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Old 10-21-2008, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First ever custom computer... help!

Could still use some advice on what Mobo to use, unless the one listed below is ok.
I thought a different one may be better, which supports faster RAM speeds.

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Mobo: Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Heatsink: Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Video Card: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

DVD/CD ROM: Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-16D3S-04 - CD / DVD Drives

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Case: Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems


Is Vista 64-Bit worth it? And put in 4 Gigs of RAM now and add more later on down the road if necessary.

Or should I stick to 32-bit with "4" gigs of RAM?
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well processors don't make very good hard drives...

Also, what is it going to be used for? and what size monitor will you be using?
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well processors don't make very good hard drives...

Also, what is it going to be used for? and what size monitor will you be using?
Sorry, I pasted wrong link.

I can't believe I forgot that info.

This will be a gaming rig, I currently have a 19" SAMSUNG LCD.
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then using the combinbed parts listed you will have a system that will be able to max out every game out.
ooh go with the hdd i listed. not much more and it's faster
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whoa whoa whoa hang on. you down graded the GPU the 4850 is faster than a 8800gts. it is on par with a 9800GTX+. that's what i would get. but many people disagree. i like the nvidia cards cause they have physx support.
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Gigabyte EP45 DS3R, Asus P5Q, Asus P5Q Pro
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Whelp, I'm a few minutes away from buying all the parts.

Could use any last minute thoughts/suggestions.

Mobo: Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Thermal: Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

Heatsink: Newegg.com - ZALMAN 9500A 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Video Card: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

DVD/CD ROM: Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-16D3S-04 - CD / DVD Drives

PSU: Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Case: Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Case Fans: (x 3) Newegg.com - APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Case Fans

OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems
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