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  1. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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  2. airbag22

    airbag22 New Member

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    holy crap this computer is going to be so awesome that the parts arent even listen on newegg yet...
     
  3. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    Fixed. :o
     
  4. airbag22

    airbag22 New Member

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    I have never seen a 2U video card.
     
  5. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    8 gigs of ram? why
     
  6. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    HD video editing, hardcore 3d graphics, etc.
     
  7. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    I think the ultimate goal is to get a good system that I can upgrade to support DX10 when it comes out. If I have to spend $1,000 to upgrade to DX10, then I will.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I don't think the 8gb of ram will help for gaming.
     
  9. CruD

    CruD Bah, I'll just hack it

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    the 8gb isnt for the gaming part...

    Here are the 3 configs im looking at.... I still need to add storage/optical/sound/power and liquid cooling.

    XFX GeForce 7900 GTX EXTREME (675MHz) 512MB PV-T71F-YDE9 Video Card - Retail $495.99 2 $991.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150136
    SUPERMICRO H8DCE-O Extended ATX Server Motherboard $379.99 (1) $379.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813182081
    AMD Dual-Core Opteron 280 1000MHz HT Socket 940 Dual Core Processor $862.99 (2) $1,725.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103573
    CORSAIR 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory - Retail $105.00 (8) $840.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145519
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional X64 Edition Single Pack - OEM $139.99 (1) $139.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16837102065

    Total so far: 4077.94

    XFX GeForce 7900 GTX EXTREME (675MHz) 512MB PV-T71F-YDE9 Video Card - Retail $495.99 2 $991.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150136
    ABIT AN8 32X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $169.99 (1) $169.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127232
    AMD Athlon 64 FX60 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail $986.99 (1) $986.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103573
    Patriot Signature 2GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory - Retail $288.50 (4) $1,154.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220098
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional X64 Edition Single Pack - OEM $139.99 (1) $139.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16837102065

    Total so far: 3442.95

    XFX GeForce 7900 GTX EXTREME (675MHz) 512MB PV-T71F-YDE9 Video Card - Retail $495.99 (2) $991.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150136
    Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe nForce4 SLI Audio/GB-LAN/IEEE-1394a/PCI-E/SATA3G/DDR2/ATX 64 AM2 $249.99 (1) $249.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131011
    AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 Dual-Core 1MB Per Core 90nm (AM2) (Retail Box-w-Fan) $1,031.00 (1) $1,031.00 http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=120987
    2gb dimms… somewhere?
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional X64 Edition Single Pack - OEM $139.99 (1) $139.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16837102065


    Total so far: 2412.96
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I just want to point out that driver support for Windows XP 64-bit Edition is, and probably always will be, shitty. Vista is going to be Microsoft's big foray into consumer-level 64-bit support.
     
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    98% sure that Vista64 is going to use the same x9/2k3-64 drivers that we have now... They will get better with time.
     
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    Remember how long it took to get XP "Decent"
     
  13. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Yeah, I imagine the XP64 drivers will get rolled into Vista. The question will be whether drivers that are released for Vista will also be released for XP64, or whether Microsoft will abandon XP64 once it has a ground-up 64-bit-compatible consumer OS.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    pretty sure you have NO idea what you're talking about here.

    It's not a matter of what you think they *will* do... it has *already* been *done*. Vista64 drivers are the same as XP64.
     
  15. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Are you entertaining the idea of putting a beta version of Vista on this guy's new computer? If not, then Vista doesn't count yet, regardless of what the developers say they've managed to accomplish thus far.
     
  16. P07r0457

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    the driver integration layer is quite deep. I highly doubt that Microsoft would release a public beta with any intentions of changing their driver format or requirements. Public betas from Microsoft are also known as "Release Candidates". Later betas are officially called by "RC". And there is no prior evidence that MS has ever changed in this manner, or that they will in this release.
     
  17. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Fair enough. Anyway, my original point (which I admit I didn't state very directly) was that he should wait to buy Vista when it comes out instead of buying a 64-bit patch to a five-year-old 32-bit OS that will soon be obsolete.
     
  18. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    still waiting...
     

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