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Old 02-19-2006, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I sold both my old computers (Alienware, and another one I made long ago) to make my own computer. So far I got most of it, but need some suggestions/help on some stuff. Here's what I got:

Motherboard
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131540

Video Card
XFX PVT70FUND7 Geforce 7800GTX 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card (x2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150105

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

Memory
CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145503

Power Supply
SILVERSTONE SST-ST60F ATX 600W Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163109

Processor
AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Toledo 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADAFX60CDBOX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103608

Sound Card
Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102189

Fans
Thermaltake CL-P0257 Blue orb II CPU Cooler for LGA775 & K8

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106069

Computer Case
Thermaltake Armor VA8000SWA Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133155



I havent got any DVD-CD because I don't know what I could get. But please if theres anything I should/could change, let me know. Or something that doesn't work well with this etc and can get better one, please post it. Thanks
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Old 02-19-2006, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get the eVGA GTX not the XFX. eVGA is infamous for being the best Nvidia card maker. Not to mention OC is warrantied and they have a 3 month trade in period
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I agree, but I believe the word you're looking for is famous, not infamous :P.
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ooops...imfamous (notorious)
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I was just talking to a friend of mine, he also told me to get a Case with side fan so my vid card stays cool. I found this one:

NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146018

Has 3 120mm Fans, and 1 80mm fan. And its also big. Any opinions on this?

Also, he said he's not sure if the Blue Orb II fan will fit in, any idea anyone? I would really like to put it in.

Also, any suggestions on CD / DVD Drives? CD Burner? etc...

Also changed the power supply to this one:

FSP Group (Fortron Source) FX700-GLN ATX12V/ EPS12V 700W All-In-One Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,IEC,UL,CE,TUV

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104015

Probably better than the old one if i plan on running dual video cards, right?


And about eVGA, I buy 2 of those and dual them instead of the XFX?

Any possible way you could give me a link to the eVGA? I found this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130237

But I was wondering, the XFX says Factory Overclocked, This one doesn't. Don't know if theres one that says Overclocked, but its that the one u mean?


Thanks for help, going crazy trying to find help on this, I don't live in USA, so i cant really make any mistakes when ordering stuff since its not easy to send it back. And I can't get any stuff like this where I'm from. Sorry to bother
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Well, of course I can recommend the Lexa, I used it in my own build. Look here: http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...ht=with+photos
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**** nice computer ^^ I was wondering, If i get the eVGA from the link i posted above, will it vome Factory Overclocked? I don't know how to Overclock etc @_@... Any idea? Also, What else should I get? Pretty much what I posted above is what im getting, of course if eVGA is better I will change for that too. If I need any other cooling devices (Fans etc) please let me know, any cables? and what CD drives, DVD, Burner etc is good? Thanks ^^
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oc'n a gpu is maaad easy. its done within windows and comes with evga software...two bars...500/1000 etc. just drag em to the settings you want!
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Oh awesome i thought i had to like connect some stuff etc @_@. Ok well, Changed the 2 Video cards for 2 eVGA 7800 GTX. Anything else? Dunno what CD DVD etc to get, dunno any good ones :/ And dunno if i need more fans etc. Thanks for all help! was going crazy looking for someone to help me ; ;
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why don't you just wait for the 7900 to come out or if your going to SLI just get a 1900X cuz i mean if your going to spend that much money you might as well get top of the line
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