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you cannot use ddr2 as its only for intel
your ram, you have to get pc3200, corsair makes good ram for this anyway. yes the fans are supposed to point down, how else would they go in? they would face up like in a btx computer.
good case, you might want to go dual core if you have extra money as it will future proof your pc. its up to you but just a suggestion.
nice gpus which are capable of playing any game in the next coming years.
enjoy your build!
Ahh thankyou ... how about?
Ahh so DD2 is an Intel thing!
What RAM should I get?
Corsair Value RAM?
I'll TRY and opt for a Dual core then!
Can't u buy the 7800 which costs less than 2 6800s?
and two 6800GT's will outperform a 7800GTX
and I can prove that
a 7800GTX gets in the 7000-8000 range in 3D05, the 6800GT SLI gets in the upper 8000 to lower 9000 range
it outbenchmarks and outperforms, and costs less (At least at newegg it does)
in addition you do need DDR
i'd suggest a 2x512MB set of Corsair XMS (the cheap XMS, which is only around $125 here, it's just 1 step above value RAM)
in addition to that this will not be the best in 2-3 years, technology advances to fast
it'll game in 2-3 years, but it won't be on top
Something I Read:
I read something about the 7800GTX not being used to it's full potential because theres no CPU that can keep up with it, so it keeps on getting bottlenecked.
I really doubt this, but I was wondering if any of you have heard this as well?
that between a fairly low end CPU such as a Pentium 4 2GHZ Williamette (no hyperthreading, 400 FSB, it's the original P4) and the best K7 on the market you have about a 150 point difference in 3D03 (4599 to 4700 something, this is between my two systems with the same graphics card)
and between a low grade CPU and a higher grade CPU like the A64 FX, there is maybe a 5-10% increase
if the CPU mattered as much as that would mean it did, you couldn't game on older chips, a 1.5GHZ+ CPU should be perfectly fine for anything your doing in terms of games, and 2.5GHZ+ should be fine for basically anything you could do
as long as you have a decent GPU paired to it, such as a an FX 5900 (as I have done with my 2GHZ Willamette (FX 5900XT)) it'll game fine
but the 7800GTX is hardly a performance increase over the 6800 Ultra, and anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what their talking about
a 7800GTX gets in the 7500-8500 range in 3D05
the 6800 Ultra gets in the 5500-6500 range
in 3D03 it's a little different however
and when you compare SLI it's hardly apart (9500-10500 for the NV40U SLI vs 11000-12000 for the G70 SLI)
the G70 is faster, but it's not an increase at this moment due to the high price ($600 per card, when a pair of 6800GT's can outperform it for the same cost)
in a few months once it gets cheaper, it will be a better buy
currently it's only selling point is IQ enhancement
Don't Know much about cost
The Sli compliant mobo should increase the cost already.
I would get a mobo with only 1 PCI-EXpress slot and put in the 7800 GTX
The 7800GTX cost less than 2 Geforce 6800GT
More importantly the 7800GTX Draws FAr less power and a smaller PSU is required. Your electricity bills will soon pile up!
(NT)corsair, kingston, or mushkin yeah, i would dual core it
(NT)Yes OK I'm revising this build for a better one!