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Old 02-14-2008, 04:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: New System Build: Recommendations Please On This Build & Thank You

Looks good, but...I would get a q6600, P5E (x38 chipset), 4gb of ram (reaperX 1000mhz), and an 8800GT.

4gb and a quadcore will certainly come in handy if you do graphics as well
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Ok gurusan, its updated, although I do not want to go with the 8800gt or quad at this time. I made the changes to the board and memory.

Can you let me know what you think now.

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...asp?ID=8395188

Hopefully the Zalman cooler I picked is good.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
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You didnt share the list again, lol!

Also is there any reason you dont want to go with a quad and 8800GT? Thinking of going crossfire or something?
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Oops, very odd. It said it was shared. It has a check next to the share box also. Yes, will be moving to crossfire eventually.

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...asp?ID=8395188

Maybe the link works now? Hopefully it does.

Also, it looks as though because we are homeschoolers, we can get Windows Vista at a great price. Does older software have issues with a 64bit version of Vista? I still use quite a few older programs that i use on xp, and they run great. Was not sure about 64bit vista?
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Just post individual links...
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:37 PM   #27 (permalink)
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The e8400 does not appear to be in stock, does anyone know how often they get them?
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:23 PM   #28 (permalink)
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if you do lots of graphic design and want to run crysis and future games
i highly suggest getting a quad core
and seagate drives tend to be more reliable than western digital, i suggest the 7200.10 or 7200.11 series
plus the sound card isn't really necessary, the z-5500 already have amazing sound, but if your really into gaming and can notice the difference go ahead
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Invisible, thanks for the feedback, odd part was, I just can't tell if its worth jumping into quad core right now, I keep getting so many varying opinions on it. If I thought it was faster, for about the same price, I assure you I would get it.

Some people are saying it is, some are saying it isnt, some show benchmark tests other say it was not much of a notable difference.

Really confusing. I mean, is it really faster? After you overclock that e8400, is it faster?
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Let's put it this way. Most of those benchmarks weren't optimized for quads thats why you'll see an e6850 do better than a quad at factory clocks. It'll oc to 3.6 quad vs 4.6-4.8 dual (e8400). I'd take those two extra cores over 1000mhz any day. The quad won't even break a sweat.
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