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Old 06-05-2006, 02:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default review this for me.....final changes before ordering

budget is roughly 1000$, these are the parts i want....does this setup look good.?? any changes?

1. processor- AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562 – 279$
2. motherboard- DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152 – 113$
3. ram-G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231047 – 160$
4. hard drive- Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 300GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148131 – 100$
5.graphics- eVGA Geforce 7900GT CO 256-P2-N563-AX Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281 – 275$
6. power supply - ASPIRE ATX-AS520W BLACK 520W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148008 – 60$
7. case- Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000SWA Silver Computer Case With Side Panel Window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133133 – 105$

total- 1079$

thanks- hunter
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Besides the absence of optical drives (I assume you're reusing some) it looks just fine to me. Never used G-Skill memory before but I've read good things.
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The only thing I don't really like on the list is the PSU. Consider a better company, and spending a little more on it.
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I'd go with either the Antec Truepower 2 480W or the Antec Smartpower 2 500W, though if you can splurge the cash on the TP2 550W, that would be good.
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Didn't notice the Aspire psu, I'd recommend a similar model from either Antec or Thermaltake. It will perform better and be more reliable.
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i've got the aspire psu right now, and its running my sli just fine, checked my 12v rails, and they're nice and steady.. not only that, my ram, cpu and gpu's are overclocked.. so i'd say its doing some good with 34 amps
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If you want a PSU for $50 I believe this is the best. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
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looks good (similar to my build ) i'd go w/ WD Raptor HD though, its wicked fast bro
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Maybe consider the 7900GT KO rather than the CO just for the better heatsink.
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either the 7900GT KO or get the CO and upgrade the heatsink yourself with this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118001

thats what i plan to do when my new baby comes
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