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#1 lordchrown666

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:21 PM

I was wondering if anyone could take a look at what I've picked to build a computer and see if there may be any compatability issues, or if everything looks A OK...

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:31 PM

The RAM! You got 8GB of RAM there. Which is more than the 32-bit windows can handle. And do you really need all that memory? And do you need registered RAM?
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:32 PM

THESE are things I need help with, I really don't know as much about building a computer as I should. What do you suggest?

It will mainly be a gaming rig, so that is why I chose the RAM, but I did not know it would be too much...I figured more was better, lol.

And yeah, I don't know the difference between 'registered' and ?'unregistered'?

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:36 PM

First things first: What are you planning to do with the computer? What is your budget?
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:38 PM

Budget...slowly...lol. This thing will be bought piece by piece, so the money isnt an issue...

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:41 PM

Are you planning to overclock?
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:42 PM

Doubt it...not knowledgable enough to do it safely.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:43 PM

Then it is doubtful you need the liquid cooling system, unless you really need a ultra quiet system.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:44 PM

Ok, that can be removed, no problem...the cpu will come with a fan and heatsink won't it?

Something just occured to me...my monitor isn't on the list anymore...hmm...

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:01 PM

Yup, it will.

As for the PSU. I am sceptical of PSU's the come with the cases. They usually put the cheapest they can find in them. Important reading for PSU buyers!

I see you got BF2 there, so in RAM I would suggest a 2x1GB pack for dual channel. Something that is compatible with the motherboard. Most memory manufacturers, like crucial and corsair, got memory finders on their homepages which can help you find compatible memory.

As for the motherboard: This thing would be cheaper and is as good if not better.

EDIT: You don't have a graphics card listed.

Edited by Mr Alpha, 05 April 2006 - 04:02 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:04 PM

Well, the motherboard was picked for the SLI...

CRAP, my video cards aren't on the list anymore either!!! WTF...



EDIT: Well, now I'll be taking suggestions on video cards...lol

Edited by lordchrown666, 05 April 2006 - 04:07 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:08 PM

BTW If your mobo can has Dual-Channel Memory remember that 2x512 will run faster then one stick of 1gig and the same goes for 2x1gig will run faster then one stick of 2gigs.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:09 PM

Cool, I did not know that...


EDIT: How does 4x1GB sound?

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 10:23 PM

Well, in theory if you have the colour coded MB (where there is two RAM slots of one colour and two of another) I guess then that would be quicker then 2 x 2 gb?
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 01:41 AM

Do you need 4GB of RAM? And if you do 2x2GB would be better, because the memory controller can deal with two sticks faster than with four sticks. An analogy about RAM: You won't get on holiday any faster because you bring more cars, unless you planing to bring all you're relatives. Personal recommendation stick with 2x1GB, the smaller memory is faster.

The video card: You're talking about SLI, which I wouldn't bother with. Just get a GeForce 7900GTX or Radeon x1900XTX if you got money to spare.
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