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Old 12-03-2005, 11:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is the final version of my 2nd ever PC build. let me know what you think.

Motherboard and CPU


DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D w/AMD Athlon64 3000+ Venice core 1.8Ghz $259.99

Case


Raidmax X1 w/450 Watt PSU $64.99

Hard Drive


Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160 Gig $60.00

Video Card


XFX GeForce 6600LE 256mb DDR PCIe $79.99

Memory


Wintec AMPO 1Gig (2x512mb) 184 pin DDR SDRAM Dual channel $76.44

Optical Drive


Samsung SH-W162C DVD/CD burner combo drive $45.99

Monitor


Samsung SychMaster 914V 19" LCD flatscreen $199.99

Only thing I don't have to buy on the list is the monitor, I got it the day after thanksgiving for $199.99
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That power supply that comes with the Case is crap, find a Case that comes without a power supply, and Buy the 400 Watt Fortron for 39.99$.

I would also get a better Video card that thing won't play new games for **** on even medium settings, and The RAM is ok if you don't plan to OC.
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That power supply that comes with the Case is crap, find a Case that comes without a power supply, and Buy the 400 Watt Fortron for 39.99$.

I would also get a better Video card that thing won't play new games for **** on even medium settings, and The RAM is ok if you don't plan to OC.
I'm assuming you've had firsthand experience with that particular PSU(the one that comes w/the case I want)

I'm not a gamer so that's a non-issue to me...I prolly won't OC, I don't really have a need to. I'm sure that system will be plenty fast for me, especially in comparison to my current setup of a Celeron 697mhz CPU w/320mb RAM.
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oh if your not a gamer, then Nvm and I don't have to have had that PSU to know it a pos but its your money so whatever.
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Then maybe you should scale down the mobo a bit too since you probably aren't going to OC nor use SLI?
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Why would you waste your money on the DFI? I'm not saying it's a bad board at all, I love them myself but that's an overclocking board and that really isin't overclocking ram. It would seriously bottleneck your overclock if you were to overclock. Everything else looks to be pretty good, but remember if you ever do decide to play games that card is going to be crap.
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Yea even if you aren't a gamer, i'd stay away from XFX. And i've never heard of that ram company....
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Then maybe you should scale down the mobo a bit too since you probably aren't going to OC nor use SLI?
I'm not going to OC or use SLI at the moment, should I change my mind I'll have a great foundation to do so on. Gotta think of the future, right?
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Why would you waste your money on the DFI? I'm not saying it's a bad board at all, I love them myself but that's an overclocking board and that really isin't overclocking ram. It would seriously bottleneck your overclock if you were to overclock. Everything else looks to be pretty good, but remember if you ever do decide to play games that card is going to be crap.
I don't see it as wasting my money since it'll give me plenty room to upgrade in the future....I'd be able to put in a different CPU, RAM, Video card, OC em all and still have a stable system with an excellent foundation.

Plus, this combo is a few bucks cheaper than my original mobo/cpu combo of an ABIT KN8 w/Athlon64 3200+ Venice core
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Yea even if you aren't a gamer, i'd stay away from XFX. And i've never heard of that ram company....
I just read a review about the 6600 DDR2, supposed to be in the $100 range and be a decent lil card, I may opt for that one.
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