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Old 03-15-2005, 04:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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That's a great explanation, thanks.

I guess the real question then is, is it worth the investment, or is what I have good enough? But then again (I think) that'll put me a bit over my budget and I can't do that.

Or I can do something later? I don't know.

Besides that, am I forgetting anything? Cooling suggestions still welcomed (well, if it's needed).


CORRECTIONS: Sorry, I have until 8:30, I didn't see the PST.

And I figured in two HD's by mistake, so the real total as of right now is (using the WD): $810
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:46 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Sorry for bumping, but I want to start ordering all of this around 8.

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ ; $190
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-502&depa=1

DFI "LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D" ; $144
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...136-152&DEPA=1

GeForce 6600GT ; $196
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...130-220&DEPA=1

Corsair Value Select (Dual Pack) 512MBx2 ; $103
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-440&depa=1

Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W ; $55
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...153-007&DEPA=0

RAIDMAX Silver 10-bay Case ; $65
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...156-139&depa=1

Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM ; $57
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-122&depa=1

$810

Now, is there anything else I should buy? Such as a heatsink, a fan for the GPU, etc.?
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i'd suggest getting a sata hd instead of ide. also, upgrade the case to this one. almost the same, but bigger and more fans. plus, it has a removable mobo tray and slide-out hd trays. i have it and it works great.

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...156-150&depa=0
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Well, I got everything I listed (except I switched with the case that you suggested, I had been looking for that one, thanks).

Total came out to $861.43. I bought some of that thermalpaste that was recommended. And if need be I might get other stuff (heatsink, fan, etc.), but as for right now I'll let you guys know how it works out when I assemble it.

Thanks for all your help.
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Old 03-18-2005, 10:23 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I got my stuff today, and bad news...er, the GFX card happened to be AGP and that isn't supported...So, is there anything I can do? Or am I stuck with this?
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Make sure you do not open the gfx card and call newegg ASAP

Hopefully you can swap it with a PCI-E 6600GT and not pay a restocking fee
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Old 03-18-2005, 10:31 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Make sure you do not open the gfx card and call newegg ASAP

Hopefully you can swap it with a PCI-E 6600GT and not pay a restocking fee
Sucks for me, I didn't realize it until I actually took it out and saw it...heh.

Anthing I can do? The only thing I really did to it was take the plastic seal off the box it came in, nothing else has been open, nor the card used...(don't think it matters, but, might as well take a stab at it).
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Old 03-19-2005, 03:30 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Try www.ebuyer.com
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Old 03-19-2005, 06:49 PM   #29 (permalink)
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ouch dude.... i feel really bad for u, as chris said try ringin newegg.. they might be nice about it....
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