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Everything posted by RB2002

  1. not really looking to overclock much past 10% on this rig just enough to juice up gaming performance a bit. but thats just for now i'm marking down those and a couple of higher end OCZ sticks for if i decide to go all out and OC down the road.
  2. I was bored this morning and decided to check a little deeper into ram prices and came across some ram that i think might actually be a much better deal than the mushkins i was gonna get let me know what you guys think. first one is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820146898 if i go with this one i'll be ordering two sticks second one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820220006 I've heard great things about OCZ, and Patriot here and everywere else so when i came across those two offers i figured that'd be a nice upgrade to the mushkins.
  3. after some more research (while ordering parts) i've decided i'm adding another step to my building process i'm going to lap my xp90 heatsink i've been reading that this process smoothes out the surface of the heatsink making the contact surface even and its been reported to lower cpu temps and the way i see it preforming this process on an xp90 (an alread great heatsink) it will help with cooling and stability. :cool:
  4. i always work on a grounding mat or use a grounding band when i assemble my rigs (usually grounding band)
  5. yea your PSU is definitely on the weak side of things and there have been reported problems with the crosair ram and this mobo.
  6. i usually make my partition after formatting the whole drive then i load up Partition Magic and manually create them after the whole thing is formated and windows is on it :nod:
  7. yup i guess you're right so here it is
  8. lol well basically cause there wasn't much of one that was set in stone at the time. i have a nother post with my current parts list which was open to discression and it seemed to have passed. i'll put it in the sig now. (there were still parts that weren't finalized/still being researched)
  9. nm just answered my own question there the 6600 gts have SLI support
  10. Just wondering which Nvidia card can run SLI i realized the 6200s can't and now i'm coming to find most of the 6600s don't support it either
  11. Awsome i have heard many good thinks about them and OCZ in general around here lol everyone has talked me out of the thermaltake dual 12v i was gonna get. but as you read post you notice the vast majority of everyone around here has an OCZ psu so i figure they have to be one of the top 5 psus for running an SLI rig. :nod:
  12. well basically cause this isn't a parts related question (not being a d1ck). just a question of which board would be better for gaming.
  13. those are both winchester 3000s the venice cores are better and easier to overclock. i almost got the winchester model but i heard they have more problems with rams, etc so i just forked up the extra money for a venice
  14. as far as the montor goes i was thinking about going to a bigger 19" lcd but for the gaming comp its not as important (to me at least i'm currently using a 17" CRT and i've read reviews on numerous LCD of people switching from larger CRTs (some as big as 21") and liking the smaller LCDs way better). i am planning on buying a larger moniter later on for the multimedia build.
  15. don't need the space i'm only using this comp for games (i only load 2 to 3 games at a time) i'm doing another build for multimedia stuff and push comes to shove i won't use more than 10 to 15gbs of space on this comp for multimedia so the 80gb will be fine (actually more than enough space).
  16. Ok after some hard though i've got my build complete and here it is tell me what you guys think. Mobo: DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR w/ XP-90 heatsink PSU: OCZ modstream 520 (ordered) Proc: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 512K 90nm Rev. E Ram: Mushkin Enhanced 1GB PC3200 128x64 DDR 184Pin (dual channel 512) (saw that people have been having these work for them and i'm not planning on OCing too much) HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ 3.5" Serial ATA150 Monitor: ViewSonic VA712B-1 Black 17" 8ms LCD (one other one i'm looking at but not sure if its as good or better. this moniter is a TFT LCD the other one is an Active Matrix/TFT LCD (not sure if thats better or worse). welp thats the build (also keep in mind i'm not planning on OCing to extreme on this build maybe a little bit to enhance gaming performance but not much) let me know what you guys think and feel free to add suggestions
  17. good good thanks that helps a lot i've decided and i'm going with the DFI
  18. ok i'm getting down to the last part of my parts list for this build (already started ordering). I'm wondering if the DFI Lanparty SLI-DR is the right choice for what i'm going to be using it for (mainly gaming), reason being i'm not planning on trying to overclock the mess out of this board or anything (some minor OCing yes). from reading on the forum i've seen a lot of people having problems getting these things up and running (granted most are due to not enough juice) and i've worked my build out to counteract as much of those problems as possible. I'm deciding between this board and the Gigabyte GA-K8NXP- SLI (supposedly really good for gaming from review, but not so great for OCing) i really don't see myself OCing past the Gigabytes limits since the further you OC the less stability you have but i think the DFI would be even more stable under the same conditions and faster. What do you guys think? (both boards are withing budget)
  19. I ordered my 520w modstream last night can't wait till it gets here. (went with modstream for better airflow)
  20. you could also go with the OCZ modstream 520w its only 100.00 and a lot of people have been doing well with them.
  21. Awsome set up i'll have mine posted here shortly i just now got to the point were i'm picking out my monitor i want an LCD (my last deck broke due to my heavy CRT) but i know squat about LCD monitors as far as needs go i'm going to be using this comp for gaming just wondering what the differences are cause i know all of them aren't the same.
  22. save 30 more bucks and get the 480 or the 520 mod stream cause then you won't have to worry about upgrading the psu again should you decide to overclock or run SLI (the bug will get you eventually). you can get the modstream 520 for about $105 shipped (99.00 before shipping)
  23. yeah thats what i was thinking too its the XP90, if you can touch the hs and its cool that means the heat isn't being transferred. if you tried it with your other hs then something is definitely up but if its the XP90 thats bad nothing you do will get it cooler. from the other posts on this board it doesn't sound like its working anywere near what its supposed to.
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