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Old 07-12-2005, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Building a new PC

Alright So I'm in the market for a new computer (way over due), and I've done some research on this and have put together what seems to be a great PC for the price, here it is:

SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.7 160GB HARD DRIVE 7200RPM SATA W/ NCQ 8MB CACHE 8.5MS 3.5IN OEM

CORSAIR VALUE SELECT DUAL CHANNEL 1024MB KIT PC3200 DDR CAS2.5 2X512MB

INTEL PENTIUM D 820 2.8GHZ LGA775 SMITHFIELD 800FSB 2X1MB EM64T XD DUAL CORE PROCESSOR RETAIL BOX

ASUS EXTREME AX800XL/2DTV RADEON X800 XL 256MB 256BIT DDR PCI-E DUAL DVI VIVO VIDEO CARD

ASUS P5LD2-VM ATX LGA775 I945G 4XDDR2 PCI-E 2PCI SATA RAID VIDEO SOUND GBLAN MOTHERBOARD

Please let me know your thoughts on this PC, and if I've gone wrong in any area, thanks for your help!
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DDR2 is not all it is hyped up to be. Basically it sacrifices latency in order to achieve higher mhz. Overall there isn't much of a performance gain by going with DDR2 as opposed to DDR.

Overall that looks like a fairly good computer you are putting together there. However, I can not say much about the motherboard as I have not had any experience with it myself.
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The only problem I see is the intel CPU.
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Yeah, the video card you've choosen leads me to believe that you are going to use this PC for gaming. If that's the case, go with an AMD 64 3200+ or higher, with-in your budget. And just get DDR forget about DDR2. The Price vs. Performance difference of DDR just doesn't justify purchasing it.

So if you do go with AMD, grab a DFI mobo or MSI.
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Wouldn't it be better if he went with a 6800gt?
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That motherboard will only accept DDR2. DDR just wont fit. I would get DDR667 to fit that motherboard, as that is the max it supports.

Other than that, it looks like a pretty nice computer. You definitely wont be dissapointed.

You might want to consider a motherboard that doesnt have onboard video if you are going to use a separate video card, like this:
http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/sock...d/overview.htm




Whenever you get a comment that goes something like, "Intel sucks, AMD rules" just ignore it.

If you want to have a look at the pros and cons of Intel vs AMD go to the top of this section and look at the thread.

The best way to cut through the fanboyism is to do your own research when it comes down to AMD vs Intel.
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yeah don't go on the comments of those who are purely a fan of either intel or amd, decide for yourself. also i'd like to point out if you do choose to change to amd currently you will not be able to use ddr2 as suggested
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