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August 13, 2008 12:48:11 AM

So I am finalizing my new build for gaming and such. I just would like someone else to glance over my build list to make sure I am not limiting myself in any area or if I am in excess in another.


Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz (Said to hit 4.0ghz on air right?).

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler.

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound.

MSI R4850-512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB.

ASUS P5Q Deluxe P45 Mobo (One PCIe should be fine because i play at lower res).

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500).

PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Windows 32 bit.

So yeah just want to know if I am making a stupid slip up or if i have made some oversight. Thanks.

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August 13, 2008 1:30:03 AM

32bit doesnt run anything above 3.5Gb of RAM. 64bit can 4 and higher!
August 13, 2008 1:36:51 AM

I would switch the HSF to the Xigmatek S1283 because it's simply a lot better for very little more money (it's $44 with the retention bracket)
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August 13, 2008 1:40:34 AM

blooshoo42 said:
32bit doesnt run anything above 3.5Gb of RAM. 64bit can 4 and higher!


32bit WILL run 4GB. It will only see 3.5 GB, true, but it will work.

August 13, 2008 1:49:36 AM

Yes E8400 can hit 4 GHz on air, but with something better than the Freezer.
Get that Xigmatek Mark mentioned. Make sure you get the right retention bracket.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019

Besides, the P5Q Deluxe and Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro are incompatible with each other. Some pipes on the MB or parts of the cooler would need to be bent before they fit together.

Change the MB to P5E Deluxe - better for Crossfire, if you decide to try it eventually. Your PSU already supports it, and a second HD 4850 should cost under $150 later this year. It's really worth it in some games.

Change the hard disk to WD6400AAKS.

Get Vista Home Premium 64-bit. It can use all 4 GB of RAM, it makes DX10 games look better, and it looks good on your resume.

Case? If you haven't picked yet, check out the Antec 900 and the RC-690.

Maybe upgrade to E8500. Easier to get to 4GHz, and not much more $.


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