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Old 10-07-2009, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first time building a computer online and this is what I chose
I'm mainly gonna play Source games from valve like Team Fortress 2 and games like CoD4

Intel® Core™ i7-920 Processor(8MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-Bit
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs
1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
22 inch SX2210 Widescreen Flat Panel with Webcam (the resolution is like 1920 x 1080 right?)
nVidia GeForce GTS 240 1024MB
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
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Well what mb do you have?
how are you getting 8gb or memory with 6 dimms?
The sweet spot for triple channel ddr3 is 6gb 3x2gb. If you have an i7 920 triple channel is what you want.

I would drop the sound card and get a better gpu.
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This is my first time building a computer online and this is what I chose
I'm mainly gonna play Source games from valve like Team Fortress 2 and games like CoD4

Intel® Core™ i7-920 Processor(8MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-Bit
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs
1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
22 inch SX2210 Widescreen Flat Panel with Webcam (the resolution is like 1920 x 1080 right?)
nVidia GeForce GTS 240 1024MB
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
quite over priced for what you are getting. you could easily build a better pc for the same price.
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how are you getting 8gb or memory with 6 dimms?
Isn't it obvious?!

3X2GB = 6GB
1X1GB= 1GB
2X512MB=1GB
total:
6dimms = 8GBs


He's utilizing the new multi-channel configuration.
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^why would anyone do that...
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Isn't it obvious?!

3X2GB = 6GB
1X1GB= 1GB
2X512MB=1GB
total:
6dimms = 8GBs


He's utilizing the new multi-channel configuration.
@_@ what? Would be a complete waste. It's hard to use more than 6gb even with a few VM's.
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Isn't it obvious?!

3X2GB = 6GB
1X1GB= 1GB
2X512MB=1GB
total:
6dimms = 8GBs


He's utilizing the new multi-channel configuration.
Thanks. I always miss the obvious.

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@_@ what? Would be a complete waste. It's hard to use more than 6gb even with a few VM's.
I have seen a CS4, Illustrator, Lightroom combo use up 6gb pretty fast but you are correct that you do not need more than 6gb for the average user.
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