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Old 08-11-2008, 03:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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64bit xp will recognize 4gigs but 2 gigs is plenty with xp, and if you have 32bit xp then be sure to get only 2gigs.
Wrong. I have XP 32 bit. It supports 4 gigs. After 4 you have to upgrade to 64bit.
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I was told there was no point to have 4gb with 32bit, due to there isn't any performance change. my sources could be more tan likely wrong though.
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Wrong. I have XP 32 bit. It supports 4 gigs. After 4 you have to upgrade to 64bit.
That's wrong..

It supports a max of 3.5gb - Video RAM of all video cards (even on SLi and Crossfire)
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I would get a HD 4870 since the Rampage Formula supports crossfire.

Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5-H Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

A Corsair 750tx would be more than enough power for your system even if you add a second 4870 in the future.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies

This cooler is cheaper and better.

Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
+ the best thermal paste
Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

Also, unless you really need the extra space I recommend getting this faster hard drive.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Could i use this combo and cut cost?
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB530P Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 530W Modular LED Power Supply - Computer Cases

And of course.. Would it still be enough power?
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Raidmax PSU's are on our avoid list, didn't you read the PSU Guide in the stickies??
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And also look at the combo deal.. It comes with the HD Puddle Suggested. Save me some $$
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Radmax is on the list of brands to avoid in the Updated Power supply guide. Also It's generally not recommended to use psu's that come with a case (with the Antec Earthwatts being the exception).
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No.. Sure didnt. Looks like a good product all good ratings.

Can i ask why it matters if a PSU come with a tower why it matter? Im just confused
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In general the psu's that come with cases are very low quality.
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