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Old 12-27-2005, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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if anyone cares and has an extra minute, I would appreciate it. most of this stuff was picked according to the advice of people on this forum. i appreciate the help, and there is a ton of great info in these forums.

I want to build this system mostly for gaming, but it will also be used on days when I may be working at home, on .NET & other projects. I'm not adding an extravagant sound card right now, because.. well, because I don't really care too much about sound yet. I will add one later when I have the extra money.

Case
Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel Server 500W ATX12V v2.0

Board (free w/ video card)
eVGA 133-K8-NF41 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX

Processor
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB

Video Card
eVGA 256-P2-N518 Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16

HardDrive
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150

Memory
(2 of these) gigaram 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)

CD/DVD ROM
PLEXTOR Black IDE DVD Burner Model PX-740A/SW-BL

Does this look like a good setup? Is there ANYTHING I am leaving out? I am going to be ticked if I place this order, get everything in, and realize I am missing something. Do I need any thermal grease, etc for the CPU?

Total Cost (newegg, including shipping): $1,120.56
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Well im not to sure how good that eVGA mobo is, i would go with this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

MSI K8N NEo4-F

and buy this video card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130249

This one has a lifetime warranty and a copper heatsink
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestion, but I can't really afford the 7800 and the motherboard. How much performance difference is there betweent eh 6800 and 7800 cards? (I have no use for dual digital output).
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there is a pretty big difference between the 6800 and the 7800 series. Well you could wait, as im pretty sure the prices of the 7800 series will drop.

Why dont you go for the 3200+ for 160 dollars saves you about 60 dollars
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Slightly Changed:

Same Case as above

Board
MSI K8N NEO4-F nForce4 Athlon 64 Skt939 DDR ATX Motherboard

Video
eVGA e-GeForce 7800 GT PCI Express 256MB DDR3

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor (San Diego) Socket 939

RAM
(Two) Kingston KVR400X64C3A/1G 1GB DDR400 PC3200

HardDrive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB Serial ATA II 7200RPM

DVD/CD
Plextor PX-740A 16X Internal Dual Layer DVD±R/RW CD-R/RW

Free shipping on all stuff from ZZF. A little better board & still keeping the 3700 CPU.

Total is $1105
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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what is this on the back of the card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...d%20-%20Retail
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I like the look of your setup.... it is very similar to mine. Just a tip, I currently have my system OCed to about 2.6ghz with 240 htt. Good luck.

I would also recommend my MOBO if you can afford it, it is great for OCing and I have really appricated its features.
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what is this on the back of the card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...d%20-%20Retail
That i beleive gives the hsf something to screw into because the card itself doesnt have enough to bolt into.. Anybody correct me if im wrong.
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the what is the diffrence between these 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130247
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130249
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One has a copper heatsink and the other has a liftime warranty. The speeds are also slightly different.
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