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post #21 of 27
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allright, I will probably go with the CFX3200. Is there a way to tell if I can use my HP case for the time being before I order it, or will I just have to wait and see? I want to order a case too, but money will probably be a constraint.

Also, if I buy the DDR500 RAM before I get the MOBO (Might ask my parents for it for Christmas), will I be able to use it on my stock MOBO, as I current have PC3200 RAM. I think DDR500=pc4000, but not really sure
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Your case is likely some proprietary mATX design and you will have to get a midtower to accomodate any crossfire based board, sorry. And yes on the DDR500 as long as the brand is listed as compatible with your PC.
    
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Hey man i appreciate the tips......yea LOL I don't wanna buy a new CPU yet! It's still a virgin to OCing, and I just bought this pc like 4 months ago (Funny how I'm already trying to rip it apart and replace all of the perts, huh?)
Yea, I've always heard good things about the Gskill, but I'm just trying to figure out what's the best stuff so I can start saving, BC I'm actually ordering the Zalman VF900 and some Arctic 5 thermal compound tomorrow, then on to saving! My girl is gonna get me the MOBO or the RAM, one or the other, but I may just have to chip in some, cuz I don't want her spending $200+ on me, cuz then I have to spend that on her......LOL
ahaha dude. I had some parts in my rig for less than 2 months before...when I had a job, I'd get a new upgrade every 2 weeks or so...now I'm jobless so I haven't got any good parts compared to some guys here...lol
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Man, I have a job at Kohl's (a clothing/appliance store) selling shoes, but they don't pay me very much, so I have to sell crack to get my parts................JK! Seriously though, I wish I had more money, and I would build a bad@$$ pc, but mine is gonna be coming along pretty smooth after Christmas. Getting some RAM from my girl, and any money from relatives is going straight to the MOBO or more RAM. Today I RMA'd my X1300XT and I'm ordering a Sapphire X1950 Pro 256Mb DDR3 with a 256bit bus, oh yea baby. I gotta drop an extra $100 for it though, but oh well. Payday is tommorow!!!!!
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post #25 of 27
Have the fun is picking what you want for your system and the joy of putting it together yourself. I wish you well on you quest to capture the binormalkilla beast. I am holding out for a DX10 card and better ram and my system will meet my ideal specs.
    
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post #26 of 27
Yes the CFX3200 will serve you well. However with that PC case of yours being from a Pre-buil origin you may have issues fitting that motherboard due to the case being to small.
post #27 of 27
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Yes the CFX3200 will serve you well. However with that PC case of yours being from a Pre-buil origin you may have issues fitting that motherboard due to the case being to small.
Yea, that's what I thought... OH well the HP case is ugly anyways, I'll sell it or something, might keep it in case I want to warrenty the HDD or DVD-RW drive, and put everything back together (that will be fun if I'm so unfortunate to encounter!)
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