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Old 08-17-2005, 06:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello all. had a post on the old forum but that unfortunately got removed as far as i can find. anyways, recently purchased parts for a new pc(they are still shipping) and am wondering before i open anything if this is a good rig. i researched everything until it seemed like overkill but i still get mixed feelings...

Case: Aspire x-navigator
CPU: AMD 64 |3200+ ATHLON 64 939P Venice
HDD: 2xWD 250GB 7200RPM 16MB
RAM: DDRAM 1GB 512X2|OCZ PC3200 400Mhz
GPU: eVga 6800gt
PSU: Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W(aspire only has 20 pin connector. bastards)
SC: SB Audigy Plat Pro

Im wondering if i need to upgrade fans or little stuff liek that to get good OC specs as i am a n00b in that category. I am pretty much at budget right now (1500). Gracias for any suggestions.

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Old 08-17-2005, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, Thats an awesome system.
I wish I could afford to make that..

Put that thing together NOW!

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Old 08-17-2005, 08:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats a real nice system. You'll be happy with it. Only thing is you didnt put down any optical drives. You should always have a floppy drive in case u flash your bios, or you need a boot disk. FOr a DVD drive, the ND-354OA is quite good.

If your going to OC, you should have a decent air cooler at least. The Zalman 7700CU is very good. You should also get some Arctic Silver 5.0 regardless of whether or not your going to overclock

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Old 08-17-2005, 09:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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haha awesome thanks guys. its been a while since my old athlon back in '01. yea i'm getting a NEC dvd dual layer, gigabyte combo DVD/CD-RW and using a spare floppy. Wasn't sure if i was going to get the thermal paste but seems cheap enough. havent looked at the zalhman but im assuming it goes into one of the drive bays.... x-navigator case comes with 4x80mm and 1x120mm fan so im not sure if i really need it, or do i.....?
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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so now that i'm thinking about it..... my case w/ psu was about 160. now im stuck getting a new psu because my mobo needs a 24 pin connector. so if i return the case to newegg and ge the x-navigator w/out the psu i get charged a 15% restock fee but i get about 130 bucks back. that leaves me spending about $105 on the Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W and $60 on a new case so im only losing about $30 rather than 105. I was wondering if there is a case w/out psu comprable to the x-navigator and its fan capability(need to keep a cool system). also if you have any suggestions on the psu because it si backordered on ebuyer.....
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Old 08-18-2005, 10:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Don't forget arctic silver or windows and you might want to save and get the 3000+ instead.

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Old 08-18-2005, 11:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well already ordered it cuz i was under budget then this whole case **** happened so dont want to go through the trouble of returingin it. also it was only 50 bucks more and i can get the extra .2 ghz above the OC'd 3000+

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