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Old 12-03-2005, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey this is my first build and from everything ive heard its better to build than to buy so after a bit of research pretty much this is what ive put toghter. I am a little nervious about screwing up though i have read a buncha tutorials and have a neighbor that can help.

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AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BPBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

Motherboard
MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Memory
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model VS1GBKIT400 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

Video Card
eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130214

Case
Antec Performance I P-160WF Silver 1.2mm Anodized Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129144

PSU
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-480 ATX12V 480W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103929

HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380817AS 80GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148040

CD/DVD drive
NEC Black IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner Model ND-3550A - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
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Old 12-03-2005, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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anybody with some input?
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What do you really want to do with it? games, basic apps. etc... I am either going to go with the San Diego 3700+ or the Opteron 148, they both are slightly more expensive than the 3200+ but better. Other than that it really depends on what you want to do.
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Im goin to be gaming mostly
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how much are you willing to spend? Are you going to OC? If you want to play the newest games on highest settings youll want something like a 7800GT or 6800 and maybe 2gb of RAM.
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If thats all the money you have, that build is extremely good though i would say spend around 50 dollars more then get a 6800GS
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ok yeah thanks im going to be gaming mostly my budget is 1k or 1100 and i still need to get Flat screen LCD mouse keyboard Speakers and stuff like that and i haven't factored in christmas money yet so it might be a bit more
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I've got the 3700 San Diego and it's awesome...only $233 on Newegg. Corsair or OCZ, personally I'd go with OCZ for the price. 2GB dual channel is perfect (2 x 1GB). I'm getting this OCZ today:
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that ram is kind of expensive and i don't think ill be overclocking yet so shouldn't valueselect be fine
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go for a 6800gs for that build for sure

the cpu is meh decent
mobo is pretty good
ram is ok
case is nice
psu is overkill for that comp
id just go for a 400 watt antec
the case is nice
good hdd and dvd drive
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