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Old 03-19-2006, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I decided to build my own computer instead of buying it, so I need to make sure all of this is compatible.

I checked and asked around, and it seems to be, just want to make sure.

This will be used almost entirely for gaming, and I don't plan on overclocking.

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor - Retail

eVGA 256-P2-N563-AX Geforce 7900GT CO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL - Retail

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

ViewSonic VX922 Black/Silver 19" 2ms gray-to-gray (avg.); 2ms white-black-white (typ) LCD Monitor 270 cd/m2 650:1 0.294mm Pixel Pitch - Retail

NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE 16X DVD±R DVD Burner - Retail

I've picked out a KB/M already, and still can't find any good suggestions for voltage regulators.

Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)

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ya its good
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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From the looks of it that computer seems pretty powerful. Everything should be compatible.
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<a href=\" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153035\"> Power Supply</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130071\"> Video Card</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127222\"> Motherboard</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145575\"> Memory </a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188\"> Sound Card </a>
AMD 3800 x2 Socket 939
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033\"> Upcoming Hard Drive </a>
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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few suggestions

1) take this ram instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231047 theres no need to spend too much on it as your not gonna do overclocking

2) get the x2 4200 instead,its only 60$ more http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103547

3) get the evga branded 7900gt instead of the xfx http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281 , evga is the best nvidia brand and im sure most ppl on this forum will agree with me on that

4) if youll settle for a 7200rpm hard drive , youll be able to take the x2 4400..

thats about it , keep in mind that the 10k rpm raptor might be noisy , also if you aint planning to connect another hard drive/s you alredy got to the new pc for extra space then you might find out 150gb isnt alot for you. while the raptor gives best hd performance its price/capacity ratio is very high in compare to 7200rpm hds..
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Wow that is a really nice setup. I would really want it, nice job! plus everything looks compatible, i have that cpu and its nice.
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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drop teh 10k rpm and buy a 250gb western digital sata2 16mb cache for , and buy a x2 4400+.
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Switch mobo to DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D for SLi-DR. AMD is more compatible with DFI, and Intel with ASUS. Everything else looks good, and yes i would agree to switch from 10,000 RPM to 7,200, their really is no point in have a super fast HD unless its very important. And go with eVGA because of the lifetime warranty and the step up program.
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

I switched the RAM and Motherboard, which allowed me to upgrade the processor.
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looks better now , just keep in mind that mobo dont support sli it have 2x pci-e slots cuz it supports dxg
http://www.dfi.com.tw/Product/xx_pro...YPE=LP&SITE=US
is an excellent mobo just not for sli.. but if you aint planning using sli in the future then it shouldnt matter
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