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Old 10-13-2005, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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$54.99 === Premium 2531 Blue ATX Mid-Tower and Ultra X-Connect 500-Watt Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirectsourcing.com/a...Tab=0&NoMapp=0

$347.00 === Athlon 64 X2 3800+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

$128.00 === DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

$245.00 === OCZ Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146970

$153.00 === 128
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130214

$89.99 === Seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200 RPM 8M Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148034

$30.00 === Cd/DVD Optical Drive (depends on case)

$17.25 === KEYBOARD/Mouse/Speakers (I'll get better ones later)

$12.00 === 120MM fans (Can't decide which one is better)
2X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150052
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2Xhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998121

Total: $1059.23

Does anyone see any problems/suggestions for this before I buy on saturday? I'm going to keep the 6600GT for a while then upgrade later.

I'm also looking for a decent heatsink (under 80 dollars) to overclock the X2 to at least 2.2 Ghz (case only supports 3 fans)

NOTE: This is the first system I'm building. So If i'm missing any cables or anything, please say so. As far as I know, the items listed here are the only things I'm buying (and monitor)
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd switch the processor to a 3700+ San Diego and use the extra money to get a 6800GT.

For your heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103162
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm going dual core.

I'll check out the heatsink


EDIT: err, that looks huge lol. Does the motherboard need to be flat on the floor? or will it work even if it's on it's side?
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Looks sweet, make sure you upgrade the 6600GT soon, though.
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I'm not really too worried about graphics right now. Main game I'm going to play is WoW (more ram intensive)
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That tigerdirect site you linked to looks like it could possibly be a fake you know..... Unless Tigerdirect.com changed in the past few months
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...C3J-4022%20KIT
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Although that case is really cool, the X-Connect Modular PSU sucks the big one. Modular PSU's look cool and add a modding touch but they really suck as power supplies. Don't be fooled by the listing of 500 watts... Don't get me wrong, that PSU will get you by right now. But, don't plan on OCin' that rig very much. And modular PSU's have a fair amount of resistance. The pins aslo break, burn and corroide very easily.

Also, you're getting a SATA HDD and that PSU doesn't come with SATA power plugs.
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Haha, I didn't even notice the TigerDirect site.


Hmm, sigh, I thought I was saving money by going with that case + PSU combo >.< Does anyone know a similar deal that supports decent Hard Drive?
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Hmmm, some people said that their's did come with satta connecters
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