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Piracy 10-12-2004 05:41 PM

Building new PC ---Need input!
The following is a list of the parts I am buying for my new PC.

I want to make sure that everything will work out if I buy the following parts.

Also, If I have a component in there that you think could be better, tell me, because I want to make the best possible computer for under 2,500 $$$

Well here it is :

ASPIRE X-Navigator Black/Green Aluminum ATX Mid-Tower Case with side window and 500W Power Supply, Model"ATXA8NW-GN/500" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16811144092



1 - ASUS "SK8V" K8T800 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket 940 CPU -RETAIL
Item# N82E16813131481



PNY nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, 8X AGP, Model "VCG6800GAPB" -RETAIL
Item# N82E16814133116

Make that a 6800 ultra by eVGA when it gets in stock!



1 - AMD Athlon 64 FX-53, 1MB L2 Cache, 940-pins, Windows Compatible 64-bit Processor - Retail
Item# N82E16819103438



2 - Kingston ValueRAM 184 Pin 512MB ECC DDR PC-3200 - Retail
Item# N82E16820141427

$ 226.00


2 - Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD740GD, OEM Drive Only
Item# N82E16822144160

Going to configure in RAID 0.

$ 351.98


1 - Sony Internal 16X DVD+R / Double Layer/DVD+RW Drive, Model DRU710A, Retail
Item# N82E16827131236


Total : around 2,100 $$ from new egg with shipping! Thanks in advance.

-Thanks for all your help!

TheMajor 10-12-2004 05:45 PM

I wouldn't get a socket 940 because it needs registered memory wich is slower

I would ge an Abit motherboard socket 939

Piracy 10-12-2004 05:49 PM

This may sound like a stupid question but, does the FX-53 come in 939 pins?

Also, can you put a cpu that has 940 pins on a 939 pin mobo.

Im a noob to the scene so please explain thoroughly ;) .

Im on a dell dimenision 4550 right now so you should understand.

TheMajor 10-12-2004 05:53 PM

No, you cannot put a 940 in a 939 motherboard

Piracy 10-12-2004 05:56 PM

Bleh, is it really worth 200 more dollars for one less pin?

TheMajor 10-12-2004 05:59 PM

yes, u can run better memory. I am not sure though...maybe there are some 940 mobo's wich support un-buffered (unregistered) memory

Wall7486 10-12-2004 06:00 PM

The 939 Pin is for future proof. From the looks of AMD, they will stop the production of 940's. So in the future, if you want to make an upgrade I think you'll be better off. The 939 pin is about 5-10% faster than the 940. Is up to you, if you want future proof go with the 939. I agree with major on the ABIT and 939 combo.

Piracy 10-12-2004 06:04 PM

The new egg 939 pin fx-53 is OEM, what other stuff do I have to buy with it since its not the retail.

Also, for the money im spending on processor, would it be better off to go with an intel cpu and mobo?

TheMajor 10-12-2004 06:07 PM

There's also a retail version on newegg

no, AMD's are cheaper. If you want an Intel wich preforms as good as thisone (wich probably doesn't exist) you will have to pay more

Piracy 10-12-2004 06:12 PM

Ok, Do i really need this great of a processor?

I just want to be able to run all the new games maxxed out at high fps.

games like doom 3, half-life 2, etc...

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