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Old 04-24-2006, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey whats up guys im kinda new here. after reading a lot of posts i decided to build my own pc. can u guys look over and tell me what to change?
budget around 1000
it will be used for a some gaming(not hardcore) a lot of photoshop.. downloading music alot .. and im gonna get into video editing (again nothing hardcore)

CD/DVD Burners (RW Drives)

1 NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model ND-3550A - Retail

ATX Computer Cases

1 ASPIRE X-DISCOVERY-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Internal Hard Drives
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

$95.00 $95.00

1 MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

$78.99 $78.99

1 eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
$135.00 $135.00

Power Supplies
Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
1 Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V ATX12V 550W Power
$99.99 $99.99

Memory - System

1 CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model VS2GBKIT400C3 -
$155.00 $155.00


1 AMD Opteron 144 Venus 1000MHz HT Socket 939 Processor
$170.00 $170.00
Subtotal: $838.96

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Old 04-24-2006, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah how bout u dont copy and paste afterwards.........

seems good, it would be better if u got corsair XMS, or G.Skill Value, or OCZ Value, cause i heard there is something wrong with the Corsair Value, but i think thats only with the DFI Lanparty UT. Not sure u'll be needing such a powerful PSU, maybe u can downgrade to the 450 or the 480, i cant remember which, that should save u a bit.

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Old 04-24-2006, 06:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dude, i'm in the market for a new PC once i return from Brazil(but thats beside the point), what im going to do is im going to buy a system from, but im not going to deck it out w/ everything i need. Moreover its cheaper (at least for my setup) to do this than to build it all on your own or to buy it all from a vendor as a "complete". One thing to not upgrade from Cyberpower is your RAM, but not your CPU(becuase you can just add RAM you cant add another PC(not for a setup >1000)), also the video card is worth buying separately so you can choose your producer, XFX, eVGA, etc.

umm if u want to talk seriously about this more give me ur IM,

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Old 04-24-2006, 07:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hmmm...there are a couple changes i would make.

i would upgrade to a 256mb video card.

buy two hdd and mirror them.

buy 1gb of good ram.

and i would suggest an opteron 165.

and buy like a 480 watt. psu
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i''ll seccond that!
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ill thrid that.. thats exactly what i was gonna say..
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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only get an opteron if you're going to overclock!

if you ARE going to overclock.. then i would get the following:


if you are NOT going to overclock, then get the following:

processor: get a regular athlon64. something like a 3700+ or go dual core X2 3800+

ram: (get it when it has the $50 mail in rebate..)

PSU: (don't need such a powerful one)

and for your overall build.. that hard drive you chose didn't have very good ratings.. get a different one.. maybe something like this.. its on a one day sale. oh and the mobo you chose doesn't support SATA2, so you'll need regular SATA.

and as for video card.. get a 7600gt

looks like you get a free game with it as well..
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Old 04-25-2006, 02:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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well, i was doing a 1k build for a friend and this what i got

cpu- 297$

mobo- 112$

ram- 88$

video- 209$

hdd- x2 220$

psu- 79$

optical- 38$

for a grand total of about 1033$, wich is not inculding the extra 100 for the os.

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