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If you insist on the OCZ GS 600 PS ... $45 after MIR
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CAD you say, 2x2G for sure then if you get a 64 bit OS that is!
    
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what OS will you be running ...imo xp is better for gaming in which case you don't really need 4 gigs of ram as xp will no recognize it.....take it down to 2 gigs and get a bigger psu
Well thats the beauty of it, my college will sell me any operating system for $10 (except Vista x64... Boo) So i was planning on a vista32/xp64 dual boot (i'll have plenty of space) so i could take advantage of 64 bit apps but have vista
    
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if you are gonna go the 64 bit route then by all means....future proof urself and go for 8 gigs
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Well thats the beauty of it, my college will sell me any operating system for $10 (except Vista x64... Boo) So i was planning on a vista32/xp64 dual boot (i'll have plenty of space) so i could take advantage of 64 bit apps but have vista
If you are venturing in to the real of multi-booting you should try out linux OSes as well. Shame they don't offer x64 vista.

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if you are gonna go the 64 bit route then by all means....future proof urself and go for 8 gigs
yeah, DDR2 pricing will only go up as DDR3 gains popularity and functionality. Go for as much as you can afford.
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Haha... $50,000 a year university + poor kid = no room in budget. I won some money so iIm very lucky to be building this system as it is, so 8 gigs of RAM is out the question for now But that Corsair PSU someone mentioned has only one +12V rail! Even though it's rated for 52 amps I thought one rail was a big no-no?
    
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no room in budget....i say become a sperm donar
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post #17 of 21
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no room in budget....i say become a sperm donar
HAHA, I don't think my girlfriend would appreciate it though

8 gigs sure is tempting however....
    
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Haha... $50,000 a year university + poor kid = no room in budget. I won some money so iIm very lucky to be building this system as it is, so 8 gigs of RAM is out the question for now But that Corsair PSU someone mentioned has only one +12V rail! Even though it's rated for 52 amps I thought one rail was a big no-no?
single rails with bad amperages are a nono, strong amperage singles rails are fine.
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okay thanks. i worried a lot over the power supply because i had no idea what was good. I did change to G.Skill RAM because i had good experiences with them. Thanks for your help everybody!
    
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post #20 of 21
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Is their any reason the corsair is better? and whats wrong with patriot? Everyone seems to be saying tuniq tower though (but the blue LED on the zalman is so tempting...) is the tuniq drastically better? im not looking for high OC's
-Corsair PSUs are infinitely better in terms of build quality(Seasonic or CWT rebrands). In fact, the rig your building could easily be powered by my sig PSU (550VX). It powers my rig flawlessly, currently my favorite PSU for it's price bracket and wattage.

-Your Patriot memory is fine, so long as it's the Viper 2x2gb 1066 kit(But the G.skill 2x2gb is proven, if only by the sheer number of OCN members who own a kit and have been pleased thus far by it)... I forgot where I read it but if I recall correctly the Viper 2x2gb 1066 kits are hand picked speed binned Powerchip ICs.

-Don't touch the zalman... Your money is better spent on any of the following Heatsinks: Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme, Tuniq Tower, Xigmatek HDT S1283, OCZ Vendetta 2.

-If you don't mind spending a little more for the motherboard, I'd suggest the Gigabyte EP45-DS3R for $150 + S/H @ Newegg. IMHO the 65nm NB chipset alone is worth the extra $30; and the ICH10R and x8 x8 PCI-E 2.0 configuration allows for more upgrade wiggle room(ala CF).

-As for the TIM, buy Arctic Cooling MX-2 it's slightly better than AS5.

- If you want to save money on the GFX card, fxvideocards has a Zotac 8800GTS G92 for $147 + S/H after $40MIR...

-EDIT-

-Your HDD selection is perfect, if I had $200 to spend I'd buy 2x WD 640gb too.

-Pioneer DVD burner is a great choice as well, but if you want to buy a drive that cost a little less, has Lightscribe capability and ships free then there is this lite-on LH-20A1L-05 for $30 shipped free.(I personally cannot comment on the quality of this unit as I only buy Samsung drives.)


Edited by MasterKromm - 6/14/08 at 7:24pm
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