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Old 03-14-2006, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is going to be my first custom build for myself. i have dabbled in putting together low end systems(purely for surfing the net) but, for this machine iam going for something that will give me the most in multi tasking capabilities and running games such as unreal tournament. FFXI. Guild Wars and other games of that calibur.
in the other side, its basically going to get more use for photoshop and premiere work. ton of graphic design.

here are my specs via a wishlist i put together on newegg. if you have any suggestions on my hardware please let me know. i will be buying pieces one by one and build the final project sometime in june.

Processor :

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 1GHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor

Motherboard:

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

Case :
ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA8NW-BK/500 Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

Video Card :
eVGA 256-P2-N516 Geforce 7800GT CO SE 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card

System Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200JS 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Storage Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Memory
G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory

Keyboard
Logitech Internet Pro 967450-0403 Black 103 Normal Keys 8 Function keys Function Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard

Mouse
Logitech MX518 931352-0403 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1x Wheel USB + PS/2 Optical Mouse

Monitor
Rosewill R912E Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor 270 cd/m2 500:1 0.294mm Pixel Pitch

DVD Burner
NEC Beige IDE 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model ND-3550A

Speakers
Logitech X-230 2.1 Speaker

thats where iam at with everything. please let me know what you all think and tell me if theres anything extra i need.
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe consider getting a 7900GT? Otherwise, it looks good.
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Definately get the 7900GT.

I would also go for a different PSU, one that doesn't come with the case, as they tend to be of lower quality. The Antec Truepower2 550W is a great PSU, with a good price.
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Definately get the 7900GT.

I would also go for a different PSU, one that doesn't come with the case, as they tend to be of lower quality. The Antec Truepower2 550W is a great PSU, with a good price.
alright. i found the antec powersupply, can you give me a link to the GPU your talking about? the one i noticed is about 300 bucks. is that it?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281
They are out of stock, but thats cuz they are brand new. It would DEFINATELY be worth the few extra bucks to get the 7900.

Here is the PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
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very nice build indeed, how much is it costing you and in which currency?
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and yea i'd 3rd that you should go with the 7900GT
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very nice build indeed, how much is it costing you and in which currency?
For the entire build. $1,875.75 its in american dollars. dependent on if i exchange my GPU for the 7900 that everyones suggesting.
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This is going to be my first custom build for myself. i have dabbled in putting together low end systems(purely for surfing the net) but, for this machine iam going for something that will give me the most in multi tasking capabilities and running games such as unreal tournament. FFXI. Guild Wars and other games of that calibur.
in the other side, its basically going to get more use for photoshop and premiere work. ton of graphic design.

here are my specs via a wishlist i put together on newegg. if you have any suggestions on my hardware please let me know. i will be buying pieces one by one and build the final project sometime in june.

Processor :

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 1GHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor

Motherboard:

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

Case :
ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA8NW-BK/500 Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

Video Card :
eVGA 256-P2-N516 Geforce 7800GT CO SE 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card

System Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1200JS 120GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Storage Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Memory
G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory

Keyboard
Logitech Internet Pro 967450-0403 Black 103 Normal Keys 8 Function keys Function Keys PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard

Mouse
Logitech MX518 931352-0403 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1x Wheel USB + PS/2 Optical Mouse

Monitor
Rosewill R912E Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor 270 cd/m2 500:1 0.294mm Pixel Pitch

DVD Burner
NEC Beige IDE 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model ND-3550A

Speakers
Logitech X-230 2.1 Speaker

thats where iam at with everything. please let me know what you all think and tell me if theres anything extra i need.

Thank you all for the great input. i went ahead for the 7900GT and the powersupply. current price tag 1884.75 (before tax mind you) i will post pictures once i get everything put together.
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i agree, i would definitley get a new power supply, and a 7900GT sounds pretty good.
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