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Old 09-24-2006, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, I am building a new computer and i need some help. This is what i am thinking of getting:

Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case$39.99

Ultra 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Memory -- $94.99

Ultra / X-Finity / 500-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / SLI-Ready / Titanium / Power Supply $69.99

Asus A8N SLI Deluxe NVIDIA Socket 939 Motherboard -- $119.99

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM -- $54.99

XFX PV-T71G-UDF7 Geforce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card -- $229.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2.2GHz Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4200BVBOX -- $189.00

I came up with this combo for about $840 after rebates. I plan to get another vcard somewhere down the road for Sli mode. MY question is do i really need an Sli power supply for the $80 or could i save the $20 and go with a regular psu? Also i want to get a dvd/cd Burner. I was wondering if i need to get a sata one since everything else is gonna be sata? Or what else would be a good choice?
Please let me know what you guys think about my combo and questions. Any advice is great or if you know something better that i could get. I don't plan on spending any more money besides for the Burner.

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Old 09-24-2006, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why aren't you building a socket AM2 computer?


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Old 09-24-2006, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you must stick with AMD, drop down to a 3800 and get 2Gibs of ram and run it in dual channel.

Otherwise Conroe and 2GB of RAM.

A Ultra PSU would not be my choice.

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Old 09-24-2006, 06:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So what is so good about an AM2? Tell me somethin about it, i'm realy new at building computers. Can you offer some suggestions on a board and cpu and what else i would need to change out to make a AM2 computer? Remember my budget is only $800-$900 (would rather stay near $800.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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AM2 uses DDR2 memory. You would need DDR2 memory, a AM2 socket mobo, and of course the proc itself. Crucial memory is good same wtih OCZ and G.Skill. For a mobo I dont know really, I like DFI motherboards personaly. Asus boards are good aswell.
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Cooling - Zalman CNPS9500
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Memory - OCZ PC2-8000 Platinum XTC 2GB (2x1024MB)
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DVD - LG Super Multi
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Old 09-25-2006, 02:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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We meant Intel Conroe - Socket 775.

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Old 09-25-2006, 02:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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you should go for an am2 socket if you are going for an am2 build...a 939 would work but am2 is the platform that amd is going to work on now...
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Well Amd had its day with the gaming CPU market... But now its Intels turn Go for a Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, 1.86 Ghz... Dont let the clock speed fool you. When overclocked (Which is very easy to do) it can out peform a AMD 64 FX 60... And thats the budget model. Heres a complete Core 2 Duo System around $800 which will kick all the AMD's out of the water.

Cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, 1.86 Ghz, Skt 775, 2 Mb L2 Cahe - $180
Mobo: Biostar 945PA7A, Skt 775, Pci-E x16, ATX - $79
Graphics: Leadtek GF 7600Gt, 256Mb, DDR3, 128 Bit, Pci-E x16 - $162
Ram: SimpleTech 1Gb DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) -$75
HDD: Western Digital 120Gb, 7200 Rpm, Ide - $55
Case: Apevia X-Infinity, Black Mid Tower, With 420 Watt Psu - $59
Optical: Samsung 18x DVD-R Burner - $30
Os: Windows Xp Home Edition With SP2 - $88
Keyboard & Mouse: BenQ Black Wireless Keyboard & Mouse - $30

Total: $758

This Cpu is a Excellent overclocker... You will get over 2.6GHz with stock cooling and voltages very easily... Have safe Build

This sytem wil run any game and will be great for smaller aps (iTunes, Internet Explorer, Firefox ect) and is very good value...

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Old 09-25-2006, 02:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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For the build above me...
Get an SATA2 HDD, not an IDE one, though...
And consider getting a better PSU..
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Old 09-25-2006, 04:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I am kinda a AMD guy so i'm gonna go witha AM2 build. This is what i was thinking:

Tell me what you guys think of that? You all seem to have AMD pc's but it sounds like you guys like Intel. Is this all compatable and should i change out anything? I want to oder VERY soon. Thanks!

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