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Old 09-23-2005, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a Comp from scratch

I'm going to be building a computer from scratch, is it okay not to have a optical drive and a soundcard? my friend said the motherboard has a sound card already. this computer with be used mostly for gaming. am i missing anyhting out?...any suggestion for improvements, my budget is 1.8k these are all the stuff i am going to buy. everything check? o.O

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D (nForce4-Ultra) Dual Channel DDR400+SATA-RAID+

Processor: (one of them, not decided)
AMD Athlon64 3500+ (2.2GHz/512KB) =Tray/Alone=+ $383
AMD Athlon64 3200+ (2.0GHz/512KB) =Box/Alone=+ $349
++what do they mean by "tray/alone and box/alone"++

Video card:
(GeForce 6600GT) 128MB DDR3+ $279

ALTEC LANSING 220 (1-pair) Speakers+ $39

2 x CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB (PC-3200/CL2.5)400MHz DDR SDRAM+

LG 52X CD-ROM Drive (Black/Box)+ $24

Hard-drive for songs and such:
SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.7 Plus =160GB= (ST3160023A/8MB) ATA-100+

Hard-drive for games:
WESTERN DIGITAL Raptor WD360GD (36GB/10,000rpm/8MB) Serial ATA-150+

Power supply:
BE-QUITE 400W ATX Power Supply+ $100

COOLER MASTER Aerogate II (ALD-V02) Display Panel+ $68

RAIDMAX Scorpio 868W (White/Black/Blue/Silver)+ $79

Keyboard/Optical mouse

Normal Monitor

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