My Final Build Sheet - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-31-2004, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 435
Default My Final Build Sheet

These are the parts ive decided on getting.

AMD (Winchester) Athlon 64bit 3000+ 939pin - £96.61
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=79190

Asus A8V Deluxe Socket-939 - £78.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=72725

Western Digital WD1200JD 120GB Serial ATA150 7200rpm - £52.26
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=50949

Corsair (VS512MB400C3) 512MB, DDR400 / PC320 - £51.19
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=66402

XFX GEFORCE 6600GT AGP 128MB DDR3 TV+DUAL DVI - £140.61
http://www.pcwcomponentcentre.co.uk/invt/pvt43andf7

How does it sound?
Is everything compatible?
In which order should i buy things ... i cant afford it all in one go. Was planning on getting mobo first with RAM. Then the rest another month. Which things are likely to drop in price quickest because i will get them towards then end.

Thanks for your help.
__________________

chrisgill369 is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 862
Send a message via AIM to Megadeth2 Send a message via Yahoo to Megadeth2
Default

I think you should change the mobo to an Abit AX8 or AX8-V or AX8-3rd Eye, which ever is in your budget. This is because you can get PCIe and this will allow you to upgrade your gfx in the future and the PCIe version of the 6600GT is $50 cheaper than the AGP version. Other than that, everything sounds good. Two thumbs up if you listen to my suggestion!
__________________

Megadeth2 is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 04:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 125
Default

I second megadeths ax8 rule. If I were considering getting a a64 I would get that.
__________________
My new puter

Athlon XP-M 2500+ AQYHA
Abit NF7-S
512mb HyperX
6600GT XFX
Antec superlanboy
420W Thermaltake PSU
Lite-On combo CDRW-DVD drive

3dmark 05: 3091
3dmark 03: 7589
bunnymanboy is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 05:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 435
Default

So PCI-e is just as good as AGP right? because this is gonig to be used for games and only games.
chrisgill369 is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 05:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 862
Send a message via AIM to Megadeth2 Send a message via Yahoo to Megadeth2
Default

PCIe, what the hell. No offense, but PCIe is ten times better than AGP. PCIe 16x has 8GB bandwith and AGP 8x only has 2.13GB bandwith. The ATi Radeon X850... is the first graphics chipset fully optimized to utilize the bandwith of PCIe 16x. According to benchmarks, it creates the best graphics and even bests the 6800..., so hell yeah, PCIe is better than AGP.
Megadeth2 is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 05:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 435
Default

so how come the cards are cheaper

is this the abit 3rd eye one
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=66708
its doesnt say anything about a pcie slot
chrisgill369 is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 05:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 862
Send a message via AIM to Megadeth2 Send a message via Yahoo to Megadeth2
Default

It is too costly to port a native PCIe card to the AGP interface. They need to produce a bridge which adds to the cost. Currently, the 6600GT on PCIe does not perform any better than the AGP version. nVidia has not released any gfx chipset that fully utilizes the PCIe 16x bandwith. ATi has released the Radeon X850... chipset that fully utilizes the PCIe 16x bandwith and it is a monster. I'm telling you for your own benefit. You're gonna end up spending more money in the end of you pay for AGP right now. There won't be many new AGP video cards and it is a mistake to get AGP right now. Secondly, there is no rule that says if something is more expensive that it is better. Take a look at the AXP and the P4, at least before the Bartons were released. If you compare a T-Bred which is much cheaper than a Northwood 533 FSB, the T-Bred wins most performance benches and it is better period. To answer your question as I did above, it costs more to port a native PCIe chipset to AGP since board mfrs need to add in a PCIe to AGP bridge.
Megadeth2 is offline  
Old 12-31-2004, 05:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 862
Send a message via AIM to Megadeth2 Send a message via Yahoo to Megadeth2
Default

http://www.excaliberpc.com/product_i...oducts_id=4371

This is the AX8-3rd Eye. The one you listed was the Abit AV8-3rd Eye and the AV8 is the older board w/o PCIe and only AGP.
Megadeth2 is offline  
Old 01-01-2005, 06:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 435
Default

anyone else got any opinions?

and because im buying it separetly, is there anyway to test my motherboard when i get it, without anything else?
chrisgill369 is offline  
Old 01-01-2005, 11:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 862
Send a message via AIM to Megadeth2 Send a message via Yahoo to Megadeth2
Default

You're gonna have to have memory and processor on the motherboard before you can test it. And you need to have the wiring done also.
__________________

Megadeth2 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.