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Old June 28, 2008, 08:25 PM
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ok guys 1st thanks for bearing with all my ?'s but we are getting very close to the system i will def order in 3 weeks , So explain modular to me and non modular ? whats the benifits of either ?
also with the case we chose should i add wc to it ?
i really want to get the system compleatly done .
That being said would wc be a big plus for a system like this ?
and if so what wc system would be a really good one for this system ?
I also understand with the case we chose that you wouldnt be able to see the wc system ( no clear side panels) but that would be ok with me as long as it cooled and made the system perform better !!!!
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Old June 28, 2008, 08:26 PM
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ok guys 1st thanks for bearing with all my ?'s but we are getting very close to the system i will def order in 3 weeks , So explain modular to me and non modular ? whats the benifits of either ?
also with the case we chose should i add wc to it ?
i really want to get the system compleatly done .
That being said would wc be a big plus for a system like this ?
and if so what wc system would be a really good one for this system ?
I also understand with the case we chose that you wouldnt be able to see the wc system ( no clear side panels) but that would be ok with me as long as it cooled and made the system perform better !!!!
Modular means that no cables are attached to the PSU except the ones you need where a non-modular is hard wired which means unless your a cablegami guru can be fun hiding cables.
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Old June 28, 2008, 08:31 PM
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And I'd stick to Air cooled for the time being. Learn your rig first, then learn to overclock, then water-cooled.
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Old June 28, 2008, 08:35 PM
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Ok guys here is what i have so far :
1.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

2.Diamond Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card 2-5 Business Days 30819 $309.99 (1 card)

3.Mushkin Ascent PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit In Stock 30218 $169.99 $169.99
4.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
5.Thermalright ULTRA-120 Extreme 6 Heatpipe Cooler LGA775 Heatsink *Fan Not Included
In Stock 23531 $47.99 $47.99 6.Coolermaster Cosmos S Black E-ATX Aluminum Case 7X5.25 4X3.5INT Front USB & SoundReg. Price:$242.82SKU: 28494
Shipping Weight: 40 lbs
Part #: RC-1100-KKN1
7.AuzenTech X-FI Prelude 7.1 Sound Card PCI 32BIT Eax 5.0 $180
8.Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 1100-1300RPM 63-92M3/H 12.6-19.8DBA MolexIn Stock 27129 $12.99 $25.98 (2 fans)

9.Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive In Stock 27144 $75.99 $75.99
10. Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan (CMPSU-750TX) (26415)
$10.00 Instant Rebate! (expires 07/01/08). Instant rebates are limited in quantity and may change without prior notice.
$10.00 Mail in Rebate! (expires 06/30/08). In Stock $104.99
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11.Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.16GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail *IR-$30* In Stock 27785 $279.79 $279.79

total so far :$1882 thats rounding every thing off to upper dollar !!!

Do you see any thing else i would need to order this system and build it my self ?
( i want to build it myself so i can learn )
Also i agree with you that i should stay air cooled for a bit till i really learn this system !
That being said down the road would i be able to Overclock this system as you call it ?
and if so would that be hard to do ?
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Old June 28, 2008, 08:40 PM
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Unless you plan to REALLLLLLLY take full advantage of that sound card you could probably opt out to something like:
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ure=HT%20Omega

It'll still give you PLENTY of options for games, movies, music and surround if you want.

Air is good for learning.
water for advanced.

that system would be so easy to overclock you'll shake your head.
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Old June 28, 2008, 08:48 PM
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Ok i checked that sound card i think i will still go with the first one !!1 lol shakn head here , just a quick ? on overclocking lol what would that do for me actually ? lol i am thinking making the hard drive faster so my wait time on a game loading would be faster ??????
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Old June 28, 2008, 08:49 PM
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You still have the E8500.
The TX750W is not modular. Having a modular PSU is a huge plus. I'd go for this one instead: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=CORSAIR.
Overclocking? It's so easy these days it's a joke. Nothing compared to the early P4 days.

Overclocking means to have your CPU and Ram run faster than the speed as-designed. For example that E8500 runs at 3.16GHz, but with the proper setup can run at 4.0GHz.
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Old June 28, 2008, 08:50 PM
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Ok i checked that sound card i think i will still go with the first one !!1 lol shakn head here , just a quick ? on overclocking lol what would that do for me actually ? lol i am thinking making the hard drive faster so my wait time on a game loading would be faster ??????
If you want to change out for a faster hdd then switch out to the seagate 250g. Its a single platter drive and smokin fast for its size.

If your worried about storage space then pick up a 500 or 750 to go a long side it (its what I recommend).

Overclockin can at times allow you to squeeze out those last few FPS from a game.
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Old June 28, 2008, 08:53 PM
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Overclocking means to have your CPU and Ram run faster than the speed as-designed. For example that E8500 runs at 3.16GHz, but with the proper setup can run at 4.0GHz. You can also overclock the Video card, for the same results.
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Old June 28, 2008, 08:57 PM
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wow thats smokn fast lol you guys rock , ok the hard drive i have in this junk system i am on right now is a :

Barracuda 7200.10 Ultra ATA/100 250-GB Hard Drive






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The Seagate Barracuda7200.10 250-GB Ultra ATA/100 desktop hard drive is part of the award-winning family of Barracuda drives—the most reliable and most trusted desktop hard drives on the market. Barracuda 7200.10 hard drives harness the power of perpendicular recording technology to enable increased capacity, reliability and reduced mechanical wear. The Barracuda 7200.10 250-GB Ultra ATA/100 drive delivers superb performance, efficiency, speed and durability for multiple applications.






Key Features and Benefits
  • 8-MB cache buffer
  • Ultra ATA/100 interface
  • 7200-RPM spin speed
  • Perpendicular recording technology for maximum capacity and reliability
  • Best-in-class operating and non-operating shock for excellent reliability
  • Clean Sweep calibration and Directed Offline scan diagnostics
  • Seagate SoftSonic motor for whisper-quiet operation
  • Enhanced G-Force Protection against handling damage
  • 5-year warranty
  • Could i run this drive as well in the new system?
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