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Old 03-07-2006, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building my first computer


I'm a first time builder and newbie to the forum. I'm looking to build a machine mainly for photoshopping, video editing, burning dvds, and the occasionnaly game playing. Possibly a machine I can easily overclock a little. This is what I have in mind.

ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 1GHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor

Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

power supply:
How much do I need? I will probably be running 2 dvd burners and 3-4 harddrives. Is Antec 400 watts sufficient/

I'm looking for 2 gigs. Something that will last once I decide to overclock.

video card:
6600 GT or 7800 GT

dvd burner:
I would like to have two eventually. Whats a good burner that supports dual layer?

Any advise is appreciated. Thanks

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Old 03-07-2006, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you need at least 500 watts in my opinion. I like the antec true power 550watt myself.

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Old 03-07-2006, 02:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think I'll go with:
Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply 115/230 V TUV, UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC

Anyone have any advise on dvd burner and ram?
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