Ferrari or a Lambo?
Harley or a Ducati
I've got more... but you get the idea

either one works just as well as the other, IMHO
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Nope I don't. By other parts, you mean case/fans? What else am I missing other than RAM, which is being dealt with. I need suggestions for case etc. as well, but getting my electronics sorted first.

On another note, I had a talk with a friend today and he basically said ATI cards suck and I should get an Nvidia one. Is this true? Should i change?
Your friend is not keeping up then.. (or he's an extremist fanboy)

Because AMD is creaming nVidia in most price gaps right now
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