New Computer build, will it be OK?

Ineedausername

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I would like to know if I will run into problems with the following build:

Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22inch
Case: Silverstone Temjin SST-TJ04
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Dual Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus
Memory: 2-Crucial Ballistix DDR2 1066Mhz PC2 8000 1GB
Combo Drive: NEC AD-7170A Black
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB SATA2
Video Card: Asus Extreme EN8800GTX
Power Supply: OCZ EvoStream 720W
OS: Windows VISTA Home Premium

Actually the case and monitor will be for my wife?s computer (My old computer). The case I will use will be a Silverstone Lascala LC10M-S and I use the TV in the Living room.

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Ineedausername
 

PCTC2

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Welcome to AT Forums!!!

Since you are not using SLI, I would suggest a P35 chipset (Asus P5K or Gigabyte P35-DS3R) over the 650iH chipset. Runs coolers, and overclocks quads much easier. Other than that, it looks fine.
 

Ineedausername

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Thanks for replying! I was considering purchasing another EN8800GTX later on when the price reduces a bit. I am also wondering if I should get the 32Bit VISTA or the 64Bit VISTA. I heard the DX10 games like Crysis will operate better on the 64Bit VISTA.

Thanks!!

Ineedausername
 

swtethan

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get the 64 vista, you will need it for later on (cause an OS will last for like.. 6 years)
 

Ineedausername

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Thanks. I will. Do I need to do something in the BIOS to use the memory to it's potential?

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Ineedausername
 

bryanW1995

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Originally posted by: Ineedausername
and I use the TV in the Living room.

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Ineedausername
You need to have your wife talk to my wife about that. I can only imagine the joy of my 61" dlp...

 

Ineedausername

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Haha! My wife is pretty cool, she doesn't bother me too much when I play World of Warcraft. It the kids, they want to get on and play the Wii. Hence the need for a second TV.

People keep telling me not to get the 64bit windows because of the lack of driver support. Is that right?

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LightningRider

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Not really, it used to be more true than now. Driver support is pretty decent for 64 bit now. I've found drivers for everything in my system, I have Vista Ultimate x64. It will only improve too, so why not get it.
 

MarcVenice

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Should have gone with 4gb ddr800 instead of 2gb ddr1066. Besides that, looking good.
 

Ineedausername

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I haven't bought the system yet but you are not the first person to tell me that I dont need the 2gb ddr1066 but get the 4Gb lower speed ram. Is it because I would not get that much of a performance boost from the 1066 over the 800? And I will notice more of a performance boost if I use more memory? Especially if I am using may applications at one time?

Thanks for your reply Marc!!

Ineedausername
 

MarcVenice

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You are 100% correct. The performance increase from ddr800 to 1066 is almost unnoticable, whereas going from 2gb to 4gb definately is noticable.
 

SerpentRoyal

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Note that windows 32-bit will only detect up to 3GB. Need windows 64-bit to take full advantage of 4GB. I use 1GB x 2 plus 512MB x 2.
 

BiTXBoi

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Hi there!

I would like to know if I will run into problems with the following build:

Case: Lian Li V1000A Plus
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Processor
Motherboard: Asus Blitz Formula
Memory: Kingston HyperX DIMM 4 GB DDR2-800 Kit (2 modules of 2GB)
Combo Drive: Plextor PX-810SA
Hard Drives: Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD (10.000rpm, 74GB)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB ST3320620AS

Video Card: XFX GF8800GTS XXX
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower 700 W
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

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BiTXBoi
 

Arkaign

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Originally posted by: BiTXBoi
Hi there!

I would like to know if I will run into problems with the following build:

Case: Lian Li V1000A Plus
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Processor
Motherboard: Asus Blitz Formula
Memory: Kingston HyperX DIMM 4 GB DDR2-800 Kit (2 modules of 2GB)
Combo Drive: Plextor PX-810SA
Hard Drives: Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD (10.000rpm, 74GB)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB ST3320620AS

Video Card: XFX GF8800GTS XXX
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower 700 W
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit

Thanks


BiTXBoi

No problems, but I'd suggest :

Grab a MCE 2005 OEM license to slap on that 320GB, that way if you run into any games/apps that you want that don't play well with Vista (there's a number of them out there), you can boot into XP when needed. Added bonus : you always have a ready to go backup OS in case either OS/drive gets borked.
 

bryanW1995

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Originally posted by: Ineedausername
I haven't bought the system yet but you are not the first person to tell me that I dont need the 2gb ddr1066 but get the 4Gb lower speed ram. Is it because I would not get that much of a performance boost from the 1066 over the 800? And I will notice more of a performance boost if I use more memory? Especially if I am using may applications at one time?

Thanks for your reply Marc!!

Ineedausername
as marc said, you can get 4x1 gb of 800 for the same price as 2x1 1066. get 4-4-4-12 ram, last time I checked you could get 800 4-4-4-12 ballistix 2x1gb for 75 AR at newegg. According our own oc guide, 4-4-4-12 is usually good for up to 1000+ anyway with relaxed timings so it is vey unlikely to cramp your style when oc'ing. I lucked out and got 2x1 ballistix 1066 for 89.99 AR, but now I'm stuck with either paying 50%+ more for another 2x1 or the same for 2x512, or I can pick up another 2x1 800 but have mismatched ram. Neither is a good choice imho.