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Old 09-17-2006, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I have all this stuff for my AMD build (I don't want Conroe, so don't suggest it)

Optical drive:
LG 16X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model GSA-H10N - OEM
$28.99

Case:
NZXT Apollo BLACK NP Black Secc Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$59.99

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$77.99

MoBo:
GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$94.99

Vcard:
XFX PVT71PUDE3 Geforce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 XT Edition Video Card - Retail
$219.99

PSU:
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply - Retail
$89.99

RAM:
CORSAIR XMS2 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model CM2X1024-6400PRO - Retail
$152.00

CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800CUBOX - Retail
$150.99

Subtotal: $874.93

If I choose 3 day delivery (Though I'm impatient and tempted to spend the 65 extra $ on next day delivery), I'll have 65 extra dollars to spend on something else. Should I spend it on:

1. An X2 4200 (although I think the 3800 oc'd would be fine) and the oc'd Gigabyte 7900GT w/ zalman hs/fan.
2. A better mobo.
3. A better psu w/ PFC & Mod Cable perhaps (although I think the antec is good).
4. Everything is good enough. The faster it arrives the better. Next day delivery.

Suggestions?
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well I would wait the couple days and maybe get another gig of ram. That would help you the most for that extra money I like the build. good choices
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did you read his post??? he siad NO CONROE.
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lmao...yeah i say get some more ram
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well I would wait the couple days and maybe get another gig of ram. That would help you the most for that extra money I like the build. good choices
um, the corsair I have is 152 for 1.. 65 bucks isn't gonna buy me another stick (unless I buy patriot 2x1 ddr2-667 and oc to 800 but idk about that, never oc'd b4)... I'll have more money to spend in a few weeks, at which time I'll buy more ram. 1 will do me for the time.
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Nice build. I was actually looking at building one almost exactly like this one.

I would save the money for another gig of ram
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buy my iriver with the extra money
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I'd get a better PSU or another GB of RAM if you can get another 80 dollars or so for it...
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I don't need/want an iriver, my ipod is more than adequate.

I have 250+ bucks extra every week to spend (at least for a few more weeks), so next week I'll get more RAM, no need to save this 65 bucks for that. I had forgot to get an OS, so I guess I'll have to take that 65 and get XP Home OEM.. it comes in a combo deal with my mobo for 15 less than normal so I guess I better do that. Thanks for the suggestions.
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