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Old 02-11-2008, 08:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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go with Invisible's build and add a Phase change cooler

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I could run RAID 1 on a system with a dual boot right?
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yes... but don't get RAID1, get a RAID5 array (or should I say create one) because it has both Security and Performance
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is it worth it priceerformance wise though to get DDR3? will it be mainstream in 1-2 years?
looking at how the kits are priced, ($400 for a nice 2gb kit) I'd say so. If you want fast ram get transcend's 1200mhz axeram 5-5-5-15
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haha phase change cooler is too insane for this rig. I'll post a final idea for specs soon i'm trying to decide whether or not we should get him 64bit OS's and 4GB of ram or 32bit OS's and 2GB of ram. Opinions?
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I think two gigs is enough. Depends on what you do. I use 2 gb for music production and it hasn't slowed me down. Although 4 would be nice
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haha phase change cooler is too insane for this rig. I'll post a final idea for specs soon i'm trying to decide whether or not we should get him 64bit OS's and 4GB of ram or 32bit OS's and 2GB of ram. Opinions?
if money is no object....get 4gb
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if money is no object....get 4gb
so then 64 bit vista and xp pro then.
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golly this will be a sexy build. Be sure to tell us how the maximus extreme performs, because that is a killer board.
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ASUS MAXIMUS EXTREME LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$349.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.8GHz 12MB L2 Cache 1333Mhz FSB
$530

OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
$169.99

HIS Hightech H387X2F1GNP Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB (512MB x 2) 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
$459.99

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card (Black/Silver) (Eng) - Retail
$254.99

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad (Black) EPS12V 750W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, ULC, CE, CB, RoHS - Retail
$169.99

LIAN LI PC-A71B Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
$259.99

Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
$44.99

Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$319.99

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
$189.99

Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2C - OEM
$134.99

LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 16X DVDĪR DVD Burner - OEM
$23.99

SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC 3000:1) - Retail
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