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Old 12-14-07, 12:41 AM   #13
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I'd get a SATA DVD burner.

I think these Samsung drives are the ones everyone is raving about right now:

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151154

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151153

If I had the money, I'd get two of them to get rid of all of my PATA drives.
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Old 12-14-07, 12:45 AM   #14
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Like everyone said, go P35, and you will have a very good gaming rig.
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Old 12-14-07, 06:41 PM   #15
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I'd get a SATA DVD burner.

I think these Samsung drives are the ones everyone is raving about right now:

With lightscribe:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151154

And without:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151153

If I had the money, I'd get two of them to get rid of all of my PATA drives.

I did some dusting last weekend and when I put my lite-on dvd drive back in t wouldn't work and I was kinda happy cause I could finally get a sata and it be justified.

I pulled it and was gonna order the Samsung when I bought The Witcher and thought hmmm maybe I will try it again and it worked. I will leave it in this rig when it gets sold, and finally be rid of it

Nice build Jerry, I have the PNY 8800gt and if it gets hot just blast the fan, and it will do the job.
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Old 12-16-07, 07:17 PM   #16
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ive been thinking about getting one of those fancy raptor hard drives. do you think it would be worth it in terms of performance in games (shortening loading times)?

i would only be able to fit in the 74gig one into my budget

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Old 12-16-07, 07:28 PM   #17
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2 36'ers in Raid 0 would be faster (eBay)
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Old 12-30-07, 12:12 AM   #18
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i ordered the rest of the components earlier this week, now im just waiting for it to get here

heres the final wishlist on newegg, its more updated than the one in my original post

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=9266187

i went a little over my proposed $900 budget but thats okay cause i got a little extra money for christmas.

i went ahead and got the raptor anyways because after a bit of research, it does load faster into some games by a substantial margin, i just hope i dont regret it. also i went with the ocz gamexstream 600w psu instead of the stealthxstream cause it had more SATA connections.
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Old 01-01-08, 07:20 AM   #19
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my 8800GT arrived 2 days early first time ive seen it in person and wow, it is huge. but im confident it will fit in my case. all im waiting for now is the PSU, DVD drives and HDDs.

and while we're on the topic of the 8800GT i think i am gonna get an aftermarket cooler for it. ive got my eye on the Zalman VF900. i would rather get a VF1000 but newegg doesnt have em yet. i might order the VF900 later next week when i order my headset (old one broke)
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Old 01-01-08, 07:21 AM   #20
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dont! Get the thermaltake duo orb instead
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Old 01-01-08, 08:02 AM   #21
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dont! Get the thermaltake duo orb instead
He's right, the DuOrb works wonders on the GT, highly recommended
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Old 01-02-08, 06:43 AM   #22
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ive decided to go with the ARCTIC COOLING Accelero S1 with the Turbo Module instead of the zalman vf900. after researching i foundout that the S1 passively is up to 30 degrees cooler than stock fan (under load). with the turbo module its even better.

i would of probably went with the duorb or the vf1000 but neither were at newegg :/

anyways the S1 with the turbo module takes up 2 more slots. it aint a real problem for me because on my mobo right below the VGA slot is 2 pci-e slots that i wont be using anyways (if i ever do need a pci-e slot theres still one more above the VGA slot). another problem the S1 might pose is its huge, its 140mm tall but im pretty confident it will fit in my case.

i also grabbed some zalman VRAM heatsinks just in case the S1 doesnt come with enough. also after reading some reviews the thermal pads that come with the S1 arnt very good so i got some arctic silver adhesive.

and a question is it safe to use Arctic silver 5 on your GPU? i read that the small amount of silver in the AS5 can cause some problems if it drops on your PCB. i would of gotten the arctic cooling MX-2 if i knew about that before ordering.
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Old 01-12-08, 07:58 PM   #23
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Well i finally put together my computer yesterday and it runs great. i went from running BF2 on all low settings barely getting above 25fps to running it on all high with an average of 55 -60fps. and HL2 i was getting around 20fps on all low now i run it on all high with no lag.

as expected my 8800gt ran a little hot. it was running up to 75 degrees celsius at load with the fan at stock settings so i upped the fan to 80% now it about 60-65 degrees Celsius load. im still waiting on my aftermarket GPU cooler, i should receive it on Monday.

only problem with my system is my raptor 150gb HDD seem to be a DOA. i tried to install XP on it but it couldn't format the drive. after i loaded XP on my other 320gb SATA hard drive i tried reformatting the raptor using disk management. it successfully reformatted and added on a partition on the drive but whenever i install programs on it they dont load/crash. im gonna be RMAing it newegg. overall im very happy with my rig
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Old 01-13-08, 05:56 PM   #24
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Instead of the Raptor get one of those Spinpoint F1 drives ,They are nice.

In fact all you need is 2 Spinpoint F1's Striped, Good for speed AND size.

150gb just isn't enough.
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