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Old 02-22-2007, 09:20 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Agreed with Evergreen on the dominator, it's a waste of money. Just get the G. Skill recommended. And that monitor that Evergreen suggested, is an awesome one.
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XMS2 isn't the best RAM for the money, i've heard quite a few bad things about them. Corsair makes good value memory but I don't like their XMS line. G.Skill Makes better ram for the money.

Also as stated Dominator and other like it just are not worth the money. If you want better performance you might just go with a 20.1 inch monitor as it'll yield higher frames than a 22inch if you don't mind it being smaller.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817812004

Definately the most power regarding PSU's youre going to get, trust me on this one. Every PSU in this price range = not as powerful.

It will DEFINATELY power your build, so don't say something like "omg 580w not a lot blah blah" It has 80a on it's 12v rail, and it's modular too. ;p
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Even if you are not overclocking, get an aftermarket CPU fan/heatsink combo, so you will be futureproof for that. Oh, and the only way you can mess up a cpu is if you turn the voltage up to absurd amounts.
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Even then most of the time your computer will shut down before it does any serious damage really, overclocking these days is pretty much foolproof.

EDIT: I agree get a decent CPU cooler, I used to recomend the Artic Freezer 7 but i'm ****ed at them becuase they went from 29.99 to 69.99!!!!!! They are a good cooler but **** not that good!
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Don't know if anyone said this but get the Xtreme Music not audio
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:22 AM   #37 (permalink)
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ok ill definitely switch over to the g.skill as stated earlier. and whats the take on the 20.1 inchers? will they give me better frames? will they run fsx better?
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also, what are some good cpu coolers. will the included HSF with my processer be ok for OC ing. how much will a descent HSF cost me? and if you know any, can i have some links?

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CPU Coolers:

Scythe Ninja
Zalman CNPS 9500
Tuniq Tower

All 3 of those are great coolers.
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Yep those three are known as the best..i'd just get whatever you can find cheapest. The 20.1 inch as opposed to say a 22 inch will give you higher frames becuase its a lower resolution. Unless you absolutely need that extra 1.9inches I would suggest saving money since you will get better frames and 2.01 is already quite big enough for most people.
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