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Old 04-02-2006, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
ABIT AN8 32X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX AMD Motherboard
Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 1GHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
Plextor 8x Internal Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive
ATI RADEON X1900 XTX 512MB PCI Express Graphics Card
Case - ???


Only thing I don't know yet is what case to get.. any recommendations? I wan't a large case that will fit all of my hardware, and be able to cool my system well. Will I have heating issues with my hardware?

Will my PSU be powerful enough?

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Old 04-02-2006, 06:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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whats your budget first of all.....second yes you chose a excellent PSU..

I highley suggest if your going to get an X2 cpu Id get either the 4400 or the 4800...

4200=2X512 MB of Cache
4400=2x1 MB of Cache
4600=2X512 MB of Cache
4800=2X1MB of Cache


Im Guessing your using this for gaming...excellent Video card selection...

for a case theres the popular NZXT Lexa
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146018
I have this and its a awsome case..

The Thermaltake Kandalf
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133152
another popular one

or you can just browse around newegg
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my budget is right on the line here ill see if i can mabye gimp down some things so i can squeeze in the 4400+

will reply soon :bald:
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ok excellent...

if you get the 4400 Id say thats a pretty awsome build

dont go down to 1gb of ram

Maybe saves some bucks by getting the X1900XT no big diffrence at all...
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well it turns out that i had a $200 constant figured into my budget for the case i forgot to take off.. and the case you recommended (the NZXT) is cheaper than that which leaves me with some spare money allowing me to upgrade to the 4400+. whee!

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CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
ABIT AN8 32X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX AMD Motherboard
Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 1GHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
Plextor 8x Internal Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive
ATI RADEON X1900 XTX 512MB PCI Express Graphics Card
NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Aluminum/Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Old 04-02-2006, 08:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2006, 08:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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that ram have 2-3-3-6 timings , you can get with lower timings for same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032

theres not much of a point getting an SLI mobo when getting an ATI graphic card , might wanna get a mobo with crossfire instead or save some $ and get an nforce4 ultra mobo without SLI like the dfi nF4 Ultra-D

why buy an 8x dvd burner when theres 16x? like thec nec 3550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

might wanna get the tsunami case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132
its also aluminum made/mid tower+its cheapr and looks far better the the nzxt lexa
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Old 04-02-2006, 08:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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excellent build dude, dont forget to post pics and benchmarks.
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Old 04-02-2006, 08:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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that ram have 2-3-3-6 timings , you can get with lower timings for same price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032
yeah by 1 timing but yea thanks for picking that up

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theres not much of a point getting an SLI mobo when getting an ATI graphic card , might wanna get a mobo with crossfire instead or save some $ and get an nforce4 ultra mobo without SLI like the dfi nF4 Ultra-D
In some cases ATI cards run better on Nforce 4 mobos lol..

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why buy an 8x dvd burner when theres 16x? like thec nec 3550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
good point

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might wanna get the tsunami case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132
its also aluminum made/mid tower+its cheapr and looks far better the the nzxt lexa
eh thats a opinion....I guess we should just let him chose
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Old 04-02-2006, 08:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yeah by 1 timing but yea thanks for picking that up
i wouldnt say 1 , its 2-3-2-5 and those corsair are 2-3-3-6 as you can see http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575 , you welcome

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In some cases ATI cards run better on Nforce 4 mobos lol..
never heard of such cases , can you backup that claim with any pro-review on a hardware site?

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eh thats a opinion....
indid , i tought that was obvious
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