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Old 03-21-2006, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question High end gaming system

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Please help me critique my new build. I am not overclocking and I don’t plan on using two video cards.

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Motherboards:
ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4
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ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe
OR
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 1GHz HT

Memory:
OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
OR
CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM

Video Card:
SAPPHIRE 100154 Radeon X1800XT

PSU:
FSP Group (Fortron Source) FX600-GLN ATX12V/ EPS12V 600W

Sound Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Gamer
DVD:
NEC 16XDVD+R DVD Burner
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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first of all u dont need that a8n32-sli u not going to use two video cards. Next OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM this is ddr2 is doenst work with amd socket 939. next u have gold series and xms ram save your self a couple bucks and go with value ram, is the same performance. The only difference is that the xms and gold are overclokable. use the extra money to upgrade your card to something better. I dont know about the PSU. The rest looks fine.
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Motherboards:
ASUS A8N-E Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4

Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 1GHz HT

PSU:
FSP Group (Fortron Source) FX600-GLN ATX12V/ EPS12V 600W

Sound Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Gamer

DVD:
NEC 16XDVD+R DVD Burner

CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM. This memory is $179 can you please recommend 2x1gb that cheaper.

Video Card:
SAPPHIRE 100154 Radeon X1800XT. This video card is $299 is there a better video card around the same price?

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Old 03-21-2006, 10:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Cosair Value Ram. 136$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145579
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I dont know how the 7900gt stacks up against the x1800xt, but that's around the same price.
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You should also go with a MSI Neo-4 motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q1.../index.x?pg=10

This shows that the X1800 XT performs better then the 7900GT.
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Old 03-21-2006, 01:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

thats good ram too 160 if u include the rebate.
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you might wanna get the x-fi xtrememusic instead of the audigy2 its suppost to be better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188 + its 101.99 after rebate
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

thats good ram too 160 if u include the rebate.
Great, it dropped below 200 bucks before rebate. I hope the sale is the rebate because last time I checked they were $240 before I think. You should also get the X-Fi Xtreme Music as well.
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