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Old 01-16-2009, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nvidia nforce 790i ftw ultra

Intel Core2 Quad Q9550

Nvidia geforce GTX 280

4GB DDR3 1333mhz
-i heard that DDR2 1060 is better, but will I really notice a difference?

Seagate Barracuda SATA 500gb 7200.11 32mb

Corsair 750TX 750W
-i know this is overkill but i may add a second GTX 280 down the road.

Cooler Master HAF 932

I plan on installing Windows Vista Business 64-bit. I know I need special drivers for all the hardware, do the products I'm purchasing come with a choice of drivers or will I need to download the drivers beforehand?

I want to dual boot windows xp 32bit but I've heard you can't do it, but on the contrary I've also heard you can...i need xp to do ASP scripting for school but I want vista 64-bit for crysis. So would it be better to just dual boot windows xp 64 bit and vista 64 bit?

I'm unsure on how the drivers will affect one or the other. Is there also any mainstream software that will not work on 64-bit? I still want to be able to do everything I could before. Currently I'm running windows xp 32-bit.

All input and suggestions are welcome, so thanks in advance hehe.

p.s. ^^^^ my first post :happy:

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Old 01-16-2009, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For starters your board only supports ddr3 and it is better anyways. You will want to download the newest drivers for your system. You can dual boot xp and vista.

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So I won't run into any problems running 64-bit vista and 32-bit xp?

Thanks for your response by the way
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