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Old 11-28-2005, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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first time I'm doing this on my own, been doing some research and bothering PZEROFGH with lots of questions, and I think I have a computer pieced together here... Box only, minus cd/dvd and burner which I already have.

case
Hard Drive
Mobo
GPU
PSU
Memory
CPU


input would be much appreciated. Recomendations/suggestions?
With taxes and s&h, this comes out to $1,079.94, a reasonable price I think.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I may be wrong, but I'm associating rosewill as a bad psu? (case has one included). I can't be too sure though, since it does have some pretty good reviews. Anyone else have more on it?

Hd's good. Seagate's my choice too ^.^


DFI lanparty... I've heard such good things about it, especially as an overclocking mobo, despite the few bad newegg reviews for that board

gfx card looks good


Psu.... why're you buying another when there's a 400w psu included in the case? :amazed: . Though chances are that antec blows the rosewill to bits. I'd suggest choose another case maybe rather than scratching the psu

Ram's good

cpu's good


Other than the power supply ordeal, that looks like a good quality system to me ^.^
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks fine.
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I may be wrong, but I'm associating rosewill as a bad psu? (case has one included). I can't be too sure though, since it does have some pretty good reviews. Anyone else have more on it?

Hd's good. Seagate's my choice too ^.^


DFI lanparty... I've heard such good things about it, especially as an overclocking mobo, despite the few bad newegg reviews for that board

gfx card looks good


Psu.... why're you buying another when there's a 400w psu included in the case? :amazed: . Though chances are that antec blows the rosewill to bits. I'd suggest choose another case maybe rather than scratching the psu

Ram's good

cpu's good


Other than the power supply ordeal, that looks like a good quality system to me ^.^
I've heard that PSU's included with the case are almost always on the shady side, and been told that if you want a good and relaible PSU you're gona have to fork over the extra dollars. I was just planning on swapping.

If anyone, however, knows of a good case + PSU combo then by all means link it to me, I'm very eager to see
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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For PSU, look at fortron, Zippy, they are very strong and solid PSUs.

CPU, you can go for an opteron 146/148, and overclock it. It will hit 2.8 guarentied, will hit 3 with good cooling.

RAM, go for some G.Skill, or geil or you can even go with some ocz el plat rev2. The 2 first are better choices though. Good overclocking capability.

Rest look good.
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For whay you're paying for that case and a seperate PSU, you could get any of the following:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144157
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119078
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144158
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144166
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133157
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133156
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129163


Nothing wrong with buying that case and replacing the PSU, if that's the case you want. But I thought I'd point these out to you...
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I'd stay away from Thermaltake and Aspire Power supplies, Antec Case/PSU combos are decent.
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I'd stay away from Thermaltake and Aspire Power supplies, Antec Case/PSU combos are decent.
thermal take cases are ok...but i would go antec for the psu
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so I was looking at the PSU/case combos recomended above and I like

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144166

very much. Would this be able to safely replace the sepperate case and PSU i had previously picked out?

also is the ram good? I've heard talk about OCZ, but this is also a rather renowned brand, nice heatsink from what I can see, and a bit lower in price.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The case is transparent, which is always cool.

I think the HDD is too small, but I have A LOT of movies in mine so I'm not the best to answer that.

MoBo is fine, not the best but not the worst.

The videocard is good if you're on a tight budget, but if you're really dedicated you could do so much better than this.

Bah, not even going to talk about the PSU.

RAM is fine, Corsair is good.

For the tight budget you seem to have, the processor is good.

Slightly above average set-up, but not a monster.
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