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Old 10-13-2008, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OLD ONE - Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg

new: Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg

That's my build as of now...

First off I've gone it a few times I don't think I'm missing anything/anything is not compatible... would someone mind double checking that?

Also, anyone see anything that could be improved or changed?
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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change the mobo to a p45 and change the gfx card to a 4850 or a 4870.
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After you change the mobo to a P45 chipset, get DDR2 800 or 1066 RAM. Everything else looks decent, and I agree that getting the HD 4850 is the best choice. It vastly outperforms your chosen card and usually for under $180.
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I would also get G.Skill or Mushkin memory instead of OCZ memory.. From personal experience and that of others I know, G.Skill and Mushkin are a LOT more reliable and tolerant than OCZ..
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Alright updated the build...
Newegg.com - Once You Know, You Newegg

The only G.Skill (Which i love as well, using some right now) was like $200 :\
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change thermal paiste to this:
Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

u might wanna change mb to this, its a better overclocker:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards


also btw u have a quantity count of 2 on ur psu selction... also u might want to get this, its better and cheaper:

CORSAIR 750w TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX - Buy.com

also i would get a e8500 or q9550:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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Changed the processor was talking to friend about that same thing as you posted that...

And that mobo/PSU are not CrossFire compatible :\
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ya that setup looks good.
but on newegg u can get a acer 22'' wide for like 179 shipped.
and probly better than that asus
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And that mobo/PSU are not CrossFire compatible :\
yes they are. it doesnt matter if a psu is crossfire compatible, all that means on a psu they slap a sticker on it and make u pay more, and i know for a fact that mobo can crossfire.
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yes they are. it doesnt matter if a psu is crossfire compatible, all that means on a psu they slap a sticker on it and make u pay more, and i know for a fact that mobo can crossfire.
Oh :\

And alright did not think so because it did not say it and a lot of them do. Changed the mobo.


edit: not sure if want this board, i was reading the reviews and ports get blocked when you use a long card (mine)
Any other mobos you suggest? Because I want to have access to all my ports.. and I also read it had issues with OCing memory
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