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Old 09-21-2005, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HELP PLEASE building new gaming pc

I'm building my first computer and i have chosen what parts i want to use. I will post the name of the device I want to get, the price and a link to where i intend to buy it. if any one can help me in any way, by telling me if im getting a bad deal or if somthing is not compatible please do.

-Asus A8N-E Motherboard, $115,

-AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core Prossesor, $355,

-OCZ 1gb DDR Ram, $145,

-Maxtor 200gb SATA 7200rpm Hard Drive, $90,

-Thermaltake Tsunami Case, $120,

-Sound Blaster Live 24 bit Sound Card, $30,

-BFG Geforce 6800 GT Video Adapter, $310,

-Altec 500w Power Supply, $70,

Thats the basic hardware in the Computer I plan on building if you have any comments please tell me because i dont really know what i'm doing.


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Old 09-21-2005, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get this instead - worth the extra $$$

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Old 09-21-2005, 02:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If youre using the system for gaming I would get AMD 64 4000 San Diego Core, you also might want to consider switching to a DFI motherboard, I have had a lot bad experiences with 939 socket asus motherboards, I would also go with Western Digital and Seagate, My maxtor 200 GB SATA died after 3 months
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Asus M2N32 SLI
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Corsair XMS 2x1GB
Western Digital Raptor 150 GB
2xBFG 7950GT
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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is that vid card overclocked? i know BFG OC's many of its vids
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Also, Asus isnt a good brand for AMD processors, as ive heard. Go with DFI Lanparty boards, they pwn Asus.

If you switch to intel for some reason tho, Asus is the way to go.

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Old 09-21-2005, 02:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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stick with the X2 the other guy doesnt konw what hes talking about

switch over to a DFI board.

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Old 09-21-2005, 02:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah but if you plan on gaming dont expect the duel core to be supper fast because remember it only ultilizes on one core... for now. haha later games that come out will support duel core. and btw whoever gave the link for the 7800GT, keep in mind the GT only has 20 pixel pipelines not 24.
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Old 09-21-2005, 07:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wait. Dual core wont be faster? if the dual core isn't faster that should i just get a normal prossesor and not waste my money?
why is this: Motherboard so much better?
and can you link me to that 1gb of ram you saw with the cas latentcy of 2?

Sorry for all the questions, i'm a n00b
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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oh and by the way. can this mobo :
SLI if you buy a special 'SLI bridge' ?
and are there any cool dfi boards that respond to UV that are comprable and do support sli?
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Old 09-24-2005, 01:07 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I've gotta bring this back to the AMD processor:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail

You say it's good for gaming. Question:

I was actually looking at the exact same Athlon 64 San Diego, but the 3700. The only difference I see is .2ghz in the frequency but a good 70 bucks. How big of a difference are we talking? And what's up with all the different names the similar models have? (ex. San Diego, Venice, New Castle)

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