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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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I rarely build PCs, but I've been getting into some gaming and my A64 3200+/ATI X700PRO is becoming pretty old. So here's the final build; I'm just waiting to purchase it once I get a few opinions on it.

[img width=904 height=768]http://members.cox.net/warrenwells/pc2.jpg[/img]

Also, it's been awhile since I've done a build. Do HSFs still come with thermal compound? I remember reading that some use heat pads now where the compound isn't required. What will be the case here?


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If the text is a little hard to read, try this:

http://members.cox.net/warrenwells/pc2.jpg


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Games now a days are becoming more demanding on the computer system, and they are only going to become more complex.


4 GB of Ram now seems common for gaming computers and a 512 mb graphic card would help. With things like those, your computer would be set for about 5-10 years before you would have to upgrade.
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[quote author=RymanH24 link=topic=89817.msg1733222#msg1733222 date=1190575574]
Games now a days are becoming more demanding on the computer system, and they are only going to become more complex.


4 GB of Ram now seems common for gaming computers and a 512 mb graphic card would help. With things like those, your computer would be set for about 5-10 years before you would have to upgrade.
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I could go 4GB, but that's always an easy fix later. The video card is a 8800GTX which is 768MB.


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Re: Computer Build

HSFs have a sticky pad that is supposed to work as a thermal conductor, but they pretty much suck. do yourself a favor and get some arctic silver.

also, that's a beast of a video card. have fun playing crysis with that shit.

all in all that's a solid lookin system. obviously cost is not much of a concern lol. if you wanna shave a few $$$ look at getting a case that isn't $150, and look at AMDs latest offerings. i think their quad-cores are out, but i haven't checked in a long time.

have fun with the build, i know i would

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[quote author=RymanH24 link=topic=89817.msg1733222#msg1733222 date=1190575574]
Games now a days are becoming more demanding on the computer system, and they are only going to become more complex.


4 GB of Ram now seems common for gaming computers and a 512 mb graphic card would help. With things like those, your computer would be set for about 5-10 years before you would have to upgrade.
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5 maybe, 10? never. technology doubles every 18 months or less, and we're rapidly advancing computer technology. ever hear of the "point of singularity"? check this from ISA:

"An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the commonsense "intuitive linear" view. So we won't experience 100 years of progress in the twenty-first century. It will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today's rate). The "returns," such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There's even exponential growth in the rate of exponential growth."

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just sayin, you can't build a future-proof computer.

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windows 3.0 is workin fine for me still.

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lol, awesome. enjoy that snazzy new GUI *cough*mac rip-off*cough*

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Upgrading memory is not that easy... tech just happened to come out with ddr2, making my 184pin memory a weeee-bit harder to find..

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