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Old 05-03-2006, 07:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building A New PC

Hey whats up everyone. Well my good ol' eMachine is not giving me the best for Oblvion and it has inspired me to build a new one.
here are the specs
VideoCard: ATI X1900XTX 512MB PCI-e
Case: Thermaltake SHARK ATX Full Tower
Processor:AMD Athlon 64 4000+
PSU: Thermaltake 550W
HDD: Maxtor DiamondMax 300GB
Mobo: ASUS A8N-SLi Socket 939
Memory 2gb
Optical Drive:

Totals out to $1738 Im just getting a regualar DVD Rom drive with CDRW
What do you guys think?

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Old 05-03-2006, 08:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds great

Apparently though, you're better off buying the X1900XT, and then performing a simple overclock and it will be the same as an XTX without paying the extra cash.

Other than that, looks good to me, good luck


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Old 05-03-2006, 08:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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very impressive, tell us how it goes, also you might want to try a dual core CPU. the X2 3800 is very nice

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Old 05-03-2006, 08:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yes, I'd also recommend a dual core CPU. the 3800+ can be overclocked.
I'd recommend getting OCZ brand RAM, or G.Skill
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ditto apokalipse. x2 3800+ and some decent OCZ will do you well. although seeing Asus and Maxtor in your list kind of shocked me. look at the DFI LanParty series, especially if you are interested in overclocking and i would reccomend WD/Seagate over Maxtor if possible
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the compliments guys. I will think about the dual core processor. I won't be building this baby for awhile, unfortunately, I have to save up some money.

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