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Old 09-01-2005, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ganked the P4, going AMD gaming, check it out

I posted a couple of topics already about the P4 650 and started to really evaluate the purpose of this build, GAMING. I decided that an AMD can handle anything that I would be doing with a P4 with little or no noticable difference in running applications, correct me if I'm wrong. But the reason I started looking to build was for gaming.

Check out this setup. And yes I took out a loan. (I'm not rich)


AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3700BNBOX - Retail

DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

XFX PVT70FUND7 Geforce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
2 of them SLI

Update CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200C2PT - Retail
2 sets

Optical drive:
NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

For a monitor I can't ship anything bigger than a 17" to an FPO address. I really want a 19" or bigger. I'm going to look for one here locally. A 19" CRT would do me real well. If anyone can recomend an lcd for gaming that would be great too.

Also I need a good CPU cooler since I will probably overclock this one.

Any way, what do you think? Are there any issues that I may have overlooked?

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Old 09-02-2005, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well if you want to overclock you might want to consider getting a venice core instead of a san diego. but the venice only has 512 L2... as for cooling, you can get extreme and get water-cooling or just get a thermaltake X-90 HS/F. Samsung has a really good 19" and 17" LCD monitor you might want to take a look at on newegg.

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Old 09-02-2005, 02:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I forgot to mention a PSU. Do I need to get one that is setup for PCIe and SLI or can I make one that isn't work. Also does anyone have any recommendations?
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Old 09-02-2005, 09:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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for a monitor check out the Hyundai L90D+ 19inch LCD. It got a lot of good reviews on i'm going to pick one up in a few weeks.
I\'m happy with it.
X2 4400+
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2x1gb Corsair XMS CL2
1 Raptor 74 gig
ABIT AN8 Ultra
OCZ Powerstream 520w
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