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post #11 of 44
speaks for itself!
     
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post #12 of 44
honestly with 3400 you can buy my motor swap lol
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post #13 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post
speaks for itself!
What a crappy HDD.
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post #14 of 44
Thread Starter 
but do the rest of the specs look good on his list? I'm serious here, I want the ultimate rig and I need to know if thats the best money can buy

thanks
    
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post #15 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by IntelvsAMD View Post
szayat why use xp and not vista? also, will that setup have enough juice to overclock the processor/memory/vid card?

thanks
Simply because gaming sucks in Vista (lower frame rates than WinXP), & regarding OC; you will have a huge potential with it (Great Airflow).

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post #16 of 44
meh, HDD's mean the least to me, don't really notice any difference when gaming, so pick some different HDD's...
     
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post #17 of 44
Obviously Raptors in RAID0 are the best money can buy performance wise (for a gaming rig). Or if you go single drive Seagate Barracudas 7200.10's.
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post #18 of 44
My comments
  • OP1000 is overkill. The DA850 is more than enough (heck, even the OP750 or DA750 will do the job)
  • Err.. Ultra ATA harddrives??? I am assuming that's a mistake on his part. Since you choose two, I assume you want to put them in RAID0... and you'll need SATA for that if you want to do it easy (or find a mobo that supports PATA RAID... good luck with that )
  • 2GB or 4GB is your choice. Right now, 2GB is just fine, and no need for more. However, an argument about futureproofing could be made.
  • Striker Extreme is also not really worth the money. A GREAT board, but the P5N32-E SLI I linked will do exactly what the striker will do, unless you know how to tweak all the advanced settings in the Stiker's BIOS.
  • QX6700: no, just get the Q6600 and overclock it yourself. There will barely be a performance gain.
  • Cooling: the Zalman CNPS 9500 isn't goign to cut it for a quad core!

My list again:
https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...tle=IntelvsAMD

And I included a 24" monitor... you might want one instead of your Trinitron.

And I disagree hard drives don't matter for gaming. You're a patient gamer then.
    
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post #19 of 44
and Chozart swoops in for the kill! I just like the Striker because it sounds sweet!
     
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post #20 of 44
Edited...links didnt work...but i already pm'ed you so there all there.



This computer has dual 8800Ultras, and a conroe, Its gotta be good.
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