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  1. So I recently built my computer and everything checks out fine except for the mushkin ram I purchased. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820146785 Also here is my setup: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWi...Number=13378388 I checked on CPUz and it shows the ram as PC2-6400. I bought the ram labeled as PC2-8500. I quickly sent mushkin for some support but am still waiting for a response. I don't know why it is not showing and I'm posting here for some clarification on this issue. I like to receive what I paid for. Is there any settings that I have to configure with my motherboard or any of that sort? Any help is greatly appreciated of course. :thumbs-up: CPUz:
  2. So which settings would I touch in the BIOS to configure the setting to the recommended state? (Note: Motherboard is the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P)
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    It's Time!

    After months of waiting till prices go down and income go up, I am finally ready purchase and build my first computer. I am kinda nervous and just wanted to triple check everything and see if I got all the parts down. Here's the wishlist on newegg. Tell me what you think guys http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWi...Number=13378388
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    It's Time!

    Just made the purchase, should come today. Here's the final list: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWi...Number=13378388 Wish me luck! lol
  5. I'm planning on running 2 WD 500GB HDD. I've considered doing RAID 0, but a little hesitant on losing data. Right now, I'm thinking of not running any raid, just split the hard drives like this: ----500GBHarddrive -200GB O/S Programs -300GB DATA ----500GBHarddrive -250GB DATA -250GB DATA -Note: I am also an avid gamer and like to have fast load up times. Where would I place my games and such? Another thing is I'll be having a lot of media on it so where would you consider putting that also? Any input would be greatly recognized. Thanks. ^_^
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    It's Time!

    The only reason why I planned to buy 2 hard drives is to run Raid 0. Do you think running raid is worth it, or just go buy a single drive?
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    It's Time!

    Will do on the aftermarket cooler. One question though, do you think that flashing the P45-UD3P bios is worth it? This'll be my first build and I don't want to take the chance and mess up the bios chip. Even though it has the double bios chip feature. I checked on the site and I don't think the updates will benefit me in anyway. Thanks for the fast responses too, I can always rely on the overclockersclub forum to help me out.
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    Partitioning Drives

    Your method was exactly what I wanted to do for simplicity. I was fogged up by all the guides creating partitions of "organization". I think it just makes it more complicated. Thanks markiemrboo.
  9. I plan on having for my new rig 2 HDD containing 500GB each. I am also worried about data loss so I looked researched partitioning. I need some tips on what to divide up for the OS partition and the rest of the data. Also what to do with the other drive/ and should I run RAID. Any help is appreciated.
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    Hd/blu-ray Computer Setup

    Any insight on the updated Rig?
  11. Okay my parents gave me the okay to use their money to build them a HD/Blu-Ray computer. This build is meant for their hi-def pictures/videos and such. But I also want it to be a good gaming computer so I can play competitively like I always do. The price range has to be around 1,200. I'm not sure on the power supply as it is out of stock and the motherboard. I don't know the requirements to run blu ray besides a good monitor/videocard. https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedW...spx?ID=10043326 Any suggestions would be a great help. I plan on purchasing parts as soon as tomorrow.
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    Partitioning Drives

    So what your saying markiemrboo is to make a partition on the first drive on the OS and then the rest of the space on the remaining disk/other second disk for my data? Are you running RAID with those disks?
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    Partitioning Drives

    Sounds good to use RAID 1. What is type of RAID is mostly used with a 2 HDD setup?
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    Hd/blu-ray Computer Setup

    Yeah I agree on the 2 500gig HD, should I use RAID? o.O Also on a side note this is mainly going to be a gaming computer with some photo and video uploading/watching. Edit: Updated the Hard Drive and the Processor to a Q6600. Any other suggestions?
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    Hd/blu-ray Computer Setup

    I completely agree with you guys on the graphic card and the power supply. Do you have a power supply in mind? Edit: Updated list, tell me what you think I swapped out the 9800 GTX for the 4870, and a OCZ StealthXStream 500W ATX12V for the Rosewill.
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    My Ideal Gaming Rig

    The Antec Neo Power 500 500W just got really expensive again. So I searched for some cheaper ways. The Antec BP550 Plus 550W looks like a trusting power supply. What do you guys think? Antec Neo Power 500 500W Antec BP550 Plus 550W
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    My Ideal Gaming Rig

    I finally got tired of my Dell system that I paid 1000+ bottlenecking my upgrades and wanted to start over. This time I plan to build my computer, which I hear saves a lot of money. Looking for some advice on this, all comments are appreciated. This rig equals to about $555 w/o tax and shipping. 1-Motherboard 2-Case 3-RAM 4-CPU 5-CD Drives 6-SATAHard Drive 7-VideoCard (Already got that down, XFX 8600GT Factory OC'd 256mb) 8-Soundcard (Already got that down, Razer Barracuda Soundcard) 1-ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 169.99 2-The NZXT LEXA 99.99 3- OCZ Platinum Revision-2 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Dual Channel Memory (2x1024MB) 44.99 4-Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor 169.99 5-Lite-On PLDS DVD-ROM/CD-RW Retail Combo Drive - 52x32x CD-R/RW, 16x DVD-ROM, Black 24.99 6-Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB Hard Drive - 7200, 8MB, SATA-300, OEM 44.99
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    My Ideal Gaming Rig

    Okay looking up prices on newegg and this is what I have gathered. https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedW...spx?ID=13707167 Tell me what you think and if you recommend anything else for this rig. ***Note: I already have Vid/Sound Card bought.***
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    How To Successfully Build A Computer

    Awesome review, it was very informative and to the point. I just have one question, for the memtest86, is it recommended to test out the memory? Cause I just plan to put everything together, fire it up, load all drivers and play. What do you think? And yes I'm a noobie when it come to computer building
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    My Ideal Gaming Rig

    Alright that sounds pretty good to me Nate and nice guide on how to build a computer, will keep that in mind. This build will rock my socks off lol. Thanks.
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    My Ideal Gaming Rig

    Yeah sure buddy! lol
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    My Ideal Gaming Rig

    Anybody? And to save some time asking questions I'll just go ahead and ask it right now if everything I chose is compatible. Here's the final list. 1-Motherboard ~GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128345 102.99 2-Case ~The NZXT LEXA: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811146038 99.99 3-RAM ~CORSAIR 4GB(2x2GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2800 (PC2 6400)DualChannel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-L1C-_-20145184 54.99 4-CPU ~C2D E8400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115037 164.99 5-CD Drives ~ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827135176 22.99 6-Hard Drive ~HITACHI Deskstar 7K160 HDS721616PLA380 (0Y30006) 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822145162 40.99 7-Power Supply ~Antec Neo Power 500 500W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817103940 54.99 Totals out to 541.93 and 572.24 w/ shipping I plan to install XP with this build btw.
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    My Ideal Gaming Rig

    I'm not talking about the SATA Adapter. I don't plan on using IDE, just straight with SATA DVD/Hard Drives. What should I do. Can't wait to build this xD
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    My Ideal Gaming Rig

    Only reason I put in an 8600GT is b/c I'm trying to save some money. I'll probably upgrade later on. Almost Finalized Rig! 1-Motherboard ~GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128345 102.99 2-Case ~The NZXT LEXA: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811146038 99.99 3-RAM ~CORSAIR 4GB(2x2GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2800 (PC2 6400)DualChannel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-L1C-_-20145184 54.99 4-CPU ~C2D E8400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115037 164.99 5-CD Drives ~ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827135176 22.99 6-Hard Drive ~HITACHI Deskstar 7K160 HDS721616PLA380 (0Y30006) 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822145162 40.99 7-Power Supply ~Antec Neo Power 500 500W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817103940 54.99 I have pictured this from start to finish and the only problem now is XP recognizing the SATA. In other forums they say XP does not recognize it right away and has to set it from AHCI to IDE when installing OS. They also said you can change it from IDE to AHCI after your done installing the OS. Is this possible or do I have to go Vista. I'm pretty stubborn on changing my OS so yeah, it's only for gaming though.
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