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Old 12-23-2005, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,

Looking to build my 1st PC. Is this rig any good? Is it all compatible?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1578649

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1455188

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...6&Sku=ULT31844

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=2&NoMapp=0


Can anyone tell me if these are good choices? Or if they're even compatible? Looking to build a system for gaming.

Thanks for the info.
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This is the power supply police reporting, drop the power supply and put your hands on your head.

Seriously, thats a crappy PSU, These are some quality brands for you to choose from.
Antec
OCZ
Enermax
SilverStone
Pc&Power
That's really my only gripe, a fine rig she'll be, yarrrgh.
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Graphics card, dvd?
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Old 12-23-2005, 07:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Haven't got to the graphics card / dvd yet. But, are the components I've picked out thus far (except for power supply) any good? Are they compatible?
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Why are you getting a 500gb hd? Get two smaller ones and then RAID them together.

BTW thats the case i bought in a different color.
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Old 12-23-2005, 07:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That PSU isnt that bad, but I would still recommend going with one from OCZ or some of the others mentioned.

I would choose a different mobo. THe one you picked is pretty good, except the chipset fan is garbage and dies frequently.

Instead, I suggest this one:
Asus A8N SLI Premium $182.99

Which then can be paired up with:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0GHz $349.99

or this:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ $429.99

Which would give you a package price of $532.98 or $715.97.

Another option is to get a 3rd party chipset fan for your mobo if and when it dies. The only problem with that is that it voids your warranty.

And, yes, the fan is covered under warranty, but its kinda annoying having to RMA a mobo, and not have a running system for any amount of time.
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