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blogz101 July 7, 2008 06:47 PM

Hi I need your advice/help
 
Hi guys i need your help/advice/comments/suggestion. This is my first time in configuring setting up my new computer system i need your opinions. I would use my computer for gaming/video editing purposes. I would like to play crysis in high details which my old computer reboots when i play it LOL

Case:Antec Twelve Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case, any other suggestion that cools much efficient and cheaper? LOL

Motherboard: Asus Rampage Formula

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450

RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500 5-5-5-15, this is where i need most of the help. I dont know if this RAM will work on the motherboard. Are there any other RAM suggestion that is more compatible with the MoBo. I also dont know that clock speed should i get please help me in the RAM part that is the best/compatible w/ the Mobo.

VideoCard: (HD 4870x2)x2 when it comes out

Hard Drive: 500 GB Seagate Barracuda (ST3500320AS) 7200.11

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX EPS12V Power Supply. Is this enough or should i degrade to a 750W i need some suggestions.

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit (OEM), I only need it for DX 10. LOL

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound, is this good?

Speaker:Logitech (980-000100) G51 Surround Sound Speaker System 5.1, does it have a sound quality?

Headset: Sennheiser (PC 161) Over The Head Binaural Headset, is this a good headset? any recommendation or suggestions?

Mouse: Logitech (910-000093/910-000095) G5 Laser Mouse

Keyboard: Logitech (967560) Media Keyboard, i dont need gaming keyboards for now, or it does give special quality to convince me to buy? If you were a pro gamer is there a difference in playing on a gaming keyboard or a normal one

CPU Cooler: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 CPU Cooler, other suggestions about this, I would like to ask for suggestions thats
cools way better

Monitor: Samsung Syncmaster 2253BW Black 22" Widescreen LCD, is this enough for high defintion/etc?

Please give your comments and suggestions about my system THANKS!

Dashock July 7, 2008 07:30 PM

The Logitech G9 mouse is a better product that the G5 but if you cannot spend the extra then go for the G5. And Plus one on the Seagate 7200.11 hard drives their awesome have 3 of them and their still running strong and cool compared to the 7200.10 320gbs which i had to rma 3 of them.

bgreer July 7, 2008 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by blogz101 (Post 67236)
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500 5-5-5-15, this is where i need most of the help. I dont know if this RAM will work on the motherboard. Are there any other RAM suggestion that is more compatible with the MoBo. I also dont know that clock speed should i get please help me in the RAM part that is the best/compatible w/ the Mobo.

That RAM is compatible, but may I suggest a Mushkin Ascent set, I find they overclock well and have amazing support, especially on the NCIX forums. They are a bit more when not on sale, but its worth it to me. The specs are the same though, so its completely up to you.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...N&promoid=1088

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Originally Posted by blogz101 (Post 67236)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound, is this good?

It is good but MX-2 is better and cheaper http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26895

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Originally Posted by blogz101 (Post 67236)
Headset: Sennheiser (PC 161) Over The Head Binaural Headset, is this a good headset? any recommendation or suggestions?

Sennheiser is always a great choice.

JD July 7, 2008 08:19 PM

I'd bump it up to a 24" LCD. You want to run dual HD4870X2s? You need a nice high resolution to put that power to use...

Dashock July 7, 2008 08:20 PM

Yes the Mx-2 it is better and easier then AS5 and no curing time which is always a plus. And if your going to buy it from Ncix use the price compare to save some money.


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