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Old 08-30-2005, 07:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a computer

Well, here it is.

Motherboard Asus A8V-DX 939 CHIPSET 5 PCI/8X AGP, 4 DDR/RAID/SATA/GB LAN

Processor AMD Athlon 64 FX-57

Memory 2048MB PC-3200 DDR(2X1024MB)

Video Card GeForce 7800 GTX SLI

Hard Drive 250GB Serial 7200RPM HD 8mb

First Optical Drive 16X DVDRW +/- Drive 8.5GB Dual Layer

Second Optical Drive 52X32X52X IDE CD Re-Writer

Sound Card Creative Labs Audigy-2 ZS Platinum 7.1 surround sound

Speakers Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Digital Speaker System

Power Supply Unit Antec Phantom 500 500W Silent Power Supply Retail

Monitor Samsung 19" 997MB Regular size Flat crt High res Monitor

I'm not very knowledgable with computers, but does this look fine?
I mean, will the psu be enough to handle this craziness, and is there anything else I should add to make this more master like?

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Old 08-30-2005, 07:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt you need the second CD-Re writer drive. The dvd writer should be able to write cd's.

Also, I would get a different motherboard. I heard the DFI Lanparty is a great mobo.

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Old 08-30-2005, 08:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah you don't need a CD-RW drive if you have a DVD-RW drive. If you need 2 optical drives just get a plain DVD-ROM. Also, unless there is a huge price difference for you, I'd get a 250gig HD with a 16Mb Cache instead of the 8. Otherwise it looks good, I wish I have the $$ to get some of that stuff
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Umm, looking at that mobo, it says AGP 8x right? Well, that won't fit with your two Geforce 7800's because you need to get an SLI motherboard with two PCI Express slots. ANd i'm not sure if 500 Watts is enough for that aswell, you might need to go for a 600 Watt one.
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Old 08-30-2005, 08:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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LOL!, get the DFI nF4-SLi

and get the eVGA 7800GTX w/bf2 for only 530 dollars, because the one without bf2 is 550 dollars
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Old 08-30-2005, 09:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally posted by PZEROFGH
LOL!, get the DFI nF4-SLi

and get the eVGA 7800GTX w/bf2 for only 530 dollars, because the one without bf2 is 550 dollars
Yes, get this board. Your Asus wont fit the graphics card

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