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Old 03-10-2007, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Technically this is my first build, but im pretty computer savy (its what I do for the corp). I've done some upgrades and mods on other computers though. I plan on buying this around the beginning of april so it will be there waiting for me when I get home from iraq. Im going for a gaming build with room for expanding later on. Budget isnt really a concern. I could have gone all out with it but I decided to stay reasonable. This includes everything all the way down to input devices and cooling accessories. Just looking for some feedback and criticism on it.

Processor:AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103759
Motherboard:ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131011
Memory:G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231114
Hard DriveSeagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
Video Card:EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072
Sound Card:Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 70SB073A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102006
Optical Drive:SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW DVD Burner With LightScribe Technology - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151136
3.5" Drive 1:Koutech IO-FPM220 3.5" Floppy Drive & Multi Card Reader Front Panel - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813998514
3.5" Drive 2:VANTEC NXP-205-BK Black Fan Controller Panel - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813999504
Case:LIAN LI PC-65B Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112040
PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139002
Monitor:Hanns·G HX-191DPB Black 19" 5ms DVI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254013
Keyboard:Saitek PZ30AU Black 104 Normal Keys 4 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823175103
Mouse:Logitech G7 Black 6 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104203
Speakers:Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121123
Headphones:Logitech Extreme 3.5mm Connector Supra-aural PC Gaming Headset - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106931
Fans 80mm:VANTEC TD8038H 80mm Case Fan - Retail (not sure if 4 tornadoes are necessary really)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999612

Operating System:Microsoft Windows XP Pro

Total before shipping: $2200
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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AMD is not worth it at that price...get an E6400.
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go core 2 instead its better price vs performance
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Get an E6600 and an aw9d instead.
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I dunno if he wants Intel though since every other piece of his build is well informed...hes probably an Intel hater and hardcore AMD fan
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I looked at intel but it seemed like every board I looked at had some serious bug issues or something.
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then you haven't looked good enough...

P5B-E, P5W...here are many good boards.

Don't pay for an AMD that is a slower with that high end of a build.
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hmm alright ill check those out. I think it was the 680i chipset that I was looking at, and when I read about all the bugs with it I got discouraged from Intel.
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lol...the 680i HAHA!

That's the worst one you can look at, those thing are bugged to ****.
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Actually, the bugs are fixed. It was buggy at release, though... might take a BIOS flash.

If I went Intel today, it would be with a 680i board. But I am an AMD fanboy.
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