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Old 04-27-2006, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey! Im mainly using this computer for games. Also, im looking into getting into the games bussiness so ill probably be using Maya and other development tools. Here is the setup:

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Processor
154.00

Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D ATX AMD Motherboard
122.99

RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Platinum System Memory
188.00

Video Card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281
eVGA Geforce 7900GT 256-P2-N563-AX Video Card
319.00

Hard Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 250GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
89.00

Optical Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135136
ASUS Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616AG
29.99

Power Supply- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194004
ENERMAX Liberty ELT620AWT 620W Power Supply
174.99

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
149.99

Speakers- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121118
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker
54.99

Monitor- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824197010
ENVISION ECT710g Black 17" CRT Monitor
97.00


Keyboard-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16823109156
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Black Keyboard
24.99

Operating System- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102059
Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2
84.95

I would like, if you could, to go through and make sure that everthing works and is compatibale. Im pretty sure it is but I would like some pros to take a look too. Thanks and tell me what you think and what you would change....
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks good but i would suggest on getting the 3700+ cpu or even a X2 3800+ and only getting 1Gb of ram. You will be wasting money if you buy a not so good cpu and upgrading it soon, its best to get a good cpu and add another stick of ram when you have some more money.
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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not bad...except for the optical drive...you NEED some kind of burner...either a combo drive or a DVD Burner.
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok thanks. Does everything look like it will work?
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Old 04-27-2006, 04:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anyone else have anything to add?
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Old 04-27-2006, 04:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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not bad...except for the optical drive...you NEED some kind of burner...either a combo drive or a DVD Burner.
i have been living without a burner for years now and never feelt the need of it and i use one of those optical drives, its pretty good and quiet
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Old 04-27-2006, 04:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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K this is what you do

1) switch optical drive to NEC 3550A

2) Downgrade PSU to Antec TruePowerII 550 Watt

3) Downgrade Mobo to MSI K8N Neo4-F

4) Upgrade CPU to x2 3800+

5) get g.skill value ram ( they are great) ( stick with 2GB dual channel)

6)Downgrade case to Thermaltake Tsunami

Those downgrades should give u enough money to get a X2 3800+ and u dont get any less performance then you would with ur original build, if anything this one will be better.
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok here is the new list:


CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
297.00

Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D ATX AMD Motherboard
122.99

RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231036
G.SKILL Value 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory
68.99

Video Card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281
eVGA Geforce 7900GT 256-P2-N563-AX Video Card
319.00

Hard Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 250GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
89.00

Optical Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A
37.49

Power Supply- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 550W Power Supply
84.99

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132
Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
108.99

Speakers- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121118
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker
54.99

Monitor- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824197010
ENVISION ECT710g Black 17" CRT Monitor
97.00


Keyboard-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16823109156
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Black Keyboard
24.99

Operating System- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16837102059
Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2
84.95


Is that good? any other suggestions?
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i would go with 2gb dual channel if you can afford it. if not then make sure when you get more ram that its the same so it will run dual channel.
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