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Old 05-08-2005, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to build a new computer, because the one I have now has become way to old and slow, not to mention that it has no slot for an AGP video card. I have run into a problem however. I want to get the DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR motherboard, and I also want to get the Thermalright XP-90c heatsink to cool the CPU. My problem is that I am not sure if it will fit on the motherboard without blocking anything. I need to have all four RAM slots, and both PCI-e x16 slots (to get a second 6800U when the prices come down). Thermalright's website claims that the XP-90c is susposed to fit on all socket 939 motherboards no problem. But I am not sure how old that statement is. Does anybody know for sure? Here are the parts I want:

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103532 - $272.00

Video card - http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...e=nvidia-PCI-E - $520.00

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136151 - $204.00

Sound card - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16829102181 - $210.00 after $50.00 mail-in rebate

Hard drive (2x) - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16822144160 - $366.00

Optical drive - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16827129161 - $56.99

PSU - http://www.pcpowerandcooling.com/pro.../510/index.htm - $229.00

Case - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16811133153 - $219.50

RAM (2x) - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16820146890 - $379.98

Mouse - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16826104178 - $41.00

Keyboard - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16823175103 - $45.00

Monitor - http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/de...pno~544717.asp - $437.99

Speakers - http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16836119106 - $332.99

OS - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102153 - $139.95

Fan - http://www.casecooler.com/panaflow92mm.html - $9.95

Heatsink - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109122 - $66.99
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Old 05-08-2005, 01:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Umk I only checked the Mobo/Cpu/Graphics cards, but those are the only ones that matter. Why do you need 4 slots of ram? The reason we don't have 8 gigs (2x4) of RAM is that windows limits it. Extended apps are the only ones allowed t use 4 gigs of RAM, and normal programs are limited to 2.

Other than that, the system looks speed and quick....
I heard a rumor that windows XP home is better for games than win XP pro
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8gb of RAM??? Thats insane! I am only getting 2gb. The reason I need all four slots is because the ram is dual channel, 1gb a set. I still don't know if the XP-90c heatsink will fit, I'd hate to get all this just to have the heatsink not fit.
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WOW! $3500 for your rig... Nice.

I can't confirm or deny that your cooler will fit with all 4 sticks of RAM, but I would think that they would want to make their components universally compatible. That way they don't exclude anyone who wants to purchase thier product.

Personally, i like the Zalman CPU cooler better, but that is only my opinion.(The Zalman would allow me to utilize all 4 RAM slots on an MSI board.)

Click here - This is the one i got for my AMD - nice and quiet!
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Oh I understand...My response is then why not get a stick of 2 gig...that'd be a little quicker, but more expensive than 2x1 gig...oh wait...*thinks*
no 2 gig sticks of ram out yet, sry.

Are you planning on Ocing? cauze then you should just run around w/ stock stuff.
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As long as you can put your RAM in the 2 slots far away from the CPU, i THINK it'll be fine....
not garenteeing i'm right.
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Click here - This is the one i got for my AMD - nice and quiet!
Hmm, that looks really nice. How big is it compared to a stock heatsink/fan combo? What kind of temps do you get with it? And emeraldice, sure I could probably find some cheap 1gb sticks of RAM, but I chose what I did for several reasons. 1) It's the best brand of RAM you can get 2) It has an extremley low latency (2-5-5-5) 3) It has heatspreaders which is really good for overclocking 4) It's dual channel, which is basicly twice as fast as regular RAM.
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does RAM generate a lot of heat, why place the RAMs far away from the CPU?
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and maybe a 250gb seagate 7200.8 SATA hdd for storage?
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How big is it compared to a stock heatsink/fan combo? What kind of temps do you get with it?
Zalman Heatsink Dimensions: 109 (L) x 109 (W) x 62 (H) mm

Zalman Height= about the same, maybe a little taller
Zalman Width= definitely wider - about an inch
Zalman Length= definitely longer - maybe 3/4 inch

Sorry i can't get more accurate numbers, i'm at work and my computrer is at home..

Temps= 36 idle and about 47 full load (running Prime 95 for hours and hours) - My processor core is not the Venice. The Venice core uses less energy so it should run cooler. (my opinion)
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