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Old 03-25-2006, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My rig will be:

DFI lanparty nf4 mobo
amd fx-60
evga 7900gtx
wd raptor 150gb 10k rpm
thermaltake armor case
and the other dvd drives n stuff(dont need to go into specifics)

I cant figure out what ram is best (i want 2gigs) or what psu to use. some1 plz help me!

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Old 03-25-2006, 02:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Get an Antec TruePower PSU, and some OCZ, G.Skill, or Corsair ram with the lowest timings you can find, and make sure the ram is dual channel.

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Old 03-25-2006, 02:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you going to be overclocking? If not go with some cheap Valueram. If you are going to OC, I have the 2*1gb G.Skill extreme Series RAM and i like it alot. It overclocks fairly well.

As for the PSU, i have the OCZ Powerstream 520W and i love it. Its an awesome power supply. You should also look into the Antec True Power Series for good psus.
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i'm hoping he will be overclocking if hes bought an FX-60. if i had an FX-60 i would look into getting a dual psu like those used in servers. failing that an OCZ powerstream or an Antec TruePower 2.0. look at OCZ Gold/Platinum EL (Enhanced Latency) series.
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Old 04-03-2006, 03:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I am planning on overclockng a little later. i want to get comfortable with how everything works before i try to overclock. do you know of any good guides, this is my first build
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Old 04-03-2006, 03:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Antec with some high quality OCZ !!
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Old 04-03-2006, 03:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Opinion- Dont get the raptor 150 gig. If you decide to get a Raptor, get a 74 gig and then get a 250 or 300 gig slave SATA. Almost the same amound of money for twice or three times the amount.

I wouldnt get a fx-60 either. Go with a 4800X2 then overclock it to past fx-60 speeds.

As for overclocking, there are guides all over this forum
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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is the ocz titanium listed in my sig. "high quality" ram or should i go with the g.skill because i have heard many good things about both.
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ok, i found ocz el platinum revision 2 2x512mb dual channel (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890) or one of these g.skill ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231006
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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one more thing, is it possible (and efficient) to run two sets of these 2x512mb sticks?

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