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June 28, 2008 11:29:35 AM

Hey, I'm about to order a new build, and I just wanted you guys to check everything, just in case there may be a different part you recommend, etc. I know the 4870s are out of stock, but I already have two :p 

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Also, my PSU is very long (8.3"). In my case, I have about 9.3 inches of room for my PSU. It should fit, right?

Thanks!

(Sorry that this is in the CPU category...but there's no other place to put it)

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June 28, 2008 1:21:07 PM

Ditch the cooler & TIM for these:

Xigmatek HDT-S1283
MX-2
June 29, 2008 1:00:36 AM

i ditch the dominator

you do not need a fan with that case the zig cooler will cool the ram

Savings Total Price

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996587 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820146731
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan -- $14.992 Year Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan -- $19.99 $25.00 Mail-in Rebate $89.99

OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR8002GK - Retail
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$59.99

OCZ Flex II 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1150 (PC2 9200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2FXT11504GK - Retail
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June 29, 2008 1:03:08 AM

ditch the velcipator and set up a raid0 with 2 raptors for about the same cost

keep the storage drive
a b à CPUs
June 29, 2008 1:09:10 AM

The velociraptor will be faster for his system than a pair of raptors in raid - slower sequential, but faster random access for a low queue depth, which is the normal kind of operation for a home computer.
June 29, 2008 1:14:24 AM

Forget those expensive, small, "fast" harddrives. Even the fastest 15000rpm scsi drives are far slower than the slowest solid state drive. SSD is in the freefall stage of price drop, and will become affordable fairly soon. Make do with a slow but large storage drive until you can get a ssd.
June 29, 2008 1:46:49 AM

Treeh said:
Hey, I'm about to order a new build, and I just wanted you guys to check everything, just in case there may be a different part you recommend, etc. I know the 4870s are out of stock, but I already have two :p 

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Also, my PSU is very long (8.3"). In my case, I have about 9.3 inches of room for my PSU. It should fit, right?

Thanks!

(Sorry that this is in the CPU category...but there's no other place to put it)
nice choice of video card and run raid 0, specially if you game it would cut loading times of lvls in half!
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June 29, 2008 2:14:58 AM

dagger said:
Forget those expensive, small, "fast" harddrives. Even the fastest 15000rpm scsi drives are far slower than the slowest solid state drive. SSD is in the freefall stage of price drop, and will become affordable fairly soon. Make do with a slow but large storage drive until you can get a ssd.

Not at all. SSD's are junk (except the highest end ones) on random writes. For reads they are incredible, but in any case, they are tremendously expensive. The Velociraptor is a good compromise - higher capacity and cheaper than SSD's, but quite a bit faster than a standard 7200RPM drive.
June 29, 2008 2:21:50 AM

Ditch the Dominator Memory, You can pic up some Mushkin DDR2 1066, that runs at lower voltage and the same timings for less money. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146785. Thats the memory I use with my setup, so I can vouch that it will do default timings at 2.0v, and runs fairly cool. In fact with a bit of extra voltage you may even be able to pull off even lower timings with that memory.

I agree with some others on the VelociRaptor, don't get one unless you're gonna run it in RAID, otherwise it's a waste. I agree with others on the cpu HSF.

As far as Mass Effect goes, I'd wait to play it too heavily until they come out with a patch to fix the damned gpf crashes.
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June 29, 2008 5:54:47 AM

Wow. I wish I had $2K + to build a PC. It would be PWNage.

Not a bad build. I wish the memory was that cheap when I got my 4GB. You don't need the fan but I doubt it will lower the price. I suggest you stay with the 1066 if you plan to OC the chip as that will allow you more leway in OCing than PC6400 will.

GPU and CPU are both great choices. I envy you on the GPU front as I want one of the 4870X2s or the 4870 1GB.

Case is always rated highly so I guess its a good choice. PCU will work great.

Overall its a nce rig. Enjoy it.
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