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Hey

I'm doing my very first computer build

and after extensive research I want to know if EVERY thing is compatable

This is specs for everything! *Caution big*



Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
$194.99
Brand Intel
Processors Type Desktop
Series Core 2 Quad
Model BX80562Q6600
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type LGA 775
Tech Spec
Core Kentsfield
Multi-Core Quad-Core
Name Core 2 Quad Q6600
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz
FSB 1066MHz
L1 Cache 128KB+128KB
L2 Cache 2 x 4MB
Manufacturing Tech 65 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Threading Support No
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3,SSSE3, EM64T
Voltage 0.85V 1.5V
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included
$194.99

XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
$129.99
Specs
Model
Brand XFX
Model PVT98GYDLU
Interface
Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA
GPU GeForce 9800 GT
Core clock 600MHz
Stream Processors 112
Memory
Memory Clock 1800MHz
Memory Size 512MB
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR3
3D API
DirectX DirectX 10
OpenGL OpenGL 2.1
Ports
DVI 2
TV-Out HDTV / S-Video Out
General
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
SLI Supported Yes
Cooler With Fan
System Requirements Minimum Power Supply Requirement: 400 Watt
Power Connector 6 Pin
Dual-Link DVI Supported Yes
HDCP Ready Yes
Packaging
Package Contents PVT98GYDLU
Driver Disk
User's Manual
Game Disk
Power Cable
DVI to VGA/D-sub Adapter
129.99$

Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Model
Brand GIGABYTE
Model GA-EP45-UD3R
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type LGA 775
CPU Type Quad-core / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium
FSB 1600/1333MHz
Chipsets
North Bridge Intel P45
South Bridge Intel ICH10R
Memory
Number of Memory Slots 4240pin
Memory Standard DDR2 1366+/1066
Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
Channel Supported Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 1
PCI Express x1 3
PCI Slots 3
Storage Devices
PATA 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s 8
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset None
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC889A
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111C
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 2
USB 8 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 2 x IEEE 1394a
S/PDIF Out 1x Optical, 1x Coaxial
Audio Ports 6 Ports
Onboard USB
Onboard USB 4 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
Onboard 1394 1x 1394a
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin 24 Pin

120$

Ram

2x240 pin needed
DDR2
4X STICKS OF
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory
112$

Hard drive
Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


Specs

Model
Brand Western Digital
Series Caviar SE
Model WD3200AAJS
Performance
Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity 320GB
RPM 7200 RPM
Cache 8MB
Average Seek Time 8.9ms
Average Write Time 10.9ms
Average Latency 4.2ms
Physical Spec
Form Factor 3.5"
Features
Features Cool - Cool operation results in the highest reliability, even in intensely hot environments such as digital video recorders. That's why these, the coolest on the market, are the drives of choice for the world's leading consumer electronics and PC manufacturers.
Quiet - The technology that Tom's Hardware Guide called "very fast and nearly silent" is used throughout this family of drives. Our WhisperDrive technology minimizes noise to levels near the threshold of human hearing. To cut seek noise, SoftSeek technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms, resulting in more efficient operation.

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Case
Nemesis Elite NZXT

114$
Logitech seakers 80$ Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers
Moniter


Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1
170$
Model
Brand Acer
Model X223Wbd
Cabinet Color Black
Display
Screen Size 22"
Widescreen Yes
Maximum Resolution 1680 x 1050
Recommended Resolution 1680 x 1050
Viewing Angle 170(H) / 160(V)
Pixel Pitch 0.282mm
Display Colors 16.7 Million
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 2500:1
Response Time 5ms
Display Type WSXGA+
Connectivity
Input Video Compatibility Analog RGB, Digital
Connectors D-Sub, DVI
D-Sub 1
DVI 1
HDMI No
Power
Power Supply 100V-240V
Power Consumption On: <45W
Stand By: <2W
OFF: <1W
Convenience
Stand Adjustments Tilt
Built in TV Tuner No
Built in Speakers No
HDCP Support Yes
Features VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm
Packaging
Package Contents X223WBD LCD Monitor
User Manual
VGA Cable
DVI Cable
Power Cable
Support Disk
Dimensions
Dimensions (WHD) 21.5" x 16" x 7"
Weight 11.6 lbs.

Keyboard

Saitek eclipse 1

50$

Mouse
death adder razer

50$

Power supply
50$ RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply
Cpu cooling fan
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
37$

Operating system
Xp proffesional 64 bit Service pack 3

140$
DVD drive
ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T BULK
20$

The total price from Newegg.com including shipping is.
$1,354.46
$1300 with rebates.



WITHOUT ALL THE BIG WORDY SPECS


Processor/CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
Graphics card
XFX GeForce 9800 GT
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R ATX
RAM
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
May change to high quality in a 4GB set.
Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM
Case
NZXT Nemesis Elite w/ LED screen 3 added USB ports and 3 120mm fans built in.
Speakers
Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers
Moniter
Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD w/ Wall mount
Keyboard
Saitek PZ30AU w/ 104 keys.
Mouse
Razer Deathadder at 2000 DPI
Power Supply
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530WATT
CPU/Processor Fan
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm
Operating System
Xp professional SP3

Edited by Danneh, 06 February 2009 - 09:26 PM.

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Hey

I'm doing my very first computer build

and after extensive research I want to know if EVERY thing is compatable

This is specs for everything! *Caution big*



Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
$194.99
Brand Intel
Processors Type Desktop
Series Core 2 Quad
Model BX80562Q6600
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type LGA 775
Tech Spec
Core Kentsfield
Multi-Core Quad-Core
Name Core 2 Quad Q6600
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz
FSB 1066MHz
L1 Cache 128KB+128KB
L2 Cache 2 x 4MB
Manufacturing Tech 65 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Threading Support No
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3,SSSE3, EM64T
Voltage 0.85V – 1.5V
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included
$194.99

XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
$129.99
Specs
Model
Brand XFX
Model PVT98GYDLU
Interface
Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
Chipset
Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA
GPU GeForce 9800 GT
Core clock 600MHz
Stream Processors 112
Memory
Memory Clock 1800MHz
Memory Size 512MB
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR3
3D API
DirectX DirectX 10
OpenGL OpenGL 2.1
Ports
DVI 2
TV-Out HDTV / S-Video Out
General
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
SLI Supported Yes
Cooler With Fan
System Requirements Minimum Power Supply Requirement: 400 Watt
Power Connector 6 Pin
Dual-Link DVI Supported Yes
HDCP Ready Yes
Packaging
Package Contents PVT98GYDLU
Driver Disk
User's Manual
Game Disk
Power Cable
DVI to VGA/D-sub Adapter
129.99$

Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Model
Brand GIGABYTE
Model GA-EP45-UD3R
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type LGA 775
CPU Type Quad-core / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Duo / Pentium
FSB 1600/1333MHz
Chipsets
North Bridge Intel P45
South Bridge Intel ICH10R
Memory
Number of Memory Slots 4240pin
Memory Standard DDR2 1366+/1066
Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
Channel Supported Dual Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 1
PCI Express x1 3
PCI Slots 3
Storage Devices
PATA 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s 8
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10
Onboard Video
Onboard Video Chipset None
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC889A
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111C
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 2
USB 8 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 2 x IEEE 1394a
S/PDIF Out 1x Optical, 1x Coaxial
Audio Ports 6 Ports
Onboard USB
Onboard USB 4 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
Onboard 1394 1x 1394a
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin 24 Pin

120$

Ram

2x240 pin needed
DDR2
4X STICKS OF
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory
112$

Hard drive
Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


Specs

Model
Brand Western Digital
Series Caviar SE
Model WD3200AAJS
Performance
Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity 320GB
RPM 7200 RPM
Cache 8MB
Average Seek Time 8.9ms
Average Write Time 10.9ms
Average Latency 4.2ms
Physical Spec
Form Factor 3.5"
Features
Features Cool - Cool operation results in the highest reliability, even in intensely hot environments such as digital video recorders. That's why these, the coolest on the market, are the drives of choice for the world's leading consumer electronics and PC manufacturers.
Quiet - The technology that Tom's Hardware Guide called "very fast and nearly silent" is used throughout this family of drives. Our WhisperDrive technology minimizes noise to levels near the threshold of human hearing. To cut seek noise, SoftSeek technology streamlines read/write seeking algorithms, resulting in more efficient operation.

50
Case
Nemesis Elite NZXT

114$
Logitech seakers 80$ Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers
Moniter


Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1
170$
Model
Brand Acer
Model X223Wbd
Cabinet Color Black
Display
Screen Size 22"
Widescreen Yes
Maximum Resolution 1680 x 1050
Recommended Resolution 1680 x 1050
Viewing Angle 170(H) / 160(V)
Pixel Pitch 0.282mm
Display Colors 16.7 Million
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 2500:1
Response Time 5ms
Display Type WSXGA+
Connectivity
Input Video Compatibility Analog RGB, Digital
Connectors D-Sub, DVI
D-Sub 1
DVI 1
HDMI No
Power
Power Supply 100V-240V
Power Consumption On: <45W
Stand By: <2W
OFF: <1W
Convenience
Stand Adjustments Tilt
Built in TV Tuner No
Built in Speakers No
HDCP Support Yes
Features VESA Wall Mounting: 100x100mm
Packaging
Package Contents X223WBD LCD Monitor
User Manual
VGA Cable
DVI Cable
Power Cable
Support Disk
Dimensions
Dimensions (WHD) 21.5" x 16" x 7"
Weight 11.6 lbs.

Keyboard

Saitek eclipse 1

50$

Mouse
death adder razer

50$

Power supply
50$ RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply
Cpu cooling fan
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
37$

Operating system
Xp proffesional 64 bit Service pack 3

140$
DVD drive
ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T BULK
20$

The total price from Newegg.com including shipping is.
$1,354.46
$1300 with rebates.



WITHOUT ALL THE BIG WORDY SPECS


Processor/CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
Graphics card
XFX GeForce 9800 GT
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R ATX
RAM
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
May change to high quality in a 4GB set.
Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM
Case
NZXT Nemesis Elite w/ LED screen 3 added USB ports and 3 120mm fans built in.
Speakers
Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers
Moniter
Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD w/ Wall mount
Keyboard
Saitek PZ30AU w/ 104 keys.
Mouse
Razer Deathadder at 2000 DPI
Power Supply
RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530WATT
CPU/Processor Fan
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm
Operating System
Xp professional SP3



Yes it is all compatible. One thing though, IMO I would steer clear from raidmax power supplies. Do yourself a favor and get a better reliable brand for $20-$50 more depending..

Look at Corsair, Pc Power & Cooling or OCZ. The corsair and Pc Power & Cooling would be the better of the 3 and you can get them for just a little more. They have much higher quality parts and you have nothing to worry about with corsair and PC power. OCZ are pretty good power supplies but it depends on which models. The Gamexstreams are fine. Silverstone is another company that makes good psu's. Corsair has some specials on newegg now I would advise that..


I would go for 4gb of ram as ddr2 is so cheap now.. No need to stay 2gb when you can go 4gb for $25-$30 more or so.. Only thing is if you get a 32 bit operating system it will only show 3.25gb OR 3.5gb in windows.

I would get whatever ram had the best price/performance ratio with good legit reviews.. I use to always buy corsair but that has changed because you can get some ram cheaper with the same results.. Gskill is a brand that offers same speed/quality for a hair less..

Other ram to look at..

Gskill,mushkin,Ocz,patriot.

Edited by jrm20, 06 February 2009 - 10:11 PM.

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Yes it is all compatible. One thing though, IMO I would steer clear from raidmax power supplies. Do yourself a favor and get a better reliable brand for $20-$50 more depending..

Look at Corsair, Pc Power & Cooling or OCZ. The corsair and Pc Power & Cooling would be the better of the 3 and you can get them for just a little more. They have much higher quality parts and you have nothing to worry about with corsair and PC power. OCZ are pretty good power supplies but it depends on which models. The Gamexstreams are fine. Silverstone is another company that makes good psu's. Corsair has some specials on newegg now I would advise that..


I would go for 4gb of ram as ddr2 is so cheap now.. No need to stay 2gb when you can go 4gb for $25-$30 more or so.. Only thing is if you get a 32 bit operating system it will only show 3.25gb OR 3.5gb in windows.

I would get whatever ram had the best price/performance ratio with good legit reviews.. I use to always buy corsair but that has changed because you can get some ram cheaper with the same results.. Gskill is a brand that offers same speed/quality for a hair less..

Other ram to look at..

Gskill,mushkin,Ocz,patriot.

'

Thank you very much

I will probaly look into a better power supply

Ive bought cosair before for my current desk top and laptop so ill stick with that RAM

With DDR2 I want to keep a good 800+ speed

Possibly this

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
and since that has 2 sticks in it

get 2 sets to fill up the MOBO

and have 8GB

^(holy!)
and it would cost around the same,
Thanks!
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Upgrades.

I've changed the case

PSU

and RAM

RAM
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
2x
so for the same price i get 8gb at the same speed instead of 6

PSU
raidmax isnt to grand sooo
we now have
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V

Woo for corsair :)

And I moved up to the Antec 900

for the extra 200MM fan

The total price now is
$1,453.86

So not bad
and with all my fun mail in rebates
it's 1390$

So what do you guys think?

Oh ya

I upgraded the keyboard also
RAZER Lycosa.

Decent gaming rig?

I plan on running Assassin's Creed
GTA IV Left 4 dead
and
Crysis

on okay settings

and how much should I overclock the CPU

I was thinking 3.0GHz

But can this guy go high without any overheating issues? preferable 3.4-3.5
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
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that card really sucks, comparing to the new ones u can get right now for that price. 9800gt is kind of a marketing scam, the 8800GTX is better. I would reccomend at least a 9800 gtx to play Crysis pretty well, something in the GTX series if u can pay for it. And your quad- core processor, might want ot get a Dual 3.0ghz quad core are great cpus not going to lie, but few games value better from it, and really i think 3.0ghz is better anyway. A 3.0ghz quad core can u run a lot higher and is just not worth it. Also u might want to get a Core I7 - it is the future.

Edited by tylerscool, 07 February 2009 - 01:56 AM.

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that card really sucks, comparing to the new ones u can get right now for that price. 9800gt is kind of a marketing scam, the 8800GTX is better. I would reccomend at least a 9800 gtx to play Crysis pretty well, something in the GTX series if u can pay for it. And your quad- core processor, might want ot get a Dual 3.0ghz quad core are great cpus not going to lie, but few games value better from it, and really i think 3.0ghz is better anyway. A 3.0ghz quad core can u run a lot higher and is just not worth it. Also u might want to get a Core I7 - it is the future.



9800gt isnt terrible if i upgrade the motherboard and run SLI

and the 9800gt is a classic

In the future, when I can balance A job and school
I will upgrade the card to an xfx 260 black edition
but now now :)

And Core I7 sounds great

But I can't afford another 1000$ JUST for a CPU

plus

I only want to run crysis on okay settings not very high or anything like that

Edited by Danneh, 07 February 2009 - 02:10 AM.

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u might just want to throw in another 30$ and get the 9800gtx its really a good investment
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u might just want to throw in another 30$ and get the 9800gtx its really a good investment

hmm

Alright
Ill get the EVGA 512 gtx9800

Edited by Danneh, 07 February 2009 - 10:42 AM.

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Hey what can I do to minimize cost and cut it down about 200$

but still be able to have a good gaming computer

aka

COD4 COD5

Assassin's Creed
CRYSIS
GTA IV
Left 4 Dead
and what ever comes out

I want to keep the QUAD core for future games that will maximize all cores.
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To help you out with this money issue here are my recomendations, and a tip u will need. 1. Forget that ram your motherboard can hold a lot more speed of ram. I would recomend this one Here Its only 4gb but still will be great even more since the speed increase, and if u want you can increase it more by overclocking. 2. Forget that screen, really i know it sounds all and good but that puts a big hole in your wallet and im sure u have other screens, or if u really want to go big use one of your LCD Tv screen if you have one or if u get one in a later date. Next the most important of them all, your PSU. Your PSu is likely to fail and could blow up your intire machine (scary huh) that brand has been known to spark and explode so dont get that one. I found a good one Here

This one won't fail its 85$ but with a 20$ rebate so it will run you the same price.
The last thing to cut down on price is to just use your monitor speakers if u have them on you tv.
Also you should go with Vista you'll reget buying XP in a few monthes/ years because Vista has DX10
I hope i helped and remember one thing- you can always upgrade later if you not pleased with your preformence.

Edited by tylerscool, 07 February 2009 - 01:30 PM.

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To help you out with this money issue here are my recomendations, and a tip u will need. 1. Forget that ram your motherboard can hold a lot more speed of ram. I would recomend this one Here Its only 4gb but still will be great even more since the speed increase, and if u want you can increase it more by overclocking. 2. Forget that screen, really i know it sounds all and good but that puts a big hole in your wallet and im sure u have other screens, or if u really want to go big use one of your LCD Tv screen if you have one or if u get one in a later date. Next the most important of them all, your PSU. Your PSu is likely to fail and could blow up your intire machine (scary huh) that brand has been known to spark and explode so dont get that one. I found a good one Here

This one won't fail its 85$ but with a 20$ rebate so it will run you the same price.
The last thing to cut down on price is to just use your monitor speakers if u have them on you tv.
Also you should go with Vista you'll reget buying XP in a few monthes/ years because Vista has DX10
I hope i helped and remember one thing- you can always upgrade later if you not pleased with your preformence.

Thank you very much

I did choose a corsair PSU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820144243

And the screen, is all I have

My parents have two LCD's TV but the use them ;o
I think I need the screen because I DO NOT have any other screens


The speakers I can cut down on

DX10 sounds nice

vista home prem 64bit sound okay?

RAM sounds good
THANKYOU very much for helping me!
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If your worried about compatibility with programs go with 32 bit, also with 4gb of ram 64 bit wont increase preformance much. 32 bit can use 3.5 gb of ram so 64 bit can only use .5gb more (with 4gb) so I would get 32 bit. Also are u saying u already have a Screen if u do don't get another.

Most of the games you listed can use DX10 and look much better, and eventually games will only be Dx10 and i think they may be coming out with DX11 so Xp can definitly not support that, so go with Vista
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If your worried about compatibility with programs go with 32 bit, also with 4gb of ram 64 bit wont increase preformance much. 32 bit can use 3.5 gb of ram so 64 bit can only use .5gb more (with 4gb) so I would get 32 bit. Also are u saying u already have a Screen if u do don't get another.

Most of the games you listed can use DX10 and look much better, and eventually games will only be Dx10 and i think they may be coming out with DX11 so Xp can definitly not support that, so go with Vista

Alright Vista home premium it is

and no i don't have a moniter
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