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Old 10-20-2005, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'd like some of the guru's here to review my list of hardware for a new system build. The build will be used to run games, ut2004, Microsoft XP PRO, Linux (ie dual boot). And will be networked with 2 networking cards. I'll be performing some mild overclocking.

My main concerns are video card, case/ps and memory. I think everything else should be ok....
Thanks,
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Fans, Heatsinks (Case, CPU, Chipset)
1 ZALMAN CNPS7000B-AlCu LED 2 Ball Blue LED Light Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
Model #:CNPS7000B-AlCu LED


Internal Hard Drives
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA NCQ ST3160827AS 160GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:ST3160827AS

Memory - System
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 OCZ Platinum Enhanced Latency 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 533 (PC 4200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ5331024ELDCPE-K - Retail
Model #:OCZ5331024ELDCPE-K

Monitors - LCD
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 ViewSonic VX924 Black/Silver 19" 3ms gray-to-gray (avg.); 6ms white-black-white (typ)' LCD Monitor - Retail
Model #:VX924

Processors
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX - Retail
Model #:ADA3800BVBOX


Video Cards
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 SAPPHIRE 100106-RD Radeon X850XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM
Model #:100106-RD

Combo
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 ABIT AN8 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #:AN8
** This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only.
Add this item to your cart $131.99 -$29.99 Combo $102.00
ABIT Guru Panel (GP-02) Controller Panel - Retail
Model #:Guru Panel (GP-02)

Combo
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 Rosewill RM800U Black 3 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Optical Mouse - OEM
Model #:RM800U

Add this item to your cart $58.98 -$5.99 Combo $52.99
Rosewill TU-155 Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Rosewill ATX12V 400W with P4 support Power Supply - Retail
Model #:TU-155
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I would try to get a antec Case with an Antec Power supply if you must get the combo. Rosewell Power supplies aren't so good. and your gonna want a good power supply for those parts right?

But If u have a budget, I can find the right Power supply for you.
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get any case, with a much better psu

get a much better video card :laughing: get a 7800GT or GTX

everythign else loooks good
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OK,
How about a recomendation on a psu and case...
And why the 7800gt (i read just minutes ago that the gt can be unlocked) Any particular brand or model that is better?
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yeah, eVGA 7800GT

or leadtek 7800GT

or BFG 7800GT

or gigabyte 7800GT
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Hmm, could I get away with ddr 500 (pc4000) instead? What is the benefit with this vs what the MotherBoard spec calls for ddr 400/pc 3200 ???

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yes, jst get DDR400 lol, why do you need higher rated ram

the only reason to get DDR500 is to OC, but most ram with TCCD chips, or some other chips can OC to DDR600 speeds, so why spend more money on a useless thing really. DDr500 oonly insures you can get 250fsb
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Thanks for the ram suggestion, that will save me some $$$

What about the video card, I'd like to get the price down some, so thought maybe the 6800gt would be a bit better, plus its known to be linux compatible. (im currently running a radeon, 9600xt on an amd 2800 system)....
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

Or
This
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145522

The first is 2 gigs of ocz3200 (2-3-2-5) @ 250$
The second is 1 gig of corsair XMS (2-2-2-5) @ 200$

Which is the best value and performance for the $$$
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OCZ all the way baby. but i would get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227219
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