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Old 12-30-2005, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Picking out parts.

I just got the oppurtunity to build a new machine and decided to go with AMD. I need to know:

1. Are there any upgrades I can make to the system? I have a budget of $1300 and my tally is currently $1052.

2. Are all of these parts compatible? I'm 99% sure but I still would like to get a second answer.

3. My HDD is OEM, will I have/where can I get the SATA cable to connect it to my mobo? Same with my Optical Drive.

Here's the plan:

Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V 550W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103932

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417

NEC Silver IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3550A - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152060

eVGA Geforce 7800GT 256-P2-N515-AX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130247

2x CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145505

You guys have been a really big help so far. Thank you.
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Old 12-30-2005, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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IF you're willing to spend a few extra dollars, consider dropping that value ram and pick up a nice set of OCZ or GSKILL 2x1G kit. That way, you'll be able to OC.

Don't get the EPS12v (8 pin) version of that PSU. Get the other one ATX12v (4 pin).

You won't need to buy any additional cables.... you know why?


All the cables you'll need come with the motherboard.

Good build... Good Luck.
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Old 12-30-2005, 02:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Antec TruePower 2.0 TRUECONTROL II-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103933

Is this the power supply you're talking about. What is the advantage of the ATX12v as compared to the other one?

I'll look into the RAM because overclocking I might overclock somewhere down the road.

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Well the EPS12v has a 8PIN power connecter for the CPU. It's mostly for servers and Expert Boards. Although you could use an molex to P4 adapter, but that doesn't make sense when you'd pay like $10 less for the ATX12v.

The ATX12v has 4PINS. Which is standard in all other desktop mobos.
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Yea, definately change the PSU, unnecessary hassle.

RAM...if you want to, you can get overclocking RAM, but Value RAM doesn't stop you from overclocking.

Otherwise, good luck.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Alright.
Here's the changes I've made:

G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032

Antec TruePower 2.0 TRUECONTROL II-550 550W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103933
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looks good
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looks good
Why are you just going around saying "looks good"? You did it in this post also http://techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=85140
and some great advice here.....http://techist.com/showthread.php?th...0&pagenumber=2
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Thats good RAM you picked. Its also gone down in price since i bought it.

Build looks vey good. You should have fun with it. What case are you getting?
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I haven't really decided on the case yet.
I'm thinking about this one:

ASPIRE X-DISCOVERY-BK Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144170
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