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Old 09-29-2005, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Building a new PC, just wanted to double check with you guys to see if everything's right.

ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA8NW-BK/500 Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811144090

$149.00

MSI P4N SLI-FI Socket T (LGA 775) ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813130362

$132.00 - $25.00 mail in rebate = $107.00

BFG Tech BFGR68256GTOCX Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814143025

$309.00

Intel Pentium 4 650 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T Processor Model BX80547PG3400F - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819116196

$273.00

pqi 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Unbuffered System Memory Model PQI25400-1GSB - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820141210

$93.33

Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3160827AS 160GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148034

$89.00

ENVISION EFT-720 Silver & Black 17" Pure Flat CRT Monitor D-Sub - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824197001

$97.00

SONY Black IDE CD-ROM Drive Model CDU5215 - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827101129

$14.99


Update BenQ Black IDE DVD Burner Model DW1625 BLK - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827101637

$61.99

ARCTIC COOLING FREEZER7 ACFZ7 77mm Ceramic Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835185116

$39.99

TOTAL COST: 1,327.11

Any feedback is appreciated... I hope I posted this on the right board!
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry for the double post --

I've heard my MOBO isn't very good.

Is there another LGA775 Mobo with SLI support in the same price range that's better?
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what r you planning on doing on your computer......? Wondering about your setup and why you didn't go AMD...
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Gaming primarily...

As for not going AMD:

- I've heard several people say Hyper-Threading>Hyper-Transport

- AMD Mobos do not support DDR2 RAM
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Most gamers will say the AMD are the best for games and as far as i know Hyper-Threading and Hyper-Transport arnt related to each other.

AMD don't support DDR2 because the high speeds from DDR2 arnt needed and also DDR2 memory has high latency which impacts on the high speeds. DDR is cheaper anyway.

If your rig is for gaming, go AMD not intel, intels are good office applications and the such but not for gaming.
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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AMD is way better for gaming, make the switch
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Another AMD supporter here. Those things you are saying have hidden parts that in reality damper the potential of the items. The AMD structure doesn't NEED DDR2, because the PC 3200 does it justice. The AMD setups are superior gaming rigs, at a better price.

I agree about the Hyper Threading, Hyper Transport thing. They aren't the same thing, at all...

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Old 09-30-2005, 12:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Get AMD for gaming......As for the Hyper Threading and Hyper Transport thing, yes they are very different. Hyper Threading revolves around using multiple cpu threads, which I have heard is overhyped for single core processers. Hyper Transport is a bus technology that increases the bus size of your system by a good ammount. Correct?
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Old 09-30-2005, 12:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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So which is better for gaming, Hyper-Threading or Hyper-Transport.

It also seems like mobos that support DDR2 will last longer in terms of upgradability.. Am I wrong in thinking this?
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Hyper threading and hyper transfer arent comparable past the fact they have hyper in them. Its like comparing two diff stats in diff areas.
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