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Snake64_009 10-14-2005 08:43 PM

Am new here and need some help on building pc
Hi i am only 16 and am gonna build my first pc soon. I know quite a bit on pc components and the one thing i dont know is what type of case i should get lol and whether i should get an aluminium one or not? here are my components list lemme know if i missed one out, its very late and i am tired. oh and also can someone tell me if my CPU will take corsiar memory?

CPU- Processor ( [939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 X2 4600+

i may get a 4800 but am not sure yet on that

MOTHERBAORD - Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 NF4, ATX, DDDR400, PCI-E, Gbit Lan, USB 2.0, AC'97 Audio, 4 x SATA, Raid

RAM (i hope this is right could u help me please? theres so many different ones!) - 2Gb (2x1GB) Corsair DDR400/PC3200,2x128Mx64non-ECC 2x184 DIMM

GRAPHICS CARD - 256MB Leadtek WinFast PCI-E PX7800GTX MyViVo (Video In Video Out) TV (G70)

HARD DRIVE x 2- 160Gb Western Digital Raid Edition 1600SD (7200rpm,8mb) 24x7- SATA

and - Sony Black Combo 52x32x52 CD-RW + 16x DVD-ROM

also i am getting a 500W PSU oooooo and i need help with the cooling part...this list was given to me by a friend through what i asked for and i checked and am happy with them, just those little bits i need help on thx!
I know its a big first machine but have handled things like this before but not for myself or fully.

Nitestick 10-14-2005 09:03 PM

wow. where the hell are you getting the money for this!!! yeah that is a damn good parts list. yes corsair memory will work. no you haven't missed anything important but could you tell me what the timings are on that memory? welcome to Tech Forums

PZEROFGH 10-14-2005 09:17 PM

corsair XMS is no good, get a 4400+ and OC it save money.

Snake64_009 10-14-2005 09:51 PM

this is all i have for the RAM-

Manufacturer: Corsair
Pins: 184pin
PR Rating (PC):
Clock Speed (MHz): 400
CAS Latency (ns): 2-3-3-6
Module Configuration:
Heat Spreader:
Warranty: - Lifetime
Size (MB): 2Gb
Type: DDR XMS Pro

right ok well i shall have a look but what do you mean by OC sorry lol? and so what kind of a tower am i looking at and cooling system? oh the money im saving up and my mum may "lend" me some im planning on building in january or before if i can, sixth form life is so busy!

AZNRockThis 10-14-2005 10:01 PM

OC means overclock, read up on it before you try and even then I dont really suggest it because it seems like you dont have a whole lot of experience with this. Anyways any tower will do fine, make sure it is atx so your motherboard will fit. Cooling system, the stock fans in your case should do fine, as for the cpu heatsink/fan its up to you, there are a lot of decent ones out there.

Snake64_009 10-14-2005 10:48 PM

oh i know what overclocking is but not the abbrievated version i don't want to oc it. right ok thx. Im hoping i can get this done for janurary now. so is that RAM ok then?

Sport1031 10-14-2005 11:13 PM

That RAM will do fine if you are not overclocking. Don't let anyone tell you "ohh XMS sucks dont get it". I have 2 x 512MB XMS ram like the exact same stuff your using. Ive had it since march and it works great.

Snake64_009 10-14-2005 11:17 PM

lol right ok then thx for all your help guys. And any helpful tips for building would be much appreciated...

GX1_Man 10-15-2005 12:33 PM

If you're spending $2000 plus, don't you think you should have someone else do it for you? You seem very inexperienced in these matters.

computer newb 10-15-2005 12:37 PM


Originally posted by PZEROFGH
corsair XMS is no good, get a 4400+ and OC it save money.
lol looking at what hes chosen doesnt look like hes got much money problems rofl

nice system u got there anyways ;)

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