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Old 09-21-2007, 10:44 AM   #41 (permalink)
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B1gapl, its not something I know much about, but the HD: isn't the raptor series where its at in terms of gaming? no space, I know, but still....
The only thing that a 10k rpm hard drive has an effect on gaming, is the load times. Nothing with fps. Plus, the WD 750GB is on par with Raptor's speed.
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Ahh.. right I'm with you. How do Barracuda 7200.10s compare?
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They're probably not as fast as the WD 750GB, but they're one of the faster 7200rpm hard drives.
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Ahh.. right I'm with you. How do Barracuda 7200.10s compare?
The Barracuda is an awesome HDD, ive had the 300GB version for a year, still nice and quiet, and cool
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Look man the smartest thing for you to do would be to set aside $2500 from that $6000 and use it to built an AMAZING Rig then save the remaining $3500 to insure future proofing just upgrade as time goes on, honestly $6000 on one rig is overkill man

as far as your rig goes I suggest 8800GTX a g0 Q6600 some Ballistix Ram (2x1gb) Asus P5k Deluxe is a great mobo, I would personally skip the rapters but thats just me
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OK, I really appreciate all the help. I went to an online store here in Canada and put this list together.Please let me know what you think...



Diamond Radeon HD 2900XT 743MHZ 1GB 2.0GHZ Dual DVI PCI-E HDTV Out VIVO Video Card OEM
2-5 Business Days 24679 $530.86 $1,061.72

Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 1680X1050 3000:1 2MS VGA DVI-D HDCP
In Stock 22783 $382.07 $382.07


ASUS P5K3 DELUXE/WIFI-AP ATX LGA775 P35 DDR3 1333FSB 2PCI-E16 3PCI 2PCI-E1 SATA2 1394 Motherboard
In Stock 24497 $289.76 $289.76

Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Kit W/ LEDs
In Stock 24926 $159.99 $319.98

Western Digital Caviar 750GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS Hard Drive 3 Year MFR Warranty
In Stock 25561 $284.99 $569.98

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Crossfire 750W ATX V2.2 EPS12 24PIN Active PFC Power Supply Red
In Stock 25177 $239.99 $239.99

Thermalright ULTRA-120 Extreme 6 Heatpipe Cooler LGA775 Heatsink *Fan Not Included*
In Stock 23531 $64.98 $64.98

Antec TriCool 120MM DBB Case Fan 3-SPEED 1200/1600/2200RPM 25/28/30DBA 39/56/79CFM 3 & 4PINS
In Stock 17025 $16.05 $16.05

Lian Li PC-V2000BPLUSII Black Aluminum EATX Case 7X5.25 12X3.5INT No PS 4X120MM Fans W/ Air Duct
In Stock 16339 $289.99 $289.99

Pioneer DVR-212D Beige DVD-RW 18X6X18 DVD+RW 18X8X18 DL 10X SATA 2MB OEM DVD Burner No Software
In Stock 23282 $39.16 $39.16

Pioneer DVR-212D Black DVD-RW 18X6X18 DVD+RW 18X8X18 DL 10X SATA 2MB OEM DVD Burner No Software
In Stock 23283 $43.76 $43.76

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box
FREE SHIPPING FOR THIS ORDER!
In Stock 22211 $289.99 $289.99
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That set of RAM is not compatible with the P5K3 motherboard. You need DDR3, which we said many times, that it's not worth buying. Choose the P5K Deluxe instead.

The Tracers aren't necessary, unless you want the lights. And if you are getting 4GB of this stuff, you need a 64-bit OS.

You really need two DVD burners?
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I meant to list the P5K Deluxe and I only have a 32 bit xp pro. I guess I should only get 2 gigs ram. I don't need the lights. I have no idea why I think all computers should have two cd/dvd burners. so my answer is no, I don't need 2.
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If you don't need the lights, get the regular Crucial Ballistix.
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OK, I think I got it, this is what I am pretty sure I am going to order...

1x Diamond Radeon HD 2900XT 743MHZ 1GB 2.0GHZ Dual DVI PCI-E HDTV Out VIVO Video Card OEM
2-5 Business Days 24679 $525.19 $525.19

Thermalright ULTRA-120 Extreme 6 Heatpipe Cooler LGA775 Heatsink *Fan Not Included*
In Stock 23531 $64.29 $64.29

Antec TriCool 120MM DBB Case Fan 3-SPEED 1200/1600/2200RPM 25/28/30DBA 39/56/79CFM 3 & 4PINS
In Stock 17025 $15.88 $15.88

ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP ATX LGA775 P35 DDR2 1333FSB 2PCI-E16 3PCI 2PCI-E1 SATA2 Sound Motherboard
In Stock 24499 $251.50 $251.50
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4x Vantec Thermalflow 120mm Double Ball Bearing Fan (1.6 lbs)$26.99 $107.96

:: PC Power & Cooling / Silencer / 750-Watt / Quad PCI-Express / SATA-Ready / Black Power Supply (8 lbs)


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$239.99

$239.99


O261-8074 :: OCZ Reaper Dual Channel 2048MB PC8500 DDR2 1066MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) (0.1 lbs)


In Stock

$279.99

$279.99


2x TSD-750AAKS :: Western Digital / Caviar SE16 / 750GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive (2 lbs)


In Stock

$292.99

$292.99


C283-1156 :: Cooler Master CM Black Stacker 830 ATX Full-Tower Aluminum Case with Vented Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports (39 lbs)


In Stock

$332.99

$332.99

CP1-DUO-Q6600 :: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor - 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, Retail, Socket 775, BX80562Q6600, Processor with Fan (1.6 lbs)


In Stock

$329.97

$329.97


ULT33068 :: Ultra MD2 5.25" Media Dashboard w/4 Port & USB 2.0, Firewire, Audio & 22-in-1 Flash Card Reader Bge (1 lbs)


In Stock

$26.99

$26.99


1x S203-2247 CA :: Samsung 226BW 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 2ms, 1000:1(DC 3000:1), WSXGA+ 1680x1050, Gloss Black, DVI (11 lbs)

Thanks a lot for your help.
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