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Old 03-07-2006, 06:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want a have a gaming system, together with mobility. I intend to get these stuff:

Case:Silverstone SUGO Silver SG01 Aluminum mini PC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163051

Mobo:ASUS A8N-E NForce 4 NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530

Processor: AMD 3700+ Sandiego Core Socket 939
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

Graphic Card: 6800 GS PCI-Express 256 MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150118

RAM: Corsair 1GB RAM (2x512) XMS CAS 2 PC 3200 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

PSU: Antec NeoHe 500W ATX2.0 PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103940

Hard Drive: Maxtor 300 GB 7200 RMP SATA 16Mb Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144186

A Normal 15'' TFT monitor (I have to carry around quite often therefore i dont mind a smaller monitor), also a cordless keyboard and cordless mouse.

Does these all compartible? If you have any suggestion then please advise me.

By the way, i have some more minor questions:
1. The case is quite small. Do you think in the future it will fit some kind of big graphic cards like 7800GTX and the newer ones ?
2. Do you think that i should get some more cooling system for my small case ?
3. Do you suggest any better mobo for better upgradeability in teh future ?

Thank you all.
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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By the way, do i need a sound card, because i think a stock soundcard is already on the mobo ? I dont mind very much about sound ( as my speakers are crap ), but if i do need one, please anyone advise me on one that is less that 30 bucks. Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes your mainboard will come with 8-channel onboard audio so you don't need a sound card.
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get a eVGA 7800GT if you can afford it...
i started w/ a 6600GT and upgraded only a couple of months later to the 7800 for performance reasons. i initially got the 6600GT with intentions of getting another and running SLI...I'm glad i just upgraded to the 7800.

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Your setup seems to be similar to mine, except you have a better card on there. My 6600 runs DOOM3 at around 60fps. Definately go with 7800GT if you can afford it. To tell you the truth I wish I had gone with the AMD Athlon X2 3800+ as well, but my 3700+ is running just fine, and they are notoriously overclockable.

How would you plan on running water cooling in a small case?
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alright here are my suggestions

1. you need a micro ATX motherboard if you plan on using that case.

2. stick w/ the 6800gs as there will be a brand new set of vid cards coming out later this year and you will have the extra money saved up so that u can buy one of those. (and try to get an e-VGA)

3. try to buy a 2x1gb set of that same ram if you can afford it. I'm not sure how much that ram costs in a 2x1gb set but i know that g.skill makes a ddr500 ram for less than $200 which is a good deal.

4. If you want good airflow in your case just to keep things a little cooler, you might want to consider a modular psu such as the OCZ modstream 520W, haven't used a modular psu but i will use one in my next build

5. If you do not want to give up that motherboard for some reason, get an Antec Super Lanboy case. It is the best ATX miniTower available IMHO

6. If budget permits get an x-fi sound card, it makes an incredible difference.

Just a thought to keep in mind about the motherboard....I LOVE MY MSI!
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Your motherboard will not fit in that case. You will need a MicroATX motherboard.
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1. Well, i've seen at least 3 people fitting that mobo on the case, and it's just fine. But i definitely will revise your advice again, thanks.

2. For the Lanboy case, it's just wonderful. Light and beatiful and small enough and 2x120mm fans and prized reasonably.Thanks a lot for the suggestion. I want to use that case with the Antec Trueblue 480W PSU, do you think there would be much problem? I heard that in order to run SLI, i need at least 480W PSU, so i can go for SLI in the future cant i ?

3. Dont know about the RAM, but i think it will do fine. The CAS latency of the RAM is quite low, so i do think that i can get away with 1GB. And 2 gig of RAM may be too much for a 6800 gs i would suppose.

4. For the sound card, probably i dont need one. Cause my speakers are crappy anyway.

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And 2 gig of RAM may be too much for a 6800 gs i would suppose.
thats like saying 300gb hard drive is too much for 3700+


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Old 03-08-2006, 07:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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1. For the 2 gig of RAM, i'm not sure. Because my screen is only 15", i think the RAM is sufficient. But thanks anyway, maybe i will revise this again.

2. For the 6800 GS 512 MB, i'm buying it for a special Edition in the UK, so probably the card is not available in the US.

You could see it at:

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=105525
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