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Old June 28, 2008, 03:55 PM
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At this point in time for a gaming machine your still technically better off with Windows XP 32bit than 64bit.

You have to remember games are 32bit which means they are limited to the 2gb address space of applications.
Hi a pleasure to meet you as well !
Ok i have xp 32 bit now that i am using on this week week machine lol but i thought it took vista 64 bit to play dx10 games as well as see the total of 4 gig of ram that i plan on installing in this new rig?????????

But i didn't relize that games were only 32 bit !
Lol as you can see i am a noob lol
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Old June 28, 2008, 03:56 PM
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Building your first computer isn't that hard if you keep it simple. It's really just like a puzzle, and many things are straightforward/can only be plugged or screwed in one way.

If you're going to buy from NCIX, price-match everything from its sister company Direct Canada, that way you can save quite a few quids. If you're patient and are not faint of heart, you can try ordering directly from DC, but their CS is understaffed.
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Old June 28, 2008, 03:57 PM
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Hi a pleasure to meet you as well !
Ok i have xp 32 bit now that i am using on this week week machine lol but i thought it took vista 64 bit to play dx10 games as well as see the total of 4 gig of ram that i plan on installing in this new rig?????????

But i didn't relize that games were only 32 bit !
Lol as you can see i am a noob lol
Take into consideration the list of DX10 games on the market right now and you'll see at this point in time DX10 is mostly just a lot of hype and nothing really to consider.

Theres also only a handful of games out there that are natively coded in 64bit like Crysis but don't give any real benefit over its 32bit variant.
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Old June 28, 2008, 04:02 PM
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3.0Charlie Also good to meet you !!!1
As for finding a person with building experiance , Thats gonna be a tuff one !!! Asi live out in the country in the Maritimes and nearest Mcdonalds is an hour drive away lol so i don't have anyone around me that i know of:(
That being said i am a master mechanic for a large company and i am good with tools and my hands lol but you are right i am a noob when it comes to building computers .
I am hoping with your guys help i may be able to buy the right parts from ncix and build a killer rig ?
Again i really appreciate any help you guys can give me in my endevors to have a system that you guys would even be proud of:) lol
Choosing and building is easy, once you've done it a few times, or if someone was around to help and guide you. Just like the first time you tore apart that V8.

Maritimes? We have a few members that are from the East Coast.
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Old June 28, 2008, 04:04 PM
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I understand cowpunch thankyou for your advice as well :)
Lol I see i have alot to learn here ,
Actually i just learned a ton about the games from Enaberef lol thankyou , So what componets would i want to make this system ?
Again i am completely open to this and i will Actually make a dairy of this system we build togeather if you guys like that ?

Kinda like everyones rig but i get to play on it lol
Again if you guys are game i will take pics of every thing and type a basic report on the install and my final thoughts on the system after all is said and done :)

I am looking at ordering the parts no later than the 3rd week of july 2008 :)

Again what a great site !!! I am stunned by the quick and helpful responses so far and not to mention the kindness of all of you !! So again my thanks to all :)
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Building your first computer isn't that hard if you keep it simple. It's really just like a puzzle, and many things are straightforward/can only be plugged or screwed in one way.

If you're going to buy from NCIX, price-match everything from its sister company Direct Canada, that way you can save quite a few quids. If you're patient and are not faint of heart, you can try ordering directly from DC, but their CS is understaffed.
Lol my Apologies Fawconpunch i mispelled your nick in another reply !!!!
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No problem. There's actually a whole lot of textual guides on the Internet on putting your computer together. A bunch are outdated, but it's nothing dramatic.

There's even some Youtube videos on the matter if you're more of a visual learner.
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Well i have been watching youtube vids and reading all i can on cases and psu and ram and such , i think the muschkin (sp ) ram is good ram and I think as far as a cpu is concerned a 8400 is perfect for gaming from what i have read!
I also dont know what MB is good i see alot about a P5K i belive it is ???????

But like i say i am interested in all of your guys help to get a system for the money that is the best i can get starting out then as time goes on i will get more suggestions on the things i should do to it next and As mentioned keep a digital diary of all that we have created:)
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Well i have been watching youtube vids and reading all i can on cases and psu and ram and such , i think the muschkin (sp ) ram is good ram and I think as far as a cpu is concerned a 8400 is perfect for gaming from what i have read!
I also dont know what MB is good i see alot about a P5K i belive it is ???????

But like i say i am interested in all of your guys help to get a system for the money that is the best i can get starting out then as time goes on i will get more suggestions on the things i should do to it next and As mentioned keep a digital diary of all that we have created:)
You would be 99.9% correct with what you stated.

8400 is a GREAT cpu for most of what anyone needs to do and the P5K-E is a great board and recommended over the P5K vanilla board.

Right now Mushkin and G.Skill are pretty much the two brands of memory to run as the Ballistix by Crucial is having severe problems with P35 boards and it dying to fast on people.
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Old June 28, 2008, 04:27 PM
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Here's what 2 grand can do, from NCIX without any Pricematch:

Pioneer DVR-215DBK DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 10X SATA Black OEM DVD Writer No S/W In Stock 30176 $27.99 $27.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive In Stock 27144 $75.99 $75.99
Samsung SyncMaster 245B 24IN Widescreen Black LCD Monitor 1920X1200 3000:1 5MS VGA DVI HAS In Stock 24159 $374.98 $374.98
Corsair HX1000W CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX 20/24PIN ATX 80A 12V Afc Modular Power Supply W/ 140MM Fan In Stock 28797 $249.99 $249.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.16GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail *IR-$30* In Stock 27785 $279.79 $279.79
Thermalright ULTRA-120 Extreme 6 Heatpipe Cooler LGA775 Heatsink *Fan Not Included* NCIX.com SURPRISE SPECIALS!
Available in limited quantities only, with a limit of 1 per customer. Hurry! No rainchecks or Price Matches for these items are available after limited quantities are sold out. Note: Your order for these items are counted only after you've completed your purchase. In Stock 23531 $47.99 $47.99
Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 1100-1300RPM 63-92M3/H 12.6-19.8DBA Molex NCIX.com SURPRISE SPECIALS!
Available in limited quantities only, with a limit of 4 per customer. Hurry! No rainchecks or Price Matches for these items are available after limited quantities are sold out. Note: Your order for these items are counted only after you've completed your purchase. In Stock 27129 $12.99 $25.98 (2 fans)
Diamond Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card 2-5 Business Days 30819 $309.99 $619.98 (2 cards)
Mushkin Ascent PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit In Stock 30218 $169.99 $169.99
ASUS P5Q-E ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA 1394 Motherboard In Stock 30299 $165.99 $165.99

YOUR TOTAL $2,038.67 Shipping and final tax calculation will be calculated at checkout
ALL PRICES QUOTED IN CANADIAN FUNDS
Total Shipping Weight: 52.5 lbs
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