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Old 07-07-2006, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey! You guys may remember me; I asked a bunch of questions about a month ago on these forums. Since then, my budget for building a computer has increased, and this is what I now am looking at:

Fortron 500W $89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104934

ASRock $58.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157092

Intel Pentium D $215.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116239

Crucial 1GB Memory $119.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146524

Will these all work together? If not, can you point me to something that will work in its place? Thanks so much.

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Yucky motherboard aside from that, its all good
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Old 07-08-2006, 12:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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can you recommend a different motherboard for me? what makes it yucky, so i can get a different one?
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The pci-e slot is only 4x speed and the combination of having both agp and pci-e on a board is an iffy proposition at best.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=247012

great pci-e board

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=246483

amazing agp board. Used it in a build for a firend, and it looks and works great
bear in mind though that with that dfi board you need DDR and NOT DDR2
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Old 07-08-2006, 12:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow. That DFI board is nice. Thanks! I'll go with that. So, guys, is this build a good one?

DFI Lanparty
Fortron 500W
Intel Pentium D Duo
Corsair 2x512MB Memory
Seagate Barracuda SATA 120GB
2x AOpen DVD-R
-An ATX Case (yet to be determined)
-Radeon x1600PRO AGP 8x card
-SB Audigy 4 Pro
-a 80GB IDE Hard drive
-a 20GB IDE Hard drive
-generic LAN card
-some other random fans and keyboards and I already have an 19" LCD and 17" CRT monitor running on my x1600PRO

Is this setup going to function? Is there anything I need to/should change? Thanks a bunch!
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Only thing id reccomend is ditching a generic lan card and just use the onboard lan on the dfi board.

I also dont know about the pentium d 940 working on that dfi board. It may be as simple as a bios update, but if I were you, id call up dfi and check with them before you buy the stuff.

Remember, its always better to be safe than sorry with some non compatible parts,
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Alright, I'll call up DFI ASAP. Is the power source compatible with the motherboard? Also, the ZipZoomFly site doesn't say what kind of RAM the DFI takes, so I assumed PC3200.

Is everything else good?

Also, is ZipZoomFly a reliable site? I've stuck to Newegg and have had no trouble, but Newegg doesn't sell this board. If I have a problem, will ZipZoomFly give me a replacement board?
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Zipzoomfly is a very reputable company, i actually ordered that board from them. ANd ive used parts from them for many peoples builds.

They are local to me, so when they ship its like a 1-2 day turnaround

I had to rma a doa ati 9600 aiw card i bought from them. The replacement was quite prompt and the new card was perfect.
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IMO you should wait for the conroes to come out, with the money your spending ont hat processor you could get a much better performance conroe.
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When will the Conroes come out? I'm going to complete building this around late July or early August.
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