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Old 08-30-2005, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post Help me build me custom PC please

I have been building a PC from Newegg (except my keyboard), and I would appreciate it if some people here were to take a look.

One thing I want to point out is that instead of the current GFX card on my list, I want a 7800GTX, but my maximum prie I want to spend for the GFX card is right around $500 give or take a few.

Also, my final budget for this system is $1,750, but I would really like to keep it at around $1,600.

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Old 08-30-2005, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if you dont want to get a 7800GTX then get a 6800Gt .
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ASPIRE X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply-56
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX-376
Arctic SIlver Premium Photosynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5-8
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard-105
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory Model OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K-243
OCZ OCZ520ADJ ATX 520W Power Supply-115
Seagate Barracuda 250GB Sata Hard Drive-112
NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A-41
Microsoft Windows Pro Home w/Service Pack 2-142 (Do you need?)
eVGA 256-P2-N538-AX With Battlefield 2 Bundle Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card-399
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$1889. Yes, i know you have a $1600 budget. See what you're willing to cut off here. Let's see getting 1GB ram, will save $100. Not getting Windows XP Pro, at least $50. Etc...

First got a computer 4 years ago. Windows ME. Got second hand computers with different operating systems from my family members to play around with...

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Old 08-31-2005, 08:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Can you... look... at my list, and the link still works for me. Don't know what the problem was Sport1031. And I do want a 7800GTX.
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's what's on my list if you still can't view it.

ASPIRE X-CRUISE -RD Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $69.00

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #: LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultr $123.00

SAPPHIRE 100101SR-RD Radeon X850XT PE 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $489.00

OCZ OCZ520ADJ ATX 520W Power Supply - Retail $135.00

BELKIN WaveRest F8E244-BLK Gel Wrist Pad - Retail $4.99

fUnc F-SERIES F-30R-14 Mouse Pad - Retail $18.99

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor $272.00

OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory $169.95

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM $11.00

Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6B250S0 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM $102.00

Razer Plasma Diamondback RZD-1600P Black 7 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Mouse - Retail $55.00

NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM $41.99

Logitech X-230 32 Watts 2.1 Speaker $33.98

Total - $1,525.90 w/o shipping
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Old 08-31-2005, 09:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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-I would go with the 7800gt or 7800gtx over any radeon product.
-Thats expensive ram, (only buy it if your going to OC it), you could go alot cheaper, with no performance loss.
-With the cheaper ram I would definately go for 2GB
-I would buy a seagate over a maxtor
-Everything else looks good

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Old 08-31-2005, 10:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I know, in my first post i said i need help picking out one.
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Old 08-31-2005, 10:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ok, going down your list, this is what I would suggest:

Get a SLI motherboard, eventually you will want to slap in another card to avoid having to buy a new system to keep up with technology.

DO NOT get that PE. Especially if you listen to me about the SLI option, get a 6800gt, and pair it later, or do the same with the 7800gtx.

Also, most of the people here will agree not to go with a Maxtor, they fail A LOT. But if you feel like you absolutely like you must have one, at least be smart and get one of their 250GB Diamondmax's with 16MB cache, then you will get a performance boost (if you get one that works ).

About what vader pro said about the RAM.... He is right, if you arn't overclocking it you shouldn't get it, which would be stupid not to considering you have a San Diego core'd AMD64. But, here is something that people should start considering... 2 GIG's of ram IS NOT NEEDED right now. BUT.... In the future year or so it will be. So, you will NOT want to have 4x512 sticks to get your two gigs, this will lower the speed they can run at. Instead you will want to have 2x1gig sticks. I guess what you need to wiegh in is whether you want to get the dual channel now with the two 512's, or wait with only one stick of a gig, get another later and then use dual channel. It's a hard choice but no one here can really justify against the other :-\.

EDIT:: The reason no one can view your link is because your system in newegg is secured under your username. I've never done it, but they shoudl either give you a link to use for this, or you can set it to public.
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Old 08-31-2005, 02:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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well first off, that is a diamondmax with 16mb cache and also, with the SLI and everything... I need help picking out the case, i also need to know if it has the right connector for my PSU. and I'd be getting a 7800GTX, probably getting another one later. So, pick out a SLI mobo and a 7800GTX i should use because i don't know what to look for. and yes, im OCing my RAM

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