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Old 06-13-2005, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

This is going to be the first time building a computer, and I wanted to make sure that everything was comptible. This is my setup:

Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 Nvidia nForce 4 SLI ATX AMD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...17#DetailSpecs


Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST3200822AS 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148033


Ram: CORSAIR XMS 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145520


Proccesor: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice Integrated into Chip FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103531


CD-R/DVD Drive: SAMSUNG Black 16X DVD-ROM 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE Combo Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151061


Power Supply: Antec TRUE430 ATX 430W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, VDE, FCC CLASS B, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103908


Speakers: ASPIRE SPK-PS1200 2.1 Speaker

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836138202


Monitor: LG L1730S Silver 17" 12ms LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 550:1 0.264mm Pixel Pitch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824005039


Mouse: Logitech MX310 930928-0403 2 tone 6 Buttons 1x Wheel USB + PS/2 Optical Mouse

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104136


Case: COOLER MASTER STC-T01-UW Grey with Black trim Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119042

If you guys spot anything that might not work, please tell me. I do know that I don't have a soundcard here, but i haven't decided on one yet. Also, I will be running XP and Unix.
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i would advise you to go with a 3800 san diego, and a dfi land party board.
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How much are they? I'm on a budget of 1500$ right now, And what I have is just under it. And would I have to change everything else? Or are they all still compatable?

Edit: Factor in a Nvidia with 512mb, that brings it to just above 1.5k
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512? is that really necessary? Sure, you get the extra ram, but I don't think that will give you much of a performance edge over a 256. Also, is a soundcard really needed? I think the onboard sound of that asus mobo is pretty good.
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Edit: Factor in a Nvidia with 512mb, that brings it to just above 1.5k
That 512 version is a rip, look at the benchs, just get the 256 version.
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Yeah, seriously, 256 would be fine.

Anyone: is 512 really necessary? at all?
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a 6600GT will do fine for only like 170 or so

btw, go for the DFI lanparty board (way less problems) and a gig of ram instead of 512
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Ok, I'll look into it.
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Thanks a lot! With the combo newegg has on it, it saves me about 200 dollars!

edit: I'm looking at getting the
DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD

I think I'll go with the Venice still because I can get the venice for only 180 and the san diego is 450. How much better can the san diego be?

I sorta have a newbie question. Can I use DDR 625 (5000) Ram on the dfi lanparty?
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Yes you can if it is ddr. If it is ddr2 no.
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