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Old 11-08-2005, 06:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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phil, although the 754 is cheaper, the 939 would be more upgradable. Although you say you would rather not upgrade, it would be smarter to spend the 20$ extra to get the 939

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Old 11-10-2005, 04:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for everyone's patience with me, this is my 1st build so i have lots of questions.

I still don' understand why everyone says to ge the 939 if im not going to be upgrading anything. The 754 3700 w/ mobo is 210, whereas the cheapest 939+mobo combo is 259 and thats a 3000. Which of these 2 is faster?

Should I get DDR ram or dual channel with the 754???

How many fans should I get and what size?

Are there any cables or other small parts that I should pick up for my first build that aren't included with the parts i've picked ou??

Any thing else I should know before making a final decision?

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Old 11-10-2005, 04:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I made a S754 and S939 system and compared them when I was building my setup.

Turns out they weren't too entirely different in price. It's definitely one of those things that, you can gain twice as much with a few extra bucks.


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Old 11-10-2005, 05:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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<---- Not a Maxtor fan. I recently had one die. And this isn't the first time. They also (esp the PATA ones) tend to be noiser than WD or Seagate.

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Old 11-10-2005, 05:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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how about someone just tells him what he should buy for the 736 Canadian
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i wouldnt shoot for that psu someone recommended either, to get a good psu be willing to spend about 50-55 bucks USD at the LEAST. Click on my link in my sig and look at section 4 and see if that answers anything.. be sure to read ALL of it

Remember, cheap psus could also zap other hardware
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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yes static is uber right....u want a p.i.m.p. a 500W neoheo....or a 450 psu is not the way to go.....
also i dont' know how the conversions for canada go n stuff plus i dunno who delivers up there
also even though u don't wanna upgrade...i would still go with 939 cuz once a processor goes does anything that worx with it...they just don't make it anymore and if they do it costs a if something goes bad...u gotta spend lots o money to fix it

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