new MacPro set-up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maelstromr, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. maelstromr macrumors 6502

    maelstromr

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    So I posted this in gaming but maybe will get more on-point attention here:

    I would like some specific recommendations on gaming hardware, both mac native and booted in windows Vista (64 bit) on a mac pro early 2008.

    Is the general rule the more RAM the better? Is there a point where there's more RAM than can possibly be used? Note I plan on installing vista 64 bit, so I'll be able to use 4gb +.

    10,000 rpm HD? Will there be heat problems with a 512 MB graphics card, factory HD, WD "green" 1TB back-up drive and the 10,000 gaming/windows drive all in there?

    Graphics card - 8800 beating the ATI 3870? Should I wait for the new ATI cards announced?

    Will this require some sort of third party cooling mechanism?

    Thanks!
     
  2. maelstromr thread starter macrumors 6502

    maelstromr

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    so is this too stupid of a question or too tough? no responses? this is the first time I've had that problem here. :(
     

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