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Old 06-26-2005, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok about a year ago i was talkin about building my first computer, read up a bunch and put a list together that seemd alright to
the forum memebers that saw it. problem is i never built it so now im back again, me and a friend threw a list together that we thought
would be pretty sweet. im not sure what my budget is...but i think this list gets pretty close to it. so let me know what you think, feel free to be harsh if needed.

ps. total price atm is $1471, but thats all from newegg, i will look around for deals though.

MOBO-
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

Processor-
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ ClawHammer/Hammer Integrated into Chip FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103514

Ram-
CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

Hdd-
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3160827AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8M Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148034

Case-
ASPIRE X-CRUISE -RD Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144156

Power Supply-
COOLMAX CL-450L ATX12V 450W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159036

CD drive-
TOSHIBA Black 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE CD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827130042

DVD drive-
SAMSUNG Black 16X DVD+R 4X DVD+RW 5X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 4X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151075

Video Card-
ATI 100-435500 Radeon X800XL 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102509

Sound Card-
CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value SB0400 8 (7.1) Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102175

Speakers-
Logitech THX Z-5300e 280 Watts RMS 5.1 Speaker - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121121

keyboard-
ASPIRE KI-COMBO-SV Silver 104 Normal Keys 22 function keys Function Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823165013

Monitor-
ENVISION EFT920 Silver 19" Pure Flat CRT Monitor 0.25mm Dot Pitch D-Sub - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824197002
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Old 06-26-2005, 02:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Mr. Thor, your building your rig obviously for gaming right? I'm in a similar pick, ive been researching and asking around for what's right. From what you have chosen, it is pretty close to what im after as well. DFI is a great mobo with a lot of ability to oc if your into that. For gaming, go for San Diego core on your cpu choice. For very little more, its worth it. As many people would tell you, ATI isn't the greatest choice at the moment perhaps for gaming. It is a very heated subject, but many people have been recommending Geforce 6 series. Mostly the 6800GT since it seems to be the best for its value at the cuurent moment. Personally after my research, im going to wait a little longer, since the new generation of cards-cpus are being released. You might want to consider waiting a little too, but of course it is your choice and your research. Some1 may recommend upgrading your PSU choice, but it doesnt seem all that bad. If you want to know my choice since im on the same boat on you, im gona wait for the newest Geforce 7800 GTX to become a lower price, and purchase it along with an sli compatible mobo. That way down the road, i can buy that exact card for a lower price, and have 2x gfx cards to closely match whatever may be released at hi prices in new generations etc. Thats wat im choosing, but its just a choice of flexibility. If you choose sli, you may want to do a lot of research on that, and it will require a sli mobo and new psu. Everything else looks decent, just make sure you research a lot, and i dont kno if u have exp building urself, but i spent a lot of time practicing with old comps. Helped a real lot for me. Good luck on your choices and i hope other people give you strong help as well.
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a.no san diego 3500+ only starts on 3700 and up
b. get the venice 3500 or up it to a 3700 san diego
c. change the gfx card get a 6800gt
d. dont get the corsair xms get something like the ocz platinum rev 2's
e. and imho the onboard sound on your mobo is better than the sound card you picked out
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Old 06-26-2005, 01:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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k i think im gonna go with the 3700 san diego, i think my gfx card is good, 6800 gt might just be out of my budget, i have to see. what is wrong with corsair xms? and i swtiched my mobo to

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130484
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is this video card gonna be better than the x800xl?

XFX PVT45GUDF3 Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150091
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no has 3500+ with an unlocked multiplier. very rare f possible get it. the x800xl is faster thaN A 6800GT IN BENCHMARKS but 6800gt or 6600gt both have fp3 while x800x doesn't.
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Yes, either get a good Geforce 6 series or wait for the new ATI's to come out.
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here is the updated list:

MOBO-
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130484

Processor-
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego Integrated into Chip FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

Ram-
OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

Hdd-
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3160827AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8M Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148034

Case-
ASPIRE X-CRUISE -RD Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144156

Power Supply-
COOLMAX CL-450L ATX12V 450W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159036

DVD drive-
SAMSUNG Black 16X DVD+R 4X DVD+RW 5X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 4X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151075

Video Card-
XFX PVT45GUDF3 Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150091

Speakers-
Logitech THX Z-5300e 280 Watts RMS 5.1 Speaker - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121121

keyboard-
ASPIRE KI-COMBO-SV Silver 104 Normal Keys 22 function keys Function Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823165013

Monitor-
ENVISION EFT920 Silver 19" Pure Flat CRT Monitor 0.25mm Dot Pitch D-Sub - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824197002
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I would get a better power supply. Something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103908
or this:
http://www.pcpowercooling.com/produc...php?show=T42DX

For those speakers, you want a good sound card. The crap onboard will sound terrible on those speakers. I would get something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118106
or this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118102
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i think im going to wait on the speakers and sound card untill a little bit later in the summer. but my friend suggested and antec psu and so do many others so that is probably a good idea so i think im gonig to go with that.
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