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Old 10-25-2007, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vista 32-bit vs 64-bit

Theres only one problem left with my build and thats vista. I want to get home premium but im wondering what are the advantages to 32-bit )besides better driver support)? Should I get 4GB of RAM to run vista (for eithier version I would just use ~3.2GB of it in 32-bit)? This is my only problem left and I want to get it solved soon as I will start ordering parts tomorrow. As always, any help is appreciated.

My "to be" specs:

Case: Antec 900 ATX
CPU: Q6600 (i will probably oc it sometime to around 3GHz)
Cooling: Zalman CNPS9500 (with LED)
PSU: PC Power and Cooling Quad Silencer 750W
Mobo: ASUS P5Kn32-E SLI
Vid. Card: PNY XLR8 8800GTX
Memory: 2GB (or maybe 4GB) Crucial Ballisitx DDR2 800Mhz
Hard Drive 1: Raptor 10000RPM 150GB
Hard Drive 2: Seagate 250GB 7200RPM
DVD: Two 20x DVDRW w/Lightscribe
OS: Vista Home Premium (32 or 64 bit?)

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Old 10-25-2007, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Vista 32-bit vs 64-bit

get 64-bit....but 4gb is not needed for current it in the future
Proc Intel 2500k
Video XFX 6950 1Gb
Display 22'' Monitor Chemei 5ms RT, 800:1 CR
Mobo Biostar Z68A+
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Sound Logitech z-5300e 5.1 + Razer Orca's + Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE
PSU Corsair 520hx
OS Windows 7 64-bit
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling
HDD Hitachi 1Tb
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