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Old 12-19-2005, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Final Product.. suggestions?

I was aiming for around $800-900. But with tax and shipping this is gonna suck
I'm pretty sure everything is compatible Any suggestions... I'm not an OCer.. Any ways to make it quieter, cheaper, etc.? Will cooling be an issue? I would rather save than spend more though.
Total = $933.
If I need to go cheaper I could get a 3200+ .. or maybe go lighter on the PSU and case? What would you do?

pzerofgh and shorty helped me a lot.. OMFG THX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

Mobo - MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

RAM - CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

HD - Western Digital Caviar SE 120GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144414

Vid Card - eVGA 256-P2-N386 Geforce 6800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258

Case - Antec Performance I P-160WF Silver 1.2mm Anodized Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129144

PSU - Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V ATX12V 550W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103932

CDrom - NEC Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

Thermal Grease - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007


If there are noise or cooling issues, I may buy:
Zalman heatsink fan ($59.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223
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Looks like an awesome system, should last you a while. Enjoy it!
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anyone know if the mobo supports sata 3gb?
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Here's a cheaper case if you dont feel like paying that much for that case, still it's a nice system either way.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133145
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No that mobo does not support SATA2 at 3GB/S.
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Here's a cheaper case if you dont feel like paying that much for that case, still it's a nice system either way.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133145
I considered that case, but I have been warned that Thermaltake can be pretty noisy... I'm not sure, but I want a QUIET and COOL TEMP case. Any suggestions?
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I got this case in silver http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208008 I cant tell you if its quiet or cools very well since i dont have it running but its only $45, you cant beat that.
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I got this case in silver http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208008 I cant tell you if its quiet or cools very well since i dont have it running but its only $45, you cant beat that.
hmm.. well i probably won't buy this stuff until a few days after xmas.. so tell me how it goes when you have it up
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i still like the gay curves and door :laughing:

i thought you were ordering from monarch, guess not

looks good but i would get an opteron 148 i believe
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Old 12-20-2005, 08:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
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1. I'm thinking of buying this PSU..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103930

Its 480W, vs the original 550W I was going to buy. I could save money by getting the 480W. Do you think 550W is overkill for this system or should I still with it?

2. I have to choose between these 3 cases:
- Antec Performance I P160 ($110)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129144
- COOLER MASTER CAVALIER 3 ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119075
- ASPIRE X-Plorer ($58)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144104

I think I'll probably get the cooler master to save money
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