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Old 01-07-2006, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First time builder What do you think??

This is my first build and before i order i was wondering if i should change anything? I have 750$$ to spend i already have monitor speakers keyboard etc. I just want to play newer games like fear an medium settings.

Processor - AMD 3700+ San Diego 222$
Mobo - MSI K8N Neo 4 939 70$
Just PC comp case w/ 450 ps 50$ w/ ship
Corsiar VS 1GB (2 512) ram 77$
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 HD 84$
eVGA 6800GS Video Card 189$
Lite on 16x dvd burner 40$

Would you recomend anything else??

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Old 01-07-2006, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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youll need a better psu (example fortron or antec)the cheap power supplies that come in those cases arent worth it . never skimp on power youll lose stability . happy gaming
P.S. may want to consider 2 gigs of ram FEAR is a memory hog

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Old 01-07-2006, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you need to squeeze a little more out of that budget, get a 3200 instead of the 3700, only a little difference, but both great chips
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks good. My personal preference is Western Digital and Seagate Hard Drives, due to their reputation of great reliability, whilest Maxtor has a bad rep for reliability.

If you can find the specs for the PSU in your case, I could probably tell you if it's gonna be good enough to run your system. The max Wattage isnt always all you need to consider when choosing a PSU.

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Old 01-08-2006, 11:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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These are the stats that JUST PC sent to me.

Input range: 90~135Vac or 180~265Vac.
Frequency: 47~63Hz.
Input current: 10A/5A for 115/230Vac.
Efficiency: >68% at full load, nominal line.
Inrush current: 60A/120A for 115V/230Vac.
Output: Max. 425W.
Hold up time: >16ms at full load, nominal line.
Rise time: <100ms at full load, nominal line.
Over voltage protection: +3.3V, +5V, +12V.
Over power protection: 120-160%.
Short circuit: Latch Off.

There are more stats at
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just picked up an AMD 3200 for around $200. I have a computer with a very similar set up and I'm happy with it.
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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18amps will not satisfy the 6800gs. The difference between the 3700 and the 3200 is not alot, and then you can get a quality PSU, and a better case if you want, or pocket the money.


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