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Old 02-27-2005, 04:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A good computer?

Computer will be used for gaming and internet.

Will this be a good Computer?


Computer Case - ASPIRE X-Navigator Black Aluminum ATX Mid-Tower Case with side window and 500W Power Supply, Model"ATXA8NW-BK/500" -RETAIL
Case Type: Mid-Tower Case
Color: Black
Material: 1.0mm Aluminum
Drive Bays: 5.25" x 4/0, 3.5" x 2/7 (external/internal)
Expansion Slots: 7
Front Ports: 2 x USB, 1 x IEEE1394
Power Supply: 500W Aluminum See-Through Fan-Adjustable PSU
Cooling System: 1 front LED fan, 1 side 120mm LED fan, 2 rear LED fan, 1 top LED fan
Motherboard Compatibility: ATX
Dimensions: 20.5" x 7.75" x 19"(H x W x L)
Features: 2*Extra Changeable Front Plates (Silver, Blue), Front Panel Fan Speed Controller, Temperature LCD. more info-> N82E16811144090 $159.00 $159.00

Motherboard - MSI "K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI" NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL
Supported CPU: Socket 939 AMD Athlon 64FX/64
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI MCPs
RAM: 4x DIMM Dual Channel DDR 266/333/400 Max 4GB
Slots: 2x PCI-Express X16, 3x PCI
Ports: 2x PS/2, 1x COM, 1x LPT, 10x USB2.0(Rear 4), 2x RJ45, 1x 1394, 2x SPDIF out, Audio Ports
IDE: 2x ATA 133 with NV Raid 0/1/0+1
SATA: 4x SATA2 3.0Gb/s with NV Raid 0/1/0+1, 2x SATA2 with Raid 0/1, JOBD
Onboard Audio: Sound Blaster Live 7.1-channel
Onboard LAN: 2x Gigabit Ethernet
Onboard 1394: 3x ports by VIA 6306
Form Factor: ATX more info-> N82E16813130487 $189.00 $189.00

Video Card - ASUS nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, Model "EN6600GT/TD/128" -RETAIL
Chipset/Core Speed: nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT/500MHz
Memory/Effective Speed: 128MB GDDR3/1000MHz
BUS: PCI-Express x16
Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub) + TV-Out (S-Video/Composite) + DVI
Support 3D API: DirectX 9(Shader Model 3.0), OpenGL 1.5
Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536@85Hz
Cable/Accessories: TV out Adapter, DVI to VGA Adapter, Manual, Driver CD
Retail Box (See pics for details) more info-> N82E16814121178 $226.00 $226.00

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 2.2 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Socket 939 Processor - Retail
Model: Athlon 64 3500+
Core: Winchester
Operating Frequency: 2.2GHz
FSB: Integrated into Chip
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/ 512KB
Voltage: 1.4V
Process: 90nm
Socket: Socket 939
Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+
Packaging: Retail box(with Heatsink and Fan) more info-> N82E16819103498 $281.00 $281.00

DDR Memory - Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200PRO - Retail
Manufacturer: Corsair
Speed: DDR400(PC3200)
Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 2-3-3-6
Support Voltage: 2.6V
Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s
Organization: two 64M x 64 -Bit
Special Features: 18 activity LED'S show level of memory activity
Warranty: Lifetime more info-> N82E16820145466 $242.00 $242.00

Floppy Drive - NEC 1.44MB Black Internal Floppy Drive, OEM
Capacity: 1.44/0.72 MByte
Average Access Time: 3ms
Interface: 34 Pin Standard Floppy Connector
Form: 3.5"
Media Type: 3.5" double-side high density, 3.5" double-side density
Features: Maximal performance in minimum space
Packaging: OEM Drive Only more info-> N82E16821152005 $8.00 $8.00

Hard Drive - Seagate 7200.8 200GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ Hard Drive, Model ST3200826AS, OEM
Capacity: 200GB
Average Seek Time: 8 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: SATA
Features: Single-chip Serial ATA interface with Native Command Queuing, SoftSonic motor, RoHS-compliant, Enhanced G-Force Protection
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years
Packaging: OEM more info-> N82E16822148066 $135.00 $135.00

DVD-ROM - SAMSUNG 16X DVD Drive Black, Model TS-H352A/BEBP, OEM
Read Speed: 16X DVD-ROM, 48X CD-ROM
Interface: E-IDE/ATAPI
Buffer: 512KB
Access Time: CD-ROM: 100ms, DVD-ROM: 100ms
Data Transfer Rate: DVD 16X (21,600KB/sec), CD 48X (7,200KB/sec)
Features: Adopted acoustic-noise reduction
Packaging: OEM Bulk(see pictures for details) more info-> N82E16827151212 $27.00 $27.00

DVD Burner - NEC 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Drive, Black, Model ND-3520A BK, OEM
Write Speed: 16X DVD+R, 8X DVD+RW, 4X DVD+R DL, 16X DVD-R, 6X DVD-RW, 48X CD-R, 24X CD-RW
Read Speed: 48X CD-ROM, 16X DVD-ROM
Interface: ATAPI / E-IDE
Buffer: 2MB
Packaging: OEM (see pictures for details) more info-> N82E16827152035 $59.99 $59.99

Sound Card - Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL
Channels: 7.1
Max Sampling Rate: 192kHz
Signal-Noise Ratio: 108dB(SNR)
Hardware Decode: Dolby Digital EX
Digital Audio: 24-bit
Hardware Polyphony: 64 Voices
PC Interface: PCI
Connectors: Line-out, Line-in, Mic-in, Digital Out(5.1), Firewire(IEEE1394), Analog/Digital CD Audio in, Telephone Answering Device in, GAME/MIDI port via extension header, Internal IEEE1394 header and AD_EXT extension header to Audigy 2 ZS Internal I/O Drive(See Details) more info-> N82E16829102162 $91.00 $91.00

Subtotal » $1,417.99

This will be my first time building a computer.

I have a couple of questions.

The components that I have picked - will they all work together?

Is Building a computer hard?

Is there anything you would change?

Will the case psu be ok?

Anything else I would need?

Any help is appreciated

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Old 02-27-2005, 08:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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thats gonna be a very nice comp when uve made it. yes putin it together is easy just plug everything where it fits really as long as u remember to plug everything is you should have no problems EXCEPT maybes with the power supply becuase ur using pci-e u need a atx2.0 psu and the only with that case isnt one. i have heard u can get it to work with a standard atx1.0 power supply like that is but ive never tried it myself. also it might be an idea to look at a msi or eVGA version of that graphics card as they are known to be good versions, but they are all very similar. hope this helps

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Old 02-27-2005, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks good to me, but I would reccomend spending the couple hundred more on the 6800GT, as 2x6600GT's are pretty equal to a 6800GT in most GAMES (not benchmarks). Not to mention that it will give you 1.5x the speed to boot. BUT the 6600GT is a good card, and if you are going to get next gen. before you do SLI, then go for the 6600GT

Also, as a first time builder you should be aware of the fact that ALL of the current SLI boards are full of bugs. The Asus A8N-SLI tends to have the most, but when configured properly, it is the fastest. MSI is slightly slower (.5-2%) but has less issues.
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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dude... that is going to be awesome
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Old 02-27-2005, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Speed08, please never post all that worthless information!! That computer is'ent that expensive. Looks good, i like your processor : )
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that pc would kick ***... I would love to build that rig.
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Old 02-27-2005, 05:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys

will this PSU work and be reliable?

Antec 480 watt 120mm fan ATX 12V v2.0 power supply, Active PFC, Model "NeoPower" - Retail
Type: ATX
Maximum Power: 480W
PFC: Active
Hold-up Time: 20ms at full load
Efficiency: 70%(min.) at full and typical loads, 115V/230V AC 60/50Hz 60% (min) at light load
Over Voltage Protection: +5V trip point < +6.2V, +3.3V trip point < +4.1V, +12V trip point < +14.3V
Input Voltage: 100V AC to 240V AC +/- 10%
Input Frequency Range: 47Hz - 63Hz
Input Current: 12/6A
Output: +3.3V@30A, +5V@38A, +12V1@18A, +12V2@15A, -12V@1A, +5VSB@2A
MTBF: 80,000 hours at 25°C
Approvals: TUV, UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC more info-> N82E16817103924 $126.00 $126.00
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yes that is a great psu well i would say that im using one in my comp

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