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Old 10-24-2005, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Reccomendation on my new computer?

I am building a new computer for somewhere around $1000 to $1500. These are the items I have picked out and I was hoping people had any suggestions on changes I could make to get the best performance out of my computer without changing the price too much.

Case: Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower

Power: ENERMAX Noisetaker EG495P-VE SFMA ATX 485W Power Supply

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939

Motherboard: EPoX EP-9NPA+Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD

Graphics: eVGA 256-P2-N515-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16

RAM: Patriot 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200)

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150

I already have a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, which I will use in this computer, and all the optical drives, so these are the only things I need suggestions about.

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Old 10-25-2005, 03:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That computer sounds good. It will be able to handle most things you throw at it (AOE3, BF2 and many games that will come out in the next 6 months).

Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz SLACR
eVGA 8800GT 512mb Video Card
4GB DDR2-800Mhz RAM
Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 with Scythe SFlex Fan
160GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
22" Viewsonic Widescreen Monitor
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Old 10-25-2005, 05:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i would say get 2*512 so you can run in dual channel, and thats it
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Old 10-25-2005, 06:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice system setup there all good brands.. but like pzerofgh or w/e (lol) said, it wouldnt hurt to throw in another RAM stick.
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