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Old 09-23-2005, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to be building a computer from scratch, is it okay not to have a optical drive and a soundcard? my friend said the motherboard has a sound card already. this computer with be used mostly for gaming. am i missing anyhting out?...any suggestion for improvements, my budget is 1.8k these are all the stuff i am going to buy. everything check? o.O

Mobo:
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D (nForce4-Ultra) Dual Channel DDR400+SATA-RAID+
$240

Processor: (one of them, not decided)
AMD Athlon64 3500+ (2.2GHz/512KB) =Tray/Alone=+ $383
AMD Athlon64 3200+ (2.0GHz/512KB) =Box/Alone=+ $349
++what do they mean by "tray/alone and box/alone"++

Video card:
(GeForce 6600GT) 128MB DDR3+ $279

Speakers:
ALTEC LANSING 220 (1-pair) Speakers+ $39

Ram:
2 x CORSAIR ValueSelect 512MB (PC-3200/CL2.5)400MHz DDR SDRAM+
$85

CD-rom:
LG 52X CD-ROM Drive (Black/Box)+ $24

Hard-drive for songs and such:
SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.7 Plus =160GB= (ST3160023A/8MB) ATA-100+
$146

Hard-drive for games:
WESTERN DIGITAL Raptor WD360GD (36GB/10,000rpm/8MB) Serial ATA-150+
$186

Power supply:
BE-QUITE 400W ATX Power Supply+ $100

Fans:
COOLER MASTER Aerogate II (ALD-V02) Display Panel+ $68

Case
RAIDMAX Scorpio 868W (White/Black/Blue/Silver)+ $79

Keyboard/Optical mouse
standard
$55

Normal Monitor
$50

Wires
$35
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what is the conversion rate to US?your build looks good to me.
i would go 4 a sata hard drive though but it is not necessary.
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it should be about 1.8 sing dollars to 1 us dollar...about 1k budget then? =s...
Edit: i usually use a floppy disk for booting up, how do you do it withuot a floppy drive? or is it the same.
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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why do u use a floppy to boot up,what os do u use?
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Old 09-24-2005, 01:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i'm not sure, my friend passed me my old computer(windows xp) his old one i think. he told me to keep the floppy drive for my new computer because i needed to boot the bios or something like that. i'm not so good in setting up the comp system o.o but the floppy drive i have just spoilt.
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u dont need a floppy to start up i have xp on a system with no floppy just follow the instructions that come with your mobo,and xp disc.
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okay tytyty
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looks good, but switch the seagate hdd to sata150 sense they are the same price bascailly
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do you have an exact name of the sata hard drive, i'm not sure if they sell it here
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Old 09-25-2005, 02:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 160GB SATA what else could it possibly be called?
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