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Old 08-15-2006, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently building my first PC for gaming (nothing fancy) and am hoping to learn a lot from this build. I need suggestions, opinions, and ideas. Everything helps a lot and will be appreciated.

My current Build:

- Rosewill R604TBLK-N Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Dual fan ATX2.01Power Supply with 20+4 pin main connector and air filter

- Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

- MSI NX7900GT-VT2D256E-HD Geforce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card

- AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2000MHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor

- Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3120813AS 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


- LITE-ON Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache ATAPI/E-IDE DVD Burner W/ LightScribe

- MASSCOOL WhisperRock II 5F263B1M3 80mm Ball Cooling Fan/Heatsink

I am kind of hesitant on the motherboard I picked out, I am not sure if it can support my processor. I am not looking to go over the $700 mark.

Thank you all very much for the reply’s in advance.

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well for the graphics card dont go with msi, go with an evga 7900GT. the mobo u chose is fine
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well for the graphics card dont go with msi, go with an evga 7900GT. the mobo u chose is fine
Thanks for the input. I upgraded to the evga 7900GT.
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Any other thoughts or does it look good so far?
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i hope you weren't planning on using the powersupply with that case... it will definitely NOT SUFFICE.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

or if you have the $$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
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Thank you, I added that power supply. Also, what was the issue with Rosewill power supply? Couldn’t support my Video Card properly?
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Off brand power supplies are generally not trustworthy. We don't recommend them for lots of reasons and yeah some gpu's need a specail connector.
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no RAM?
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no RAM?
Yes, i was going to go with 1 OCZ Platinum 1GB. That way i can stay in budget.
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the case itself looks weak from wat u choosed
check out this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811145047

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Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208009]

with this PS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817167012
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