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Old 12-18-2005, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here are all of the specs of my new computer I hope to build. It is my first one so I expect there to be some errors and some upgrades I could make. I want to keep it around $1,500. Any comments or input is appreciated thanks!

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-K8U-939 Socket 939 ULi M1689 ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128307

Case: Antec Performance I P180 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 300 MB/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

Video Card: Geforce 7800GT 256-P2-N516
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130256

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188

CD/DVD Drive: NEC Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152059

Power Supply: ASPIRE ATX-AS520W BLACK ATX 520W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008

RAM: CORSAIR XMS 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575
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Old 12-18-2005, 01:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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gigabyte > DFI LANparty

aspire > Antec or OCZ Modstream

(Corsair > TwinMOS or OCZ if u can find a good price)

thats what im gonna say.
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Old 12-18-2005, 01:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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With such High End Parts, you will want to go with this Power supply.

You can go cheaper in some areas to accomendate it.

Antec TruePower 2.0 550 Watt

Now if you want something 30 Bucks Cheaper go with this one.

Antec TruePower 2.0 480 Watt Blue

At any rate that Aspire you posted is Crap.
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Well, first of all, you've chosen a PCI express video card and a board with AGP video. SO you'll need to change either the card or the board. I'd change the board since it looks like everything's moving to PCI express.

here's a board I was just looking at:
Foxconn NF4K8AC-RS-1.0 ATX AMD Motherboard specs are good and it's got great reviews, and it's $65

there are lots of other choices too, but I was just looking at that one. If you want that video card, try searching on new egg under the AMD motherboard section with PCI express 16x slot 1x selected.
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Old 12-18-2005, 01:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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OK, I did some changing:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

Motherboard: Foxconn NF4K8AC-RS-1.0 ATX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186082

CD/DVD Drive: NEC Black IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

Case: Antec Performance I P180 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 300 MB/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

Video Card: Geforce 7800GT 256-P2-N516
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130256

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188

Power Supply: ASPIRE Antec TruePower 2.0 TRUECONTROL II-550 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103933

RAM: CORSAIR XMS 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575

I changed the mobo and the power supply. I also changed the color of the CD/DVD Drive and I am going to get 2 of those for easier burning.
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looks fine to me.
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If you want to get a SATA II hard drive, dont get that mobo because it wont support it. And it only supports a 800mhz FSB. Other than that, it looks good (though your caption for you psu says aspire, not antec). Have fun building it.
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Will this MOBO work with that HD? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157081
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Old 12-18-2005, 11:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Last time I check Front Side Bus was unimportant with AMD, as long as you have a compatible motherboard with the CPU itll be fine.


And the HD will work with that motherboard, but, try to go MSI or DFI. Not Asrock.
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Old 12-18-2005, 11:38 AM   #10 (permalink)
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How is this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491
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