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Old 12-25-2005, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all... About to make my X-Mas purchase. Can anyone advise me if these are good purchases?



Motherboard + CPU
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1578649

Case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

HDD (2 of these to put in RAID 0)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1639147

RAM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1283678

Optical
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...446&CatId=1558

Sound Card
Already have an Audigy 2ZS I will be using


Regarding a case, I noticed that it says it has 2 front USB / audio ports. Is this useless since my motherboard has the ports in the back? Also, the spec says the case has a PS of 450 W. Does this mean that the case comes w/ the PSU?

Can anyone let me know if anything is lacking or imcompatible? Looking to build my first PC for some gaming action. Any advice is appreciated before I make this purchase! Thanks.
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Looks good.

Do you have a copy of WIndows or another OS to install on it? Floppy drive?
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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o yeah, just to let you know if you will be using the x64 Windows edition take note that not all programs will work on it
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No.....i have a copy of win xp pro 32bit
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i would get an eVGA as XFX is not a very good brand

you can get a much better mobo+cpu combo, if you are into OC'ing i would say a DFI UT NF4 ultra-D and an X2 3800+ or if you arent a MSI K8N NEO4-F and an X2 3800+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

322

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

81

must cheaper and the X2 4200+ is no real big difference from the X2 3800+

the psu that comes with a case is crap

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103933

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103930

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

whichever oen fits your budget

322+80+80(processor, mobo, psu) 482 dollars

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837109001

and 40 for farcry

522 dollars which is cheaper then that mobo+cpu combo at tigerdirect
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^^^^Good Setup PZERO ^^^^
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