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Old 11-12-2008, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, this is my first time building my own gaming computer and i've just begun to gather all of my components. I'd greatly appreciate it if you all could look over the list of components and make sure that everything is compatible, and make upgrades where needed.
Also, I would like to implement a RAID 0, but i haven't had experience with any RAID configurations before, and would like to know where i can go to find a guide or tutorial. Thanks so much!

Motherboard- - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Graphics card- SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

Power supply- - Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

RAM- G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B - Retail

OS- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 English NA DVD - Retail

CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail

Hard Drive- Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Cooling- Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - Retail

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the os is 64bit right? because if it's 32bit then you wont beable to use all youre ram. about 2gb plus the 4870x2. also might want to cahange cpu cooler to sunbeam core contact freezer.


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