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Old 11-27-2005, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First build. Need your opinions

Heres a little background:

I was originally going to get a prebuilt computer for christmas, but after getting advice on another forum to build it myself to save money and make it better. i decided i would build it myself.

So, i will be playing a couple of simulation games on it (Sims 2, Sim City 4. MS flight sim) and was wondering if you guys had 600 to spend and make it work with these games, what all would you get? Also what is a good case?

Also, am i asking too much to want to get it for under 600?


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Old 11-27-2005, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A half-way decent video card will be the most important I would think. If you run games at high resolutions. I managed to *build a decent computer that I am sure would run those games.

*I haven't built it yet but it is ordered.

Go on NewEgg and make yourself a wishlist of everything you need.

Here is mine. Everything but the videocard is fine. I am replacing the video card with a nice NVidia card.

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Christmas%20PC

Has everything except a monitor. I was very pleased with the price.

Hope this helps. Also If you use a setup similar to mine, spend the extra money on a good video card.
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ok, i made one, can someone check if this is all good and compatible?

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...istCurrent.asp
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ok, i made one, can someone check if this is all good and compatible?

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...istCurrent.asp
Which one's yours?
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811195009
ASYS H7650W Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window - Retail 19.99$

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16812104106
GENERIC 24-Inch IDE ATA-33 Flat Cable - OEM 2.99$

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813130512
MSI K7N2 Delta2-FSR Socket A (Socket 462) NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail 58.95

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814102637
SAPPHIRE 100119-HS Radeon X550 256MB DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM 75.00

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819104209
AMD Sempron 2300+ Thoroughbred 333MHz FSB Socket A Processor Model SDA2300BOX - Retail 74.00

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820223043
Rosewill 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model RW333/1024KITG - Retail 69.99

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822152005
SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP1203N 120GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM 69.99

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827101131
SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM 22.00

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827152058
NEC Black IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner Model ND-3550A - OEM 40.99

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16833122133
NETGEAR GA311 10/100/1000Mbps PCI Network Adapter - Retail 22.99



Total: 456.89

So is this all compatible? If so what should i replace with what. Also will it do what i need it to?
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Why socket A?

The Sempron 64 2600+ is cheaper AND newer. Let's see what we can do....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819104249
AMD Sempron 64 2600+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130493
MSI K8N NEO3-F

...and a little video card...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130210
eVGA Geforce FX5200

NEW TOTAL:
$420.94
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16811195009
ASYS H7650W Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window - Retail 19.99$

http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16812104106
GENERIC 24-Inch IDE ATA-33 Flat Cable - OEM 2.99$

http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16813130512
MSI K7N2 Delta2-FSR Socket A (Socket 462) NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail 58.95

http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16814102637
SAPPHIRE 100119-HS Radeon X550 256MB DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM 75.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819104249
AMD Sempron 64 2600+


http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16820223043
Rosewill 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model RW333/1024KITG - Retail 69.99

http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16822152005
SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP1203N 120GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM 69.99

http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16827101131
SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM 22.00

http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16827152058
NEC Black IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner Model ND-3550A - OEM 40.99

http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16833122133
NETGEAR GA311 10/100/1000Mbps PCI Network Adapter - Retail 22.99


ok its replaced. Is all this compatible?
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No. See my post above. THEN it will all be compatible.

(BTW, you shouldn't need the ATA cables, unless you are buying OEM or just want a buttload of ATA cables.)
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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:s If you save up 100$ more, then you could get a pretty decent system.

MSI K8N Neo4-F pci-e 85$
6600GT Pci-e 100-140$
amd 3000 socket 939 venice core - 140$
1Gb valueselect or something - 70-80$
Case (you choose) - 40$
Powersupply - fps 450w - 50$
dvd rom optical drive - 25$
western digital sata 80gb harddrive 7200 rpm 8mb cache - 60$
soundblaster live! soundcard - 30$
extras - 50$ (like keyboard, cables, mouse, etc.)
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655$

if you don't need it, take out the extras or downgrade the ram to try to fit under 600$.
Note these prices are estimates and shipping would be added on to the final price
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