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Old 07-16-2006, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my soon to be setup. I need a new comp for college because im going to college to make video games (and play them). I know nothing really of computers. Please tell me what you think. Any suggestions are appreciated. I will be using it to play online games. Write videogame code and video edit. Thanks.

XION XION _ Solaris XON-403 Black with Green LED Light Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208009

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131540

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 2000MHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546

CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145486

eVGA 256-P2-N562-AX Geforce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130028

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144415

Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103932

Using MS xp home

NEC Black 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/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK...ALL SUGGESTIONS ARE APPRECIATED.
Critisism is welcomed cuz i am a total NOOBlet
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Old 07-16-2006, 09:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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everything looks really good.

socket 939 is a great socket, but AMD does plan on fading it out, so if you plan on upgrading sometime in the future, then i recommend moving up to socket AM2. the price and performance is pretty much the same. only difference is you'll be using DDR2 ram instead.
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i also forgot to mention that intel has released (or in the process of releasing) their much anticipated core duo processors which greatly outperform their AMD counterparts. i recommend you take a look at them. perhaps delay your computer purchase by a week or two to see how things go. if you still want to stick with AMD, then you'll save at least $100 because AMD plans on cutting prices to stay competitve with the newly released core duo chips. so just wait a week or two to see new prices etc...
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thanks...im proably not gon purchase it for a lil neways but thanks for the help.
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