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Old July 2, 2008, 12:17 PM
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Thanks for the case help frosty
I still like the rampage formula alot, but I like the msi p45 platinum offering lots as well, there is a good review of it at http://http://www.overclockersclub.c..._p45_platinum/
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Against the X48-DQ6, the performance was equal to or better than the X48 based board in 40 out of 67 benchmarks. Overall, it outperformed both boards in only 9 out of 67 tests run. While this looks like a really poor performance, you have to look at the number of times the performance was equal to the comparison systems. What this shows is that the performance is very close across the board.
I am thinking of this RAM as well,http://http://www.ocztechnology.com/...pc_4gb_edition
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ReaperX is good RAM...but wat u also need to consider is their price. Mushkin Redlines/XP are at about $100 and they're excellent RAM along with excellent support.
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For HDD's I'm not going with 72000.11, some feedback comments on online shops have said them to be very unreliable, there is more choice of size etc. with the older but still great 7200.10's. I've had a look at the mushkin redlines, am I right in thinking that they are faster than the xps, maybe the PC2-8000's. What does the 4 numbers mean and what should I look for ? (i.e 4-4-4-12) I still need a monitor and other peripherals, and fro the mainboard its either the p45 platinum or the asus P5Q deluxe/pro, or maybe in the end i'll just get the oc king the rampage formula. Oh, and finally
I'm getting vista home premium? sp1? 32/64bit?
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For HDD's I'm not going with 72000.11, some feedback comments on online shops have said them to be very unreliable, there is more choice of size etc. with the older but still great 7200.10's. I've had a look at the mushkin redlines, am I right in thinking that they are faster than the xps, maybe the PC2-8000's. What does the 4 numbers mean and what should I look for ? (i.e 4-4-4-12) I still need a monitor and other peripherals, and fro the mainboard its either the p45 platinum or the asus P5Q deluxe/pro, or maybe in the end i'll just get the oc king the rampage formula. Oh, and finally
I'm getting vista home premium? sp1? 32/64bit?
Best HDD out there right now:
WD VelociRaptor 300 GB.

Or if you'd like to save money, look at the WD 640 GB & Samsung F1 1 TB.
Those two are the fastest out there for reasonable money.
Present sale: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...D&promoid=1088

As for RAM, if you're OCing that E8400, i'd look at something in the 2x2 GB DDR2-1000+ range.
Present sale: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...N&promoid=1088

P5Q Deluxe is more than enough to have fun with OCing; i love mine.
P5Q-E or Pro would be good too depending on what you need.
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Best HDD out there right now:
WD VelociRaptor 300 GB.

Or if you'd like to save money, look at the WD 640 GB & Samsung F1 1 TB.
Those two are the fastest out there for reasonable money.
Present sale: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...D&promoid=1088

As for RAM, if you're OCing that E8400, i'd look at something in the 2x2 GB DDR2-1000+ range.
Present sale: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...N&promoid=1088

P5Q Deluxe is more than enough to have fun with OCing; i love mine.
P5Q-E or Pro would be good too depending on what you need.
Maybe a slight overclock of the E8400, nothing too serious for a first build, the WD velociraptor is something like a 6-10% speed increase for alot more money, and since I want to mirror. Fially found some 7200.11's that I can agree with
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 320GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (ST3320613AS)
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this is a complete, and nearly final list of the specs...
Intel E8400 CPUAntec 1200 caseAsus P5Q DeluxePioneer 20x DVD Seagate 7200.11 320gb x2 OEMHIS ATI 4870 VideoNetgear WG311 54Mbps OCZ Reaper X 4gb 1000mhzrazer Krait MouseCherryG83 6105 PS2Vista home premium OEMDell Ultrasharp 20 inch Logitech X-140 2.0 speakersCorsair CMPSU 620
This adds up to 1,194.56 ($ 2,415.13) , thats some serious wallet hurt, I can afford it but if anyone thinks I could save money by changing a component. I need to properly add up the wattages first though.
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Old July 5, 2008, 08:12 AM
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Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems you're paying a lot more for that then I would expect. Are prices over there worse than north america?

Also, nice setup, I think you're going to be very happy.
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Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems you're paying a lot more for that then I would expect. Are prices over there worse than north america?

Also, nice setup, I think you're going to be very happy.
Looks like it I've managed to lower prices somewhat by looking on different sites, the site I got the original quote from was Overclockers UK.
I've got a suspiscion that it's something to do with tax, VAT over here is 17.5% what is it in Canada?

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Depends on the province, here in quebec 14 %. some provinces go as low as 6 %
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17.5%, god thats bad. We roll at 13% in Ontario, 5% in BC.
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