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Old 06-19-2006, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey.. i posted new comp specs quite some time ago for my first build but things got busy in life so i didnt have time. now i am going to make a 2nd attempt at my first build.

i'm looking to spend between 800 and 900 dollars. i'm a little confused what CD rom drive i should get.. i'd like to save money where possible. i'm also not sure if i should get a 6800GS or 7600GT.. everyone says the 6800GS is great and i dont really know anyone with the 7600GT, but its like 20 bucks cheaper.
i will be using the comp for some gaming, btw.

PROCESSOR
amd 3700+ sd
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819103539


RAM
1gb corsair valueselect
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145480


MOBO
Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 w/ nforce4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128268


PSU
antec 500w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937


HD
seagate 250gb sata 3.0gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16822148111R


gfx card
6800GS or 7600GT?

case
coolermaster (I heard good things about this from a friend... says its cheap and he never has any temp problems - good way to save money)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077


cd rom
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CAn someone also check the compatibility of all this

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well I would consider going with socket AM2 as it's newer and supports DDR2 ram.


The socket AM2 3800+ is a great choice
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I prefer the coolermaster 530. Just a personal thing. Get an Enermax Liberty or Antec Truepower PSU.
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get the 3800+ instead

7600GT is faster

You can get Corsair XMS for the same price w/ rebate.
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Get the 7600GT. The price makes it a steal.
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this is what i got when i searched for the 7600GT.. but i dunno which one to pick:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...7600GT&Ntk=all
(i'm thinking the evga cuz its cheapest after the rebate, XFX having the 2nd cheapest)

OK

if i get an AM2 mobo, here's what im looking at:
MOBO: (not sure which - im looking for a good price and i dont need SLI)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130050
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128009

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103631

RAM:
I should probably use DDR2 if im gonna get AM2 mobo, so here are the 2 cheapest ones, which should i pick?:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145573
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145539

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937
IS 500W good?

same HD and case as above (couldnt find the coolermaster 530)


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