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Old 10-20-2005, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all I am currently trying to make my very first custom gaming computer and I want you all to give your opinions on my current choices for it.

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136157

Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103529

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231012

Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130215

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148036

Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829121122

Rom Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131410

Dual Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131253

Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103940

Note I have just around $2000 to put into this computer.

(sorry bout the links just wanted to make sure ya had full information incase I forgot somthing)

Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. lol why does everyone want that TT Tsunami, ive heard mixed reviews on that case, including that it feels cheap...before you get that case, do some hard looking, so you know you are getting what you want

2. with that budget and your building a gaming rig, i would suggest spending less on the processor and more on the video card

3. i havent heard of that ram before

4. are you overclocking? planning to use SLI? if not, i would suggest something a little bit cheaper...either the Lanparty non-sli or abit, asus

5. nice sound card, although are you gonna get the speakers to take advantage of that card? if not, i wouldnt really get that card (untill you do get good speakers) and put more money into the graphics card or something.
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Allright so lets say

Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227221

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144050

Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102176

and yea I plan to overclock and SLI was thinking dual
Geforce 6800GT 256mb cards

so with the selected what do ya think?
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the thermaltake tsunami case is good, stick with the X2 cause single core is so last year lol

get the X2 3800+ not the 4400+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

the ram is gay, its valueselec t you can not OC, get some better ram
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My modifications to your original build;

1.) Instead of getting the A-DATA RAM, get this one.

2.) Get a SATA150 hard drive. UltraATA/133 is getting old.

3.) Change the motherboard to either the Lanparty nF4 UT Ultra-D or Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR.

4.) The Liquid Cooling isn't worth it. The stock HSF that comes with the processor is very good, you don't even need another HSF.

5.) Sound card. I see you already switched to the LIVE. Good choice.

The processor is just fine the way it is. Pzero, recommending the 3800+ over the 4400+ is like recommending the 3200+ over the 3700+. If he has the money, he should go with the 4400+.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice selection. That Power supply must be new, on newegg Ive never seen it. Good choice On that to.
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Holy Crap, the PSU has triple +12v rails, I just noticed.
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Yap, Gotta love Antec.
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mmm i might get that one lol

+3.3V@23A, +5V@17A, +12V1@17A, +12V2@17A, +12V3@17A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A


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number 1 on tomshardwer lol
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Looks quite sexy to me.
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