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Yea, that's what I meant, guess I'm still missing something

So when should you increase your ram speed? Or does it automatically go up with your CPUs fsb clocks?
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CASE: Lian LI PC-A10 --------- I know it’s quite expensive but I decided to spoil myself a little for this rig as I finally got enough money to allow it.

I have that case and it's great. I definitely recommend it. I'll post a picture of mine with the side door off so you can get a better picture of it other than what the site you buy it from shows.

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post #33 of 45
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Thank you so much Kev! That looks pretty sweet and I love how you can barely see the wires! Hope I can make it look as clean as you did.

I hear the PSU installation can be a pain though, is that true? Also that middle block sticking out in the middle of the left side on the picture, is that another fan?
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PSU installation was a breeze for me, I just slid it in. I use the other PSU slot to hold extra wires and such. I think the PSU I am using is one of the biggest you can buy (something like 9 inches), and it fits like a glove in there.


The only negative thing I've had with this case has been that the top fan doesn't fit on the inside of the case if your CPU cooler is big, but you can move it to the outside and it's just as effective.

The "middle block sticking out" is a fan. It's an exhaust fan that blows air out the back. Right now I took it out and installed it in the drive bays as an intake, but it actually does work quite well as an exhaust, and kept my x1900 video cards in that picture pretty cool. Should cool whatever card you chose just fine.

Here's an updated picture. Cable management is pretty easy in this case, it comes with little thingys to help, and running the cables behind the mobo tray is easy.
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post #35 of 45
That's beautiful, I have to say... Good job. It is very neat too! I am kind of envious.
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I feel like out of my waters cause the PSU is on the bottom >> Why i get this bad feeling TT
    
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Yea, very nice Kev! And you can move that fan around the case, that’s pretty neat!! I also found it a little weird that the PSU is at the bottom at first but I'll get used to it Besides, I really like how there are different compartments for each type of component. Look great Oh and that’s the zalman fan my friend got I think, very effective he tells me.

Just to be safe, 8800GTX does fit in this case right? I read somewhere that it does but I just want to make sure.
post #38 of 45
I like!

Note that there are more cases appearing with bottom-mounted PSUs. (antec P180/P190/Nine Hundred for example). I actually like that set up

Regarding another question you had:
Yes, RAM speeds will go up when you overclock your FSB.

Example: stock Core 2 Duo runs on an FSB of 266MHz. RAM at 1:1 runs at DDR2 533 speeds (= 266MHz external). When you increase FSB, the RAM will stay at 1:1. Thus, when your FSB hits 400MHz, your RAM will run at DDR2 800 speeds (= 400MHz external).
    
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post #39 of 45
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Regarding another question you had:
Yes, RAM speeds will go up when you overclock your FSB.

Example: stock Core 2 Duo runs on an FSB of 266MHz. RAM at 1:1 runs at DDR2 533 speeds (= 266MHz external). When you increase FSB, the RAM will stay at 1:1. Thus, when your FSB hits 400MHz, your RAM will run at DDR2 800 speeds (= 400MHz external).
OH MAN!! I GET IT NOW!! THANKS Chozart!!!! Alright, that deal on the ram I found isn't available anymore, bummer. So I will wait and see what IS available at the time of purchase from the brands you guys mentioned.

I did some calculations and this PC should cost me around 1800 Canadian bucks....within my budget...but scary none the less. Hope it's worth it.

I hear however that the 8800 series is going to get a price cut soon, hope it's sooner than later.

Anyway, I guess I'm good for now but I will definitely post again right before I buy to double check or if I get anymore questions Thank you guys for all your help and advice, you've been very helpful If there is anything else you think I should know or got any more advice or pointers for me (perhaps type of hard disk or mouse/keyboard), it is very welcome and much appreciated!

Thanks Again,
Wunderbar_007
post #40 of 45
Well, if you have those peripherals already, I guess it is not needed, unless you want new ones. All depends on your taste. But for mouse, I say one that is very worth it is the one I am using. You can check my review for it, Microsoft IntelliMouse. For hard drive, if you are going to go for RAID, I see plenty of people doing to arrays with Raptor 74gb. Seems popular. For keyboard, it is only for typing, unless you are going to be a hard-core gamer. ^^; All I know intel processors will have a price cut soon, as I heard this coming Friday? I hope hope your build-generally is going to be awesome. Should post it up afterwards too. ^^; Maybe you might want to also Mod your desktop.
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