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by ethan
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Got 4GB RAM, upgrade to Vista 64?
Replies: 15
Views: 2888

I couldn't stand going back to XP after going to vista64. I had them on dual boot for a while, but then just got rid of XP and put Win7-64 on the drive. Now I don't like going back to Vista since being on Win7 :)
by ethan
Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Core i7 mobo recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 3017

If you are satisfied with your current performance, wait...if not, buy now. If you are the kind of person that waits years and years between upgrades, you may benefit from waiting. If you upgrade ever couple years or so, go for it now. If I had your setup, I would probably pull the trigger.
by ethan
Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Old Vs New Board
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

A new mobo, regardless of chipset -- make it easy on yourself and re-install. It's a lot of headaches otherwise. Plus Windows needs re-installing every so often as programs are installed/uninstalled and the registry gets loaded with crap. Save your important files on a usb stick or dvd's and then tr...
by ethan
Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Core i7 mobo recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 3017

Actually, the day when quad-core's don't make a difference in gaming has already past. I upgraded from my core 2 duo to a quad when i started playing gta4. I went from really choppy graphics to relatively smooth. The in-game benchmark went from 33fps to 57fps with the change in cpu's, all else being...
by ethan
Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Core i7 mobo recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 3017

My guess would be that the 6-core Nehalems come out at higher prices than the current i7's while the i7's drop in price (although i've heard rumors that the current i7 line will be dropped). I would base it upon how long you want to wait. If you want to wait, you could get a 6-core or possibly get t...
by ethan
Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: suggestions on building a new computer??
Replies: 1
Views: 812

The concern I would have is the included power supply with that case. 430 watts is not a lot today, and I don't see where it lists how many amps it provides to the 12v rail. You want at least 46-50 amps on the 12v today, and that doesn't cover the future very well. I would buy a case without a PSU a...
by ethan
Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Almost time for a new build
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Download and use Win7 RC 1. It's good for like the next year for free. Personally, I love it.
by ethan
Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Core i7 mobo recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 3017

No doubt about that! Coming from your pentium, you'll feel like you're flying!! :lol:
by ethan
Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: best matching motherboard for my new processor
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

Not sure of what you mean by "max output" but choose a board that supports DDR3 RAM if you haven't bought any RAM yet. That will give you a bit better performance than DDR2. Besides that, let us know what you're looking to use the comp for and how much you want to spend.
by ethan
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: My first Build
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

We can take it part by part if you want...start picking out parts and ask us questions along the way. Newegg.com is your best friend. Start with a case you like. Choose one without a power supply pre-installed. Then we can go from there. Cooler Master and Antec make great cases as do a couple other ...