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Old 06-20-2004, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey y'all. I'm looking to build a computer but this is my first time. I went to and put together some parts that I would like. It's going to be a gaming PC. So, basically, what I'm looking for is to see if this is a good setup for my PC. Will these parts all fit together well? Is there something on the market that will be better for the money? Now, I'm not looking to spend over $2000. My target is about $1600-$1700. Any help is appreciated

RAIDMAX Black 10-bay Case with 420W Power Supply, Model "ATX-822WBP" -RETAIL

Intel "D875PBZLK" i875P Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU -RETAIL

PIONEER DVD±RW Drive, Model DVR-A07XLB, Retail

Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD800JD, OEM Drive Only

NEC 1.44MB Black Internal Floppy Drive, OEM

Corsair Value Select Dual Channel Kit 184 Pin 1G(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - OEM

Intel Pentium 4/ 3.2C GHz 800MHz FSB, 512K Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail

ATI RADEON X800 PRO Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -RETAIL

Optorite Black IDE/ATAPI 52X32X52 CD-RW Drive, Model CW5201, Retail

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL

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Old 06-20-2004, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go with some differnt RAM. Corsair value select is OK but in my opinion you should invest in some XMS series low latency RAM. It's expensive, but well worth it.

Lian Li Aluminum Case
Intel D975XBXK2R Mobo
Core 2 Duo E6700 CPU
EVGA 8800 GTS Video Card
Corsair XMS 2 x 1gig RAM
Zalman 9500 CPU cooler
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Old 06-20-2004, 11:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah it all sounds good with the exception of the ram. But then again I like Kingston. I have a d875pbz, it's a kickass board. Fast and stable. Oh yeah I'd go with 2 40 gig hard drives instead of 1 80 gig. That way if you can keep all the important files on one drive and your OS on the other. If you have to reformat then all the important stuff is protected on your second hard drive.
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Old 06-20-2004, 11:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah the system looks good especially the video card but you should probably look into different RAM. Im currently purchasing the Corsair XMS RAM.
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Raidmax Scorpio 868 with 420w psu
Intel Pentium-4 Processor 3.0ghz CPU
512K Cache, 800MHz FSB, Hyper Threading Ready
Cooler Master Jet 4
Albatron PX865PE PRO II i865PE Chipset
512 MB Dual Channel [256MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro @ 438/243
Sound Blaster Live! 24 bit advanced HD
Maxtor 120 GB - 7200 RPM
Seagate 80 GB - 7200 RPM
16x DVD 52X32X52 cd-rw
Cooler Master Musketeer System Controller
Logitech MX Duo
Rock Chalk Jayhawk
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That board support OC'ing and dual channel RAM?
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Old 06-20-2004, 12:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Better for money and Gaming--AMD ATHLON.

P4 1.6GHZ Willamette core 400MHZ FSB 256KB L2 cache
Intel 845WN Mobo
256mb SD-RAM
Nvidia Riva Tnt2 M64 G-card
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300Watt PSU
Intex Cabinet
15 LG Studioworks563N
Creative Inspire2400 2.1 speakers
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Old 06-20-2004, 12:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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dont use just newegg, look around on and
my saucy comp
Antec PlusView case
-600w PSU - 20A @ +12v
-Evercool fan controller
-5 LED fans, 4 blue 1 green
-Lian Li T3 Temp. Monitor
-planned mods, see below
ASRock K8S8X motherboard
-AMD Athlon 64 3000+ @ 2.0ghz
-Heatsink modded with Sunon Tornado, ~38C@Idle, 42C@Full Stress
-Inno3D Tornado nVidia Geforce FX 5600 128mb
-Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
-512mb DDR400 PC3200 2.5CSL
-100gb westen digital

19\" Compaq P900 // 1600x1200@70hz / 800x600@120hz
Intellimouse explorer 4.0a/Thunder8 x-ray pad

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Kingwin K8-heatsink modded with a Sunon(vantec) 84.1cfm fan, and blue lazer LED light kit
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Old 06-20-2004, 04:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ah, thanks. Ok, I will get some XMS RAM and will look around at other websites. The reason I did it at newegg to begin with is because it was the only store that i knew about. And it was all in 1 place so I could just see what I wanted.

Question #1) What type of RAM goes with that board? I'm not too familiar so I just picked DDR RAM.

Question #2) I don't really have any important information on my gaming computer currently. I have another (worse) computer for storing documents and the like. I also back all of my things onto CDs. So, with this in mind, should I go for the 2 Hard drives? Or should I just stick with 1? Should I look for a 10k RPM HDD? or is 7.2k fast enough?
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Old 06-20-2004, 08:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I will take AMD 64 FX seies

AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+
2GB Kingston DDRII667Mhz
MSI 256MB GeForce8500GT
Western Digital 160GB SATAII HDD
Maxtor 80GB 8M ATA133 HDD
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Old 06-20-2004, 08:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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wow 10 bays. you dont need that many.

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