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Old 12-21-2009, 01:48 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Nope, I use Gtalk. i can't wait for call of pripyat. I have the other two and intend to get that one as well. in fact I'm playing SOC right now.
What is Gtalk? What's your name on there, i'll download it..

"Nvm it's Google Talk" Add me as northelim@gmail.com
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:08 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Kool, thanks man!

Anywayz...

Here is my latest update on my build (again..)

Total $2457/$2500

Ram - Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8Q-8GBRM - Desktop Memory - don't really need 12 gigs and decided to switch to 8 gigs.

Motherboard - Newegg.com - EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards same as always...

Case - Newegg.com - XCLIO 777 Black/Titanium Finish Chassis: 1.0 mm SECC; ABS Plastic ATX Full Tower Extreme Cooling PC Case - Computer Cases already have it, in the house and loving it...

PSU - Newegg.com - XCLIO DIAMONDPOWER 880W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies came with my case today as a combo deal for $300, looks pretty beefy

SSD - Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX30GXXX 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks - 15 gigs for the Windows 7 Install, and 15 rest for some games maybe... don't feel like spending too much money for SSD Space, I just want windows too boot up fast so I thought this might do the trick...

HDD - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives -Bare Drive 1 TB HDD Will be good enoguh for me..

BD-Rom Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B083L/RSBP - Blu-Ray Drives also burns stuff, (i know it's not fast as an actual DVD burner, but I don't care cause I only burn CD music... and since I have a 19200 x 1200 resolution monitor might as well get a blu-ray..)

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM - Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

Monitor - Newegg.com - SAMSUNG ToC T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in DTV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Speakers - LCD Monitors - love the price, the look and I am sure its a great monitor, already ordered should be here by whensday!

CPU - Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops - Same as always

SSD Converter - Newegg.com - OCZ OCZACSSDBRKT2 Solid State Drive 3.5" Adaptor Bracket 2 - HDD Accessories works for both 2.5" and 3.5" , same company as my SSD so might as well

GPU - Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100280OCSR Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Dual GPU Onboard CrossFire Video Card w/ Eyefinity - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards Finally was able to snatch exact the same model of TigerDirect through Amazon.com at 4 AM on December 21st 2009, they only had 3 in stock! Price was $650, ended up paying $700 with shipping and taxes...

That's it....

Any last minute suggestions? I am ordering the parts either tomorrow or Wednesday...

Total $2457/2500 Pretty might tight on my budget now ....
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As you are going with an X58 system, its better that you go with a triple-channel memory kit as opposed to the 4x2GB scheme that you are currently getting.

Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model 998691 - Desktop Memory

Mushkin has some lower latency ram at the same bus speed but it is more expensive.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:58 AM   #45 (permalink)
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I agree with thekaras, a 6gb kit is appropriate here to utilize triple channel memory. But that mushkin memory is really expensive, get something like this:

Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory
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I recommended a 6gig kit aswell, seems he didn't listen.
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I recommended a 6gig kit aswell, seems he didn't listen.
I did listen, however, I forgot to mention that I do a lot of modeling and 3d work, tons of polygons etc... I was originally planning to get 12 Gigs , then decided that's just too much and not needed so went down to 8. I've been told by STE (The mod) that I rather get a 8 gig than a 6 gig only because he stated that it will work faster for me cause I model a lot...
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I don't do a lot of 3d work so I will yield to his recommendation. However I still say you should get tri channel.
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:02 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Yeh maybe thing of 9GB which will still give you tripple channel.

To be honest though, I do alot of 3D modelling and the amount of ram doesnt have a huge impact. Its more to do with CPU power for rendering, and graphics power for working withing the viewport. I use more ram for things like photoshop. Still, you can never really have enough for graphics work.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:58 PM   #50 (permalink)
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I got my 24inch Black Rose HD Samsung Monitor and hooked it up to my Laptop and PS3 through, HDMI. This thing looks amazing I can't wait till I get all my parts oh and also I got this bad boy today

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