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Old 08-24-2006, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first ever attempt at building a pc as well as the first post here at Computer Technology forum Having a decent budget, i'm looking toward a moderate gaming pc, also for video and sound editing. however, I am not interested in SLI. So here goes...


CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103751

Mobo:
Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128321

OR

ECS KA3 MVP (V1.0A) Socket AM2 ATI CrossFire Radeon XPRESS 3200 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135024


MEM
mushkin Enhanced Performance 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146046


Internal Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417


DVD Burner
LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black ATAPI/E-IDE Model SHW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106013


CD Burner
LITE-ON CD Burner Black IDE Model SOHR-5239V BK RT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106997


Floppy Drive
SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103203


GPU
ATI 100-435840 Radeon X1800XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195019


Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188


PSU
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931


Case
NZXT Apollo BLACK NP Black Secc Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146025


***I dont know if all these are compatible, so if anyone knows about any incompatibilty, i'll appreciate the advice. For now, I'm fixed on getting the AMD with AM2 socket, but I'm no know-it-all when it comes to the motherboards. Which mobo do you think i should take? Also, I've been considering getting a combo CD and DVD burner instead of two separate ones but i've heard they're not as good. Do you think I need a floppy drive? Many people say that I dont need it.

oh, and i'm absolutely in love with the computer case
looks like it's a good one.
thx for helping.
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if i were u i would eliminate the floppy disk drive no need for that the case is super bad *** looking but other then the floppy disk drive i think ur pc sounds pretty pimp in my opinion
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thx ITZBVAN005 for the quick reply

i've heard that the ECS motherboards are kinda iffy. any suggestions?
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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so it looks like about $1000 for the tower? core 2 all the way

$981.92 and the soundcard has $40 rebate

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811119077
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128015
Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814102007
SAPPHIRE 100154 Radeon X1800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817103937
Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply 115/230 V TUV, UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115005
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1066MHz FSB 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231051
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822136009
Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YD 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827152058


NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16829102188
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
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well, i have absolutely nothing against intel but the reason i'm going to use am2 is because there's a current transition to this technology, meaning more will be available later on, and because my friend said he can hook me up with a cheap price for the processor if i was interested.

however, i do like your idea of getting a combo drive, and this one seems like a crazy good deal:
SAMSUNG 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write and
LightScribe Black ATA/ATAPI Model SHS162LBEBN - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151118
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ummm, guys... i was just about to order when something told me i should go for a double check. i happened to read a post and it said that the Gigabyte mobo is not compatible with my memory. i heard it needs 800.

so looking for input my friends
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No your ram is fine. I had the same question and my DDR2 667 works fine in my AM2 motherboard.
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the gb mobo needs 800 or more... I have the same mobo
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the gb mobo needs 800 or more... I have the same mobo
i'll take your advice. thx.
so you say you have the gigabyte mobo. how is it in terms of durability and fuctionality?

also, the voltages for most 2x 512MB packages seem 1.9 V or above.
the mobo supports only 1.8 V ram right?
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