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Old 12-06-2005, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning to build a computer in the next month or so, and it would be used for everyday school stuff, some multimedia (music, dvd burning, etc) and some moderate gameplay such as RTS games and games like Medal of Honor,etc. I want this to be upgradeable for the future also, and i don't think i'll be OCing. I'm trying to stay around $1400-1500 including mouse, keyboard, and software.

case:
Antec Sonata II
or Cooler Master Centurion 5

Power Supply (If i get the coolermaster case):
Antec True Power II 550w SLI supported

MoBo (Want to SLI in future):
[http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136166]DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI AMD [/URL]

Processor:
Athlon 64 X2 3800

Video Card:
[http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130247]eVGA 256-P2-N515-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB [/URL]

Ram:
[http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227221]OCZ ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200)[/URL]

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 300gb 7200 RPM

Optical Drive 1:
BenQ DVD burner

Optical Drive 2:
Light Scribe DVD Burner

Floppy:
Sony Floppy Drive

Media Reader:
Atech 11in1 media reader

TV Tuner:
Hauppauge WINTV-PVR-150 PCI Interface Tuner Card OR this one by MSI. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127989

Keyboard:
Logitech Media Keyboard

Optical Mouse
XP Pro or Possibly Home
Office Student Teacher Ed.
Arctic Silver

1.) Are these all compatable?
2.) Are they good parts?
3.) Do I have to add anymore fans or anything?

Thanks in advance for your help, i appreciate it.

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Dont waste your money on McAfee virus protection and Office. Get AVG free (which works much better than McAfee) and OpenOffice.

-Do you really need a sound card? Onboard is just fine for most.
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Dont waste your money on McAfee virus protection and Office. Get AVG free (which works much better than McAfee) and OpenOffice.

-Do you really need a sound card? Onboard is just fine for most.
I've used AVG before, and i guess its ok, so good point lol. i'll use zone alarm too. considering i'm only using two speakers, yeah, onboard should be ok. i can always turn it off later on. thanks for the input.
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