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Old 09-20-2005, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My new set-up need advice!

Hello folks, I'm curtailing my previous problem with a purchase of a new rig{AGAIN!} THIS time I'm gonna do it right!

I know, I know, this is a crummy 462 A socket... But I'll be gettin' a new 64 bit later on when I get th' dough, and simply turn this into a e-machine {I'll FINALLY be able to KILL this piece-of-schit back-up PC!!}

But for now it's an A socket...

==============THE=SPECS===========================

ASUS A7N8X-VM/400, S.462, 333/400FSB, Video/Audio/LAN, DDR333/400, Retail Box <---Not too shabby, for $87

AMD Athlon™ XP 2800+ 2.08GHz Barton 512K L2 Cache 333FSB S.A OEM <--- $101....Pretty good so far..

Thermaltake Volcano 6 Cu Socket A Fan w/Heatsink <---$10 I'm on a budget here!

160Gb Western Digital ATA100 8Mb Buffer 7200rpm Hard Drive OEM
Integrated Audio Adapter <--- $93 THIS is why I have to skimp!

ACI Black MidTower ?--->ATX 400W PS<---? w/2 Front USB <----$29

============END=SPECS=============================

Now if there's ONE thing I've learned is that You CANNOT muss-up the PSU, and this here's the bulk of my question, will I be killin' this system with this ATX 400W PS?

I did some research, but I'm not sure{Would like conformation on this}But I hope this ain't no imposter ATX...Case/PSU combos are sometimes suspect!

Thanks alot in advance!
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No its all good i have a 520 watt and look at my sig its perfect. What about the vga card ? and ram? What is your buget really?
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Old 09-20-2005, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No its all good i have a 520 watt and look at my sig its perfect. What about the vga card ? and ram? What is your buget really?
COOL!

Well it seems my ADJUSTED budget is now this! EDIT!-->$323.00 including shipping
and a 3yr warrenty!

My NEW Rig will be something like this!

==========SPECS=================================== =

ASUS A7V880, SATA Raid, S.462, 333/400FSB, 6Ch-Audio/G-LAN, DDR333/400, Retail Box<---5 PCI instead of 3! +4gb mem max

AMD Athlon™ XP 2800+ 2.08GHz<---{HAD to update the GHZ!} Barton 512K L2 Cache 333FSB S.A OEM

Thermaltake Volcano 6 Cu Socket A Fan w/Heatsink

160Gb Western Digital ATA100 2Mb Buffer 7200rpm Hard Drive OEM
<----It's a storage-shed anyways! I need the room, not the speed..
That's what My 8mb 120gb's for!

Integrated Audio Adapter

ACI Black MidTower ATX 400W PS w/2 Front USB

=========END=SPECS==============================

As far as the Ram, it's a 512...More importantly...a VGA CARD?
YOW! time to do some research...If you mean the video card I already have a ATI 9200 128 mb.....OH! I guess that's what you meant! I AM a Hardware newbie after all!

BTW: LOVE the sig!
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well it will do dude. the Ati will work fine.
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Old 09-20-2005, 08:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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KA-CHINNNGG!! It has been bought!
Now for the 4-7 day wait......5 more days I get another pay-check anyways!

Thanks again, for the advice! GoodBYE Duron 700mhz!
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