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Old 10-30-2005, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is my computer that i will soon build (I havent bought anything yet).


AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - Retail
$234.00

DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$189

OCZ Enhanced Latency 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail
$133

eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
$369

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$89

Logisys Pre-Assembled Blue UV Reactive Acrylic Case
$70

Antec NeoHE 500 500W Power Supply - Retail
$100

LITE-ON Black IDE DVD Burner Model SOHW-1693S Black - Retail
$43

ASUS Black 52X CD-R 32X CD-RW 52X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE CD Burner - Retail
$23

Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Service Pack 2 - OEM
$135

BELKIN 2-Tone RF Wireless Keyboard - Retail
$45

It all comes to about $1430
What do you think? Any suggestions. I will be overclocking this system. Would I need an aftermarket CPU fan? This is about my maximum budget and i would go dual core, but thats too expensive.
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Nope, everything looks fine.
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i really cant see anything wrong BUT u could get a neopower 480W psu for the same price, and its better, u mite need a different heatsink if ur planning on OCing t a lot, but other than that, thats a very good system
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I would drop the SLI board and get the regular one.
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Would i just need a new heatsink, or would i need a new fan too? What is a good one?
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heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118115
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Looks awesome man!!
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wow someone did their research!!

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i really cant see anything wrong BUT u could get a neopower 480W psu for the same price, and its better, u mite need a different heatsink if ur planning on OCing t a lot, but other than that, thats a very good system
the neopower is worse then the HE series from antec, the HE serise come with 3 +12V while the neopower only comes with 2

the zalman heatsink is good, make sure you get some AS5(artic silver 5)

i would get some better ram with better timings but thats just me. actually i would go with 2GB sense thats the new thing. and thats the new 1GB for the gamign rigs
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What RAM would you recommend? I was looking around and there were so many versions (Gold, Platinum, titanium, etc). I just choose one that seemed ok and wasnt too expensive. I will probably stick with 1gig unless i can find some 2gigs of value RAM for about the same price. What is better 1gig overclocked or 2gigs value RAM?

Also I almost certainly wont get another video card in SLI, so should I get this one? DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D ATX AMD Motherboard It looks like it is exactly the same as the one i have above, but not SLI and it saves me like $60.
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platinum or gold, titanium is kind of expensive anything with like 2-2-2-5 timings or 2-3-2-5 is good


yeah the DFI nF4 ultra-D can be modded into a SLi just get a #2 pencil AHH
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