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Old 12-04-2005, 04:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Timer - Rate my proposed setup :)

Hey everybody. Just went through and picked my components based mostly off newegg reviews. Also used advice from dfi-street and this wonderful forum. I think I don't have any conflicting pieces.

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...C-pr1c3grabb3r


Mobo
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152


RAM
OCZ 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory
plan to use 4*512 mb for 2 GB total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146898


GPU
eVGA 256-P2-N527-AX Geforce 7800GTX 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130254


HDD
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417


optical drive
SONY White 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner, Extra Black bezel included - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131244


PSU
OCZ PowerStream 600W
http://www.computerhq.com/OCZ_PowerS...id-521798.html


CASE
XION Black XION II XON-103 SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply
won't be using this PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208008


Monitor
DELL UltraSharp 1905FP 19-inch Flat Panel Monitor
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/P...ctlisting.aspx


Total cost ~$2100


My comments -
-Not sure if the RAM i picked is right
-Still kinda debating between x2 4400+ and a64 4000+
-This was the easy part... I'm petrified of the actually assembly/installation..... don't want to end up with $2100 of junk.
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Old 12-04-2005, 05:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That is a great system you have picked. If i was you i would go with the X2 4400+ over the 4000+. The X2 4400+ will excel way past the 4000+ in games over the next year or so.
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Old 12-04-2005, 05:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Regarding the RAM:
512 x 4($66 each) = $264

1GBx2 = $ 220 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210 )
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Old 12-04-2005, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Regarding the RAM:
512 x 4($66 each) = $264

1GBx2 = $ 220 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210 )

I thought the 512 sticks would perform better than a gig stick. But in the futrue i may need to buy gig sticks anyways, so thanks for letting me know about the savings
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the ram will work better if you have 2 sticks of 1gb. The processor becomes more and more unhappy as you increase the number of sticks it has to check. Slows things down.

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