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Old 09-10-2006, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking for some help , i have read alot and have chosen a set of components. I was hoping that you could just have a look and make any suggestions that would improve this setup.

also i was wondering if i needed any extra fans in the case or on the processer.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600
2 x 1gb Corsair PC4200 533MHz DDR2 ram
Gigabyte AM2 nForce 430 ATX motherboard
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300gb HDD
Antec Neo HE ATX 500w psu

I will be using windows XP home and i have already selected a suitable graphics card. I will be using the PC mainly for gaming.

anything i've missed?
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To save you some money, I'd look into either the 4200+X2 or 3800+X2, and just overclock it to 4600+ speeds. I'd also look into Seagate or Western Digital hard drives, as they're more reliable brands then Maxotr. Also get the Antec Trupower 2.0 550W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
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Thanks, i was looking at OC but would i need a better processer fan?
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Yea it's good to get an aftermarket cooling for your processor when overclocking.
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I found a cheap Seagate Barracuda U100 320gb would this be ok or would more ex*****ve prove more economical in the long run?
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If you're talking about this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
then it's good.
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yea , ok also do you think it would be worth buying a SLi motherboard for upgrades in the future?
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