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Old 06-20-2006, 12:33 AM   #21 (permalink)
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ok, ive changed my parts list again. below are just the parts i've changed or added:

PROCESSOR:
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Processor Model ADA4000BNBOX - Retail

PSU:
Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply - Retail

SOUND CARD:
AuzenTech XMYSTIQUE7.1 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

VIDEO CARD:
XFX PV-T71G-UDF7 GeForce 7900 GT (470MHz) 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:52 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Dude get a dual core CPU. I don't like XFX at all, if you can I'd get an e-VGA. Don't get a KO either they've been known to have problems, even though they're better now you can just overclock a stock one and save money.
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:40 AM   #23 (permalink)
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ok, heres the latest list.

CASE:
ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA9NW-AL/500 Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
(i gotta say, from what i hear its an excellent case! if you disagree, give me a direct newegg link to the one you reccomend and i'll check it out.)

PSU:
Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail
(is 500W enough power?)

CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor Model ADA3800BVBOX - Retail
(i'm not gonna wait for the conroe...)

MOTHERBOARD:
ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
(...because then i'd have to buy a new motherboard too, for probably much more then i can afford!)

SYSTEM MEMORY:
G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 500 (PC 4000) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model F1-4000USU2-2GBHZ - Retail
(i hear g.skill produces solid, cheap memory.)

VIDEO CARD:
eVGA 256-P2-N564 Geforce 7900GT KO 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
(i'll overclock it myself.)

OPTICAL DRIVE:
SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM
(if it breaks, its only $20 to replace it.)

HARD DRIVE:
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JSRTL 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Retail
(is 160GB big enough?)

SOUND CARD:
none. using asus' onboard audio.
(IS THIS A REALLY STUPID IDEA?)

OS:
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 w/Update Rollup Release 2 OEM 1 Pack - OEM

MONITOR:
BenQ FP202W Black 20.1" DVI 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
(i've heard great things about this baby.)
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:08 AM   #24 (permalink)
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looks good, you only need DDR 400 but if you get the 500 it leaves you room for OCin. 160GB is enough for me but everyone is different, if you have alot of music, movies and games, you might want more but i only have an 80GB and i've only filled less then 20GB of it. With that Optical drive, you cant burn DVDs with it, but if thats wut you want then thats good.
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:40 PM   #25 (permalink)
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ok, and i don't really care about burning DVDs. but what drive would i want to be able to do that? (insert link here)
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:59 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Heres a good/cheap DVD burnin drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151096
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