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Old June 30, 2008, 09:23 AM
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i seen the review on that Xigmatek HDT-S1283, its awesome .
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Old June 30, 2008, 02:20 PM
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RAM: Instead of the 8000, get the 8500 since they're $10 cheaper. If you wanna save some $$$, then stick with the Dominators which are another $10 cheaper...or go with Mushkin XP2-8500 which are another $10 cheaper.

With the money saved, you could get the EP45-DS3R instead, or a better PSU like the Silverstone Decathlon 750W, which would be more overkill but will last you a long time. Or you could get a better keyboard/mouse or some nice fans/aftermarket GPU cooler.

Regarding RAM support: I have to agree that Mushkin has the best support on the NCIX forums...but you can always go to the manufacturer's support forum for help...and I'd say they're pretty even on that one...MAYBE Mushkin is still a tiny bit better...but I wouldn't know.
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Old June 30, 2008, 06:49 PM
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Anyone know if i should use XP professional or Vista ultimate on this Rig?
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Old June 30, 2008, 07:37 PM
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Oh gawd, here comes another flame war!

My 2 cents, others will disagree (right enaberif?):

If you're building a kickazz gaming rig, don't you want to have the graphics look as good as possible? I was amazed at the difference between DX9 and DX10. As many faults as Vista has had, most of the issues have been resolved since the initial release. Turn User Account Control off, and run Vista 64 bit.

And now let the argument begin.
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Old June 30, 2008, 08:46 PM
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Oh gawd, here comes another flame war!

My 2 cents, others will disagree (right enaberif?):

If you're building a kickazz gaming rig, don't you want to have the graphics look as good as possible? I was amazed at the difference between DX9 and DX10. As many faults as Vista has had, most of the issues have been resolved since the initial release. Turn User Account Control off, and run Vista 64 bit.

And now let the argument begin.
I agree with you. Vista x64 all the way!
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Old June 30, 2008, 09:23 PM
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hmm, that about settles it, vista x64 it is!
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Old June 30, 2008, 11:51 PM
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I have both. Actually, i do a lot of gaming in xp pro. Vista looks better, but it keeps giving me the BSOD so, i just gave/give up on it :P
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Old July 1, 2008, 10:48 AM
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I vote for Vista 64 as well. There are not a lot of DX10 games yet but that will change.
Personally I dual boot with Vista 64 and XP 32. Anything with DX10 goes on the vista drive, DX9 games go on the XP drive. This way I can use all my old programs (Photoshop7) still.
I find Vista is a bit slower for browsing the internets and doesn't allow as much tweaking for speeding it up. XP allows that tweakage. You spend a bit more but get all the benifits of both OS's.

Your build is looking great!
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Old July 1, 2008, 12:03 PM
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Thanks FreqE1, i might do the same thing that you did.
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Its a good solution, can be a bit of a pain in the rear to dual boot, but it does give you the option. Speaking from experience I have had better stability on Visa 64 than I ever had on XP. Plus I get to use all 4 gb of my memory, which is a big plus in my books(XP 64 is terrible).
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