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Old 03-21-2005, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to spend roughly $1000 on a new computer and i think i am set on what i am getting. I was just wondering if this is a good set up and if there are any ways i could save a few bucks:

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives):
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

HD:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Keys and mouse:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Probably a better Idea to actually post the information about the parts instead of posting the links.
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Probably a better Idea to actually post the information about the parts instead of posting the links.
i second that, it makes it hard for me, since i'm on wireless right now

also, you should buy a good psu and a good case, that those pieces of crap you posted
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Old 03-21-2005, 11:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds pretty good to me, i may look at a thermaltake td-420AD instead of a rosewill power supply

And yeah, being on a 12.1" laptop on wireless makes it hard
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Old 03-22-2005, 12:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This is a nice power supply:
http://www.thermaltake.com/purepower...0049atx12v.htm

Good hard drive choice, I have two of those in RAID 0 and they run great, excellent price as well.
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This is a nice power supply:
http://www.thermaltake.com/purepower...0049atx12v.htm

Good hard drive choice, I have two of those in RAID 0 and they run great, excellent price as well.
that's a great psu but don't u think 680w is overkill? ~500 should be enough for him
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Sorry about the links guys. Here is the info:

AsiaPro ASYS Black ATX Mid Tower Case With 450W PSU & Handle

Abit "AN8" NVIDIA nForce4 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939

MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB DDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express

Rosewill 450W Dual Fan Power Supply

AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor (Winchester core)

Corsair Value Select (Dual Pack) 184 Pin 512MBx2 DDR PC-3200

Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

Logitech Internet Pro Desktop Keyboard and Mouse BLACK

CMV CT-529A 15" LCD Monitor w/ Speakers

AOpen Black 52X32X52X16X Combo Drive

Some other questions:
1. Is my CD drive good enough to burn random CDs and watch dvds?
2.Will my monitor be ok for gaming
3.Will the current PSU work (i was gonna go for a thermaltake but i went with this one to keep it just above $1000 after shipping)
4.Do i even need a different PSU than the stock one?
5.What other cooling will i need besides the stock 80mm side fan?
6.If I wait for a little...say 2 or 3 months...will the cost be siginficantly lower?
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1. yes it will do fine
2. usually gamers go for CRT instead of LCD but if you're tight on space LCD is nice
3. I would try to go with antec or thermaltake for power supply
4. you want a good brand when it comes to power supplies or else you risk having yours die in a matter of months. But usually you dont need something huge like a 500 W something around 400 should do it.
5. I would get a new case one 80mm fan is not enough
6. I dont really think a month or two will bring down the costs drastically. over the summer i hear the new 512 mb video cards are coming out which may or may not drive prices for video cards down.

Overall everything looks pretty solid but I would save a little more and get a different case and a better power supply. at xoxide.com there is a black thermaltake soprano case with 120mm front 120mm back and 80mm side fan for 70.00
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You can never have enough wattage, but bear in mind amps are more important.
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As far as cooling goes the case i have in mind says it only has 1 fan but it has ports for 5 (maybe 4...check the pics). Will that be enough if i fill them all or maybe just a few?
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My rig (getting old):

Rosewill black case with 400W PSU (420W Thermaltake on the way)
MSI Nforce4-ultra Neo4 platnium
evga Nvidia 6600gt pci-e
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ winchester
Corsair ValueSelect 1 GB (2x512) RAM
Western Digital 80 GB SATA HDD (200 GB IDE coming soon)
AOpen combo drive
17\" LCD LG Monitor
Cheap Keys, Dell Mouse, no speakers

Gig \'em and God bless
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