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Old 10-25-2006, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, I'm going to finally recieve my birthday money(Which was on 8/10)... and it's time for me to buy some pieces for my new computer. I only have 250 to do it, and I already have a

Video card:
Radeon 9550, I know it sucks, but maybe once I get some money I'll pick up a 7600GT or a 7900GS if I can get some more money.

IDE 160gb Maxtor, maybe for Christmas I'll get two 80 gb SATA2 drives and put them in RAID 0... I don't use that much space..

Some crappy case, like really crappy.. I don't even use the sidepanel on it, probably so little airflow in this case..(**** IDE cables, I need to get some round ones.) Maybe later on when I get some money, I will get a nice, 30 dollar case... will work for what I need... I'm not looking for a flashy case, I would rather one with nice airflow and design.

DVD Drive:
Maddog, horrible brand, but whatever, it's what I have and it works for now.

I will replacing the PSU, memory, motherboard and CPU. I will take my old ones and set up a computer, using some of my extra stuff I got laying around in my house. I'll let my family use it as their computer )

Anyway, the pieces I'm getting are..

Motherboard: ASRock 939Dual-VSTA Socket 939 ULi M1695 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $68.99
I need support for an AGP card, with support for PCIe x16 later on
PSU: Sunbeam PSU-BKS580-US ATX 580W Power Supply - Retail $23.99
Not the best PSU, but I trust that it won't crap out on me so soon. And if it does, hopefully it's within the warranty, or else I'm screwed
CPU: AMD Opteron 146 Venus 2.0GHz Socket 939 Processor Model OSA146BNBOX - Retail $99.99
A lot of overclocking potential if I get the right stepping on it. I'm pretty sure CACJE is a good stepping. It would really suck if the highest I can get this thing is 2.2ghz... but hopefully it can at least get 2.6ghz with a stock fan..
RAM: Patriot Extreme Performance 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model PEP5123200LL - Retail $59.99
I don't really want to run my memory with a divider, it'll let me overclock a bunch more. I will probably get another 512mb stick at Christmas, so I can run this in dual channel. 512mbs is though.


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Old 10-25-2006, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg's servers are down for me

My old mobo was ASROCK, nothing but problems. Most mobos BTW only have AGP 8X OR PCI-E...not both.

I dunno about the PSU. You don't want a crappy brand name, it's better to have more quality and less power.

I would spend all that money on RAM though, personally.

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Old 10-25-2006, 09:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This one has good ratings, some members of this forum(I believe Shmuway has it.) like it too.

This one has both AGP and PCIe, which is why I want it.

Well, this one has been getting good reviews, but regardless, I am willing to take my chances. I don't need to spend 50 dollars for a brand name PSU, that's just my opinion.

Well, having 2 gigabytes of RAM running a socket A 2000+ XP wouldn't be a good idea, now would it?
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