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Old 10-13-2008, 12:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: new build... needs critique...

yeah lol talk about wasting time...

well cache is where the instructions are stored before the enter the execution core in a cpu, basically the more cache the better. i dont know a whole lot about it google how a cpu works and u can read a whole 10 pages about it. nah 16gb is not required for gamign at all, you wont even notice anything above 4gb for gaming and even video editing etc. for home use.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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only problem is i dont fully entend it to be strictly home use... i plan to host an mmorpg from this, so is 4gb mem gonna sustain that, or should i bump it to 8?
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4gb should be sufficient...8gb could help but I'd start with 4gb for now. Just make sure to get a 2x2gb kit so that you have 2 free slots for more mem
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for the long run, is it better to get a 4x2gb kit, or 2 2x2gb kits from the same company? does that make a difference?
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You want to get the exact kind of memory, especially if overclocking.
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okay, so here's the stats that i'm satisfied with (for now)... tell me what you think...

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor

CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad Kit Desktop Memory

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

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the only thing left is to throw in the water cooling, which i need suggestions on, and the case mods. I want to go with blue, but the front fan is a 230mm x 30mm with red leds, and much to my avail I havent found a replacement with blue leds...
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^Aspire can help you with that. he's the watercooling guru. and you should paint the inside of your case black
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its funny you should mention that, I was considering it... is there any specific paint that I should use, or just get a can of spray paint for sheet metal?
and if you happen to know of or hear of any place that has 230mm x 30mm fans with blue leds, i'd appreciate it...
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What is your budget on the water cooling parts?
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not sure at this point... gimme an all-out set-up and i'll go from there...
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