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    Originally posted by Elohim View Post
    I don't agree with the comment about 64bit being much more unstable. I'm running 64bit Vista Ultimate with 4 Gigs of RAM and feel it's very stable. The extra RAM probably doesn't help for UT3, but it helps me with other apps for video editing and running virtual machines for work.
    That's a good point, and I agree; that's why I specifically mentioned gaming only. On 64 bit it seems like you're often deprived of newer drivers, some games don't feel like getting along well...

    It's not an issue of 64 bit, its an issue of SUPPORT for 64 bit, which is still lacking.


      Your buying a notebook?

      Originally posted by EpicJon View Post
      Its a 20 inch pc, so however much the resolution can go i guess, or as much until it doesn't look kinda grainy like 800x600. I have no intentions of overclocking anything, but want to get high quality hardware so i won't have to while maintaining a high performance.

      Heres what i have on my list so far -

      Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7600 (2.33GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB)
      4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)
      ntegrated Sound Blaster® Audigy™HD Software Edition

      in order - Processor, RAM, and Audio. It comes with ATI x1800 HD only, so i'll have to buy an nVidia on the side. But hows that for the processor so far?

      Socket M is for laptops and notebooks. This thread is about a laptop?


        My PC

        I get an average of 150 FPS allot of the time it goes to 200 FPS and over... i have an 8800GTX.


          I am always under the impression that you should live for the future. That means buying hardware to cover 3yrs or so. I bought big, there is no game I can not play today. A Motherboard w/ raid or a raid controller. Atleast three hard drives in raid 0, whats the use in having a fast PC when your hard drives can not keep up. I would not buy another video card until the newer ones come out.

          I work w/ Dell everyday, there support is good. I would not recommend them for a gaming PC but I put them im am office environment everyday.


            Heres what im getting -

            Case ( Nzxt Lexa Blackline Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Black )
            Case Lighting ( None )
            Power Supply ( 1200 Watt -- NZXT PRC-1200 Power Supply Quad SLI Ready )
            Processor ( [=== Quad Core ===] Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core Processor QX9650 (4x 3.0GHz/12MB L2 Cache/1333FSB) )
            Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Halo 2] must purchase with Microsoft Windows Vista operation system )
            Processor Cooling ( [New !!!] iBUYPOWER Liquid CPU Cooling Fan System Kit --- [for INTEL CPU] )
            Motherboard ( [===Support QX9650 & 3-Way SLI===] Asus Striker II Formula nForce® 780i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394 3-Way PCI-E MB )
            Memory ( 4096MB [2048MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Mushkin High Performance II (HP2) w/Heat Spreader )
            Video Card ( [New !!!] 2x NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 1GB w/DVI + TV Out Video )
            Video Card Brand ( === High Performance === eVGA Brand Video Cards [SLI enabled] Powered by NVIDIA )
            Hard Drive ( 1TB (500GB x2) HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] )
            2nd Hard Drive ( None )
            External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None )
            CD/DVD Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] LG GGC-H20L BLU-RAY/HD-DVD Reader & DVD±R/±RW Burner Internal Combo Drive Black )
            CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( None )
            Sound Card ( Creative Lab Sound Blaster X-Fi ExtremeGamer )
            Speaker System ( [Black] Creative Labs Inspire P7800 7.1 Surround Speaker + Subwoofer )
            Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
            Floppy Drive ( None )
            Monitor ( LCD Monitor Sceptre 24" LCD 16:9 Wide Screen HDTV Video & PC Monitor Support Resolution 1920x1200 [Black] )
            2nd Monitor ( None )
            Keyboard ( Logitech Elite USB/PS2 Keyboard Black )
            Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black )
            USB 2.0 Accessories ( Build-in USB 2.0 Ports )
            Meter Display ( None )
            Flash Media Reader/Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer Black )
            Operation System ( Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....) 32-Bit )
            Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( None )
            USB Flash Drive ( None )
            TV Tuner ( None )
            Video Camera ( None )
            Headset ( None )
            Power Protection ( None )
            Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
            Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) No Rush, Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )