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Old 04-11-2006, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well this is my gaming build. I have $2500.. Please check it over and tell me what you guys think. I wont over clock, if i dont it will be minor.
SAMSUNG 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write and LightScribe Black ATA/ATAPI Model SH-S162L/BEBN - OEM $49.99

ASPIRE X-Infinity ATXB6KLW-BK/420 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

Computer Case ATX 420W power supply for AMD/Intel Power Supply - Retail $56.99

Hard Drive.
Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OE $95.00

Acer AL1716BBD Black 17" 8ms LCD Monitor - Retail $204.99

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $112.99

D-Link DGL-4100 10/100/1000Mbps GamerLounge Broadband Gigabit Gaming Router - Retail $112.99

Video card.
XFX PV-T71F-YDL9 GeForce 7900 GTX (650MHz) 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $519.00

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail $121.99

FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN, 12cm FAN, version 2.0, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 450W Power Supply - Retail $50.99

Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail $223.98

Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail

Razer Copperhead Chaos RZ01-050300-R1M1 Black 7 Buttons 1x Wheel Gold plated USB 2000 DPI Laser Engine Gaming Mouse - Retail

SENNHEISER HD 485 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Explore new sound dimensions Headphone - Retail

G.SKILL Value Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model F1-3200PHU2-2GBZX - Retail
$50.00 Mail-in Rebate

AMD Opteron 165 Denmark 1GHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model OSA165CDBOX - Retail $325.00

Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2 - OEM $89.95
Total with shipping is $2423.61

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Old 04-11-2006, 11:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good, cept you should change that hard drive to a SATA drive.

Hope your not planning to OC that ram either, seeing as it's value.

Not sure if 430W will be enough either, but I dunno.

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Old 04-11-2006, 11:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, I changed that stuff around.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That looks like a very nice build, im jealous . I would get at least a 500 watt PSU for that build. You might want to get some better ram to help you overclock that CPU like ****.
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah, as said before..... u need a kick*** powersupply for that one

Get one around $100 to insure that its doesnt mess up ur sweet build
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i agree.. that powersupply you picked is good, but since everything else is high-end you should really upgrade the psu. i'm sure the 7900gtx requires more power than that powersupply can handle.. (just a guess..).

antec true power 550watt would be a good start.
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Antec TruePower 2 550 Watt for sure. They just feel so nice and well built .
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ok ill get that instead.. o ya im geting the Audigy 2 zs instead of the Xfi.
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Old 04-12-2006, 03:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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7900 GTX require a PSU with AT LEAST 480watts. and make sure that the dual rail 12v ampage add up to 34+, because a PSU thats 450-549 it needs a min of 20 something amps, but 550+ it needs 34 amps

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