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Old 10-05-2006, 09:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, great forums!

Was hoping to get some advice if I can. Im looking to put together a system to be used for gaming, listening to music, watching dvd's and movie files, and general uni work.

Here is what I have come up with.

AMD Athlon™ 64 4200+AM2 Processor Retail Dual Core AM2
Asus M2N-SLI Delux Socket AM2, nForce 570 DDR2 SATAII
2G GeIL PC3200 400MHz DDR Dual Channel Series (2X1024MB)
Seagate SATAII NCQ 250GB 7200RPM 16mb Cache
Galaxy GeForce 7900GT Premium 512M DDR3 PCI-E with Zalman cooling solution
LG DVD16X+- Super Multi DVD Rewriter with Software(DUAL LAYER Black )H10BBK
Thermaltake Soprano Black with 430W PSU

I already have a monitor and the peripherals so thats ok.

Just need some advie if

a. Its a good gaming system.

b. its all compatable lol

c. If there are any obvious improvements to it I could make.

Im from Australia, Ill be getting all my stuff from umart. (www.umart.com.au)

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Old 10-05-2006, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Um you need DDR2 ram because the the ram you picked it not compatible with the AM2 processor. For the PSU, I suggest the Antec Truepower 2.0 550w.



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Old 10-05-2006, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Everything looks compatible to me, except for the RAM: you do need DDR2 Ram not PC3200. Also, you might want to consider a heftier PSU if you plan on OC'ing or even just for added precaution.
Current Build (Hope to finish by late spring):
Intel Q6600 g0
Asus Maximus Formula
geIL Evo 2GB (2x1gb) DDR2
ATI HD3870 X2 or Nvidia 9800 X2?
2x 150gb RaptorX (Have it)
Thermaltake Toughpower 750w PSU (Have it)
Antec P182 Case
HP w2207 22" Monitor (Have it)
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Consider an e6300 build instead of a 4200+ build... ;\
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey all, thanks a lot for the replies, making it a lot easier

I made some adjustments on your advice, here is what I have now.

AMD Athlon™ 64 4600+AM2 Processor Retail Dual Core AM2
Asus M2N32-SLi Deluxe nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP DDR2 SATA2 GbeLAN Wireless Ed.
DDR2 2048MB(2x1G)PC6400 800Mhz Kingmax
Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200RPM(8Mb Cache)
Galaxy GeForce 7900GT Premium 512M DDR3 PCI-E with Zalman cooling solution
LG DVD16X+- Super Multi DVD Rewriter with Software(DUAL LAYER Black )H10BBK
Antec \'TITAN550\' Server Case -BLACK, 550W PSU, Front USB/IEEE1394 & Audio ports, Ext ATX

I picked the closest case that was on offer to the one you suggested bigpal, thx again.

Also, what is a PSU? Is it a processor cooling thing?
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