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Old October 23, 2008, 11:39 PM
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I have chosen so far.

I see. ok updated rig.

E8400
P5Q pro
G.skill PC2-8000 DDR2-1000 2x2GB
HIS 4870 DDR3 512MB
Corsair 650W
Antec Three Hundred
Thermalright Bolt thru kit
OCZ Vendetta
Two 120mm blue LED fans
LG DVD Drive
Seagate baracudda 250GB
Artic Cooling MX-2
Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT OEM
Logitech LX3 Mouse
Logitech Access Keyboard

Total with tax and free shipping - 1,274.88
Total with tax and standard shipping - 1,318.79


I still need a gaming mouse and keyboard, a case(antec 300 maybe?), and a good CPU fan for the cooler, something that goes well with it.

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Old October 24, 2008, 01:28 AM
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EDIT - Picked out a few other parts.

Antec 120mm Tricool fanx2
Antec Three hundred
Razer Lycosa keyboard
Razer Copperhead Tempet mouse
Noctua ultra quiet cooling fan 120mm for CPU heatsink.
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Old October 24, 2008, 03:11 AM
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I absolutely HATE anything from Razr. I have never had one product that didnt crap out from daily normal use yet. My Razr head phones, the jack is already getting weak and kicking in and out. THe Razr designed mouse sold by MS, same issue with wiring. What ever happened to the gold old days when only pintos where under engineered? I wound up getting a MS Comfort OPtical Mouse 3000 and I love it. Its very responsive even for Crysis, where its not all aiming, but fast and accurate wrist flicks for suit controls + aiming.
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Old October 24, 2008, 04:03 AM
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I guess it is all different form person to person, but I do love my razer mouse.

Everything does look great, but here is a comment:

I dont know if you like the true or not and how much you want to OC but there is a new king of the hill on the CPU heatsink scene, actually there is two : Vendetta2 and sunbeam core contact. Both are cheapr than the true and are great.
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Old October 24, 2008, 04:41 AM
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Go for the Sunbeam Core Contact if you want a better heatsink than the TRUE, it's also cheaper. Go for the Vendetta 2 if you want to save even more cash, it's roughly on par with the TRUE. The Xigmatek HDT-S1283 is also right up there, and the cheapest of the bunch.
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Old October 24, 2008, 05:15 AM
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I second the Vendetta 2 price vs performance is exxelent and you save some green especially now.
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Old October 24, 2008, 06:33 AM
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I suggest a little bigger PSU if you think you may go Crossfire down the line, if not don't worry about it. Direct Canada has the logitech G11 gaming keyboard on sale right now, not sure if it's cheaper at 55$ than the Razr.
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Old October 24, 2008, 07:18 AM
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Go for the Sunbeam Core Contact if you want a better heatsink than the TRUE, it's also cheaper. Go for the Vendetta 2 if you want to save even more cash, it's roughly on par with the TRUE. The Xigmatek HDT-S1283 is also right up there, and the cheapest of the bunch.
Just like he said.. The HDT-S1284 is pretty good too.. Ima do some research between the the S1284 and Sunbeam CCF (core contact freezer).. wonder which one is better.
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Old October 24, 2008, 08:38 AM
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Looks like a pretty good rig. The only things I think would be worth changing would be a slightly larger PSU for future upgrades. That one is enough for what you have there, but if you wanted crossfire, it would be a lot more expensive since you'd likely need a new PSU as well. And again, the heatsink isn't worth the high price. You can get better ones for much cheaper. Last thing is getting a larger HDD as they aren't too expensive and having too much space is better than not having enough. Last thing is I'd recommend getting a 4870 from someone other than Diamond. jdrom is currently attempting to get an RMA through Diamond and its not going well at all. No auto reply, the website goes down often and is slow and the "Live Support" is never online. So for a few more bucks I'd personally go with another brand.
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Old October 24, 2008, 05:54 PM
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I see. ok updated rig.

E8400
P5Q pro
G.skill PC2-8000 DDR2-1000 2x2GB
HIS 4870 DDR3 512MB
Corsair 650W
Antec Three Hundred
Thermalright Bolt thru kit
OCZ Vendetta
Two 120mm blue LED fans
LG DVD Drive
Seagate baracudda 250GB
Artic Cooling MX-2
Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT OEM
Logitech LX3 Mouse
Logitech Access Keyboard

Total with tax and free shipping - 1,274.88
Total with tax and standard shipping - 1,318.79
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