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Old 12-15-2005, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I think I know what my new rig is going to be. Feedback, advice, etc, please!


Proc: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103547
($400.00)

Mobo: Foxconn NF4UK8AA-8EKRS ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186037
($91.00)

RAM: CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145579
($183.00)

Vid Card: XFX Geforce 6800GS PVT42GUAD7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150118
($205.00)

Case: I-STAR Nitro AX S-10000S Silver Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811165007
($109.00)

PSU: SILVERSTONE SST-ST56F 560W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163112
($113.99)

HD (System): Western Digital Raptor 74GB 3.5" Serial ATA150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160
($144.00)

HD (Storage, Internal): Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417
($99.75)

Optical Drive: PLEXTOR Black IDE Slot Load DVD Burner Model PX-716AL/SW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131352
($89.99)

Total ~ 1435.

What do you guy think? Good system for the price? Any improvements you guys can think of?
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice except the video card, XFX isnt a good brand get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130258

Also if you drop the raptor you'll be able to afford the 7800GT, which is a huge step over the 6800GS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130256
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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With the processer, I personally think you should either drop to the 3800 to save money or go up to the 4400 for more cache.

I have never heard of foxconn motherboards.....I am not going to say not to get it because I know nothing about it, but the more popular brands are MSI if your not overclocking and DFI if you will be overclocking although I think MSI is supposed to be decent in overclocking on certain boards.

I would drop the raptor, as it only makes load times go faster. This will save you some money that you can use to upgrade to a evga 7800GT.

Silverstone.......Never heard of it, no reviews, I wouldn't trust it unless you did some research on it and it turns out to be good. Fortron, Antec, and OCZ are usually reliable brands to get. Do some research in this area, you do NOT want to risk getting an unreliable PSU.

That dvd burner looks good, but you could save money by getting an NEC one. I would do some research in this area.

All around looks cool, good luck man.
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Motherboard brand is a terriblecompany. Foxconn are poor reliability, poor peformance, poor features, poor build quality.

I recomend DFI lanparty series boards
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Motherboard brand is a terriblecompany. Foxconn are poor reliability, poor peformance, poor features, poor build quality.

I recomend DFI lanparty series boards
Thanks for the heads up... but I couldn't find a DFI board with everything I wanted on it. How about an ABit board?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127197

As to the rest, I'll look at into it and finalize my new build shortly. Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2005, 07:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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OK, thanks all... I've finalized my build, and here it is... (unless, of course, I made a horrible choice on something and one of you lets me know).

Proc: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819103547
($400.00)

Mobo: ABIT AN8 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813127197
($94.00)

RAM: CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820145579
($183.00)

Vid Card: XFX Geforce 6800GS PVT42GUAD7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814150118
($205.00)

Case: I-STAR Nitro AX S-10000S Silver Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811165007
($109.00)

PSU: NeoHE 500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817103940
($99.99)

HD (System): Western Digital Raptor 74GB 3.5" Serial ATA150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822144160
($144.00)

HD (Storage, Internal): Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822144417
($99.75)

Optical Drive: PLEXTOR Black IDE Slot Load DVD Burner Model PX-716AL/SW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16827131352
($89.99)

Total ~ 1425.

In case you're wondering, I decided to stick with the raptor for my app needs (I do a lot with photoshop and video editting, so I will notice a small load time decrease when loading files that are 2+ GB large), and I decided to stick with the lowly 6800 vid card after all, because I don't game that much at the moment, and this card will handle CoD2 just fine. I'll probably end up upgrading the vid card in a few months, but I'll go with this for now anyway.

Thanks for all your help, guys.
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