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Old 10-02-2005, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1.Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 FX55 (Socket 939) inc Fan
Or
Athlon64 X2 4400

2.Motherboard:
GigaByte GA-K8N PRO nForce SLI

3.RAM:
2gb Corsairs DDR533 (COMPATIBLE with MOTHERBOARD?)

4.Graphics Card:
- Asus 256mb nVidia EN7800 GT (IS THIS GOOD & COMPATIBLE with MOTHERBOARD)
or
- GEFORCE 7800GTX (IS THIS GOOD & COMPATIBLE with MOTHERBOARD)

5.HDD:
160gb Maxtor DM +9 S-ATA 7200rpm (IS THIS GOOD & IS THE CAPACITY GOOD ENOUGH)

6.Sound Card:
Creative Audigy2 ZS 7.1 (SHOULD I GET THE ‘Audigy4’?)
+
Creative labs inspire 7.1 T7900 speakers and subwoofer

7.Case:
Thermaltake VA8000BWS Armour Case

8.Monitor
VX924 19” LCD BLACK 1280 x 1024 resolution (4ms Response Time)
(IS THIS OK FOR MY GRAPHICS CARD)

9.CD/DVD DRIVES
I wanted two separate optical drives, is this better than a combo drive?? And which ones are good. I’m not to sure how this works out. I wanted it so you can put a dvd/cd in and a blank disc in the other drive and copy straight away, from one to the other. Can you please recommend a make and model? Thanks.

10.Power Unit
I am not sure about power units, can some one please find a good, and compatible power unit for my motherboard e.t.c. please.

11.Cooling System
I do not have a clue about a cooling system, can some one please find a cooling system for my system please.


Thank you so much for looking at my spec.
PLEASE let me know if something is incorrect or is a bad choice, or if something it not compatible, or if im missing something important.

Because as soon as I have the OK from you guys im going to buy everything. Please if you have time look at the hardware on some websites to check compatibility.

Thanks so much.
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just have 1 comment. If you are going to be using this for games, go for the FX-55. If not, get the Dual core CPU.

The X2 handles games very nicely, just not as good as the FX
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Its not mainly for games, maybe counterstrike here and there, but mainly general stuff.
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Which one is cheaper?
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I suggest the X2. I'm sure you'll be pleased with it.

It's cheaper as well.
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i think the X2 is a little cheaper! u reccomend the X2?
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Here is what i wold choose if i were you.....

1.Processor:Athlon64 X2 4400

2.Motherboard:A8N32-SLI Deluxe


3.RAM:OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 [2GB] (4 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit

4.Graphics Card: ASUS Extreme N7800GTX TOP/2DHTV

5.HDD:HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 0A31636 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

6.Sound Card:I am not a big fan of sound cards, i use the on-board sound on my ASUS moob. But i would prolly get this...Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition
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Creative GigaWorks S750 700 Watts 7.1


7.Case:Thermaltake VA8000BWS Armour Case

8.Monitor
VX924 19” LCD BLACK 1280 x 1024 resolution (4ms Response Time)
(that screen seems to be a good pick)

9.CD/DVD DRIVES: ever heard "two is better than one"? I agree with that. I would go with two of the SONY 16X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW, Model DRU800A

10.Power Unit: Antec TrueControl II 550 (SLi ready)

11.Cooling System: i am not an expert here at all! sorry :\
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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everything else??? what do u reckon?
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The X2 4400+ is around 300 dollars cheaper. It's not as fast at games, but it's amazing with multithreaded appz
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Old 10-02-2005, 07:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Quality, and this system is better???
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