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Old 11-21-2005, 06:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, thanks for reading first off.

I'm building my first computer that I plan to use for gaming, and Photoshop work, along with regular surfing and the like. I can't afford much more that what I've got, and I'm not asking you the build a computer for me. See question at bottom.

Here are my proposed specs:

CPU
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Model: Intel Pentium 4 640 Prescott 800MHz FSB 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 EM64T Processor
Item #: N82E16819116197
Price: $213.50
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116197

Motherboard
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Model: MSI P4N SLI-FI Socket T (LGA 775) ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130362
Price: $119.99
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130362

RAM
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Model: GeIL DDR2 Series 2GB(2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 533 (PC24300)Dual Channel Kit System Memory
Item #: N82E16820144336
Price: $171.41
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144336

Video Card
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Model: eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130249
Price: $349.00
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130249

Hard Drive
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Model: Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200JS 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822144414
Price: $75.31
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144414

Optical Drive
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Model: NEC Silver 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - OEM
Item #: N82E16827152060
Price: $40.99
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152060

Case
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Model: XION Ultimate Engineering XON-003 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (w/ 450W Power Supply)
Item #: N82E16811208002
Price: $66.49
URL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208002

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TOTAL: $1019.59
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I was reading about the RAM I’ve chosen and one of the reviews mentioned pc4300. I don't know what that it so could someone please explain it to me, via posting (or AIM if necessary.) Also if you could, give it a quick rundown and see if everything is in line. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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if you want to game, then I'd suggest an AMD system. they give much better gaming performance.

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130484

2 x 1GB PQI DDR(1) - AMD's don't support DDR2 yet, but because of their onboard memory controller, they still get high memory bandwith. in fact, DDR2 is the only way Intel can compete with memory bandwith ATM.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141227

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ E6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103569
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You could go with the AMD 3700+ SD for around $233 on newegg.
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Power supply is crap, if u wanna be cheap at least buy the 400 watt forton.
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Thanks for the replies guys, but none of you have answered my question. I asked about the compatibility of my parts, also about "pc4300" and what that was.
I'm going with an Intel processor because I've read that they handle taxing applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator better.
And I plan on buying a better Power Supply, but haven't found one yet.
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how much do u want to spend on psu?
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c. $150.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194001

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Do not get an intel CPU.
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Why not? I heard that they were better for resource taxing programs.
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