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Old 04-03-2006, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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now i posted here a few days ago with a list of parts, but i did a little research and picked some new stuff, but i'm still a noob to all these parts, and i'd just like to hear your thoughts on the parts and if it would all be compatible with each other.

media: ASUS 16X DVD¬ĪR DVD Burner With 2X DVD-RAM Read Black IDE Model DRW-1608P2 BK - OEM $38

case:ASPIRE X-CRUISE -BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $64

hard drive: Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM $160

motherboard: DFI RS482 INFINITY Socket 939 ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $94

video card: SAPPHIRE 100149 Radeon X1900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM $450

power supply: OCZ PowerStream OCZ520ADJSLI ATX, BTX, EPS12V 520W Power Supply $140

memory: OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ26672048ELDCGE-K - $208

processors: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4400CDBOX $463

operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2 - OEM $90

also my budget was no more then 1700 and i kinda went over, any stuff on here i can maybe change and still have a good computer? i was also thinking about a soundcard too but i have no idea. i'm already over on the budget and all the soundcards with the EAX 4.0 are kinda pricey. This computer is basically focusing on gaming and I just wanted some good sound for games like oblivion and bf2.
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could save some $$ by getting a 256mb video card and going with 3800+ 2x or 4200+. I play BF2 all the time and my card does fine, 128mb. I want to get a 256mb but the 512mb is overkill if you ask me.

I wouldn't go with the Micro atx motherboard. Allow some space
between the Video card and Sound card. MIcro atx has 2 pci slots? ATX form has 5. May want to double check but I think the vidoe card you have chosen takes two slots, one for connection the other for fan exhaust.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...Card%20-%20OEM
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All looks good, except change the mobo with a DFI Lanparty UT-D one.
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Where are you buying all that stuff? It seems a bit pricey. I think that PSU is overkill, especially the price. A better one would be the Antec Truepower 2 550 watt PSU. Cheaper ram would be fine unless you are OCing, then you should get an opteron. For the Soundcard, look into the creative Xfi cards. They are around 100 dollars. Good luck!
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im gettin all this stuff from newegg.com

anybetter site thats reliable?
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You could save some $$ by getting a 256mb video card and going with 3800+ 2x or 4200+. I play BF2 all the time and my card does fine, 128mb. I want to get a 256mb but the 512mb is overkill if you ask me.

I wouldn't go with the Micro atx motherboard. Allow some space
between the Video card and Sound card. MIcro atx has 2 pci slots? ATX form has 5. May want to double check but I think the vidoe card you have chosen takes two slots, one for connection the other for fan exhaust.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...Card%20-%20OEM
how is this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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PICK your CPU and then go here

http://www2.amd.com/us-en/Processors...tml?1093996448

check zipzoomfly.com for prices

then go here and look around.
http://www.pricewatch.com/
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Old 04-03-2006, 02:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Get this one -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152
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