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Old 08-14-2005, 11:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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And drop windows XP 64 bit, nothing is out there taht takes advantage of it, besides the farcry update. From some reviews ive seen if you play 32bit game in the 64 bit OS it actually plays slower. So just get windows XP pro.

@Sh0r_ty: what problems have you been having with the DFI mobo, ive built 4 different rigs with the same mobo including mine and never had a hiccup.
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Again I appreciate the responses. To Fighting Irish... I'm not charging him anything. All this money is goint straight to the build (although a case of beer or 2 may be involved!). As for the RAM, I chose the Corsair because of the low latency (lowest I saw). I checked Tom's hardware and really didn't see any great advantage to going to the Athlon X2. As for the Hard drives, I'm looking to cut some $$$ elsewhere in order to put at least one more in there. Thanks again and keep the comments coming!!!
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Old 08-15-2005, 12:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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@Sh0r_ty: what problems have you been having with the DFI mobo, ive built 4 different rigs with the same mobo including mine and never had a hiccup. [/B]

I think he was talking about the asus board listed. Yes he should definatly go with a DFI, MSI, or Gigabyte board with an amd system.
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I took so,e of your advice.... Added a 2nd GB of RAM, Added a 2nd Raptor (intend to set up in RAID 0), added a SEAGATE HD for data storage. Still haven't hammered out a case, power supply, or sound card yet... Cost: Just under $3Gs! So what do you think???

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Old 08-18-2005, 06:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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NOOO! dont get X64 yet!!!!!! WHISPER(just pirate a windows xp pro disc)end WHISPER
u cant do much with the x64 os. everything is still 32!
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Old 08-19-2005, 12:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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How much more is a 7800gtx?
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7800gtx tends to be $100 bucks more than a 7800gt and is near a 6800 ultra. Get a 7800gt and if your friend knows what hes doing you can supposivly "unlock" the piplines and oc to gtx specs. Maybe!
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