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Old 02-19-2006, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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K guys im sorta or quite a n00b and would be my first time building a computer, although i have experience upgrading the hardware ( if that helps).

Budget: $3000 MAX!

Computer Use: Gaming, Power

so far im thinking of the following parts:
-Kingwin - Arctic Liquid Cooler - Self-Contained CPU and VGA Liquid Cooling System

-Thermaltake Silver Armor Aluminum Full-Tower ATX Case with 11 External Drive Bays, Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports

-Geil Dual Channel 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB)

-Asus A8N-SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.40GHz Processor

-Seagate / 250GB / 7200 / 8MB /S-ATA-150 / Hard Drive with NCQ

By all means tell me wat u think of these and anything i shuold reconsider or recommend other parts i still dont have. I will not be needing to purchase speakers/sound card/ mouse/keyboard/
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Old 02-19-2006, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Keep the case

Get an Opteron 175 (overclock to 2.75)

Get 2GB OCZ DDR500 (you can't use ddr2 w/ AMD yet)

Motherboard DFI SLI DR Expert

X1900XTX or wait for the 7900GTX

EXOS 2 water cooling

4GB of IRAM for the Page file

1 Raptor X (150GB 10,000RPM)

NEC DVD RW 3550A

Creative X-FI sound card

Antec truepower 2 550w or OCZ powerstream 520w
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Old 02-19-2006, 11:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i changed the GEil Ram to DDR lol. forgot to mentiont hat. IRAM? im a noob.

Im not so sure i wanna switch the motherboard im pretty satisfied with the one i picked, unless you can explain to me in english why its better lol....i dunno computer lang.
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It doesnt support SATA, the DFI SLI motherboard, does it? it jus says UDMA
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The DFI board should support sata. also, the DFI boad goes really well with OCZ ram and is well known for being a very good oc'ing board.
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ya def a DC opty 175 with that budget. but am2 will be out june 6th so dont ignore that if your pouring 3gs into this build. and G80 cores (7900gtx) is a huuuge YES!
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if you are new i wouldn't recommend water cooling unless if u really know what your doin
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IRAM is a board that is powered by a PCI slot. You can plug in normal 1GB memory sticks (system memory) and it will act as a hard drive through SATA.

It will make your computer fly when uses the page file (you must set it up as a page file first).
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Hoky crap, with $3K you can buy almost anyhting you want these days for a PC. May I suggest a 24" LCD TV, or maybe dual 19"s, I love my dual 19" setup.
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guys this is Canadian Dollars lol

K i am a n00b i need help picking out form the very beginning.......guys if you could help me out it would be much appreciated.

Can u guys help me?

The motherboard i would like to be ASUS, i hear its very good for ocing, but u guys no more so go ahead and suggest any. I also want one with PCI, PCIe4, PCIe16, and possible PCIe1, dun give a **** bout AGP ( do they still make motherboards with agp? ) 4 Ram Slots. and thats about all that matters to me. oh and SATA compatible i guess. wouldnt mind one if its on fan

CPU i would like to be AMD because i hear its best for gaming which im going to do. i guess at least 2.4 GHz is fine. Dual core preferably
with its own fan

Im thinking of getting 7800 gtx but i dunno which companies to get, i dun wanna go past $600 for the card though.

Im probably gonna get 19 or 18" dual monitors, and 1 of them will definitely be less than 8ms.

Hard drive not big deal.

Cooling. well the case it self comes with 2, 7800s come with their own fan right?

And i have a question about Powersupplies...... Since the case holds so many expansion bays and power supplies power wat? 5? maybe 6? hardware at most. Is it possible to get 2 power supplies? does it make performance less or? like does the motherboard have to have 2 places for 20/24 pin cables?
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