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Old 10-01-2005, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default noobie need help with building a pc

hey guys, i need help with building my gaming pc (mostly wow). dont know much about hardwares so i did a lil research and came up with this.

ASUS A8N-Sli Deluxe Socket 939 Nvidia nForce4 Sli Atx Amd motherboard $164

AMD Athlon 64 3800 +venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor $323

Aspire ATX-AS520W PSU $58

Patriot 1GB 184 DDR 400 $127

MSI Geforce 6800gt $300

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 400GB ATA 150 $236

Raidmax ATX-901 $100

LG 19' LCD $469

that's everything i got so far. most of these i picked out because they either look good/they has high rating from some of the price i list is not very accurate. btw this is my first time building a pc and im on a budget of $2000. also this is my first time with forum, so i apologize if i broke any rule.

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Old 10-01-2005, 04:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks like a cheap psu, I would look into investing more money into one. Also for the mobo, it would prob be best to just get an MSI or DFI board. Finally for the price your paying for the processer, it may be best to go x2.

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Old 10-01-2005, 07:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No need for an SLI board especially if your only going to play WOW.
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Old 10-01-2005, 07:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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swith over to a DFI NF4 ultra-D

and get a 3700+ san diego.
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would keep the SLI board but go with DFI just in case you feel like adding another card in the future. That way if you do end up wanting to put anther one in you wont have to buy a whole new motherboard.
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Old 10-01-2005, 08:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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SLI is totally overrated unless you have a decent card and a crappy machine, and are upgrading the machine but wanna hang onto a card and maybe double it's power later.

Go without the SLI and get a single 6800GT to run every game on the market...


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Old 10-01-2005, 09:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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go with eVGA for your 6800GT
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I agree with most of the posts so far. No SLI for a game like (WoW). Also consider may-be a AMD 3200+ venice and pick up a 7800GT. Games are more dependent on the GFX card then the CPU. I wouldn't recommend installing an OS on a 400GIG HDD unless you partition it into say 4 smaller partitions. -OR- You could go with a WD Raptor74G @ 10K and pick up say a 250gig seagate as additional storage. Also That monitor is reather expensive, you could pick up one with equal to better performance at least $100.00 less. LIke the Viewsonic VX-924 19" LCD.
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thx for the reply guys. so should i get just go with one 1gb ram or 2 of them? is patriot a good brand? also, what's a good psu? about the processor, what's venice and san diego?
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Old 10-01-2005, 10:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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sorry guys, one more question, is there any other place cheaper than but with the same quality of service and product?

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