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Old 03-28-2005, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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aight im building a computer for gaming the specs and links to the parts are down below tell me if its good IF its not please tell me a replacement part but please make sure its compatible with the rest and is on Newegg.com


Motherboard -
ASUS "A8N-SLI" nForce4 SLI Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-524&depa=1
$175.00

Processor -
AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 3500+, 90nm, 2.2 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...103-494&DEPA=0
$319.00

Graphics Card -
SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON X800 PRO Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, VGA/VIVO/DVI , PCI-Express
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-496&depa=0
$218.00

RAM -
Kingston Value Series 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 x2
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...141-402&depa=0
$83.00

Harddrive -
Western Digital 200GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD2000JD
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...144-153&DEPA=1
$118.19
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Scratch the Asus board, go with a DFI Lanparty nForce4 U2 SLI board, or just an Ultra board if you don't need SLI. Asus aren't as good as they used to be and are kinda overpriced now, plus you'd need to flash a new BIOS right away for it to work with the 90nm core you've picked.

Also, people here have had rather negative feedback about the x800 Pro. The x800XL will offer you a lot more performance for the dollar, it's a bit more expensive but it's a really good 16 pipeline card, especially for it's price.

Apart from that, you are good to go.
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do you have a newegg link for the DFI Lanparty nForce4 U2 SLI board and the x800XL??
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-499&depa=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...136-151&depa=1
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will my ram fit into it and will my original graphics card fit in that mother board and will the one you reccomended fit in the motherboard you reccomended?
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yep, everything is cross compatible.
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sweet!!!! i might go with the stuff you suggested then
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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switch the asus mobo for the DFI SLI one and get an eVGA 6600gt instead, also i'd reccomend getting a 120 or 160 gb hard drive and getting a gig from corsair instead... sooo...

Motherboard -
DFI "LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR" NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...136-151&depa=0
$215.00

Processor -
AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 3500+, 90nm, 2.2 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewprodu...-103-494&DEPA=0
$319.00

Graphics Card -
EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, Model "128-P2-N368-TX" -RETAIL
(cant get link, comp sketching, but easily found)
$179.00

RAM -
Corsair Value Select (Dual Pack) 184 Pin 512MBx2 DDR PC-3200 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-440&depa=0
$96.00

$809 before HD vs $858 (i think) so actually just keep the HD u had

Harddrive -
Western Digital 200GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD2000JD
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewprodu...-144-153&DEPA=1
$118.19
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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sweet will it get me killer graphics for games i wanna play..
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Old 03-28-2005, 12:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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the 6600gt? definately. best bang for buck out at the monment, and only 179 vs that 281 monster u had up there, the pros aren't even that great, i'd actually reccomend getting a vanilla 6800 if you wanted a lil more pep, since the gts cost 400 but i dont think vanilla 6800 come in pci-e :/
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