Choosing what to choose

By Wing-01
Jul 14, 2008
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  1. Wing-01

    Wing-01 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Right Gentlemen Here is the System Spec! HoAh!

    Turbo Cool 1200. 1200Watt ATX

    ATI Radeon HD 4870x2

    Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770

    OCZ DDR3 PC3-16000 (9-9-9-28)

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Professional

    ASUS P5E3 Premium Wifi: @n

    ZALMAN ZM-MFC2 Fan Controller

    OCZ XTC COOLER

    IOSS RD7-CA Cooling After x2

    Belking Power Protection

    Armor+ VH6000 BWS Case

    Razer 4000dpi mouse

    G15 Keyboard

    Please comment if their is something wrong or anything please
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    That looks like a fantastic PC. Good luck and let us know how it goes. :)
  3. Wing-01

    Wing-01 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Thank you guys for all your help I will let you know everything as it developes.

    Again thank you so much for all your help you have been great. I coudn't of asked for better people like your selfs to help me.

    Thank you,
    Nico
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,353   +122

    I just got word on the cooling system that its gonna have(i cannot tell you though)...and you had better make sure there is ALOT like ALOT of room in your case, also might wanna rethink liquid cooling...


    amazing mouse but at 4000dpi, it tends to twitch on the screen. But its not the mouse, if i concentrate on holding it still, it stays still. Just warning you that it takes a smooth hand to use it.


    What are you going to have your cpu's fsb? It should match your ram.
  5. Wing-01

    Wing-01 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    what is FSB?
    you mean 4GB i am buying two of them
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,353   +122

    ...you do know how to overclock your cpu right...?
  7. Wing-01

    Wing-01 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Well not me i am been helped by a friend who builds computers
    why u ask
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,353   +122

    ah well...the Front Side Bus should commonly have the same value as your RAM speed. Your ram speed is 1600 and so is you procesors speed. However, to overclock intel core 2's you use this formula:

    Speed(mhz) = FSB / 4 * Multiplier
    The QX9770 has a mult of 8, and fsb of 1600 and has 3.2 ghz (3200mhz). That comes from

    1600(FSB) / 4 = 400 * 8(multiplier) = 3200mhz or 3.2 ghz

    so to increase your speed, you can increase your multiplier (which you can only do on a core 2 extream), or increase your FSB. If you increase your FSB, you should pick ram that will match your new FSB.
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    The RAM:FSB ratio is no biggie, since most RAM access operations are done via the cache, so it's not necessary to buy RAM the same frequency as your FSB. But if you have the budget, I recommend going for it.
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,353   +122

    Its not exactly hard to do it, plus it wont hurt. He did mention his budget was like $10,000 USD or something. anyway do you ahve a link to the ram you selected?
  11. Wing-01

    Wing-01 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Right I am a bit lost with this one.
    so how do I go about getting the RAM?
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,353   +122

    First, i will assume you will OC to 4000mhz right? well, 4000mhz could be 500 * 8. and so the fsb COULD be 2000, and such, you would go buy DDR3 2000.

    What you have to do is figure out your Overclock, or just ask your friend what his multiplier and and FSB will be at, then match that number with your ram.
  13. Wing-01

    Wing-01 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Right yeah ill go and speak to him
    ty again
    be back here soon
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