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Old 08-04-2009, 04:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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nope not unless you run a bunch of vm's.

If you need it later it will be cheaper.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Would you recommend different sticks than these - Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory - What about sound card? I like my music/game sounds to sound nice, but not a top priority

Oh, and which of these video cards do you think would be best

Newegg.com - EVGA 017-P3-1296-AR GeForce GTX 295 Superclocked Edition 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P3-1187-AR GeForce GTX 285 FTW Edition 2GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

How is this looking so far:

MotherBoard: Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Ram: Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory
CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Video Card: Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P3-1187-AR GeForce GTX 285 FTW Edition 2GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Power Supply: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

What else am I going to need? Will it keep cool enough? Am I going to need some more fans or anything?
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I would look at this card to save some cash and overclock it yourself. 2gb of memory is a bit overkill unless you are playing above 1920x1200.
Newegg.com - XFX GX285XZWBF GeForce GTX 285 1GB Black Edition 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

If you are going to OC your cpu then an after marked heatsink would be in order. The Core Contact is a great one for a good price.

You need a dvd drive but you can pick up whatever for that.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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How's this one look: Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF92-4 92mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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get the 120
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
with mounting kit.
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Socket Retention Bracket Set - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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What OS do think would be best? The x32 or x64?
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you would need the 64-bit version to use all your ram.
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Since you are getting more than 4GB, definitely 64bit.
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Is there any big compatibility issues with the 64 with games?
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Nope, playing street fighter 4, cod4, HAWX, Crysis Warhead, Age of Empires 3, Dawn of war II and prototype just fine. Although a friend had to install some windows update with windows 7 to play HAWX. It just wouldn't launch until after the update.
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