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Old 02-05-2007, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thanks for the help everyone, just made my final purchase.

Case: Digital Storm Twister LITE (Black Aluminum Edition)
Power Supply: 600W Seasonic (SLI Compatible) (S12 Edition)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz (1066MHz Front Side Bus) (2MB Cache) (Conroe)
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Network Card: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800GTX 768MB (By: eVGA) (PCI-Express)
Sound Card: Motherboard Multi-Channel High Definition Audio (7.1 Channel)
Cooling: Air Cooling (Certified Digital Storm Heat-sink and Fan (Stage 1 Cooling)
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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good for you mate, get some pics up when its all up and running!
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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definitely will do. it'll be about 2 weeks but it deff seems worth it to me. i can't wait, i'm kind of more excited about that awesome keyboard/mouse than I am about the computer =)
ONE last thing, i can get one of those sound cards like you have, should I or is the one I have good enough?
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Try out the one you have already. Onboard sound is pretty decent these days, but each to their own.

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Old 02-06-2007, 12:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I decided to stay w/ the onboard, I'm also going to need a great headset, I had a gamecom pro 1 but the microphone stopped working, ****ing 95 dollar headset gone. i never abused it or anything i was so careful, but anyway, I just want to know 2 things now that the order has gone thru. on a scale of 1-10 where does my computer stand, would OCing make a HUGE difference, like how much more FPS do I need? How much more FPS will I get?
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It rocks without overclocking....that being said YOU WILL overclock it, cause they are designed to do so and maintain decent temps...it doesnt take much to do a mild or heavy overclock...there are tons of threads here already about ocing core2's...good luck

scale of 1-10? I guess your worried about bragging rights....8.25/10
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definitely will do. it'll be about 2 weeks but it deff seems worth it to me. i can't wait, i'm kind of more excited about that awesome keyboard/mouse than I am about the computer =)
ONE last thing, i can get one of those sound cards like you have, should I or is the one I have good enough?
Good enough if you have never heard a pc with a good soundcard/speaker setup! There IS a difference with a good soundcard but that difference will only be notice if you have equally good speakers, obviously.

For example im running some 5.1 Logitech x530's, they sound much better/louder with this X-fi xtreme sound card, the sub is much more punchy aswell.

So id say if you havent got 5.1(or better) speakers then leave it as onboard.
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You can always use an external mice with the headset. There'd be no feedback since you'll have the earphones on.

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Overclocking a C2D is completely worth it. With that ram you'll be able to hit at least 2.71ghz instead of the standard. With a little overclocking on the ram I say you could hit 2.9ghz
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wow im pretty excited now.
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