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Old 08-11-2006, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I had asked here a while ago for help about building a custom computer. I thought about it and decided rather than taking someones suggestion blindly, I would try it myself... So this is what I have so far. I intend to use it for moderate gaming but i plan getting a little heavier into gaming, surfing the net/multitasking. Please tell me if everything is compatible/decent parts/will run smoothly together. Is it upgradeable? If its not, could you please suggest what would work? Also, if there are any parts that are the same thing that I have listed but are cheaper, could you please let me know that too?

Mobo- ASUS CROSSHAIR Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131593

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2000MHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747

RAM- CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145098

HDD-Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136003

GFX- XFX PV-T71G-UCE7 Geforce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150149

I have no idea how to go about deciding on a power supply, so suggestions are welcome. I know I left out optics drives and a case, but I can decide on those later. This is just like the core stuff that I decided on.
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those are all good parts, im assuming that you have a copy of windows xp or something. i dont know much about power supplies but i think that another thread has a couple suggestions. good luck.
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Heres for the power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
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Not bad for a first try.
What About a Case? Optical Drives? Sound Card?
Do you already have A moniter, Keyboard mouse? or want new ones?

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For cases, I suggest looking around at this Site they have alot of Large tower cases.
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Ste, would you reccomend any changes? Will that system be good for general multitasking and a good amount of gaming? Is it upgradeable for later on? I've also heard of parts being compatible in that they will fit together and work, but sometimes they don't work to their full capability together. Will these?

For sound card, I wasn't planning on getting one. The reviews of the mobo said that the onboard sound is pretty good.

Edit: I'll post my case and monitor choices and all that in a little bit.
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That will be a nice computer ;]
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Its perfectly Fine, You don't need to make any changes unless you want to overclock.

May I ask what Case youll be using and how many fans?
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OK, so here is the rest of it...

I have a mouse and a keyboard and speakers.

PSU-Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

Optic drive- PLEXTOR Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827249007

Case- Ideally, I would love to be able to get a case that Voodoo computers use. They look really good, but I can't find them anywhere. If I can't get that, this is the one I will get...
APEVIA (ASPIRE) X-PLEASURE-BK Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144128

Monitor- SAMSUNG 740N-Black Black 17" 8ms LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 600:1 0.264mm Pixel Pitch
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001072

As for overclocking. Is this system not overcloackable? I want to do it. I don't wanna like take it to the max, but I would like to overclock it some.

Edit: Will it be able to play most any game? Even Oblivion?
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HDD - only Segate Barracuda .9 or .10
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what about a lian-li case ? those are amazing.
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