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Old 03-31-2008, 04:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I think he read this off the review
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Is DDR3 worth it now? Are raptors worth it? The case does have good airflow? The whole xp vs vista thing? I don't care about price.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:11 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:12 PM   #24 (permalink)
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There are some cheap 2gb kits of DDR3 for sub $200, but not really worth it IMO, Raptors suck, they aren't worth it because there are 7200.11 HD's that are the same speed, less price, and way more space!
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Thanks. Another question... can PCIE x16 2.0 slots be used for regular PCIE x16 cards with no problems or not?
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:25 PM   #27 (permalink)
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insane have you looked at the cm 830 stacker?
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:02 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Thanks for the stacker, I like it! Here is my new list. Despite some suggestions, i'm staying or changing a few things, please let me know...

Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 RC-830-SSN3-GP Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

MB: Newegg.com - EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
- Including the 2 pcie x16 2.0 slots, it basically has 3 pcie x16 slots, right? Is this a good board?

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
- Is this enough for 3 hard drives and 2 video cards for the future?

Video: Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail ---or--- Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail ???
- Want it to handle all games, crysis for example, which would be better?

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail

RAM (4gb): Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

HD (raid0): Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Sound: Newegg.com - Creative 70SB046A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series - Retail

Paste: Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

Heatsink: Deciding between Tuniq Tower 120 and Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme. Still thinking of the Tuniq though. Thoughts???

OS: Where can I get XP Pro x64 retail?
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
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as a matter of fact insane, the reason i mentioned it, is that im selling mine. Got a new lian li as a present and i have no need for mine. Mines the black one. Ill add all the extra fans that arent included from newegg, and a card reader. Its not old at all, only a month or two. No scratches of anything wrong with it. 180+shipping. Are you intrested?
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Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S610EPS EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40°C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Retail

thats still more than you need for a pSU

still get MX-2 Thermal Paste, still get a Xigmatech Rifle Cooler over the TRUE or Tuniq
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