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    Posted: 04 Sep 2008 at 8:23pm

Hi everybody, im going to be purchasing a system soon but im not sure about my configuration. The load url is http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=180477

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Sep 2008 at 8:29pm
why 2 raptors? 2nd hdd should be larger but slower if its just for media/personal files

drop the Bigfoot card.

go upto 4GB of ram

and wait for Nehalem, its suppose to overclock to 4GHz with air, I wonder what it will do with liquid cooling.

even if you decide not to get Nehalem, when it comes out it should drop the prices for the current penryn chips

I would get the lcd, surge protector and speakers myself, shot around and see if you find better prices.

get the 4 year warranty
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  Quote Adefacin Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Sep 2008 at 8:35pm

Is the xp pro 64 bit?

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Sep 2008 at 8:37pm
not sure but go with vista 64bit, it will have its own drivers, with xp 64bit I think you will be pulling out your hair
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  Quote Adefacin Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Sep 2008 at 8:38pm
oh and also, should I downgrade the first raptor to the 150gb version and switch the second for a 500gb hd?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Sep 2008 at 8:39pm
yup that would be great, but if you want to run your games off the same drive as the OS then keep the first drive as is and make the second one the 500GB 7200rpm
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  Quote Adefacin Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Sep 2008 at 8:42pm
ok two more questions. when is nehalem supposed to be released and I play WoW quite a bit, will going with vista lower my fps or cause and screen tearing like ive heard its prone to do?

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Sep 2008 at 8:49pm
Nehalem is coming out this month we hope.

as for WoW and vista, I don't know that, somebody else can answer that question for you, not my area of expertise
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  Quote Adefacin Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Sep 2008 at 8:52pm

Ok, ill wait for nehalem release and find somone to ask about the WoW problem.

Another quickie, what exactly does the windows boost do and would it have a performance impact?
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I play WoW on 32-bit Vista and there's no tearing.

These are the reasons why tearing happens:

- graphic cards overheating
- drivers out of date
- vsync is not on

Most WoW players are not educated in computers and just quickly point the finger at Microsoft.
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ok ty
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