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Old 11-10-2005, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm getting a new computer next week and so far this is what I came up with, could you help me out on some things and chceck for compatibility? I'll be doing a lot of gaming as well as internet surfing and I'd like a really fast computer.

PCU:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539

Motherboard:
DFI LanParty UT nF4-D ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136159

Video Card:
eVGA Geforce 6800GT 256-P2-N376-AX Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130215

RAM:
OCZ Gold Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227211

Case:
Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132

PSU:
OCZ ModStream OCZ52012U 520W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104155

CD, Floppy & DVD Drives:
SONY Black IDE Combo Drive Model CRX320EE/B2S
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106826
and
SONY Black IDE CD Burner Model CRX230EE/B2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106828
SONY Black Internal Floppy Drive Model MPF920 Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103116

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive(x2 in raid0)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144200
and
SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series 200GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152022
Cooling:
ZALMAN CNPS7000B-Cu LED 2 Ball Blue LED Light Cooling Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118119
ARCTIC COOLING Arctic Fan Pro2L 80mm Blue LED Light Cooling Fan(x6)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186109
Monitor:
ViewSonic VX924 Black/Silver 19" 3ms gray-to-gray (avg.); 6ms white-black-white (typ)' LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116355

I'd really appreciate any comments and help. Thanks.
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Alright just about everything looks great on that system. I'd take the 3700+ just to save you some money because the difference between the 2 processors is very small. I have that exact Thermaltake Tsunami case and i love it so good choice on that one. For the Power Supply i wouldn't go with Thermaltake because most ppl say they're not very good. Some good brands are OCZ, Antec, and Fortron. I personally bought an OCZ Modstream 520W PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104155
The graphics card looks great but i'm don't know if you've heard of the new 6800GS, which is just as good as the GT, sometimes better, and its' also cheaper :P.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258
Other than that, everything looks great. Good luck with your gaming PC :P
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Oh one more thing i forgot. That ram is a rip-off. I'm not banging on GSKill or anything, but brands such as OCZ, Corsair, and Kingston are much better for both quality and performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227211
That ram right there outperforms the GSkill ram you were looking at and it's MUCH CHEAPER, a good $70 in savings.
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eh, hdd could be worth changing... maxtor's seem to die for alot of people..
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The 3700 is nice cuase you could OC it and surpass the the 3800
and everything else seems nice, also nice choice of ram, Ive gone with that in my last 2 rigs.
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Yea i'm sure GSkill is good but i believe OCZ is better :P. Post a new thread comparing both and you'll find out.
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What about the monitor? and do you think that by going OCZ ill save up money not losing a bit of performance? and I'll go with the PSU you recommend, its 30$ more but if I get OCZ RAM it will come out perfect. And you mentioned 6800GS, don't you have to manually unlock the pipes?

Thx so far guys, and one more thing, is it all compatible?
What's better to get, PCI-E or AGP?
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PCI-E, because agp cards arent making new cards for agp aynomore and you'll be able to get the better video cards coming out in the future with PCI-E, AGP is gonna be outdated.
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you CAN unlock more than stock
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What if I get 2 of those http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152022
in raid0, will they perform fine or I won't really notice a difference?
I just realized I have to get OS so I have cut on some parts.
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