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Old 05-29-2007, 02:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im finally putting together my first computer.... Im really looking forward to playing the game Age of Conan, one of the first dx10 supporters, so a lot of what i chose came from that. Please, tell me how things look. By the way, does anyone have any suggestions for Vista compatible combo drives? thanks.

Lian-Li ATX Mid Tower case
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MSI P6N Sli Platinum 650i mobo
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor
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Zalman Cooling Fan and Heatsink
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EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320mb vid card
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Seagate 320mb sata hd
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

2 x G. Skill 2GB (total 4GB) memory
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Corsair 620 Watt Power Supply
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HannsG 19" widescreen lcd monitor
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Windows Vista 64-bit Home basic
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Driver? help me out please.

With shipping, tax, speakers, mouse, keyboard, and an operating system, it came out to 1800.
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Default Re: Tell me how things look!

skip the extra 2gb and put the money toward a 640mb 8800GTS...

As for a vista compatible combo drive...I'm pretty sure they all are compatible.

Also...the Zalman is quite good (i had one and liked it) but this one is cheaper and performs quite well: Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

and this one is a little more expensive but performs much better:
Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail

Just another few things to consider
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Looks good, but I'd go for what gurusan suggested.

2gb of ram is all you need.

The AF7 is the best bang for your buck cooler. And the Tuniq is one of the best coolers, available.
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I would argue with that as his monitor doesn't need the extra 320mb of ram on the graphics car whilst vista will suck up all the memory it can find so I think the money is better spent on the RAM rather then the graphics card
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I would agree with salty, because the 320mb, will handle 1440x900 just fine. I don't think, his Vista will suck up memory. He's only getting the Home Basic. Anyway I still think, anymore ram than 2gb is, unnecessary. 2gb can handle the premium edition, easily along with gaming.
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but vista uses 40% of the entire Ram capacity to preload programs so more capacity = more programs preloaded. It probably isn't that big a deal with the basic edition.
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Get these G.Skill HZ ram rather than the one you suggested. It is only a bit more and it overclocks like mad i have heard.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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get rid fo the 4gb ram, and go for crosair 2gb ram. You only really need 520w psu so save some money there, try and get a 640mb gts and maybe the asus p5 wifi deluxe mobo? good for overclocking which what i assume you will do with that processor
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get rid fo the 4gb ram, and go for crosair 2gb ram. You only really need 520w psu so save some money there, try and get a 640mb gts and maybe the asus p5 wifi deluxe mobo? good for overclocking which what i assume you will do with that processor
Nah dont go with the corsair ram. It costs more than the g.skill, and the g.skill is the best price-performance memory out there. The HZs (black ones) are a much better deal than the XMS 2 IMO.
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okay fair enough, but get the 520w psu and try get the 640mb gts
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